78 · Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate
exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position
responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem
solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or A.B.A-accredited J.D, or equivalent combination of
relevant academic preparation and experience.
Preferred: ALA-accredited MLS and A.B.A.-accredited J.D.
Required: Five years of relevant experience with emphasis on scholarly communication
matters in libraries, academia, scientific or scholarly publishing, or other settings; recent
demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: academic or research
library collections, services, and systems, academic information technology, or scientific
or scholarly publishing; demonstrated expertise in legal and regulatory issues associated
with intellectual property and copyright, particularly as they involve the creation,
dissemination, and use of digital information resources; demonstrated ability to represent
the interests of a university, based on a demonstrated understanding of the technical,
legal, and information policy issues of scholarly communication; excellent oral and
written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with
and to lead faculty, students, and academic administrators; ability to think creatively in
developing products and services, such as publications, workshops, conferences, and
tools that meet members' needs.
Preferred: At least five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in
collection management and/or technical services or other relevant area in a research
library environment; ability to communicate a strong vision of how discipline-based
scholarship is changing in response to new technologies and what role libraries can play
in meeting the evolving needs of scholars.
• Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials
containing dust and mold is possible
• Normal office environment
• Occasional travel required
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this