Duke University Libraries, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-DUL-COPY [#11154]
Position Title: Copyright & Information Policy Consultant
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Library / Administration
Appl Deadline:2018/06/15 finished (offers accepted posted 2018/05/08, finished 2018/10/18, listed until 2018/06/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Copyright and Information Policy Consultant works with the Duke community to develop a clear, shared understanding of copyright and other information law issues that pose challenges for how we teach and share scholarship both within the university and with the broader world. S/he offers training and consultations with the Duke community about information law issues and serves as an advisor to individuals and groups. S/he is an advocate for innovation in information policy with the aim of achieving broader and more equitable access to information in research, scholarship, and teaching.

Responsibilities • Leads copyright activities for the university’s libraries and serves as lead copyright and information policy consultant for the university community; • Works with other library departments to implement and sustain education programs and curriculum for faculty, researchers, library staff, and students regarding copyright, fair use, author rights and other information law issues; • Works in close consultation and cooperation with university’s Office of General Counsel, the Office of Information Technology, academic departments, and university administrators on issues and programs related to information law and policy; • Provides consultation to the university’s Office of General Counsel on legal matters related to the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (e.g., donor agreements, title challenges, etc.); • Monitors national information policy issues, informs and educates the Duke community on their significance and participates in campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students and libraries retain the full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property regime. • Coordinates work with the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and other similar organizations on issues and programs related to copyright and information policy; • Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through expansion of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the Libraries, University, and community in a professional capacity; • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Supervisory Responsibilities • None

Qualifications It is the expectation that a successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities, including: customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Education: Required: JD from ABA-accredited institution (bar admission not required)

Preferred: MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution

Experience: Required: • Expertise with legal and information issues associated copyright and fair use as demonstrated through any combination of scholarly work, policy and advocacy work, legislative experience, legal experience, or other relevant work experience; • Demonstrated understanding of copyright and information law regimes; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with faculty, staff, students, and academic administrators; • Ability to design and teach relevant instructional sessions with an interest in continued development of instructional tools and skills; • Ability to think creatively in developing products and services, such as publications, workshops, conferences, and tools; • Strong analytical and organizational skills; • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing, service-oriented environment; • Demonstrated proficiency using computer-based technology and ability to adapt to new technologies. Preferred: • Expertise with legal and information issues associated with libraries and higher education, as demonstrated through any combination of work experience in libraries or universities, scholarly work, policy and advocacy work, legislative experience, legal experience, or other relevant work experience; • Two or more years of experience working in an academic library or other higher education setting; • Demonstrated, deep expertise in copyright, information law, and higher education law;

Working Conditions • Normal office environment • Computer use expected • Occasional travel

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Salary and Benefits Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Environment Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. We believe that when we understand, celebrate, and tap into our uniqueness to creatively solve problems and address shared goals, our possibilities are limitless. Duke University Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and background and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Application Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
365 Rubenstein Library
Box 90194
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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