Digital Scholarship Librarian, Rod Library

University of Northern Iowa in Iowa

Deadline July 11, 2014
Date Posted May 14, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

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 Librarys scholarly communication programs and initiatives, including serving on the Librarys 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


Reports to:     Head of Library Information Technologies and the Head of Collections and Museums






ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information science or international equivalent; second graduate degree; familiarity with current trends and emerging issues regarding copyright, open access and scholarly communication; knowledge of current metadata schemas, standards, and digital content management systems; excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; academic library work experience.




Experience working directly with faculty in a university environment; previous experience working with digitization and/or archival documents; project management experience in a collaborative environment; experience with digital publishing tools, such as Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Open Journal Systems, DSpace, and Fedora.


Pre-employment background checks are required.  To apply, visit  Applicants will need to submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  EXTENDED CONSIDERATION DATE: Applications received by July 11, 2014 will be given full consideration.  Expected start date August 18, 2014.  For more information, contact Ellen Neuhaus, Search Committee Co-chair, at or by phone at (319) 273-3739.  For information about Rod Library, visit


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, and individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.


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