Chapel Hill, NC: Repository Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a
Repository Librarian for the Carolina Digital Repository.
Reporting to the Head of Software Development within the division of Library
and Information Technology (LIT), the Repository Librarian is responsible for
day-to-day management and operations of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR),
the preservation home for significant digitized, at-risk, and born digital
collections. The librarian will ensure accurate ingest of
materials, train others in the use of CDR tools, manage and coordinate
operations with a diverse set of repository stakeholders, and collaborate with
other departments that provide technical resources in support of the CDR.
The Repository Librarian will directly support UNC faculty, staff, and
students with information, training, and assistance in identifying and
depositing digital materials appropriate to the CDR. The
Librarian will collaborate daily with the repository application team
responsible for programming the CDR and will work with developer staff to
design, implement and train users on new features.
In coordination with staff from Digital Research Services and Technical
Services, the Repository Librarian will consult with depositors to evaluate
collections for preservation and access within the CDR, and mapping user
requirements and metadata to repository functionality and
standards. The Librarian will also work directly with
Library colleagues on preservation policy management.
The Repository Librarian will serve on Library and campus committees,
participate in regional and national working groups related to repository
development and data curation, and represent the University of North Carolina
on issues related to data curation and scholarly communication.
The Carolina Digital Repository
([https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/](https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/)) 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.
_Required_: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
or advanced degree in Computer Science, Archival Studies, or a related field.
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 in project
management. Demonstrated experience in collaborating on
software development projects. Experience with Agile software development
methodologies and tools.
**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 7
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 May 18, 2015.
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/74164](http://unc.peopleadmi
n.com/postings/74164) 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 this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity
employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
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