Scholarly Sharing Strategist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Scholarly Sharing Strategist leads a dynamic program area that promotes new models for sharing and disseminating scholarly works to advance learning, research, and creative expression. The newly conceived Scholarly Sharing area brings into closer dialog two highly successful programs, Copyright Services and Publishing & Repository Services, and creates new capacity for innovation and partner engagement. Together these units include one faculty librarian and six administrative and professional staff. Reporting to the Associate Director for Content and Access, the Head will propel and align strategy and practice for the programs in a rapidly evolving environment. The Head coordinates Libraries-wide strategic initiatives and projects, embracing new scholarly sharing models based on institutional, regional, and national partnerships. This program already enjoys close collaboration within OSU Libraries with teams of developers and IT infrastructure specialists, and the staff of the Research Commons. The position supervises the head of Copyright Services and the head of Publishing & Repository Services, and works collaboratively across the Libraries to help create and implement innovative approaches for supporting scholarly content creators and fostering impactful publishing. Our publishing program currently supports journal hosting and publishing, conference publishing, and we aim to provide sustainable support for new-model publishing. Copyright Services provides consultation and workshops, and aids the OSU community with permissions requests.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at Please include the title of the position for which you are posting in the subject field.

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