Scholarly Communications Officer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Officer. Required: "Juris Doctorate (JD)."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, the Officer will play an important role in an organization that is committed to re-conceiving the academic research library as a key partner in new modes of scholarly communications. The individual in this role will design a program that will position the UNC Library to take full advantage of and contribute to the evolution of scholarly publishing practices within the academy, and will provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy on copyright issues, fair use, privacy rights, open access, and other information policy issues to the University and Library communities. . . .

The individual in this position will sustain and develop the Libraries' leadership role in scholarly communications across the UNC campus, in areas including, but not limited to, open access, authors' rights, deposit responsibilities and new forms of information dissemination. The Scholarly Communications Officer will raise awareness among library staff and the entire campus community as well as external stakeholders, e.g., Board members and colleagues, about emerging trends in scholarly communications and their impact on the University's and Libraries' missions, and will help develop policies, programs, and practices addressing copyright, open access, and other legal issues in response to them. The Officer will contribute to local, regional, and national scholarly communications and copyright discussions and initiatives.

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