140 Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
VIRGINIA TECH LIBRARIES
Director of Scholarly Communication
V I R G I N I A P O L Y T E C H N I C I N S T I T U T E A N D S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y
A n e q u a l o p p o r t u n i t y , a f f i r m a t i v e a c t i o n i n s t i t u t i o n
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Virginia Tech Libraries
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
TITLE: Director, Scholarly Communication
RANK: A/P Faculty, Continued-Appointment Track
DEPARTMENT: Scholarly Communication, Research & Informatics
Reports to the Associate Dean for Research & Informatics
The Director, Scholarly Communication, collaborates with colleagues in the Libraries
and throughout the university to lead scholarly communication services and activities,
including publishing services and scholarly communication literacy and consulting
70% Provides leadership, sets priorities, assigns responsibilities and directs activities
associated with publishing services and scholarly communication literacy
activities and consulting services. Directs services and operations in the scholarly
communication unit that address campus scholarly communication related
needs, including, but not limited to, publishing services, author rights, copyright,
open access, open knowledge, open educational resources, and article level
metrics (altmetrics). Supervises scholarly communication faculty and staff and
leads teams and cross-departmental working groups. Directs the library's
publishing services (including evaluating user satisfaction and coordinating user
support) and manages operations for the Open Access Subvention Fund.
Collaborates with other directors to advance digital curation services.
20% Consults with researchers on scholarly communication and rights issues.
Supports liaison librarians and guides library faculty and staff assisting
researchers with rights and scholarly communication issues.
10% Maintains current awareness in the library profession and related fields. Serves
actively on appropriate departmental, library, university and professional
committees. Provides quality services in a professional manner with
demonstrated commitment to team efforts, service excellence and diversity and
inclusion. Performs other duties as assigned.