Copyright and Scholarly Communication Policy Director
Louisiana State University
Reporting directly to the Dean of the LSU Libraries, the Copyright and Scholarly Communication Policy Director is responsible for providing instruction in copyright and authors’ rights. The Director will review electronic resource licenses and provide legal insight into license negotiations. The Director will likewise advise the Libraries’ administration as to copyright and scholarly communications policy, internally and externally. Finally, the Director will help develop the Libraries’ scholarly communication strategy and participate in implementing programming for it.
25%: COPYRIGHT AND AUTHORS’ RIGHTS EDUCATION: Provides individual and group instruction in copyright and authors’ rights as they apply to research and curriculum. These are education services, not legal services, intended to raise awareness of how legal issues affect and support academic work in all disciplines, formats, and contexts.
25%: LICENSE NEGOTIATION: Working with the Libraries’ chief license negotiator, provides legal insight into collections license negotiation. Protects Libraries’ interests, along with those of faculty and students, as they relate to the use and preservation of licensed scholarship.
25%: COPYRIGHT IN INTERNAL LIBRARY OPERATIONS: Advises Libraries’ administration in terms of policy development and in interpreting policy in individual cases. Areas of emphasis are digital object production and use, institutional repository, data curation and management, interlibrary loan, and reproduction services.
25%: SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND PROGRAMMING: Serves as a campus resource on local, national, and international scholarly communication developments. Participates in the development of the Libraries’ approach to policy and programming that lead to constructive change in scholarly communications, by raising awareness of challenges, developing consensus among diverse constituencies.
Juris Doctorate from a school of law accredited by an entity such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Seven years of professional experience.
Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Experience with legal issues as they apply to research libraries. Experience building web-based supports for copyright and authors’ rights. Experience with developing and promoting Open Access scholarship. Experience in copyright and/or authors’ rights in a research university context.
Additional Position Information:
Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer
HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu.
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About Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853. It was founded under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, Louisiana. The first session began January 2, 1860. LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, and is one of only 30 such universities in the nation. LSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University includes 9 senior colleges and 4 schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions, institutes, and offices. Enrollment is more than 28,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students. LSU has more than 1,100 full-time faculty members and a staff of more than 3,500. LSU Libraries contain more than 3.2 million volumes. The School of the Coast and Environment (formerly CCEER) was designated as the first Coastal Marine Institute by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, a rapidly growing metropolitan area. South Louisiana is home to great historical traditions from plantation homes along the ...Mississippi River to food and music from New Orleans to Cajun country. As an institution, LSU is the flagship university in Louisiana and leads the nation in knowledge and research of coastal environments.