Friday, October 09, 2015

Position announcement: Repository Community Librarian, OHSU Library

Repository Community Librarian

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks a creative and service-oriented Repository Community Librarian. The successful candidate will have exciting opportunities to develop innovative new library services in a dynamic environment.

Reporting to the Director of Curatorial Services, the Repository Community Librarian works directly with the OHSU community to develop and deliver services in support of the library’s institutional repository initiative.   The position leads the community in developing a repository for active, local digital assets, including images, video, documents, and data. With critical responsibility for growth, relevance, sustainability, and innovation in the Library, the position dedicates significant effort to collaborative work with faculty, students, and staff, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, publications, and reports.

The position will:

Collaborate with a lively, cross-functional team to plan, implement, and evaluate a robust suite of digital repository services for OHSU. Play a key role in researching, testing, recommending, and implementing new technologies

Create and teach classes, workshops, and instruction sessions for the OHSU community on repository services and procedures; provide ongoing, customized consultation, training, and support to users

Develop an engaged, collaborative community around institutional digital assets; work with the OHSU community to develop shared digital asset collections

Lead ongoing, regular assessment of repository services and technologies; work with library and external staff to identify and prioritize support needs and systems improvements

Maintain and promote awareness of standards, trends, and best practices in digital assets management and institutional repositories. Participate in regional, national, and international discourse

Establish procedures and workflows for selection, intake, and access to institutional digital assets

Establish and maintain institutional guidelines for describing, managing, and delivering digital assets; ensure compliance with HIPAA, FERPA, and local information policies

The Repository Community Librarian fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. As a member of the Library Faculty, the position participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies.  This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Advanced degree in library and information science, computer science, or another relevant discipline

Minimum of two years of direct experience with complex digital asset management projects, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting

Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services

Demonstrated success in managing projects for cross-functional teams; ability to collaborate with people in libraries, IT, health sciences research and education, and creative fields

Strong service orientation; ability to judiciously and diplomatically interpret policies and guidelines in a service setting

Knowledge of user experience principles and best practices

Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences

Demonstrated experience with relevant technical and descriptive standards; knowledge of emerging standards; ability to use judgment in interpreting and applying standards

Familiarity with HIPAA, FERPA, and other regulations as they apply to electronic records and digital assets; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements

Extensive knowledge of institutional repository technologies, standards, and best practices

Demonstrated ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience collaborating with academic faculty, staff, and students

Experience applying HIPAA and/or FERPA principles to complex digital asset management projects

Extensive knowledge of trends in scholarly communications, intellectual property, research data management, and digital archives

Experience with electronic records management

The Institution: Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon.

Rank and Salary: This is a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.

Applications: To apply please visit<> and search for IRC49894. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

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