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
At least 2 years of relevant experience.
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
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
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 https://jobs.virginia.edu/.
Search by posting number 0611910, complete an application, and attach cover
letter and resume, with contact information for three current, professional
For assistance with this process contact Jennifer Harmon ([log in to unmask]),
Library Human Resources Generalist at (434) 924-4695.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
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