Licensing & Copyright Librarian : Arizona State University Melissa Randall 12 Oct 2017 14:38 UTC

Licensing & Copyright Librarian

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented licensing professional to lead the licensing program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes managing production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow; negotiating, revising, and updating conditions and terms of library and other related documentation in compliance with state and institutional requirements; and tracking, recording, and storing license details in the ASU Library services platform. The successful candidate works across units at ASU to: implement best practices in developing language, templates, and services; develop access models and pricing strategies; and support open access and open education initiatives. S/he serves as a resource for queries regarding licensing, copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property concerns. S/he upholds Arizona statutes and; ASU provisions regarding contract requirements; consulting legal counsel as necessary on the interpretation of United State copyright and contract law, especially licensing. The successful candidate will be skilled in negotiating, writing, and interpreting complex contractual agreements; adhering to timelines, and working under pressure; and employing analytical problem-solving techniques. S/he collaborates with other personnel to continuously improve and advance University and Library mission and goals.

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

●	MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field
●	Minimum three years experience working with licenses or contracts
●	Demonstrated knowledge or familiarity U.S. copyright law and fair use exceptions


●	Five or more years’ experience negotiating licenses with information providers
●	Demonstrated initiative and an entrepreneurial, independent approach to licensing work
●	Demonstrated collaborative approach to problem solving and working effectively across organizational boundaries
●	Demonstrated strong analytical skills
●	Demonstrated understanding of open access, scholarly publishing practices, and user privacy issues
●	Demonstrated knowledge or familiarity with the life cycle of electronic resources in academic libraries
●	Experience in the commercial, university or open publishing industry
●	Excellent interpersonal and writing skills

Salary and Rank: This is a year to year academic professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian, Rank and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references.  Please send application as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson, Questions about the position and search should be directed to Jeanne Richardson,, Senior Collections Officer, Collections Services and Analysis - Licensed Collections.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is November 28, 2017; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.  For more information regarding ASU and the visit our web site:  For the Tempe and/or Phoenix area, please visit
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


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