[Humanist] 31.336 a Scholarly Sharing Strategist (Ohio State Library)

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 336.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:18:55 -0400
        From: "Jennifer J. Vinopal" <jennifer.vinopal at gmail.com>
        Subject: Job: OSU Libraries Scholarly Sharing Strategist

Job opening: The Ohio State University Libraries Scholarly Sharing

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
<https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/>. 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.

Key Responsibilities

·         Based on a deep and evolving understanding of the challenges of
the traditional scholarly communication models, effectively articulate and
apply complex concepts related to new/emerging areas in scholarly sharing.
Monitor national and international trends in the field and assess
opportunities for alignment and leadership by the program.

·         Design and lead innovative program and outreach activities
critical to the Libraries' strategies advancing new models of scholarly
publishing and informed decision-making by content creators on campus.

·         Foster greater understanding of and enthusiastic support across
the Libraries for appropriate management of copyright by content creators
and for new, more efficient and effective modes of scholarly publishing.
Provide effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies
regarding the Libraries’ strategies and programs for scholarly sharing.

·         Engage with partners within the Libraries, with other campus
constituencies, and with external partners to advance strategic activities
in scholarly sharing. Position the Libraries as a leader in campus
conversations relating to scholarly sharing. Promote engagement with and
leadership contributions to national conversations relating to scholarly

·         Think creatively and critically about the affordances and
challenges of existing and emerging technologies relevant to scholarly
sharing and advocate for appropriate application to OSUL services.

·         Support and advance the Libraries' programs in copyright and
publishing services. Elevate the existing cohesive team environment among
the leaders and staff within the Libraries’ scholarly sharing programs.

·         Build and maintain a research program and service profile related
to publishing, copyrights, and/or scholarly communication. Present
and publish in appropriate venues in order to raise own and Libraries’

Required Qualifications: 

·         An ALA-accredited master’s degree, a master’s degree with
specialization in archives, a master’s degree in museum studies or a
comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S.
university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

·         Strong expertise in many facets of professional practice relating
to copyright, publishing, and repository models and trends.

·         Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience
including progressively responsible leadership experience resulting in
outstanding leadership capabilities.

·         A track record of building effective partnerships and sustaining

·         Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and
complex environment.

·         Experience with new and emerging technologies that support
digital scholarship and scholarly communication.

·         Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are
required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements
for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/docume

Desired Qualifications:

·         Record of successful mentorship, coaching, and leadership

·         Evidence of scholarly contribution and engagement with
organizations or multi-institutional initiatives in the arena of scholarly

·         Knowledge of academic and research library publishing processes.

·         Track record of engagement in Open Access initiatives in research

Discover Ohio State:

For 147 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the
stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where
friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most
comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public
universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic
medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a
land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the
state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries supports the research, teaching and learning needs
of students and scholars, Buckeyes and beyond. We offer services and
educational resources that open minds and advance equity, inclusion, and
diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.  Our libraries provide
access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online
resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of
exceptional quality and distinction. Our facilities offer work spaces
designed to enable a variety of learning styles and research methods. We
strive to provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services – in your
home, in your office, inside one of our welcoming facilities, or wherever
your scholarly pursuits lead you.  Librarians familiar with the subject
areas and experts in associated research techniques are available for
consultation. Additional information about The Ohio State University
Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.


This position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment.  For
appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be
required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and
tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on
qualifications and experience.


All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State’s commitment to
provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant
component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University
offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days
sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability
insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary.  State and
alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of
benefits, see:


Join Us!

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 gall.108 at osu.edu. Please include the title of the position for which you
are posting in the subject field.

Contact Information:  Kristin Gall, Human Resources Associate, 1858 Neil
Avenue <https://maps.google.com/?q=1858+Neil+Avenue&entry=gmail&source=g> Mall,
Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5794.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national
origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Jennifer Vinopal
jennifer.vinopal at gmail.com
My personal gender pronouns: she/her/hers

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