Coordinator of Scholarly Communication, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH

The Miami University (Ohio) Libraries ( seek an innovative and service-minded individual to collaborate with librarians, faculty and other university partners as Coordinator of Scholarly Communication.

The Coordinator of Scholarly Communication leads the planning, coordination, implementation and assessment of scholarly communication services for the University community; provides expertise and leadership for educating the campus community about emerging models of scholarly publishing, open access and open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication; works with the University Office of General Counsel to provide guidance and advocacy on issues of copyright, fair use, and intellectual property to the university community.  Position reports to the Assistant/Associate Dean of Libraries.  This position is continuing contract eligible with rank at Assistant or Associate librarian dependent on qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:  Creating awareness and promoting scholarly communication issues as they relate to faculty, students, librarians, staff, and other stakeholders; developing and supporting Open Access publication initiatives; continuing to build and advance the University’s institutional repository, including establishing or updating policies and procedures; providing outreach and support for e-journal hosting initiatives; providing copyright oversight responsibilities as the Libraries’ campus representative and contact for library units dealing with copyright issues; effectively communicating and educating the campus community on OA issues; working closely with others in the Libraries and the University community and actively promotes author rights, as well as those of the creators, disseminators, and users of scholarly information, under fair use; engaging in the scholarly communication community at the local, regional, and national level.

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS; at least three years relevant experience in an academic library or university setting; demonstrated understanding of traditional copyright as well as CC and OA licensing issues, particularly in relation to academic scholarship; demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in open access and scholarly communication; ability to meet the Miami University criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians as outlined in the Libraries Appointment, Rank and Promotion System (LARPS); demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.  Appointment as associate librarian requires a proven record of accomplishment in academic librarianship primary professional responsibilities, productive service, and scholarly/creative achievement.

Desired:  A.B.A.-accredited J.D.; knowledge of commercial and open access publishing platforms; knowledge of web accessibility standards; experience with institutional repositories; experience with Open Educational Resources; supervisory experience.

Submit cover, resume and list of three references to

Review of applications will begin on July 25, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

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