136 Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
Scholarly Communications Librarian
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
A minimum of five years professional academic library experience or relevant work experience with
evidence of increased responsibilities
Evidence of previous scholarly activities including creative works, publications, or presentations
Demonstrated ability to lead and initiate campus or library projects
Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to work with cross-functional teams
Effective oral and written communication skills and problem-solving ability
Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
Commitment to professional growth and the ability to engage in an appropriate level of professional
activity and service.
Desired Qualifications:
Two or more years’ experience providing guidance on scholarly communication, copyright, intellectual
property and fair use issues in research and/or university environments
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Familiarity with learning and course management systems (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas, or Skillsoft).
Universal Competencies:
Collaboration and Embracing Diversity
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating
the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex,
disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Positive Impact/Achieving Results
Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future
organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing
Service Excellence/Customer Focus
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct
or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate
communication with internal and external customers.
Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Expert Librarian level with a salary range of
$47,000 to $76,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable. The University of
Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between
two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and
health care spending accounts, and additional options.
The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million
volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of
the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring
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