Digital Scholarship Librarian

Cedar Falls
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Created: May 16, 2014


Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa seeks an innovative, self-motivated individual to serve in a newly created tenure-track position as the manager of an institutional repository being implemented at the University in 2014/2015. In addition, the individual will coordinate education and outreach for scholarly communication across campus.

This is a tenure-track position. Participation in library committees and professional associations is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

  • Builds and promotes the Institutional Repository (IR), recruiting content providers from among University faculty, staff, and students
  • Manages the daily operation of the IR, including configuring IR software, adding and editing content, creating metadata, analyzing usage data, training other library staff in IR functions, developing workflows
  • Maintains awareness of international and national standards for institutional repositories and metadata; recommends enhancements in software
  • Coordinates and provides training in support of the IR on campus
  • Creates and updates IR policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation
  • Works with appropriate parties and staff to maintain and develop new functionality for the IR
  • Participates in the overall management of Rod Library digital collections
  • Provides leadership in the adoption of best practices for repositories in copyright and scholarly communication
  • Develops, implements, and maintains the Library’s scholarly communication programs and initiatives, including serving on the Library’s Scholarly Communications Committee
  • Works with Library colleagues to develop education and outreach activities related to scholarly communication
  • Advocates new and emerging practices in scholarly communication
  • Advises and educates the campus community about authors’ rights, faculty use of copyrighted materials, open access, and publishing trends
  • Participates in appropriate professional associations and builds cooperative working relationships with other regional libraries
  • Serves on library, university, and professional committees
  • Engages in research, scholarship, and/or creative work
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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