Monday, November 15, 2010

Coordinator of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Services: UNC Chapel Hill University Library

UNC Chapel Hill University Library


POSITION: Coordinator of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Services

AVAILABLE: January 1, 2011

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, and collaborative leader for the position of Coordinator of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Services. Reporting to the Associate Provost for University Libraries, the individual in this position will provide leadership, expertise, direction, and planning for the Library's support of scholarly communication, copyright, and other information policy issues. The Coordinator will represent the library in campus -wide scholarly communication initiatives and will collaborate with librarians, faculty, and relevant campus stakeholders about scholarly communication issues and policy.

The Coordinator of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Services will be responsible for: assessing faculty and student scholarly communication needs and making recommendations to the Library for providing support; creating scholarly communication and copyright resources for librarians, faculty, staff, and students at UNC; serving as an advocate for new forms and practices of scholarly communication on campus and in the broader academic community; and conducting workshops and seminars on scholarly communication, copyright, and other legal issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material. Additionally, the Coordinator will monitor and report on emerging trends in scholarly communication and advise Library leadership on national and international copyright matters.

The individual in this position will be expected to provide in-depth guidance for faculty, staff, and students regarding copyright, author’s rights and related legal and policy issues, and will work with a team of library stakeholders to suggest policies and practices around copyright, scholarly communication and other legal issues. The Coordinator will play an important role in an organization with a commitment to re-conceiving the academic research library as a key partner in new modes of scholarly communication, and will provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy on copyright issues to the University and Library communities. Additionally, the Coordinator will be expected to contribute to local, regional, and national scholarly communication and copyright discussions and initiatives.


Required: ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science (MLS) or a Juris Doctorate (JD). Significant experience with copyright and scholarly communication in an academic library setting. Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and scholarly communication issues within higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legal and regulatory issues associated with intellectual property and copyright. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and academic administrators. A record of ongoing professional development and contribution.

Preferred: Combination of MLS and JD strongly preferred. Experience with scholarly communication issues connected to institutional repositories and publishing. Experience collaborating with faculty and other campus stakeholders. Experience with licensing of library collections. Experience with institutional repositories. Experience planning and facilitating workshops and classes.

The University and the Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are represented on the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.