Director of Open Initiatives & Scholarly Communication
peter.suber's bookmarks 2022-01-22
"OU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, experienced, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Director of Open Initiatives & Scholarly Communication. Successful candidates will provide leadership and vision to design and implement creative, sustainable approaches to support scholarly content creation and stewardship, expanding the culture of open and public scholarship across the University of Oklahoma, promoting a culture of open scholarship, and encouraging OU faculty and graduate students to adopt open access research and publishing practices. This position plans, sets goals and priorities, and designs and monitors the workflow of the Office of Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication; builds partnerships and coordinates scholarly communication activities across campus, both in the Libraries and with campus stakeholders; explores emerging scholarly tools and workflows, advocating for new models of scholarly sharing and open pedagogy; and supervises two professional librarians. The position encompasses the diverse areas that comprise the scholarly communication landscape today–institutional repositories, library-based publishing, copyright in making and sharing scholarship, open access, and open education. The position answers directly to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Resources, working closely with them to promote alternative scholarly communication models and transformational strategies for a sustainable collections budget. OU’s Scholarly Communication Taskforce is actively promoting consideration of an institutional open access policy and this position will be heavily involved in that effort."