DescriptionThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a Repository Librarian for the Carolina Digital Repository. Reporting to the Head of Software Development within the division of Library and Information Technology (LIT), the Repository Librarian is responsible for day-to-day management and operations of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), the preservation home for significant digitized, at-risk, and born digital collections. The librarian will ensure accurate ingest of materials, train others in the use of CDR tools, manage and coordinate operations with a diverse set of repository stakeholders, and collaborate with other departments that provide technical resources in support of the CDR.
The Repository Librarian will directly support UNC faculty, staff, and students with information, training, and assistance in identifying and depositing digital materials appropriate to the CDR. The Librarian will collaborate daily with the repository application team responsible for programming the CDR and will work with developer staff to design, implement and train users on new features.
In coordination with staff from Digital Research Services and Technical Services, the Repository Librarian will consult with depositors to evaluate collections for preservation and access within the CDR, and mapping user requirements and metadata to repository functionality and standards. The Librarian will also work directly with Library colleagues on preservation policy management.
The Repository Librarian will serve on Library and campus committees, participate in regional and national working groups related to repository development and data curation, and represent the University of North Carolina on issues related to data curation and scholarly communication.
The Carolina Digital Repository (https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/) is a service of the University Library to the entire UNC Chapel Hill campus, providing collection, preservation, and discovery tools for faculty, researchers, staff, and students. The Carolina Digital Repository is based on the Fedora Commons repository on iRODS. The UNC Chapel Hill Library is an active development partner in the Fedora4 project.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or advanced degree in Computer Science, Archival Studies, or a related field. Coursework or experience leading to knowledge of the principles and practices of data curation and long-term digital preservation. Knowledge of metadata formats, including Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and data exchange protocols such as SWORD and OAI-PMH. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated experience of managing complex workflows and details. Ability to work collaboratively with programmers, faculty, and library staff.
Preferred: Demonstrated experience in the acquisition and management of born-digital or digitized library, archival, or research materials. Experience in project management. Demonstrated experience in collaborating on software development projects. Experience with Agile software development methodologies and tools.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on May 18, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/74164 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
How to apply
Tiffany Allen, Director of Library HR
Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 17:10 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC