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Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Chicago

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Chicago

University of Chicago Job Location: Illinois Date Created: 07-24-2017

The Scholarly Communication Librarian provides strategic leadership and direction for the development of the University of Chicago's growing scholarly communication services, including Knowledge@UChicago, the institutional repository (IR) being developed in collaboration with the University's IT Services.
This position provides outreach and advocacy; develops training programs and other services around data management, author rights, copyright, and open scholarship; and engages with faculty, IT staff, and vendors to develop integrated workflows that provide effective technical infrastructures for research across campus. The position manages the IR, develops responsive services that meet the needs of the University community and leads the capital-funded project to expand IR services and migrate the current technology to a more robust and flexible platform.
Responsibilities:
-plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services and policies that support data management, preservation, and broad dissemination of University research;
-lead the design, development, and implementation of the new IR platform;
-work with faculty, graduate students, and university staff to enable them to better manage, describe, preserve, and make available their scholarly outputs;
-research, recommend, and test new technologies;
-participate in local, regional, national initiatives regarding standards, best practices, cooperative data curation, and research life cycle management activities and services;
-support and train librarians on scholarly communication services.
The position works collaboratively with staff from the University's IT Services and from the Library's three divisions, IT & Digital Scholarship, Research & Learning, and Collections & Access; works with the Repository Developer on all technical issues; collaborates with computing units across campus to ingest data from their platforms into Knowledge@UChicago; and partners with the Library's UX team to assess the IR and scholarly communication services.
The successful candidate must have a graduate library degree from an accredited library school, a commitment to ongoing professional development, and at least 2 years experience in an academic research library.
The Search Committee will evaluate candidates' record and academic accomplishments in providing scholarly communication services, developing and maintaining strong working relationships; knowledge of issues and trends in scholarly communication, intellectual property, and data management; and knowledge of policy and technical challenges related to the management, curation, and archiving of digital data. The Committee will also evaluate candidate's understanding of the processes, resources, and technologies involved in IR management; ability to plan and implement effective programs and services; knowledge of metadata concepts and standards; oral and written communication skills and ability to produce effective promotional and training materials; and ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in an evolving environment.
To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted to https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu Req. #03399 or via Quicklink: http://tinyurl.com/yajn9owa
Contact Shauna Babcock, Library HR, sbabcock@uchicago.edu, with questions. Review of applications will begin August 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

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