Job Title

Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure, UNLV University Libraries [R0116191]

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries extends this commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.

PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 130 experienced faculty librarians and staff members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation’s fastest growing universities.

This position is located in the Scholarly Communication Initiatives (SCI) department, which resides in the Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery Division. The Scholarly Communication Initiatives department provides expertise and high-level support in the areas of publishing, preserving, and measuring the impact of scholarship produced at UNLV. Current initiatives of this dynamic and growing department include the education and expansion of open access options to UNLV researchers, defining the role of the institutional repository Digital [email protected] in the broader UNLV research information management ecosystem, supporting and educating UNLV researchers and administrators in their use of impact metric tools, and assisting researchers in managing their online identities and reputation.

ROLE of the POSITION

UNLV and University Libraries strives to foster a climate of innovation in which faculty and students produce high-quality, widely disseminated, and influential research, scholarship, and creative activities. As a critical partner in research and scholarly communication, the Libraries has created this new position to improve access to, and increase the impact of UNLV scholarly research outputs and to develop related services in the areas of research metrics and reputation management.

This role is highly collaborative, and the successful candidate must be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-organizationally to develop and communicate Libraries’ services. Collaborations will include working with researchers from across the disciplines, research service providers within the Libraries, in particular librarians in the Research and Educational Division (RED) and key campus stakeholders such as the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication Initiatives (SCI), specific duties are as follows:

  • Utilizes Digital [email protected] to manage, store and make public UNLV research outputs.
  • Provides expertise and guidance on fulfilling federal mandates for sharing/dissemination of research outputs such as data and articles.
  • Collaborates with the Data Librarian to provide holistic support for research data services with a focus on dissemination and preservation.
  • Utilizes appropriate research metrics, including citation analysis, bibliometrics, altmetrics, and emerging tools to assist faculty with articulating research impact and managing scholarly reputation.
  • Provides analyses of bibliometric data for campus stakeholders.
  • Supports research workflows through the identification of appropriate tools (e.g., Open Science Framework and Figshare), and provides support/expertise for those tools. Develops an understanding of existing research infrastructures, tools, and workflows used by researchers at UNLV to inform direction in this area.
  • Advises and guides UNLV researchers on best methods to maximize their reach and online reputation through social media platforms such as academia.edu, google scholar etc. and the use of persistent identifiers such as ORCID.
  • Acts as lead contact for the Libraries’ subscription to ORCID, overseeing technical issues or projects such as implementing single sign-on.
  • Utilizes a variety of outreach and communication methods such as workshops, consultations, and library guides to engage researchers.
  • Contributes to overall SCI department efforts to inform and educate UNLV faculty and students on the evolving scholarly landscape. Stays current and up to date with scholarly communication and related areas to be effective in this task.
  • As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and to provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an earned Master’s Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are highly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, income, level of education attainment, and religion.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, key campus stakeholders, and research service providers within the library.
  • Knowledge of the variety of researcher identifiers (like ORCID) and author-level metrics.
  • Experience and knowledge of the bibliographic and citation databases that provide bibliometric data, such as Dimensions, Plum Analytics, Scopus, and Web of Science.
  • Knowledge/understanding of research workflows and the research lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly repositories and the ability to communicate opportunities and address issues to the campus community related to their use.

Preferred

  • Familiarity with scholarly communication practices around such topics as open access, author rights and permissions, research information management systems, and research data management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and emerging trends in scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects from startup to completion, including developing workflows and documenting processes.
  • Ability to identify and implement methods to automate collecting publication and creative work data of UNLV researchers.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.

SALARY RANGE

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. The position is contingent upon funding with a minimum starting salary of $65,000.

UNLV and the Libraries provide a rich array of benefits for faculty including a generous 401 (a) retirement plan with a 14.5% university match of the employee’s 14.5% contribution; HSA / FSA options; 24 days of annual leave and 11 days of holiday leave; 30 days of initial sick leave which accrues at 2 days/month after the first year of employment; grant-in-aid benefits for university courses; and more as detailed at https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits. The Libraries provide generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/entertainment.

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 19, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

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If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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