Wright State University Libraries seeks a full-time Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position will advance the University Libraries' scholarly communications efforts and is responsible for metadata creation and associated authority and quality control and other duties associated with enhancing discovery, access, and delivery of content through our institutional repository, CORE Scholar. This work supports research, innovation, scholarship, and creative activities at Wright State University.
Master's degree in Library or Information Science (from an ALA accredited program) or Master's degree in history; Two years library experience (can include student or graduate student employment, internships or practicums) working with institutional repositories and/or digital libraries; Knowledge of metadata standards, such as Dublin Core; Working knowledge of licensing, author self-archiving/publishers' policies; knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing; Effective interpersonal and written communication skills and the ability to manage time and set priorities
Experience writing metadata; working knowledge of bepress' Digital Commons; familiarity with OAI-PMH protocol for metadata harvesting; demonstrated experience with authority data (e.g., LC authorities, Getty vocabularies, ORCID, etc.); demonstrated skills with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation; experience creating, capturing, and processing images/textual materials
Essential Functions and percent of time::
Support research, innovation, scholarship, and creative activities of faculty and staff (30%)
Create and routinely update faculty/staff scholarship pages (SelectedWorks)
Systematically monitor the scholarly output of faculty at WSU and review for potential inclusion in institutional repository
Consult with and advise individual faculty members, academic departments, subject librarians, and Special Collections and Archives to determine needs of digital projects
Content Discoverability (30%)
Responsible for the creation and ongoing maintenance of metadata, according to accepted national and local standards to ensure inclusion in specialized search engines such as Google Scholar
Leverage metadata for discovery and use of collections. Engage in discovery and use initiatives with University Libraries and the library community (EBSCO, DPLA)
Effectively communicate with faculty and staff concerning metadata needs and specifications
Research, write, and upload metadata for the scholarly output (articles, conference proceedings, data, etc.) of faculty, staff, and students as well as local, regional, and WSU heritage material.
Scholarly Communication (30%)
Monitor current developments in scholarly communications, authors' rights, copyright law, open access, legislative initiatives, and institutional repositories and share expertise with faculty and Libraries' staff.
Provide outreach and education to faculty and staff around scholarly publishing issues including publishing choices, publishing agreements, copyright, fair use, and open access
Educate faculty on author rights
Ensure compliance by faculty, staff, and students with regard to copyright, publishers' policies, and vendor licenses
Other Related Duties (10%)
Participate in professional development and continuing education activities; serve on library and University committees as required; other duties as assigned.
Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.