Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications

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Created: February 3, 2015


The Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications reports to the Dean of Libraries, contributes to the overall strategic direction and operation of the Libraries as a member of the University Libraries Dean’s Council, and will provide leadership to the Director for Scholarly Communication and multiple Libraries’ departments.

• Participate as a senior administrator in the overall management of the library.
• Assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan, in conjunction with the Dean and other leaders, and ensure that the library is meeting the vision and mission of the university.
• Provide Libraries’ staff with professional development opportunities, motivation, and leadership.
• Develop library services to more effectively meet the present and future needs of the campus community we serve.
• Maintains awareness about current and emerging trends in scholarly communication and cultivates and promotes new and progressive models of scholarly communication.
• Initiates university-wide discussion on scholarly communication, collection assessment, and outreach activities and represents the Libraries in campus-wide planning for scholarly communications initiatives.
• Performs other duties assigned.

• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent advanced degree
• Documented history of risk taking in development of library or academic programs, spaces, collections, and/or services.
• Proven commitment to perpetual beta and supporting staff in innovation.
• Three years of experience in developing scholarly communication programs, services, and outreach
• Three years of project or functional leadership experiences in an academic library
• Experience developing effective campus partnerships
• Demonstrated record of professional engagement through presentations, scholarship, and/or professional service.
• Strong leadership and communication skills

• Successful leadership in the development of a robust data services program.
• Experience managing technology teams that are implementing a variety of software to advance open access and dissemination, such as OJS, OCS, repositories, and a digital press. 
• Marketing experience, preferably in a university or library environment
• National and/or international involvement in technology developments inside and outside of higher education.
• Experience with grant writing.

• Value staff development and diversity and demonstrate that value through past experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to UT Arlington Libraries’ core values of community; learning, discovery, and knowledge creation; excellence; risk-taking and innovation; transparency of communication and integrity of action; service; collaboration; and flexibility.

• Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations.
• May work some night, weekend, or holiday hours.
• Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
• May work around standard office conditions.
• This is a non-tenure position.


Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 15:07 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC