Regardless of where you are in your career, Florida State University Libraries is an exciting place to be. We are an interdisciplinary collaboration center for our university and provide a wide array of opportunities to enhance the research and learning of our students and faculty. With over two million visitors each year, our libraries provide around-the-clock assistance to our large, diverse community. We are a member of the Association of Research Libraries and rank among the largest research libraries in North America.
Our team is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, staff, and colleagues from all identities and backgrounds. Also, we acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We recognize that this is an ongoing process, and we will continue to work toward intentionally diversifying our team, our collections, and our services.
The Libraries encourage professional development for all employees. We have an excellent mentoring program for both staff and faculty. There are also many opportunities for cross-functional collaborations and leadership growth. We have developed a mission, vision, values and goals through teamwork and inclusivity and invite you to review them here: https://www.lib.fsu.edu/
The Office of Digital Research & Scholarship provides support, infrastructure, collaborative partnerships, and consulting for technology-inflected research in the areas of digital humanities, academic publishing, data management, and digital pedagogy. For more information on our services visit https://www.lib.fsu.edu/
The FSU Libraries are located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida. We are ranked as a top 20 public university by U.S News and World Report and recognized as one of the nation’s elite research universities. Home to the state’s capital, two major universities, a large community college, and an array of museums, attractions, and unique experiences, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled nature and outdoor recreation. Situated in the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts, and history meets nature. For additional information: https://www.lib.
The Florida State University Libraries define diversity as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. We are committed to embracing the full spectrum of human and social identities. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly, respectfully, and valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives to maximize the potential of all libraries employees and the communities with whom we interact.
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This position ensures the ongoing development of institutional repository and other publishing services at FSU Libraries, in service to departments across the university.
- Develops applications to automate harvesting of FSU scholarship from internal and external systems. Collaborates with web developers in developing new features to enhance repository and publishing system functionality. Administrator level activities conducting complex technical workflow using design and programming scripts to manage a large volume of files and data to be compatible with repository and publishing systems and discoverable to users.
- Consults with academic departments and other repository users to troubleshoot problems and issues with repository software and related features. Provides technical advice to programming/systems staff regarding complex repository systems issues or enhancements to the current repository or publishing systems.
- Develops, coordinates, and evaluates technical workflows for repository and publishing service submission review and processing.
- Manages content recruitment partnerships and pilot projects with academic departments and units. Coordinates digital outreach to faculty to provide information about and promote compliance with FSU’s new Open Access Policy.
- Supervises student employees, including hiring, training, assigning tasks, and reviewing work for quality assurance.
- Develops standards and guidelines, monitors traffic, and analyzes usage of repository and publishing applications. Identifies current and future needs to ensure the applications support the mission of the department or division. Shares usage data and trends with stakeholders. Monitors trends in the delivery of IR services in higher education, including emerging issues, risks, opportunities, and resources. Performs other duties as assigned.
- Responds to repository related comments, complaints, and requests from library staff and the campus community. Provides training sessions and information on submission process for library staff and content creators (faculty, staff, and students).
This position is eligible for remote work based on highly skilled duties.
- Bachelor’s degree and four years experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalency and eight years of experience related to the duties of this position (Note: a combination of appropriate post high school education and experience equal to eight years.)
- Experience with common digital repository platforms and mediated-deposit service models
- Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications (e.g., Open Access archiving and publishing, authors’ rights, licensing, etc.)
- Knowledge of relevant copyright & IP issues related to academic teaching and research
- Experience working independently and collaboratively and prioritizing work to ensure that departmental needs are realized
- Excellent organizational skills, proven problem solving ability, and flexibility
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to perform accurately in a detail oriented environment
- Experience training and directing others
- Experience working or conducting research in a library setting
- Demonstrated initiative in fostering innovative ideas and implementing change
- Advanced degree in library/information science, data curation, computer science, or related fields preferred
- Experience managing relationships with campus partners and responding to requests from faculty, staff, and students
- Working knowledge or advanced training with XML metadata standards (MODS, METS, MADS, OAIPMH, etc.)
- Working knowledge of linked data principles and scripting languages (PHP, XSLT, APIs, etc.)
- Supervisory experience
This position is eligible for remote work based on highly skilled duties.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume as an attachment in the application.
One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!
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Anticipated Salary Range
$47,660 annually; commensurate with education and experience.
This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.
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Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.
How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.
Questions about the position can be directed to Camille Thomas, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.