The Scholarly Communication Librarian position provides leadership for
scholarly communication and digitization initiatives at Butler University
Libraries. Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler
Libraries, and this position is responsible for managing and developing the
library's institutional repository (digital commons via bePress), digital
publishing initiatives, and digitization projects. The librarian in this
position leads education and outreach to faculty and provides guidance to
library colleagues and others on issues relevant to the dynamic scholarly
publishing landscape, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing,
and alternative publishing trends related to tenure and promotion. The
position also serves as the Library's primary resource on copyright
compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library
collections and services. As a library faculty member, the Scholarly
Communications Librarian has liaison responsibilities to provide library
instruction, collection development, and research support for a selected
college or department(s). This is a 12-month, continuing (nontenured) faculty
appointment and reports to the Associate Dean for Technical Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

• assuming primary responsibility of the Digital Commons institutional
repository of scholarly and creative works and publications by members of the
Butler community; coordinating, overseeing, and assessing the processes (e.g.,
faculty outreach, copyright compliance) related to the repository's
maintenance and development;

• providing leadership for planning and implementing digitization projects in
alignment with the library's mission and strategic goals;

• collaborating with liaison librarians and members of the Center for Academic
Technology to provide tools and educational opportunities to promote knowledge
and awareness of copyright requirements and best practices in topics related
to scholarly communication;

• providing leadership in the adoption of best practices in scholarly
communication relevant to Butler's academic mission;

• serving as a liaison to an academic department, responsible for course-based
information literacy instruction, collection development, and promoting
faculty awareness of new delivery modes and issues in scholarly communication.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Understand the broad universe of information and information-seeking
processes to structure library services for users

• Understand and apply requirements, best practices, and guidelines for
scholarly communication relevant to Butler Libraries' digital initiatives and

• Communicate scholarly communication issues in a balanced way that can be
adjusted to a wide range of audiences across the disciplines

• Use communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively in a
collaborative work environment

• Use marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit institutional
scholarly input, research data, and other content for inclusion in the
institutional repository.

• Apply project management skills to plan, implement, and assess digital

• Integrate use of relevant current technologies (e.g. software for developing
repositories) and tools into everyday practice and demonstrate their value to

• Work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups, including
students, faculty, and staff

• Participate in grant and other external funding opportunities in support of
the library's mission and strategic goals

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and ability
to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated
in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, a Juris
Doctor degree, ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of
Associate Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.b of the Butler University
Faculty Handbook.

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