Digital Repository Services Librarian

at Iowa State University (view profile)
Published April 21, 2023
Location Ames, Iowa
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree and 5 years of related experience
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $61,298
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade PS809,


The Iowa State University Library is seeking applications for a dynamic and forward-thinking Repository Services Librarian who will work collaboratively within and outside of the Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) department to lead the digital repository unit.

DSI is comprised of specialists that support digital collections, digital scholarship, and the digital repository. The Repository Services Librarian will manage the digital repository and supervise a staff of three in support of digital repository services and a platform which provides free, open access to digital materials that embody the scholarly, cultural, and creative activities of Iowa State University. Example services include the facilitated deposit of research material and publications as well as the maintenance of ISU research profiles and support for the ISU open access initiatives.

The Repository Services Librarian will be instrumental in the continued success of the digital repository, now in its 10th year, by liaising with participating repository faculty and staff, departments, and the Graduate College on the evolution and value of the digital repository and digital repository services. The Repository Services Librarian will evaluate programs, services, policies, and processes of the unit and will work collaboratively with other library units and departments to meet the goals of DSI and the library. As part of their work, the Repository Services Librarian will participate in discussions and working groups focused on library resource discovery, open scholarship and scholarly communication, and collection development.

Candidates for this position must have a strong desire to collaborate with faculty, students, and other library units to develop and support the ISU digital repository. Candidates must also be willing to introduce the digital repository and support services to faculty, students, and staff across campus. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to refine the new open-source platform that ISU recently migrated to (DSpace) and engage with a supportive and eager R1 institution campus community.