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Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

Company: Ball State University
Location: Muncie
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Detail Information

POSTING NUMBER
201900407P

NUMBER OF VACANCIES
1

DESIRED START DATE
08/01/2019

POSITION END DATE (IF TEMPORARY)

OPEN DATE
04/19/2019

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH DATE
05/19/2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

Please note that this posting requires transcripts (even if obtained at Ball State University), along with the other required documents, at time of application. The transcript must show the date that the degree was conferred from the granting institution in order for the applicant to be moved forward in the interview/hiring process. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.

Position Information

POSITION TITLE
Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager is a vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries and provides innovative leadership in the development and advancement of initiatives and programs related to scholarly communications, open access publishing, copyright compliance, and fair use. This position is a key member of the newly-formed University Libraries Office of Digital Research and Publishing and will facilitate collaborative opportunities, workshops and instructions, consultative services and technology solutions that promote the creation, dissemination, and preservation of high-quality online scholarship at Ball State University.

The Ball State University Libraries includes Bracken Library, in the center of campus, and two branches the Architecture Library and the Science-Health Science Library. The Libraries, which welcomes approximately 1.5 million visitors annually, contains over 1.1 million titles and has created a dynamic, globalized setting for learning and research with access to nearly 300 electronic databases and additional electronic subscriptions to expand point-and-click access to scholarly resources. The Libraries is strongly committed to inclusivity, innovation and collaboration and offers dynamic professional engagement and growth opportunities to our 48 professionals and 68 staff employees.

BENEFITS AND COMMUNITY
https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

FLSA
Learned Professional Exemption

HRS/WEEK
40

LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT
Full-Time At-Will

POSITION FUNCTION

Manages Ball State University Libraries copyright and scholarly communications programs, consultative services, platforms, and personnel; manages and promotes technology platforms and services to foster increased open access publishing on campus; provides campus community with instruction, training, and consultative services and resources related to copyright and fair use in scholarship and teaching and encourages compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and adoption of best practices.

MINIMUM EDUCATION

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree or ABA-accredited J.D., or equivalent combination of relevant academic preparation and experience.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

Two or more years of related professional experience; demonstrated knowledge of current issues and best practices in copyright law in an academic context; knowledge of scholarly communications issues, practices, and trends in librarianship; knowledge of open access publishing tools and platforms.

MINIMUM OTHER

Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially; organizational, supervisory, and leadership skills; ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE US
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

PREFERRED EDUCATION

Additional advanced degrees.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Academic library experience securing copyright clearance; experience with implementation of scholarly communication and/or digital scholarship programming; experience with project planning in a library or information management setting; supervisory experience.

PREFERRED OTHER

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING
Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

EEO STATEMENT

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

ABOUT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders committed to improving the quality of life for all.

DEPARTMENT
University Libraries:170090

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

The minimum salary for this position is $70,000.

DEPARTMENT EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER

Duties & Responsibilities

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1

JOB DUTY

Manage the University Libraries Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office and contribute to the operation of the University Libraries Office of Digital Research and Publishing by leading the development of programs and collaborative services related to open access scholarly publishing, copyright compliance and fair use, and research data management.

Duties & Responsibilities

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2

JOB DUTY

Manage the effective and strategic use of platforms and technology tools, including repository platforms and journal publishing systems, to promote an inclusive program of open access publishing on the Ball State University campus and to preserve and provide access to student, faculty, and staff scholarship.

Duties & Responsibilities

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3

JOB DUTY

Provide leadership for copyright activities of the University Libraries, serving as a campus resource regarding fair use and other copyright compliance issues; provide consultative services to faculty, students, and staff regarding the interpretation of copyright law and fair use best practices in scholarly publishing and classroom teaching, including online and distance learning classroom spaces.

Duties & Responsibilities

RANKING
4

JOB DUTY

In collaboration with the Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian, develop and provide inclusive educational programming for faculty, staff, and students to increase awareness and literacy in areas including innovative and evolving scholarly communications models, the economics of scholarly publishing, open access publishing opportunities, open educational resources, and Creative Commons licensing.

Duties & Responsibilities

RANKING
5

JOB DUTY

Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among librarians, faculty, scholars, graduate students, administrators, campus offices, and committees to engage campus collaborators around scholarly communication and intellectual property issues; represent the University Libraries as appropriate in the development of university

Keywords: Ball State University, Muncie , Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, Executive , Muncie, Indiana

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