The Scholarly Communications Librarian, under general supervision, serves as a member of the Research & Assessment department. This individual will participate in the library’s information literacy program and provide leadership on scholarly communications and open educational resources (OER).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership, coordination, and administration of RIO, Killam Library’s instance of Digital Commons.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services and policies that support open access, preservation and broad dissemination of University research and data.
- Provide support for the Killam Library’s OER initiatives in collaboration with faculty, staff and campus stakeholders.
- Design and provide instruction, continuing education, and online resources for students, staff, and faculty related to scholarly communication topics (open access, copyright, publishing processes, publishing tools, author rights, etc.)
- Teach and promote the library’s instructional program based on goals and strategies derived from professional library standards and frameworks for information literacy.
- Collaborate with others and work individually to produce and maintain a variety of informational and instructional materials such as online tutorials and reference guides.
- Collaborate with university faculty, staff, and students to promote and integrate information literacy.
- Maintain knowledge of, and engage in, continuous professional development to keep up with trends in scholarly communication issues.
- Attend meetings, participate in special projects and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Education – Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Familiarity with scholarly communication, open access, and open education.
- Familiarity with institutional repository and publishing software.
- Experience designing and administering information literacy instruction and incorporating best pedagogical approaches to information literacy.
- Familiarity with current and emerging trends in librarianship, specifically information literacy instruction and collection resources designed to support assigned liaison areas, preferably in STEM disciplines.
- Experience or familiarity with:
- Media creation (video, audio, and visual)
- Teaching through Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc.)
How to apply
Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 16:00 UTC
Last updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 16:00 UTC