[Access-ip] Position posting
cvonelm at pobox.upenn.edu
cvonelm at pobox.upenn.edu
Sun Jun 3 06:07:55 CDT 2007
Please pardon the cross-posting, and see below for an announcement of a newly
created position at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, to promote
scholarly communication initiatives on campus, managing ScholarlyCommons at Penn,
and promoting awareness of issues related to intellectual property in academic
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Scholarly Communication Librarian
The University of Pennsylvania seeks qualified candidates for the position of
Scholarly Communication Librarian. Reporting to the Director for Public
Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in promoting
scholarly communication initiatives on the Penn campus by managing Penns
institutional repository, promoting awareness of issues related to intellectual
property in academic publishing, and serving as a visible and proactive liaison
with Penns schools and academic programs.
The University of Pennsylvania Library system consists of fourteen libraries and
a nearby high-density storage facility. It contains over 5.7 million books,
44,000 current serials, 600 digital information bases and over 13,000
e-journals. The library is a leader in the development of digital library
services and collections and is aggressively experimenting with and adopting new
technology in research and teaching, including courseware support.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the Penn Libraries institutional repository,
ScholarlyCommons at Penn, including oversight of the repository, outreach to
faculty, content recruitment, preparation of documentation and publicity
materials, training and supervision of support staff, and providing usage data
and assessment of the repositorys impact.
Leads the Institutional Repository Working Group, which advises on policies
and procedures and provides direction for the growth of the repository.
Works with library colleagues to promote the repository to faculty as a
vehicle for sharing their research and to the Penn Community and beyond as a
source of scholarship.
Serves as the principal contact for schools and departments
the repository, and recruits new participants through presentations to
administrators and faculty.
Works with the librarys Information Technology Department and outside
on the support and development of the software platform used by the repository
and keeps abreast of new, related, technologies.
Oversees issues relating to intellectual property rights and scholarly
publishing and provides leadership in promoting awareness through such venues as
the librarys Winning Independence website, http://www.library.upenn.edu/scholcomm.
Monitors national and international trends and legislation affecting
intellectual property rights and works with colleagues to create and implement
policies related to copyright and fair use.
Provides guidance to library staff and serves as a resource for the Penn
community on issues related to scholarly communication and copyright.
Conducts workshops and presentations on topics related to scholarly
communication and copyright.
Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or the equivalent in
experience, training, and practice.
Graduate work in the humanities or social sciences preferred.
A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in an
An understanding of the goals, structures, practices, and policies of
universities and their libraries.
Demonstrated knowledge of the issues surrounding copyright and fair use.
Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with electronic
scholarship and institutional repositories.
Demonstrated supervision and project management skills.
Effective communication and strong analytical skills.
The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated initiative and commitment to public service.
Evidence of strong public presentation and written communication skills.
Rank & Salary: Commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application,
which addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with a
resume and the names of three references to: Ms. Amanda Lawhorn, Human Resources
Director, University of Pennsylvania Library, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104 6206, as well as complete an on-line employment application at
http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs (Job Reference #070522155).
To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 15th,
2007. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be
reviewed until the position is filled.
The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Cathy Von Elm
Head of Circulation, Current Periodicals and Microforms
Van Pelt Library
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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