27 October 2009

18.0 Want To Work in Copyright or Licensing?

Occasionally, I see interesting positions in copyright and licensing. This section of Copyright Questions & Answers will post such positions. These postings may remain listed in this blog beyond their closing dates for informational purposes. Most recently announced positions are listed at the top of the list.

Acquisitions/Electronic Resources Librarian (Position No. NEBB09392936DR1),Department of the Army, Army Medical Command (Montgomery County, MD, near Washington, DC)
Position for a librarian (U.S. citizen) at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research with training and experience using automated systems, and with the ability to manage and deliver electronic content. Excellent database searching, communication and problem-solving skills are required. Candidate must have the ability to perform acquisition functions, including negotiating licenses for electronic content. See: http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85141757&JobTitle=LIBRARIAN for full job description. For more information contact:
Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: 410-306-0137
Email: applicanthelp@cpsrxtp.belvoir.army.mil
Closing date: Open period for this position January 11, 2010 to February 11, 2010.

Part-time cataloger, BNA, (Washington, DC)
BNA, a legal and regulatory information publisher, is looking for a part-time cataloger (up to 22.5 hours per week) to create, process and maintain metadata records for BNA publications in OCLC. Requires experience cataloging, knowledge of AACR2, MARC and Library of Congress classification. Understanding of copyright and fair use a plus.
To apply: E-mail resume to jhamlin@bna.com
Closing date: Not listed. (This item was posted January 21, 2010)

Digital Production Librarian, Libraries of The Claremont Colleges (Claremont, California)
The Librarian will manage the Digital Production Center and the position requires an understanding of copyright laws and rights management issues in a digital environment.
See: http://libraries.claremont.edu/about/jobs/
Closing date: Applications received by February 15, 2010 will receive first consideration. (This item was posted January 21, 2010)

Libguides Project Assistant, Norquest College (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Temporary, contract position, (work approximately 100 hours) creating and editing online research guides and handling a wide range of digital images and documents under the direction of the Coordinator of Library Instruction. Position requires excellent written communication skills, familiarity with Internet explorer, as well as awareness of copyright and legal use of resources. Current MLIS student preferred. (Competition Number: C01-10)
Closing date: January 23, 2010 (This item was posted January 13, 2010)

Classical Performance Logging Coordinator- NY420, BMI, (Opportunities in various locations)
Positions for persons with relavant education, knowledge and experience in the music business and copyright relating to music. Job involves various duties relating to registration of musical works, organizing licenses, and monitoring classical music performance data from radio stations and concerts involving the BMI repertory, and analysis and preparation of information for entry into BMI databases.
See: http://www.bmi.com/jobs/entry/540573 for further information; for consideration contact nyrecruiter@bmi.com (mention job reference number NY420)
Closing date: Not listed. (This item was posted January 13, 2010)

Head of Library Client Services, The Law Society of Upper Canada (Toronto, Canada)
Amongst other duties, the Head will negotiate and interpret digital licence agreements.
See http://www.lsuc.on.ca/jobs/
Closing date: Not listed. (This item was posted 14 December 2009)

Commercial Officer (Intellectual Property Rights), U.S. Embassy New Delhi (India)
Amongst other duties, the incumbent will act as a resource on India's intellectual property regime for other U.S. government agencies.
See http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=84917168&JobTitle=Commercial+Officer+(Intellectual+Property+Rights)&sort=rv&vw=d&brd=3876&ss=0&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&q=copyright&AVSDM=2009-12-03+00%3a03%3a00
Closing date: December 31, 2009

Permissions Associate, American Psychological Association (Washington, DC)
Researches permission requests, draft licenses, set permissions fees, organizes permissions, copyright registrations and copyright transfers.
See http://www.apa.org/jobs/1098.html
Closing date: Not listed. (This item was posted on this blog on 2 December 2009)

Senior Electronic Resources Librarian, National Endowment for Democracy (Washington, DC)
Amongst other duties, this position has copyright responsibilities for various digitization projects.
See http://www.ned.org/employment.html#SRELEC
Closing date: Not listed. (This item was posted on this blog on 24 November 2009)

Electronic Resources Librarian, Federal Reserve Bank (Washington, DC)
The Librarian will negotiate and review licenses for digital content.
See http://www.federalreserve.gov/careers/jobsearch/default.aspx
Closing date: Not listed. (This item was posted on this blog on 16 November 2009.)

Library Technician (Copyright), Library of Congress (Washington, DC)
The Copyright Technician will ensure proper handling and security of Library and Copyright Office materials, as well as perform a variety of tasks to support the division.
See http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php?action=cJobs.showHome
Closing date: 4 December 2009

Assistant Head, Electronic Management, Northeastern University Libraries (Boston)
Searching for a librarian for electronic resources purchasing, licensing, access and maintenance. Needs knowledge of electronic resource management, resource licensing and copyright.
Email j.morrow@neu.edu for further information.
Closing date: Until filled (Applications received by December 1, 2009 will receive first consideration)

Legal Officer, WIPO, Traditional Knowledge Division (Geneva)
Looking for a lawyer/policy person
See http://www.wipo.int/hr/en/vacancies/2009/article_0049.html?part=qualif
Closing date: 23 November 2009

Copyright Policy Officer position, IFLA (The Hague)
Great opportunity for a librarian or lawyer with experience in library-copyright issues.
See http://www.ifla.org/en/job-description/91001
Closing date: 13 November 2009

Head, Electronic Acquisitions & Licensing Unit, University of Michigan, (Ann Arbor, MI)
Varied position for a librarian with experience in negotiating and monitoring digital licenses.
See http://www.lib.umich.edu/library-human-resources/head-electronic-acquisitions-licensing-unit
Closing date: Open until filled

POSITION FILLED Electronic Resources Library, Ontario Colleges Library Service (Toronto, Canada)
Interesting opportunity for a librarian with licensing experience.
See http://joomla.ischool.utoronto.ca/component/option,com_jobline/Itemid,/task,view/id,3095/
Closing date: 31 October 2009

Law Clerk, Access Copyright (Toronto, Canada)
See http://www.accesscopyright.ca/docs/LawClerk.pdf
Closing date: Not provided

Acquisitions Librarian for a global financial industry corporation (Washington, DC) This is a part-time position (24 hours a week.)

Responsibilities: Tracking and managing invoices, licenses, and contracts firm-wide; Ensuring timely payments and renewals: Tracking cost and allocation for budget purposes: Managing cancellations and additions as needed.
Qualifications: MLS Degree from an accredited ALA institution; Previous experience managing subscriptions, license and contracts in a large library environment; Demonstrated ability to handle simultaneous projects at a time; Demonstrated experience with budget management and spreadsheets; Previous experience with Sharepoint would be a plus.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to the attention of Recruiter at jobs@libraryassociates.com with “Acquisitions Librarian #1327” as the subject line of your email. Let them know you learned of this opportunity at www.copyrightanswers.blogspot.com.

Closing date: Not provided

Do you know of a position in copyright or licensing? Post it below as a COMMENT or email me "lesley at copyrightlaws dot com" and I'll add it in the body of this post. Also, if you've heard that any of the positions are filled, please let me know so I can update the information. Thanks!



BSM said...

I'm glad you are doing this - very useful!

Copyrightlaws.com said...

Thank you BSM. It would be great if people would email me available positions so that the list could grow over time and be even more useful.

ska said...

Nice post. I would also like to get daily update on this Work in Copyright or Licensing as I also want to make a career in this.