Repository Manager

at UConn Library (view profile)
Published April 6, 2022
Location 369 Fairfield Way, Storrs, Connecticut
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution (or international equivalent), or a master’s degree in a related field.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency Librarian 2: $65,350
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency Librarian 3: $95,149
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Pay Grade Librarian 2 - Job Level 5 / Librarian 3 - Job Level 6
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Job ID:   496234
Repository Manager

Rank:     Librarian 2 or Librarian 3

Area:      Library Administration, UConn Library

The UConn Library seeks an innovative and collaborative Repository Manager for our Digital Preservation Repository Program (DPRP).  Reporting to the Digital Preservation Repository Program Director, the Repository Manager collaborates with colleagues and participants in creating and setting development priorities for the DPRP program, for general administration and program planning for the DPRP—whose public programs are known under the brand Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) and serves as the principal point of contact between CTDA content managers and the repository.  The CTDA is a statewide digital preservation and access program that serves more than 80 institutions across Connecticut, manages more than 3 million digital objects, and is Connecticut’s Service Hub for the Digital Public Library of America. The CTDA participates in national and international conversations relating to digital preservation and digital library services.

Along with all UConn Library personnel, Repository Manager will demonstrate respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.


  • Collaborates with Unit Head to create and set program development priorities
  • Acts as principal point of contact between content managers and the repository program
  • Collaborates with technical staff, vendors, and stakeholders to develop and implement technology enhancement projects
  • Configures and maintains user-facing tools and pages as appropriate in conjunction with technical staff
  • Creates and implements information architecture of user-facing pages and services
  • Creates and implements trainings, workshops, and facilitates meetings for stakeholders
  • Maintains documentation relating to program activities
  • Leads development of metadata and content management standards and procedures, collaborating with stakeholders and technical staff as appropriate
  • Filters and assigns problems in the ticketing system
  • Completes content and user testing and approval for system upgrades
  • Manages interns, graduate, and undergraduate students as needed
  • Participates in Islandora interest groups as appropriate.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Applies the principles of the Library's Strategic Framework and core values through active contribution and cooperation in achieving Area and Unit priorities and goals.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

Shared Expectations for Student Supervisors

  1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees.
  2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee.
  3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
  4. Manages student employment budget, providing allocation requests and ensuring student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
  5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
  6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 2

  1. A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution (or international equivalent), or a master’s degree in a related field.
  2. Minimum of three years related professional experience.
  3. Experience working with digital library systems.
  1. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with metadata and metadata schemas.
  2. Proven public service skills with the ability to build and maintain collaborations.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Record of active engagement in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 3

  1. Minimum of six years related professional experience.
  2. Record of significant contributions in professional activities at a statewide, regional, and/or national level.

Preferred Qualifications for both Appointments

  1. Demonstrated experience working with Drupal/Islandora/Fedora digital repository systems.
  2. Demonstrated experience supervising student employees or professional staff.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of scripting languages such as Python.
  4. Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.

Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms

UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.

The main 4,400-acre campus is set in a university town located in the heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York City.  Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top public research universities.

UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Rank and salary are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.  This position is covered by the University of Connecticut Professional Employee’s Association, please see Career Paths for information on position classifications and salary bands.

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions, (Search #496234) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 1, 2022. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.