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
• Substantial professional experience in scholarly communications, copyright,
intellectual property and fair use.
• Demonstrated success in leading a program with broad impact in a research
• 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
• 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.