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Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship
North Carolina State University Libraries
Vacancy Announcement
Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship
Between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies North Carolina's
Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. One of the nation's premier concentrations
of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures,
rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle
consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities, including a recent rating by
Forbes as the number-one place for business and careers and as one of Money Magazine’s Best Big
Cities. The North Carolina State University Libraries has been recognized as the first recipient of the
Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for its
teamwork, innovation, and continuous interaction with students and faculty to further the educational
mission of NC State University. A major new science and engineering research library, the James B.
Hunt Jr. Library, is under construction and expected to open in 2012/13. It will be the social and
intellectual nexus for NC State’s Centennial Campus, a research and advanced technology community
that includes the colleges of Engineering and Textiles, a variety of science and technology research
centers, and more than 130 companies and government agencies.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Copyright
and Digital Scholarship to manage its Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center. The Center
provides services, resources, and guidance for the university community in matters relating to the
creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge. The emphasis is on fostering sustainable models of
scholarly communication, providing guidance on copyright in teaching and research, and creating
new forms of digital scholarship and access.
The Director, Copyright and Digital Scholarship leads a dynamic program that engages faculty,
staff, and students in initiatives to maximize the dissemination and impact of the university's
scholarship and knowledge resources. In this highly visible position, the incumbent provides guidance
to the NC State community on scholarly communication matters. The Director serves as a resource on
local and national policy to help the university community stay informed and involved with the
changing landscape for scholarly work and publication. The incumbent works in close consultation
with the university’s Office of General Counsel, Copyright Committee, Provost’s office, and Distance
Education and Learning Technology Applications unit (DELTA). He or she collaborates with
colleagues throughout the Libraries, providing leadership for digital scholarship and publishing
initiatives, and guidance on fair use and other copyright issues related to library collections and
services. He or she participates in library planning and serves on library-wide and university
committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to
contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the Associate Director for Collections and
Scholarly Communication.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., J.D.)
Relevant professional experience, including experience with scholarly communication and research
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