Institutional Repository Librarian


POSITION: Institutional Repository Librarian
AVAILABLE:  April 1, 2017

UNC Chapel Hill Libraries seeks an Institutional Repository Librarian to support open access initiatives and the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR). The Institutional Repository Librarian manages institutional repository collections, systems and the community of users. This individual will work closely with other members of the Library and Information Technology, Scholarly Communications, and Metadata units to implement infrastructure and services that support the Carolina Open Access Policy.

Job duties include the deposit, description and management of content over time for preservation and access in the CDR, ensuring accuracy and quality control of all content housed in the repository, keeping with emerging standards and best practices. The Institutional Repository Librarian will provide documentation and training for faculty, students and staff related to self- and mediated deposit, as well as IR policies and services. The individual will actively seek feedback from the user community in order to improve services and tools. In addition, the Institutional Repository Librarian may manage projects related to open access.

The Institutional Repository Librarian will serve on library and campus committees and participate in national and regional working groups related to repositories, data curation, research data support, and open access. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly activity are required for reappointment and promotion in rank.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or advanced degree in a related field. Experience managing and describing digital content in a repository or content management system. Ability to work independently and to perform detailed work accurately. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to work through problems methodically. Familiarity with institutional repositories and with other technology commonly used in libraries and offices. Must be flexible in a fast-paced environment with rapid changes, and have the demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituents with a variety of levels of skill and understanding.

Preferred: Work experience in a university setting and with institutional repositories. Familiarity with the research data lifecycle. Familiarity with the concepts of data curation and the OAIS reference model, and metadata schemas such as MODS, RDF, or Dublin Core. Experience assessing and transforming data using tools such as Microsoft Excel, OpenRefine or scripting languages. Experience with CSS/HTML and XML. Coursework or familiarity with scholarly communication issues in higher education. Experience teaching and training others. Experience gathering user requirements and working with software developers. Experience managing projects.

 The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staffs and therefore welcome applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than a half-day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic library appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and state or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Applications
Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications by the date the review begins.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume, and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position. 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.