Job Posting: NCSU Libraries – Digital Repository Librarian

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North Carolina State University Libraries

Vacancy Announcement
Between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies North Carolina’s Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. One of the nation’s premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities, including a recent rating by Forbes as the number-one place for business and careers and as one of Money Magazine’s Best Big Cities. The North Carolina State University Libraries has been recognized as the first recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for its teamwork, innovation, and continuous interaction with students and faculty to further the educational mission of NC State University. A major new science and engineering research library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, is under construction and expected to open in 2012/13. It will be the social and intellectual nexus for NC State’s Centennial Campus, a research and advanced technology community that includes the colleges of Engineering and Textiles, a variety of science and technology research centers, and more than 130 companies and government agencies.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Repository Librarian. The NCSU Libraries is engaged in a number of digital repository initiatives focused on sustaining continued access to research outputs, including scholarly publications, electronic theses and dissertations, technical reports, digitized collections, and research data. The Libraries is a partner, with Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Renaissance Computing Institute, in a two-year funded collaborative data repository project. The incumbent will join the Digital Library Initiatives Department (10 librarians and 4 technical and support staff), working in a highly collaborative environment with library colleagues and external partners on digital repository development, digital curation, digital collections access and discovery, and digital services development. A close relationship with the Libraries’ Information Technology Department ensures availability of a robust server, storage, application hosting, and networking infrastructure.
The Digital Repository Librarian explores, adapts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies and provides leadership for projects that advance continuing access to digital content of enduring value produced or maintained at North Carolina State University. Drawing upon a thorough understanding of current trends and new technologies for digital repositories, the incumbent 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. She or he will work closely with staff in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Center, the Special Collections Research Center, Collection Management, and Metadata & Cataloging to assess needs and to develop and implement appropriate tools and workflows. The Digital Repository Librarian will play a leading role in developing the university’s digital repository strategy and ensuring that digital repository services provided by the library align with the needs of the NCSU community. She or he participates in library planning, represents the Libraries on university and committees, task forces, and teams, as well as regional and national meetings, consortia, and associations. NCSU Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The Digital Repository Librarian supervises a team of two technical staff and reports to the Head, Digital Library Initiatives.
Required:  ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science plus relevant professional experience. The successful candidate must have experience with current and emerging digital repository technologies and should have demonstrated, successful project management experience. Candidates should have a general knowledge of metadata standards as well as practical experience with XML/XSLT. Experience programming in a scripting language such as Python, Perl, or PHP is necessary, as is a familiarity with the Unix/Linux environment. Outstanding written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Candidates should demonstrate a record of professional development and contribution. Preferred:  Supervisory experience.

The University and the Libraries
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 33,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The university is ranked 4th in industry research funding and 9th in total research expenditures among universities without medical schools. With more than 660 active patents, NC state is ranked 9th among U.S. universities in patent production, quality, and strength. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.
The library system ( consists of a central library and branch libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 62,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $25 million, with approximately $9.5 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the lead server site for NC LIVE (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education), a multi-type library initiative, making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 14 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at
Application process and schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at .  Complete application, and attach cover letter and résumé, with contact information for four current, professional references.  For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

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