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Scholarly Communications Librarian
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Position Vacancy
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)
Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and forward-thinking
professional to guide the library’s scholarly communication efforts. Reporting to the Associate University
Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communications, the Scholarly Communications Librarian provides
leadership and instruction regarding author rights, copyright, open access publishing, and compliance with
public access requirements for federally funded research. This position will be responsible for maintaining
awareness of national and international publishing trends, intellectual property rights, copyright and
information technologies that affect access to scholarly information. The Scholarly Communications
Librarian is expected to work closely with University Librarians, University of Iowa’s Office of General Counsel,
faculty and staff.
Specific Duties and responsibilities include:
Lead the Libraries’ efforts to develop and promote copyright education programs and copyright best
practices among faculty, researchers and students;
Serve as the University of Iowa Libraries chief resource for copyright and permissions issues;
Provide advice on e-reserves and open educational resources;
Consult with faculty, staff, and graduate students about such issues as authors’ rights, and fair use;
Monitor national and international trends in open access and scholarly publishing;
Provide consultation services for faculty and graduate students about publishing choices,
understanding publishing agreements, and rights retention;
Collaborate with liaisons/selectors involved with collection management and scholarly
communication activities in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, and health sciences fields to
develop educational materials to increase awareness among University of Iowa faculty, researchers,
and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment and promote Iowa
Research Online;
Coordinate with the Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio to advise faculty about traditional
and alternative publishing models;
Manage the Libraries’ and Provost’s Office Open Access Fund;
Lead the Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Team;
Maintain the Libraries’ scholarly communication and copyright guides;
Engage with national initiatives that shape scholarly communication, such as SPARC or HaithiTrust;
Develop and manage activities to support Open Access and Fair Use Week.
Required Qualifications:
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