Licensing & Copyright Librarian, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented licensing professional to lead the licensing program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes managing production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow; negotiating, revising, and updating conditions and terms of library and other related documentation in compliance with state and institutional requirements; and tracking, recording, and storing license details in the ASU Library services platform. The successful candidate works across units at ASU to: implement best practices in developing language, templates, and services; develop access models and pricing strategies; and support open access and open education initiatives. S/he serves as a resource for queries regarding licensing, copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property concerns. S/he upholds Arizona statutes and; ASU provisions regarding contract requirements; consulting legal counsel as necessary on the interpretation of United State copyright and contract law, especially licensing. The successful candidate will be skilled in negotiating, writing, and interpreting complex contractual agreements; adhering to timelines, and working under pressure; and employing analytical problem-solving techniques. S/he collaborates with other personnel to continuously improve and advance University and Library mission and goals.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is November 28, 2017; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

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Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian , Copley Library, University of San Diego, CA

The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual for a tenure track library faculty position as Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian. The successful candidate will manage daily operations for firm and standing order acquisitions, cataloging, and authority control in Copley Library and will provide metadata expertise for digital initiatives.

Reporting to the University Librarian and working under the direction of the Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery, the Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian is responsible for supervising two staff positions in the Technical Services unit. He/she manages the acquisition and receipt of firm and standing orders in digital or print format for Copley Library. As Copley Library’s cataloging and metadata specialist, the Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian provides oversight for the description of digital and print monographic, audiovisual and other non-serial materials. Duties include performing original cataloging on a variety of formats and subject areas; collecting and analyzing data and statistics of monographs and audiovisual resources for budgeting and reporting; coordinating authority control and database maintenance; staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to metadata, digital and print monographs publishing, and audiovisual format developments; serving on relevant library and university committees; and participating in professional organizations that focus on acquisitions and cataloging. This position serves as a liaison to one academic department. This is a 12-month tenure-track library faculty position.

Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin immediately, and continues until the position is filled.

To see full job description and/or apply, go to, click on the link for current faculty openings and then         click on the link for IRC25279.

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Head of Licensing & Acquisitions, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Head of Licensing & Acquisitions.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Licensing and Acquisitions envisions, leads, implements, and manages strategies to obtain collections that empower the UConn community’s scholarship and learning. This position is responsible for managing and supervising the Licensing & Acquisitions Unit, a unit whose work entails not only licensing and acquiring collections but also the receipt and processing of physical resources and the management, access troubleshooting, and support of evaluation of e-resources. Leveraging this unit’s portfolio of responsibilities, the position leads collaborations in the relevant work that occurs across the UConn Library system. Concurrently, the position participates in license review and negotiations and continually develops Unit workflows that ensure collections are acquired in a timely, effective, and fiscally responsible manner. Within all of the contexts that it operates, the position draws upon expertise of collection management principles and practices, a deeply user-focused orientation, and a working style that embraces collaboration in a dynamic work environment.

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To ensure full consideration, inquires and applications should be submitted by October 24, 2017.

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Business Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Business Librarian at The Ohio State University Libraries provides strategic direction and leads efforts to establish a programmatic approach to services, partnership development, and content delivery to the dynamic faculty, student body, and community of the world-class Fisher College of Business. The Librarian will be proactive, user-centered, and will create a wide-ranging support agenda for research and scholarship, as well as for teaching and learning. Collaboration and engagement will extend beyond the Fisher College of Business to include various business, technology, and social sciences communities and units, programs, and centers across the University. The Librarian will work with the Collections Strategist and others to ensure an efficient and dynamic approach to content acquisition, development, and delivery. The Librarian will actively engage with and advance efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in library, university, and professional contexts. The Librarian will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below. This position reports to the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Cohort.  Additional information and a position description are available at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 29, 2017. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Kristin Gall at Please include Business Librarian in the subject field. Contact Information: Kristin Gall, HR Associate, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794.

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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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