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Duke University
Director of Scholarly Communications
Director of Scholarly Communications
Job Code/Title: 1362/Prof Library Staff
Department: Scholarly Communications Job Level: 0
Supervisor: University Librarian Job Family: 29
FTE: 1.0 FLSA Status: Exempt
Ranked: No Term: N/A
Date Created/ Reviewed: November 2011
Position Summary
The Scholarly Communication Officer will coordinate scholarly communication activities
for Duke University by providing leadership and educating the university community
about intellectual property issues and their impact on the nature and conduct of scholarly
inquiry and instruction. This position reports to the Director of Academic Technology
and Instructional Services. It is a three-year term appointment with the possibility of
Directs copyright activities for the university’s libraries and serves as copyright
advisor to the university community; serves as the libraries’ primary resource on
fair use and other copyright issues; assists with obtaining copyright permissions.
Sustains development of the Libraries’ scholarly communication Web site;
organizes educational forums on scholarly communication topics as they relate to
academia and to research libraries.
Represents the interests of Duke University Libraries and the university
community in the development of university policy on copyright, the public
domain, user privacy, and other scholarly communication issues.
Monitors national scholarly communication policy issues, informs and educates
the Duke community of their significance and participates in campus efforts to
ensure that scholars, students and libraries in the digital environment retain the
full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property regime.
Works in close consultation and cooperation with university’s Office of General
Counsel, the Office of Information Technology, academic departments, and senior
university administrators on issues and programs related to scholarly
As appropriate, coordinates work with the Triangle Research Libraries Network
on issues and programs related to scholarly communications.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise a Scholarly Communications Intern
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate
exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position
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