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Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian / R99686

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Posting Details


Position Type Faculty
Employee Class Code NF
AR State Title Librarian
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number FNC00973
UALR Functional Title Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian / R99686
Position Number R99686
Department Ottenheimer Library
Position Summary

The Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian collaborates with personnel across the Collections and Archives (C&A) division and throughout the university to promote research and scholarly communication initiatives of students and faculty. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide in-person and online research assistance and instruction for multiple disciplines;
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop and offer customized, course-integrated instruction;
  • Serve as collection management liaison to designated academic departments;
  • Build partnerships with faculty to develop, assess, and maintain services to integrate open educational resources (OER) and affordable course content into the curriculum;
  • Collaborate with the eLearning Librarian and the university’s Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR) on the integration of scholarly content into the learning management system;
  • Provide leadership for educating the campus community about emerging models of scholarly publishing, open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication;
  • Collaborate with C&A personnel in the development of grant proposals, and the support of university researchers with their grant data management;
  • Collaborate with C&A personnel to support student research initiatives;
  • Collaborate with researchers and instructors on projects that span colleges and disciplines, and proactively promotes the integration of C&A services and resources into interdisciplinary programs;
  • Build partnerships and relationships among C&A units, as well as with others in the university community;
  • Engage in scholarly, professional and service activities in accordance with institutional and faculty governance documents;
  • Work nights and weekends as needed;
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of national and international publishing trends, intellectual property rights, copyright and information technologies that affect access to scholarly information;
  • Knowledge of federally funded research requirements;
  • Familiarity with research methodologies across a variety of disciplines;
  • Strong project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to provide effective individual and group instruction;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, and other campus units;
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment.
Required Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school is required. A minimum of two (2) years of post MLIS experience in an academic library setting.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Experience with developing and providing instruction and training. Familiarity with learning management systems. Working knowledge of copyright or other intellectual property rights. Experience in developing working partnerships with academic faculty and departments and other campus communities.

Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
Start Date 11/01/2017

Additional Qualifications

Essential Job Functions Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Daily, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling: Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Daily, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 50 plus lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Moderate Distances; Occasionally
Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date 09/15/2017
Close Date 10/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience with developing and providing instruction and training?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have familiarity with learning management systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least one (1) or more years of post MLIS experience in an academic library setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Three (3) References
Optional Documents