Central Washington University
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Full/Part Time Full-Time
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| || Job Summary |
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Serves as Department Head for the Digital Initiatives department. Leads development and activities of the Library's Institutional Repository, including outreach initiatives and assessing the effectiveness of those initiatives and services. Collaborates with faculty, students and other campus partners on education resources, copyright compliance, scholarly communications programs, and designing and implementing assessment initiatives. Contributes to the ongoing development of CWU libraries' instruction program. The position is responsible for utilizing best practices to provide metadata, technical and academic support for ScholarWorks digital platform, promoting interest in the library as a community resource, and assisting in planning and organizing special programs involving the use of library resources. This position will engage in embedded librarianship/liaison activities, instruction, and reference duties as part of the strategic mission of the Brooks Library. The Librarian participates in appropriate faculty and professional activities, including serving on college and departmental committees, and professional involvement and activity at the state and national levels.
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- Serves as Department Head for the Digital Initiatives department.
- Manage the daily operation of the IR, including working with IR software, adding and editing content, metadata creation, analyzing usage data, and training other library staff in IR functions.
- Follow emerging developments in scholarly communications and open access and discern their implications to library and faculty stakeholders, advising library, and university leadership.
- Design and implement a program of scholarly communications outreach initiatives, and assess the effectiveness of those initiatives and services to the campus. Create and update IR policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation.
- Collaborate with library and campus partners to create and maintain education resources for faculty and students on copyright compliance within a framework of confident, well-informed decisions regarding fair use.
- Develop and maintain close working relationships with the CWU Multimodal, CWU Graduate and Professional Studies, Institutional Effectiveness, and other units on issues and programs to related scholarly communications.
- Assist the CWU Libraries' leadership in developing a vision for policies, strategies, programs, and staffing that supports and advances emerging new modes of scholarly expression by faculty throughout the university, including the development of a CWU-supported publication system.
- Investigate, evaluate, recommend and implement new technologies to improve search functionality, navigation, and usability.
- Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and preservation of digital content.
- Develops, maintains, and provides enhancements to digital library applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library digital resources and services.
- Manages project workflows for digital collections, faculty work profiles, and electronic graduate thesis submission.
- Responsible for providing reports and statistical data on activities of the Digital Initiatives department which include developing usability studies related to digital collections and access.
- Chair ScholarWorks Committee, leading committee meetings and using these meetings to identify digital case priorities and to discuss policies and procedures.
- Provides instruction and outreach duties to the community, classes, and groups which includes training and instruction on creation and use of digital collections and may include teaching credit-bearing courses.
Scholarship and Service
- Meet the criteria of, and participates in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank, in accordance with the university's standards for reappointment, promotion, tenure and post-tenure review.
- Participate in appropriate faculty and professional activities and actively participate in Library, University and professional committees and task forces.
- Actively seek additional resources in support of Library's goals through university-funded programs and external grant opportunities.
- As a member of the Library Council, make recommendations to the Dean on issues of planning, coordination and organization.
- As a faculty member, practice effective teaching for some University 101 classes and credit-bearing courses.
- May provide reference services in the main library, including occasional night and weekend hours.
- Complete special projects, committee assignments and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries.
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- MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree.
- Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communications issues in academic research libraries and of scholarly enterprise at research universities.
- Working knowledge of digitization standards and formats, copyright, rights management and academic publishing practices, including familiarity with one or more major descriptive metadata standards (Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MIX, MODS, PREMIS, or others).
- Demonstrated marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit institutional scholarly input, research data, and other content for inclusion in the institutional repository; ability to participate in grant and other external funding opportunities in support of the library's mission and strategic goals.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff and general public; ability and skill in team-building, fostering effective communication and collaboration across diverse departments and with people with broadly varying technical skill levels.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; must be able to maintain confidentiality.
- Interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank, in accordance with the university's standards for reappointment, promotion, tenure and post-tenure review.
- Demonstrated project management skills to plan, implement, and assess digital initiatives.
- Familiarity with web authoring software and language (html, css, xml).
- Experience preparing and delivering instruction and guidance regarding scholarly communications, copyright, authors' rights, evaluation of scholarly impact of publications, open access, and fair use for diverse audiences in an academic setting.
- Demonstrated record of collaboration and teamwork with diverse constituencies. Ability to work with stakeholders to develop top-tier web-based educational materials on scholarly communications, copyright and fair use, and emerging and alternative avenues for scholarly expression.
- Demonstrated understanding of the evolving digital context for scholarship, research, and creative expression, as well as teaching and learning as it applies to the use and reuse of scholarly materials. Impeccable presentation, written, and oral communication skills.
- Experience with Ex Libris, Innovative Interfaces, Inc., bepress, Springshare and OCLC products; familiarity with the principles of information literacy, a strong service commitment; extensive knowledge of information resources, and teaching in a traditional classroom setting as well as online.
- Demonstrated knowledge of emerging metrics and methods for evaluating the scholarly impact of publications, and educating patrons about these new approaches, including article-level metrics and alt-metric services.
- Minimum one year of professional experience working in an academic library.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
- Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes.
- Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
- Ability to consistently be at work and on time, follow instructions (verbal and written), respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
- Ability to embrace and promote a diverse environment.
| || Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule |
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Commensurate with education and experience
| 11 Month, Full-time, Tenure-Track Appointment |
CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.
| || How To Apply |
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To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting, (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Contact information for three professional references; and
- A copy of transcripts showing highest degree held.
NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree held. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.
** Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Screening of applications will begin on April 10, 2017 and continue until a finalist is selected
| || Contact Information |
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Name: Kim Hansen
Title: Administrative Specialist
Phone: (509) 963-1901
Website: University Libraries
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
| || Conditions of Employment |
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Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/faculty-contract/.