Monday, February 07, 2011

Copyright and Licensing Librarian : Rutgers University Libraries

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Copyright and Licensing Librarian, a member of the Rutgers University Libraries Faculty, provides leadership and expertise in matters of copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues for the Libraries and the university community. The Copyright and Licensing Librarian is responsible for library intellectual property policies and procedures and for advising library personnel on intellectual property issues relating to library collections, services, gifts, and digital projects. The Librarian works with library faculty and staff in public services, collection development, and digital initiatives to develop policy frameworks that facilitate digital initiatives and resource acquisition. The Librarian monitors legislative developments affecting copyright and other intellectual property matters; participates in appropriate library, university, regional, and national committees and programs; and performs other duties as requested and that fall within the scope of the duties of a member of the library faculty. Working closely with the Office of Vice President and General Counsel, the Copyright and Licensing Librarian serves as the university's primary resource on fair use and other copyright issues. The Librarian advises members of the university community about issues related to the works they write or otherwise create and appropriate use of works created by others. The librarian educates faculty, staff, and students about copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues through workshops, websites, consultations, etc. This is a tenure-track faculty position, requiring research and publications, and active participation in professional associations. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Planning and Organizational Research.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science; demonstrated knowledge of copyright, licensing, and other intellectual property issues within higher education; familiarity with new and traditional modes of scholarly communication; excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; strong service orientation and commitment to the profession; ability to work within a diverse community; and collegial, team-focused, management orientation. Preferred: Master’s degree in Library Science and law degree combination; recent experience with or knowledge of collection development, especially as it relates to digital resources, licensing and other contract issues, and trends in the commercial and scholarly publishing industries would be highly desirable.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprised of libraries on the university’s Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark Campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated digital and analog public services, technical services, and collection development. The Libraries have more than 3.6 million volumes, a staff of 304, and a budget of $21 million. The Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE and use SirsiDynix and OCLC as their primary bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities. The New Brunswick campus, where this position is located, is the largest of Rutgers’ three regional campuses and supports over 33,000 graduate and undergraduate students, in approximately 100 undergraduate programs, more than 80 graduate/professional programs, and over 60 doctoral programs as a Carnegie classification Research Universities (very high research activity) campus. The fourteen libraries in New Brunswick/Piscataway provide services and support for the university’s research and instructional activities in the humanities, social sciences, and science/technology. The John Cotton Dana Library in Newark and the Paul Robeson Library in Camden support all undergraduate and graduate programs offered on their campuses. The Dana Library houses the Institute of Jazz Studies and maintains an emphasis on business, management, and nursing. Law libraries are also located on both the Camden and Newark campuses. For more information, please check the RUL website: Rutgers is an ADVANCE institution, committed to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM disciplines.

TO APPLY: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED. SUBMIT RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND NAMES OF THREE REFERENCES TO: Sandra Troy (APP. 188), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:, FAX: 732-932-7637

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.