JOB OPENING: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 12:00am to Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:00am

Ball State University is accepting applications for the Professional position of Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager in University Libraries.

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager is a vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries and provides innovative leadership in the development and advancement of initiatives and programs related to scholarly communications, open access publishing, copyright compliance, and fair use. This position is a key member of the newly-formed University Libraries Office of Digital Research and Publishing and will facilitate collaborative opportunities, workshops and instructions, consultative services and technology solutions that promote the creation, dissemination, and preservation of high-quality online scholarship at Ball State University.

The Ball State University Libraries includes Bracken Library, in the center of campus, and two branches – the Architecture Library and the Science-Health Science Library. The Libraries, which welcomes approximately 1.5 million visitors annually, contains over 1.1 million titles and has created a dynamic, globalized setting for learning and research with access to nearly 300 electronic databases and additional electronic subscriptions to expand point-and-click access to scholarly resources. The Libraries is strongly committed to innovation and collaboration and offers dynamic professional engagement and growth opportunities to our 48 professionals and 68 staff employees.

Minimum qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree or ABA-accredited J.D., or equivalent combination of relevant academic preparation and experience. Two or more years of related professional experience; demonstrated knowledge of current issues and best practices in copyright law in an academic context; knowledge of scholarly communications issues, practices, and trends in librarianship; knowledge of open access publishing tools and platforms.        Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially; organizational, supervisory, and leadership skills; ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Additional advanced degrees. Academic library experience securing copyright clearance; experience with implementation of scholarly communication and/or digital scholarship programming; experience with project planning in a library or information management setting; supervisory experience.

Apply online at:  Include the following documents with your application:  cover letter addressed to Mr. Michael Szajewski, resume and please note that this posting requires transcripts (even if obtained at Ball State University), along with the other required documents, at time of application. The transcript must show the date that the degree was conferred from the granting institution in order for the applicant to be moved forward in the interview/hiring process. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire. Additionally, a degree verification will be ordered at time of hire.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 14, 2019.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. At more than 22,500 students, enrollment for the 2017-18 academic year is Ball State’s largest ever. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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