70 · Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
University of Arizona
Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication
Master’s degree in library/information science or other relevant field. Assignment
to a continuing-eligible or administrative year-to-year appointment will depend
on relevant degree of the successful candidate. Only MLS candidates can be
continuing eligible.
Substantial professional experience in scholarly communications, copyright,
intellectual property and fair use.
Demonstrated success in leading a program with broad impact in a research
University environment.
Experience in preparing and delivering scholarly communications, copyright and
fair use instruction for different audiences, individually and in groups/forums, on
campus. Ability to develop web-based educational materials on scholarly
communications, copyright and fair use.
Demonstrated success working in a team-based environment and work with
diverse peoples and serve a diverse population across campus,
Demonstrated ability to function independently, taking initiative and setting
priorities in a dynamic, changing environment with frequent interruptions and
Extensive knowledge of the overall operations and information needs in a large
academic research university library.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with
customers, colleagues, campus administrators, counsel’s office lawyers, consortia
partners and national organizations.
Ability to liaise, with various campus, state and national organizations on
developments and issues related to scholarly communications and intellectual
Working knowledge of course management systems and institutional repositories
and ability to communicate benefits and issues with campus faculty colleagues
and administrators.
Possesses a thorough understanding of trends away from print toward digital
content as a preference and reality for the future in this library and nationally.
Ability to communicate the changes, requirements and benefits to faculty,
students and researchers across campus.
Demonstrated commitment to monitor trends in technology, digital materials,
copyright/intellectual property, scholarly communications, course management
systems and institutional repositories and translate them into workable programs
and education opportunities for the Library and University communities.
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