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North Carolina State University
Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship
North Carolina State University Libraries
Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship
Vacancy Announcement
Between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies North
Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. One of the nation's
premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines
moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich
diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable
American communities, including a recent rating by Forbes as the number-one place for
business and careers and as one of Money Magazine’s Best Big Cities. The North Carolina
State University Libraries has been recognized as the first recipient of the Association of
College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for its teamwork,
innovation, and continuous interaction with students and faculty to further the educational
mission of NC State University. A major new science and engineering research library, the
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, is under construction and expected to open in 2012/13. It will be
the social and intellectual nexus for NC State’s Centennial Campus, a research and
advanced technology community that includes the colleges of Engineering and Textiles, a
variety of science and technology research centers, and more than 130 companies and
government agencies.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director,
Copyright and Digital Scholarship to manage its Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center.
The Center provides services, resources, and guidance for the university community in
matters relating to the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge. The emphasis is on
fostering sustainable models of scholarly communication, providing guidance on copyright
in teaching and research, and creating new forms of digital scholarship and access.
Responsibilities
The Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship leads a dynamic program that engages
faculty, staff, and students in initiatives to maximize the dissemination and impact of the
university's scholarship and knowledge resources. In this highly visible position, the
incumbent provides guidance to the NC State community on scholarly communication
matters. The Director serves as a resource on local and national policy to help the university
community stay informed and involved with the changing landscape for scholarly work and
publication. The incumbent works in close consultation with the university’s Office of
General Counsel, Copyright Committee, Provost’s office, and Distance Education and
Learning Technology Applications unit (DELTA). He or she collaborates with colleagues
throughout the Libraries, providing leadership for digital scholarship and publishing
initiatives, and guidance on fair use and other copyright issues related to library collections
and services. He or she participates in library planning and serves on library-wide and
university committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU Librarians are expected to be active
professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the Associate
Director for Collections and Scholarly Communication.
Qualifications
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant discipline
(e.g., J.D.). Relevant professional experience, including experience with scholarly
communication and research dissemination. Knowledge of digital publishing and digital
repositories as applied to the creation, dissemination, and use of digital information
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