Digital Repository Librarian (full time-Exempt)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (nights and weekends included)
School: Alliant
Campus Location: Sacramento
Date of Posting: 6-8-2012
Contact Name: Scott Zimmer
Contact Email: szimmer@alliant.edu
Job Description
The Digital Repository Librarian, under the general direction of the University Librarian, works as a reference librarian assisting students, faculty and staff with finding information they need through basic and specific reference sources in all subject areas, and also assists at the circulation desk. In addition to this transactional work, The Digital Repository Librarian explores, adapts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives. Develops and manages repository projects, researches and recommends changes and enhancements, and works with other library staff to develop and implement metadata and preservation standards, and facilitates the development of workflows that accommodate new scholarly communication initiatives.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing high quality service to all constituencies of Alliant University. S/he will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of Alliant University’s Mission and Vision.

Responsibilities
Reference services
§ Assist with reference and informational questions, in person, by email and over the telephone.
§ Demonstrate, instruct and promote information literacy via the use of Library Catalog, research databases and Internet, through group presentations and one-on-one interactions.
§ Assist users with printer server and E-mail.
§ Assist students in locating materials in other libraries through searches on LINK+, and other libraries.
§ Keep up-to-date on new or revised research databases.

Circulation services
§ Check in/out books, dissertations, theses, psychological tests, etc.
§ Enter and update patron files in Millennium Circulation.
§ Assist with Paging/Link+ shipments.
§ Assist faculty members and students with assessment materials and protocols.
§ Assist library users with reserve materials.
§ Design and update procedure manual.
3. Digital Repository role
§ Leads the development of new digital repository services and associated technical infrastructure. Working with key stakeholder groups within the library and across the university, she or he contributes to the planning and development of the library’s digital repository strategy.
§ Work closely with staff to assess needs and to develop and implement appropriate tools and workflows.
§ Collaborate with the University Librarian and the Library Management Team in developing the

§ university’s digital repository strategy and ensuring that digital repository services provided by the library align with the needs of the Alliant community.

Supervises
Supervises student employees during the evenings and weekends
Position Scope
The Digital Repository Librarian, under the general direction of the University Librarian, works as a reference librarian assisting students, faculty and staff with finding information they need through basic and specific reference sources in all subject areas, and also assists at the circulation desk. In addition to this transactional work, The Digital Repository Librarian explores, adapts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives. Develops and manages repository projects, researches and recommends changes and enhancements, and works with other library staff to develop and implement metadata and preservation standards, and facilitates the development of workflows that accommodate new scholarly communication initiatives.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing high quality service to all constituencies of Alliant University. S/he will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of Alliant University’s Mission and Vision.

Education
§ Master’s of Library Science or Master’s of Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.

Technical Skills
Advanced information technology skills including experience using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc) and HTML
Experience
§ 1-2 years reference experience with online and print resources
§ Familiarity with current trends and emerging issues regarding copyright, open access and
§ scholarly communication as they relate to institutional repositories
§ At least one year of experience working in a professional capacity with emerging digital repository or digital library technologies (bepress, Fedora, dspace, etc.), emerging scholarly communication tools and trends, including open education resources, and relevant industry standards.
§ Knowledge of metadata standards (i.e. Dublin Core) and metadata structures (i.e. XML/XSLT, MARC).
Other Requirements
§ Strong communication, analytical and organizational skills.
§ Ability to make sound decisions with minimal supervision
§ Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
§ Build and maintain quality relationships with students, faculty and staff
§ Ability to be creative about finding resources or answers to students’ questions and research needs.
Background Check
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
Salary: Commensurate
Available: Immediately

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