Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for a creative, collaborative, and service-minded individual to join our Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) as Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. The individual in this position will have a primary focus of leading, educating, and providing outreach for copyright services, open access, and K-State’s Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, and will help support the Center’s other services. This position reports to the CADS team lead in the Academic Services Department.
• Serve as primary contact for copyright and open licensing questions; maintain the copyright web presence and libguides.
• Provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community regarding copyright/fair use, authors’ rights, the institutional repository, publishing, including open/alternative educational resources, open access, and other scholarly communication topics.
• Develop programs, processes, and services that facilitate the discovery, adoption, creation, and adaptation of OERs; develop methods for assessing and reporting progress in adopting OERs and the library’s role in supporting and promoting their use.
• Serve as a core team member of the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative team, coordinating the application process, reviewing and voting for grant awards, and maintaining documentation.
• Assist with New Prairie Press activities in the publication of journals, conferences, ebooks, and OER textbooks.
• Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current scholarly communication demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship.
• Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of scholarly communication services.
• Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, scholarly communication developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment.