68 · Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
University of Arizona
Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
POSITION TITLE: Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communications
DEPT/TEAM: University Libraries and CCP, Administrative Team
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Appointed Personnel
LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT:
The University of Arizona Libraries and Center for Creative Photography advance the
University’s mission through the active contributions of knowledgeable staff who choose
cost effective methods of acquiring, curating, managing, and connecting customers to
information services and resources and providing education in their use.
All Library staff members are charged with advancing the vision and mission of the
Libraries through system-wide thinking and shared responsibility for successful teams.
Individuals are responsible and accountable for problem solving, processes
improvement, maintaining quality standards and are empowered to make decisions at
appropriate levels. Staff members are encouraged to take satisfaction in their
accomplishments in an atmosphere of cooperation and to have a balance of personal
and professional lives.
The University of Arizona Libraries is a dynamic, team-based learning organization
dedicated to a customer center philosophy. The primary customer base for this position
is the University and its faculty, administration, researchers and students. The Library
operates in an environment of shared authority, responsibility and decision-making
among a diverse group of colleagues committed to the support of the learning and
research activities of a comprehensive research university.
The position will be responsible for the Office of Copyright and Scholarly
Communications. The incumbent will coordinate scholarly communications activities for
the University of Arizona and taking the lead in building a scholarly communications
program. The Director will lead efforts to educate the university intellectual property
issues and their impact on the nature and conduct of scholarly inquiry and instruction.
The incumbent will organize educational forums on scholarly communication topics and
work with faculty to insure understanding on copyright issues. The Office will also seek
copyright permissions to digitize and make materials, including dissertations, accessible
to the academic community. The position reports directly to the Associate Dean of the
University Libraries and CCP.
DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES and EXPECTATIONS:
1. Provides leadership to the University and Libraries in building a scholarly
communications program and educating the University community about
intellectual property issues. Supports the development of the Libraries scholarly
communications web site.