Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian

Manhattan, KS
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Salary: 55K-65K
Created: July 18, 2022


Kansas State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for a creative, collaborative, and service-minded individual to join our Academic Services Department in the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) as Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. The individual in this position will have a primary focus of leading, educating, and providing outreach for copyright services, and will help support the Center’s other services. This position reports to the Academic Services Department Head. To be successful in this position, the incumbent must possess an ability to manage change and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships with all levels of staff in an environment where flexibility and collaboration are essential.

Following a May 22, 2018 fire in Hale Library, the university’s main library, the administration, faculty and staff, who had been looking forward to the creation of a first-floor learning commons, have instead reimagined the entire library from the ground up. Vital to the future of K-State Libraries will be strengthened scholarly communication and copyright services.

This is a full-time tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities.  The candidate must have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure and promotion at Kansas State University Libraries.


  • Serve as primary contact for copyright and open licensing questions; maintain the copyright web presence and LibGuides.
  • Provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community regarding copyright/fair use, authors’ rights, and other scholarly communication topics.
  • Serve as a team member of the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative providing feedback on projects and copyright information services.
  • Assist with New Prairie Press activities in the publication of journals, conferences, ebooks, and OER textbooks.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current scholarly communication demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship.
  • Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of scholarly communication services.
  • Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, scholarly communication developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment. 

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 15, 2022. 

Last updated: Monday, July 18, 2022 15:46 UTC