University of North Florida
|Job Title||Scholarly Communication Librarian|
|Position Type||Faculty 11-12 Months|
|Type of Appointment||Full-Time|
|Faculty Position Sub-Type||Regular|
|Length of Appointment||N/A|
|Working Hours||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Organization||Academic Affairs – ORG|
|Division||Academic Affairs – DIV|
|Approved Hiring Salary Range||$60,000.00 to negotiable. Rank commensurate with evidence of academic scholarship|
|Equal Opportunity||In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.
The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.
|Carnegie||UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.|
|Faculty Initiatives||The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.|
|General Description / Primary Purpose||As a member of the Public Services Team reporting to the Head of Instruction & Research, this library faculty position will identify, develop, promote, deliver, and assess services and programs that will enhance and expand the Library’s scholarly communication initiatives surrounding open access OA publishing, open educational sources (OER), copyright, intellectual property rights management, and emerging digital scholarship that will advance the scholarly output of UNF faculty and students. The incumbent will represent the library in campus, regional, state, and national scholarly communication efforts.|
|Job Function||1. Identifies Scholarly Communication Services & Programs. Monitor trends and best practices in scholarly communication including open access, open educational resources, and digital repositories. Develop and maintain expertise in scholarly communication methods, techniques, and best practices.
2. Develops Scholarly Communication Services & Programs. Coordinates and conducts training in support of scholarly communication and the institutional repository on campus. Oversees the Library faculty’s departmental liaison program. Monitors and revises the liaison program roles and responsibilities in consultation with the library faculty and Library Administration.
3. Promotes Scholarly Communication Services & Programs. Develop and foster a culture of scholarly communication within the library for planning, evaluating, and reporting purposes. Advance continuous improvement in the role of liaison librarians as key partners in the research and teaching enterprise. Promote scholarly publishing literacy and awareness of relevant scholarly communication efforts within the library, university, and externally.
4. Delivers Scholarly Communication Services & Programs. Coordinates scholarly communication efforts of the library. Conducts workshops and one-on-one activities on best practices in scholarly communication. Assists UNF researchers as they work through the various stages of the research lifecycle. Works with campus units outside the library to identify and acquire or create tools that foster scholarly communication for faculty and students. Serves as a library resource on copyright, fair use, and open access issues.
5. Assesses the Scholarly Communications Efforts of the Library. Develops assessment rubrics that will routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the scholarly communication initiatives of the library. Compiles and maintains statistical information related to these initiatives and produces routine assessment reports for Library administrators.
Rank commensurate with evidence of academic scholarship.
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|Marginal Functions||1. Serves as a library faculty liaison to assigned academic department(s), develops collegial partnerships with members of those academic department(s), and promotes library services and resources to those department(s). Evaluates and recommends materials for acquisition to or withdrawal from the libraries collections in one or more disciplines.
2. Participates in the planning and policy-making bodies of the Library and University as appropriate.
3. Serves on Library, University, and state-wide committees or project teams as appropriate.
4. Maintains current awareness of campus issues and developments in library and information sciences.
5. Participates in continuing education and professional development activities.
6. Participates in library-wide activities and/or special projects as appropriate.
|Faculty Position Required Qualifications||· ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science.
· Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem solving.
· Experience that demonstrates working knowledge of current scholarly communication practices, principles, and trends as they pertain to open access (OA) publishing, open educational resources (OER), copyright, intellectual property, rights management, institutional repositories, and emerging digital scholarship including knowledge of new scholarly publishing models and the economics underlying them.
· Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.
· Experience with assessment and evaluation methodologies and strategies.
· Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage projects effectively.
· Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing relationships with academic units and faculty.
|Statement(s) of Understanding Definition||Background Check: This position requires a level II background check, which includes fingerprinting. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
Responsible Employee: The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.
|Required Licensure or Certification||NA|
|Machines/Equipment used regularly||Computer, printer, scanner, telephone|
|Anticipated Start Date||04/17/2023|
|Job Posting Date||01/31/2023|
|Application Review Date||02/20/2023|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Point of Contact Information||Susie O’Dell 904-620-2579|
|Hiring Official||Lauren Newton|
|Location if not Jacksonville||Jacksonville|
|Special Instructions||Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Susie Parks (904) 620-2579 or [email protected]|
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