Please excuse the cross posting - also note that the search has been 
extended to May 17.

*Visiting Research Programmer for Scholarly Communication and Repository 
Services *

*Academic Professional *

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

*Position Available:* As soon as possible, after closing date of 
search.* *This is* *a full-time, temporary academic professional 
appointment with possible renewal up to 3 years. This is a regional 
search; relocation expenses cannot be compensated. This full-time, 
temporary appointment in the University Library has the potential for 
renewal for up to three years. The position has been funded through the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library/IT Fee, a fund that 
is committed to supporting technology services and access to information 
for Urbana campus students. This is positions maybe come permanent at a 
later date.

*Duties and Responsibilities:* The Library is moving forward to 
implement a library-wide repository to preserve and manage created and 
acquired digital content and to expand its scholarly communication 
services to campus. Led by the Scholarly Communications and Repository 
Technical Team with close collaboration with key stakeholders within the 
Library and across campus, this effort will result in a scalable 
preservation repository, defined interactions with external partners 
such as the Hathi Trust, and the infrastructure necessary for sustained 
scholarly communication services, such as an institutional bibliography 
and scholarship portal, data curation tools, and researcher profiles.

As a member of this team, the Visiting Research Programmer for Scholarly 
Communication and Repository Services (SCRS) reports to the Technical 
Architect for Scholarly Communication and Repositories Services (TA) and 
participates fully in the planning and implementation of the repository 
effort and in particular to the development of technical services and 
applications to support the scholarly communication services of the 
Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing 
programming, database design, implementation and support, customization, 
and continued assessment of the technical infrastructure for all 
components related to scholarly communication services. These would 
include development of the repository itself. The SCRS Research 
Programmer works with staff from the Library and other key campus 
personnel to translate user needs into technical requirements and 
implement these in concert with the development of the repository. The 
SCRS Research Programmer explores, adapts, and implements emerging 
technologies to support efforts such as analysis of publication patterns 
on campus, understanding impact of research done at Illinois, and 
understanding collaboration patterns across campus. The SCRS Research 
Programmer works closely with the Scholarly Commons coordinator, the 
IDEALS coordinator, and the Head of Grainger to provide support to 
existing services, such as IDEALS, the campus repository, and the 
electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) service.

Specific activities include: 1) implementation and support of a planned 
digital repository to provide sustained access and preservation services 
to millions of digital files in the University Library’s growing digital 
research collections; and 2) the development of software applications 
that support the research and scholarly communications services that are 
being developed and refined through a collaboration of librarians 
involved in the current IDEALS Scholarly Communications Program, the 
Scholarly Commons in the Main Library, and the Grainger Engineering 
Library’s Digital Library Initiative. Several applications already exist 
in pilot mode, but they will require concentrated and sustained 
technical effort to make them production-level systems that can support 
campus-wide use. These include the Electronic Theses and Dissertations 
Deposit service (ETD’s), in collaboration with the Graduate College; the 
BibApp research connections software system; the Researcher Profiles 
system that enables the Library to create customized research 
information portals for research groups; and the Hub and Spoke toolkit 
for creating digital preservation packages for repository ingest. This 
position is vital to the Library’s nascent efforts to support the 
ongoing curation of researcher-created datasets throughout the campus 
and to help fulfill campus obligations to emerging federal agency 
requirements for data management, curation, and open access.

*Environment:* The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library 
holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world. With more 
than 10 million volumes and a total of 23 million items, it ranks highly 
among academic libraries for the breadth of its collections, and first 
among public university libraries in the United States. The Library is 
also a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in 
information, instructional, access, and scholarly services help the 
Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. 
The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and 
service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and 
scholarly practice – all of which support the University’s missions of 
teaching, research, and public service. The Library employs 
approximately 100 faculty members, and more than 300 academic 
professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, 

The Library consists of more than 35 departmental libraries located 
across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and 
administrative services. [Description of home unit]. For more 
information, see:


*_Required_*: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an information 
technology field and two years of experience in software development and 
programming; demonstrable experience developing interactive Web sites; 
web programming experience with Java, Ruby, .NET, or equivalent 
languages; good written and oral communications skills, and the ability 
to work independently and in a collaborative environment. Knowledge of 
latest digital preservation standards and best practices, such as OAIS 
and TRAC.

*_Preferred: _*Master's degree in Computer Science, Library and 
Information Science, or related information technology field; two or 
more years of experience in developing and programming interactive, 
database-driven Web applications; Linux Web and/or Windows Web 
development experience; knowledge or experience with one or more of the 
following technologies: DSpace, Fedora, XML technologies, RDF, RDBMS, 
Dynamic HTML, and conceptual knowledge of or experience in dealing with 
metadata in a library setting, including one or more of following: METS, 
MODS, EAD, TEI, Dublin Core, FGDC.

*Salary and Rank:* Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and 
experience. This is a three year visiting academic professional position.

*Terms of Appointment:* Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation 
days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), 
plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if 
needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is 
provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse 
and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement 
System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon 
termination), with several options for participation in additional 
retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare 
portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

*Campus and Community:* The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
is a comprehensive and major public, land-grant university 
(Doctoral/Research University – Extensive) ranked among the best in the 
world, including “Top 20” programs in Chemistry, Engineering, English, 
Mathematics, Music, Library & Information Science, Psychology, and 
Veterinary Medicine. Chartered in 1867, its faculty and staff provide 
undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, 
conduct theoretical and applied research, and provide public service to 
the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members serving 
31,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate and professional students; 
approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year 
for excellence in teaching. For more information, see: <>

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, 
which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated 
approximately 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of 
Indianapolis, and 170 miles northeast of St. Louis. The University and 
its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational 
environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution 
and its members. For more information, see:

*To Apply:* Attach letter of application and 
complete resume, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and 
e-mail addresses of three (3) references to: Cindy Kelly, Head, Library 
Human Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1408 W. 
Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

*Deadline:* In order to ensure full consideration, applications and 
nominations must be received by May 17, 2010


Sarah L. Shreeves
Coordinator, IDEALS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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217-244-3877 or 217-333-4648