West Virginia University seeks a creative Scholarly Communications Librarian to energize our scholarly communication program. The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to help establish a new institutional repository from the ground up, as well. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will work closely with faculty, researchers, students, staff, and librarians to develop, promote, and advocate for change in scholarly communication endeavors on campus and supported by the Library. This librarian will join eight subject librarians in the Downtown Library Research Services team but will work with all departments of the library and successfully manage collaborative efforts to fulfill its role. In addition, the librarian will work with the West Virginia University Press and the Library's Digital Publishing Institute (DPI) to develop and promote a suite of publishing options and services that meet the needs of faculty and graduate students to maximize the impact, reach, and dissemination of their scholarly work.
Develop a comprehensive scholarly communication program for WVU, including planning for assessment of the program
Create policies and submission guidelines for open access in WVU Institutional repository; attend to the growth and evolution of the IR in collaboration with others
In collaboration with colleagues develop and present sessions on topics relevant to scholarly communication, including alternative publishing models, open access, data management and intellectual property rights
Be aware of and able to advise faculty, researchers and students of intellectual property rights and options such as creative commons licenses
Plan for assessment of WVU scholarly work and its impact
Serve as an advocate for open access and open educational resources to all WVU campuses
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery.... WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.