Under the direction of the Manager for Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communications, the Scholarly Communication Librarian (Librarian I) performs professional tasks to grow and maintain scholarly communication services available through the Library. May supervise staff and student employees. Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, with occasional evenings and/or weekends to support reference services as needed.
Develops and provides outreach/programming to increase awareness about scholarly communication issues such as, but not limited to: open access and digital publishing; open educational resources (OER); scholarly identity and research impact; copyright; and data management.
Builds and maintains collaborative partnerships related to digital initiatives with faculty, researchers, and other campus units
Consults with faculty on matters related to scholarly publishing such as publishing in open access journals, avoiding predatory publishers, matters of author's rights, etc.
Monitors and reports on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs.
Advises Tarleton community on institutional repository issues and compliance with federal or other funder access mandates.
Contributes to campus-wide initiatives in the areas of scholarly communication and open educational resources to raise awareness.
Assists faculty with open educational resources adoption. May help guide faculty in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content.
Maintains library documents, promotional materials, and webpages to promote and highlight faculty resources, scholarly communications, and OER information.
Develops and maintains list of scholarly publications produced by Tarleton faculty, staff, & students (retroactive and future publications).
Develops and maintains list of faculty and courses with committed open educational resources.
Participates in library committees, specifically the Repository Task Force.
Serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments by providing information and collection development services, including informing faculty of new library services and resources, serving as an intermediary for departmental library issues, monitoring of approval plans, and recommending titles for purchase.
Responsible for the operation of library services during evening and weekend hours, including circulation: Assists and instructs patrons with use of databases, reference tools, and other library equipment. Assists other Library Departments, as staffing and patron demand requires. Maintains working knowledge of library equipment and troubleshoots as needed. Makes critical decisions regarding the operation of the library using calm, logical approaches to problems and emergencies and contacting appropriate emergency University/Library personnel as necessary, and ensures the security of the facility.
Performs other duties as assigned as well as maintaining professional development through membership on university committees and professional organizations, attendance at workshops and through community activities.
ALA accredited master's degree in library science or equivalent.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication principles such as open access, author's rights, open educational resources, and research metrics. Evidence of strong background in use of MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and MS Outlook with ability to demonstrate use. Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and presentation skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills. Evidence of collaboration with others. Ability to use basic print and electronic reference tools.
Preferred Experience and Knowledge:
Experience in an academic library setting, preferably in an area with scholarly communication duties. Working knowledge of copyright, metadata schemes, and the scholarly publishing landscape. Demonstrated proficiency with digital content management or repository systems, rights management, and/or academic publishing practices.
Applications Accepted Only ONLINE: https://www.tarleton.edu/jobs/
Internal Number: R-019330
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.* Please note job openings are updated on a weekly basis *