Repository Community Librarian

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Created: October 11, 2015


The Repository Community Librarian works directly with the OHSU community to develop and deliver services in support of the library’s institutional repository initiative. The position leads the community in developing a repository for active, local digital assets, including images, video, documents, and data. With critical responsibility for growth, relevance, sustainability, and innovation in the Library, the position dedicates significant effort to collaborative work with faculty, students, and staff, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, publications, and reports.

The position will:

  • Collaborate with a lively, cross-functional team to plan, implement, and evaluate a robust suite of digital repository services for OHSU. Play a key role in researching, testing, recommending, and implementing new technologies.
  • Create and teach classes, workshops, and instruction sessions for the OHSU community on repository services and procedures; provide ongoing, customized consultation, training, and support to users.
  • Develop an engaged, collaborative community around institutional digital assets; work with the OHSU community to develop shared digital asset collections.
  • Lead ongoing, regular assessment of repository services and technologies; work with library and external staff to identify and prioritize support needs and systems improvements.
  • Maintain and promote awareness of standards, trends, and best practices in digital assets management and institutional repositories.
  • Participate in regional, national, and international discourse.
  • Establish procedures and workflows for selection, intake, and access to institutional digital assets.
  • Establish and maintain institutional guidelines for describing, managing, and delivering digital assets; ensure compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and local information policies.

The Repository Community Librarian fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. As a member of the Library Faculty, the position participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.

Job Requirements


  • Advanced degree in library and information science, computer science, or another relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of two years of direct experience with complex digital asset management projects, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting.
  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services.
  • Demonstrated success in managing projects for cross-functional teams; ability to collaborate with people in libraries, IT, health sciences research and education, and creative fields.
  • Strong service orientation; ability to judiciously and diplomatically interpret policies and guidelines in a service setting.
  • Knowledge of user experience principles and best practices.
  • Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant technical and descriptive standards; knowledge of emerging standards; ability to use judgment in interpreting and applying standards.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA, FERPA, and other regulations as they apply to electronic records and digital assets; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of institutional repository technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession.


  • Experience collaborating with academic faculty, staff, and students.
  • Experience applying HIPAA and/or FERPA principles to complex digital asset management projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of trends in scholarly communications, intellectual property, research data management, and digital archives.
  • Experience with electronic records management

Additional Details 

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

How To Apply

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