Digital Scholarship Librarian
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Extended Consideration Date. Please excuse cross-posting.

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

● 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

● 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

● 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 Library's
scholarly communication programs and initiatives, including serving on the
Library's Scholarly Communications Committee

● Works with Library colleagues to develop education and
outreach activities related to scholarly communication

● Advocates new and emerging practices in scholarly

● Advises and educates the campus community about authors'
rights, faculty use of copyrighted materials, open access, and publishing

● Participates in appropriate professional associations and
builds cooperative working relationships with other regional libraries

● Serves on library, university, and professional

● 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 master's 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 [log in to unmask] 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.

UNI is a smoke- free campus.

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