Research & Scholarly Communication Librarian

Little Rock, AR
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Created: September 19, 2017


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives division is seeking applicants for the position of Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian (R99686) at the Ottenheimer Library. The Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian collaborates with personnel across the Collections and Archives (C&A) division and throughout the university to develop and promote research and scholarly communication initiatives of students and faculty. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Reporting to the Research and Scholarly Communication Coordinator, the librarian provides in-person and online research assistance and instruction for multiple disciplines; collaborates with faculty to develop and offer customized, course-integrated instruction; supports faculty in the integration of open educational resources (OER) and affordable course content into the curriculum; and provides leadership for educating the campus community about emerging models of scholarly publishing, open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication. 

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school, and a minimum of two (2) years of post-MLIS experience in an academic library.

 Preferred Qualifications: Experience with developing and providing instruction and training.  Familiarity with learning management systems.  Working knowledge of copyright or other intellectual property rights. Experience in developing working partnerships with academic faculty and departments and other campus communities.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the “Jobs” link on the Human Resources' website at Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

How to apply


Maureen James | Collections Management Coordinator 
Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock | Collections & Archives | Ottenheimer Library

2801 South University Avenue | Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

501.569.8816 |


Published: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 21:48 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 21:48 UTC