Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

General Information
Position:
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience

Job Category:
Other

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Florida Institute of Technology invites applications from enthusiastic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the new position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. This position will serve as a leader and advocate in the Library and across the institution on all issues related to the dissemination, preservation, and use of the scholarly and creative output of Florida Tech’s faculty, researchers, staff and students. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, Access and Discovery, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will work collaboratively to expand and manage the Library’s scholarly communication services and to educate the Florida Tech community on all matters pertaining to scholarly communications.

Responsibilities

Develop, implement, and manage scholarly communication services to expand the Library's support of the creation and dissemination of Florida Tech's scholarly output.

Required Qualifications

·        ALA-accredited master’s degree.

·        Two years (or more) of experience in an academic library in a role related to scholarly communications, with evidence of a strong service orientation.

·        Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including best practices, issues, trends, and new and emerging technologies.

·        Demonstrated knowledge of the research process, the life cycle of publishing, the variations in publication and communication patterns within various scholarly disciplines, the indicators of research impact, and the library’s role in supporting the entire scholarly publishing process.  

·        Experience communicating and conducting outreach about scholarly communication to a variety of stakeholders.

·        Knowledge of copyright, author’s rights, Open Access levels, Creative Commons licensing, embargoes, and similar issues as they relate to the creation and dissemination of scholarship.

·        Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with diverse constituencies of faculty, researchers, students and librarians.

·        Demonstrated planning and leadership skills with the ability to take initiative, set goals and priorities, and work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

·        Experience using institutional repository applications, such as DSpace.

·        Basic understanding of data curation and data management services.

·        Knowledge of open access publishing tools and platforms.

·        Experience with faculty profile and activity reporting programs.


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
06-17-2019

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://lib.fit.edu/about/jobs/

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Florida Institute of Technology

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
150 W University Blvd

City:
Melbourne

Zip:
32901

County:
Brevard


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida Institute of Technology

Address:
150 W University Blvd

City:
Melbourne

State:
FL

Zip:
32901

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Angela Taylor

Contact Email:
libadmin@fit.edu

Contact Phone:
321-674-7725

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position send (1) a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information, including email, mail, and phone number, of at least three references to Angela Taylor, Director, Enabling Infrastructure at libadmin@fit.edu.