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North Carolina State University
Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship
resources. Demonstrated expertise with relevant legal and regulatory issues associated with
intellectual property and copyright. Demonstrated ability to represent the interests of the
academy in scholarly communication issues. Knowledge of licensing issues as applied to
library collections. Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal
skills; and ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and academic administrators. A
record of ongoing professional development and contribution. Preferred: ALA-accredited
MLS plus J.D. Experience writing proposals and participating in grant activities.
The University and the Libraries
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with
strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the
Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and
Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences,
Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State
enrolls more than 33,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The
university is ranked 4th in industry research funding and 9th in total research expenditures
among universities without medical schools. With more than 660 active patents, NC state is
ranked 9th among U.S. universities in patent production, quality, and strength. NC State is a
national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina
Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational
networking system infrastructure in the nation.
The library system (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/) consists of a central library and branch
libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of
260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4 million volumes in its collection, acquires more
than 62,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $25 million,
with approximately $9.5 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the lead server site
for NC LIVE (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education), a multi-type library
initiative, making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital
Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the
Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the
Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 14
million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and
experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels
of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred
provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional
and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered.
Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available.