Head, Scholarly Communications and Data Management, Boise State University,

Boise State University’s Albertsons Library seeks a Head of Scholarly Communications and Data Management who will serve as a strong open access advocate with a firm understanding of the practical challenges involved in transforming traditional research dissemination systems. In this role you will:

  • Provide leadership for and oversee the development of the Scholarly Communication and Data Management unit, including hiring, training, and supervising classified and faculty employees, overseeing the management of ScholarWorks, Boise State’s institutional repository, and collaborating with other library employees to deliver data management and Open Education Resources (OER) services;
  • Create and promote the use of tools, resources, and services that facilitate research dissemination;
  • Collaborate with faculty, students, researchers, librarians, and other University personnel to advocate for open practices, including Open Access publishing, OER, and open data;
  • Monitor and report on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs;
  • “Work collectively on an ongoing basis to build and maintain a community that understands, celebrates, and values diversity, and expects and fosters inclusivity at all levels” (Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity);

Albertsons Library has a vision to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We strive to be the “vibrant nurturing hub of Boise State where people and diverse ideas flourish” (Vision).  To reach this vision and ensure student success, we are committed to increasing our cultural competencies by requiring unconscious bias training of all library employees and creating a staff development program infused with inclusive excellence.  Library employees are actively working to earn BUILD certificates (Boise State Uniting for Inclusion and Leadership in Diversity).

This is a full‐time, 12‐month, tenure‐track position with faculty status and academic rank that reports to the Associate Dean. Appointment will be at the rank commensurate with experience and dependent upon the record of professional service and scholarly publication. Library faculty must meet Library and University requirements to achieve promotion and tenure.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library and information studies
  • Five years of progressive responsibility in an academic library setting including supervision of library employees
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging issues in scholarly communications, data management, open educational resources, and institutional repository management practices
  • Demonstrated success in collaboration with faculty, researchers, and other University stakeholders, especially in the area of research dissemination

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency, diversity and/or inclusive excellence;
  • Experience consulting with researchers on copyright, author rights, and publishing practices;
  • Experience conducting scholarly research projects

For complete information and to apply, please visit: https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=190264&tz=GMT-06%3A00

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