Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Created: March 12, 2013


Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Scholarly Communication Librarian, a 12-month, non-tenured (continuing appointment) position with the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, DOQ.  This position provides leadership for scholarly communication and digitization initiatives at Butler University Libraries.

Responsibilities: Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler Libraries, and this position is responsible for managing and developing the library’s institutional repository, digital publishing initiatives, and digitization projects.  The librarian in this position leads outreach initiatives to faculty and others on issues relevant scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access (OA), and alternative publishing trends related to tenure and promotion. The position also serves as the library’s primary resource on intellectual property issues that pertain to library collections and services.  As a library faculty member, the Scholarly Communications Librarian provides library instruction, collection development, and research support for a selected college or department(s) and engages in scholarly and service activities. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Technical Services. To read the full position description, click here.

Description of institution/organization: Butler University’s mission is to provide high quality, integrated liberal arts and professional education programs built upon interactive dialogue and critical inquiry. Library services are central to this mission. In Fall 2012 Butler Libraries engaged in a strategic planning process that resulted in a new vision: Where Knowledge Inspires Transformation. This position supports the new vision, priorities, and strategic goals to realign library services to meet the current and future information needs of students and faculty.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and the ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor in librarianship, scholarship, and service as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.  Candidates with a Juris Doctor degree and the ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.b of the Butler University Faculty Handbook will receive preference.

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:  Josh Petrusa, Associate Dean for Technical Services at: Applicants planning to attend the ACRL conference in Indianapolis should indicate travel dates in their letter of interest. Screening of applications will begin March 25, 2013, with a start date of August 1, 2013.

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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