University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a
Repository Librarian for the Carolina Digital Repository
(https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/). The Carolina Digital Repository
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. The Carolina Digital Repository hosts the ETDs
from the Graduate School, the Honor's Program, MFA for Fine Arts, and the
School of Public Health. The Carolina Digital Repository is
the preservation home for other significant collections, such as the Southern
Folklife Collection (http://library.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/) and the Research
Laboratories of Archaeology (http://rla.unc.edu/).
Reporting to the Head of Software Development within the division of Library
and Information Technology (LIT), the Repository Librarian is responsible for
the planning, development, testing, and implementation of the Carolina Digital
Repository (CDR), managing a diverse set of stakeholders to the CDR, and
collaboration with other departments that provide technical resources in
support of the CDR. The Librarian will provide project management for the
Repository Application Team responsible for the direct technical development
of the Carolina Digital Repository and associated tools supporting data
curation. The individual in this position will play a
leadership role in developing the technical and functional roadmaps with the
Head of Software Development, collecting functional requirements from
stakeholders, setting priorities for development, managing ingest of digital
objects and collections, and effective communication and
documentation. The Repository Librarian will contribute to
the planning and development of CDR strategy, functionality, and capacity by
analyzing user input and feedback.
The Repository Librarian will directly support UNC faculty, staff, and
students with information, training, and assistance in depositing digital
materials into the CDR. The Librarian will work with
Library staff and campus stakeholders to define and implement repository
policies, workflows, and capabilities. The Librarian will
work directly with the Head of Digital Research Services, the Head of the
Preservation Department, University Archives, and Special Collections
Technical Services on preservation policy management to ensure that CDR
programs are aligned and integrated with other UNC systems as
appropriate. The Repository Librarian will work with
librarians, faculty, and the heads of the various academic, administrative,
and research units on campus to identify materials that would be appropriate
to include in the CDR, explain expectations, policies, and workflows,
negotiate deposit agreements, provide services, training, and support, and
investigate and resolve user issues. In coordination with
staff from the Research Hub and Technical Services, the Repository Librarian
will consult with depositors on ingest of materials, including mapping user
requirements and metadata to repository functionality and
standards. The Librarian will facilitate the development
and implementation of governance policies and workflows for depositing and
managing content in the CDR.
The Repository Librarian will serve on Library committees, and participate in
regional and national working groups related to repository development and
data curation, as appropriate, and represent the University of North Carolina
and its libraries at appropriate conferences and meetings relative to
institutional repositories specifically and to the larger issues related to
data curation and scholarly communication.
Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or
advanced degree in Computer Science, Archival Studies, or a related field.
Demonstrated experience managing software development projects. 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 using Agile Project Management. Some
experience with programming languages. Experience developing web applications.
Knowledge of software development best practices.
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 6.5
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
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a
diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and
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 June 9, 2014.
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/43262 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
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