Copyright and Scholarly Communication Librarian

St. Louis, Missouri
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Salary: $53,900.00 - 73,050.00 - 92,200.00 USD Annual
Created: April 6, 2022


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication Services, the Copyright and Scholarly Communication Librarian supports faculty, students, and staff with services and outreach related to Washington University Libraries’ scholarly communication program, including support for copyright, open access,and other rights issues that connect to teaching, research, and library services. The incumbent contributes to the development, implementation, and sustained delivery of scholarly communication services, resources,and engagement initiatives in the Libraries, with a focus on providing copyright information and education to WashU constituents, and supporting diverse formats of scholarly output and infrastructures for research dissemination that promote accessibility and impact.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides services, consultations and guidance—as information, not legal advice—to faculty, students, staff and other members of the University community on copyright, fair use, authors’ rights, content rights for text and data mining, Creative Commons licensing, permissions, public performance rights, WU IP Policy, and related rights issues that connect to research, teaching, and library services.
  • Develops and contributes to Scholarly Communication Services program resources and web presence. Prepares and maintains information and materials regarding open access, copyright, fair use, authors’ rights, affordable course content/open educational resources(OERs), and other related scholarly communication issues in support of creation, dissemination and re-purposing of scholarly content.
  • Plans and promotes initiatives and outreach on topics related to scholarly communications, including copyright and fair use; open access and related University resolutions and policies; scholarly publishing and authors’ rights; digital platforms for research sharing and dissemination; and open educational resources. Delivers or arranges educational programming about scholarly communications issues for the Libraries and University community, in collaboration with internal staff and campus stakeholders.
  • Monitors regularly and engage with the national and international professional communities on issues in copyright and scholarly communication affecting libraries and universities, in order to provide support for decision making and alert staff to changes and opportunities related to library resources and services.
  • Participates in library and University committees, projects, strategic initiatives, and other duties as assigned.

The full list of job responsibilities, salary information, and required qualifications can be viewed in the posting at WashU Jobs, position #JR65624.


Last updated: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 16:42 UTC