Tennessee State University is seeking to fill a twelve-month tenure track position for a Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Brown-Daniel Library in Nashville. The incumbent will be responsible for Open Access Initiatives and will assume leadership for the library’s OER program. They will provide vision, planning, and an operational agenda for the library’s institutional repository, Digital Scholarship@TSU, and will promote its research and publishing use for faculty, staff and students. They will serve as the library’s resource person for copyright, fair use, and author rights. The successful candidate will have embedded librarians’ duties, serve as a liaison to assigned departments and teach information literacy classes. Faculty status requires the ability to publish research and participate in conferences.
Minimum Requirements: ALA Accredited Master’s degree in library and information; Familiar with scholarly communication trends, technologies, and services. Experience with Open Education Resources; Knowledge of institutional repository workflow. Knowledge of academic issues regarding copyright and intellectual property.
Preferred Qualifications: Must have the ability to conduct online and in-person workshops about OER and the institutional repository. Should have the ability to market the institutional repository in a way that will attract new authors and projects. Ability to collaborate with colleagues to expand the objectives and the content of the institutional repository. Academic library experience desired. Demonstrated teaching experience and strong interpersonal skills are required. Accepting applications from December 2022 graduates of library and information sciences programs.
Three letters of recommendation will be requested.