Institutional Repository Services Librarian

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Created: April 19, 2013


The University of Virginia Library has a unique opportunity for an energetic and creative librarian to support the future growth and development of Libra, the University’s institutional repository. The person in this position will promote repository services to the university community through training and outreach activities, assist members of the university community with Libra deposit and access, and help determine strategic directions for Libra, ensuring that Libra services support current and future scholarship of the UVA community. In addition, the position plays a key role in the library’s scholarly communication initiatives by serving as one of a team of experts on open access, scholarly publishing, fair use and copyright issues.

The successful candidate will:

Provide direct public service to patrons needing assistance with Libra; Provide day-to-day support for Libra, including its open access, ETD (electronic theses and dissertations) and datasets modules; Participate in workshops and training to engage the university community in the use of Libra; Maintain and improve Libra documentation. Develop new and enhanced Libra services; Work with the Libra Services Team to help determine future enhancements to the repository; Collaborate with the Online Library Environment unit to facilitate development and testing of new features; Seek out new content for Libra by identifying university constituencies with appropriate content and facilitating deposit; Build relationships with subject librarians, UVA faculty, UVA departments, and journal editors and others to add content to the Institutional Repository; Collaborate with key stakeholders including the Data Services Team and Collections Steering Group to ensure that Libra services support the Library’s strategic initiatives; Work with the Metadata Librarian to improve Libra metadata. Participates in the library’s scholarly communication initiatives; Creates and maintains library webpages related to scholarly communication initiatives; Serves as part of a team that organizes library-and university-wide conversations around key scholarly communication topics; Serves as a member of the library’s Copyright Team, which serves as a resource on copyright issues library-wide; Engages in regular professional development to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of developments in the field; Engages in research and development in order to provide continuous improvement of services in response to changing user needs.

Qualifications: Minimum Required

Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or post-graduate degree in a related discipline.
At least 2 years of relevant experience.

Required Skills

Strong working knowledge of institutional repository systems; specific knowledge of Fedora is a plus.
Basic working knowledge of copyright and fair use issues, open access publishing, trends in scholarly communication, and metadata standards for repositories.
Strong public service orientation.
Ability to provide support services to library users through in-person consultation and through virtual methods.
Ability to work as part of cross-departmental teams.
Well-developed organization and planning skills.
Exceptional ability to think innovatively and strategically in order to solve complex problems.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach and present in front of groups.

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at

Search by posting number 0611910, complete an application, and attach cover letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional references.

For assistance with this process contact Jennifer Harmon (, Library Human Resources Generalist at (434) 924-4695.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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