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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Position BasicsPosition Title:    Digital Scholarship Librarian
Job Category:    Faculty
Type of Position:    Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date:    Friday, July 11, 2014
Advertising Started on:    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
College:    Library
Department:    Library
 $53536.00 to Commensurate
Position Details
Full/Part Time Status:    Full Time
Service Schedule:    Academic Year  
General Description: 
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 students
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 workflows
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 campus
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 communication
Advises and educates the campus community about authors’ rights, faculty use of copyrighted materials, open access, and publishing trends
Participates in appropriate professional associations and builds cooperative working relationships with other regional libraries
Serves on library, university, and professional committees
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
Education Requirements:    
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent; second graduate degree required.
Required Qualifications:    
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 required.
Desirable Qualifications:    
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
Online Application Required Documents
Required Documents:    Curriculum Vita
Professional References:    Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.
Number of References:  3
Cover Letter:    A plain text cover letter is required.
Contact Information
Alert Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.
Contact:    Ellen Neuhaus –
Rod Library 270
Phone: 319-273-3739
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