Job: Scholarly Repository Librarian

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Scholarly Repository Librarian

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Minimum salary $49,900 at the Assistant University Librarian rank

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


POSITION:               Scholarly Repository Librarian

RANK:                     Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO:         Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies                                        

SALARY:                  Minimum salary $49,900 at the Assistant University Librarian rank

                                   Minimum salary $57,700 at the Associate University Librarian rank

                                    Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

Requisition #:     40204

DEADLINE DATE:  December 11, 2018 - review of applications will begin on November 12, 2018



The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an innovative and user-focused professional to serve in a position of Scholarly Repository Librarian, a 12-month tenure track Library Faculty position in the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department in the Technology and Support Services tenure home. 

The Scholarly Repository Librarian will provide leadership for the full range of scholarly repository services, including seeking out ways to leverage the UF Institutional Repository (IR@UF) as a hosting and preservation system and as an incubator for new scholarly digital collections and digital scholarship projects. Working in collaboration with university partners and vendors, the librarian will seek to expand institutional repository services in support of scholarly publication and Open Access activities, such as Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Open Journal Systems, and the Digital Object Identifiers program. In order to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Scholarly Repository Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision-making.


As a faculty member at the University of Florida, the Scholarly Repository Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and in these duties the Scholarly Repository Librarian will serve on various library committees and teams.




  • Leads select digital scholarship initiatives for the Libraries, such as the Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) program.

  • Serves as the Institutional Repository liaison improving workflows and processes, as well as overseeing accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.

  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships for the Institutional Repository within the Libraries and across campus, including the Graduate Editorial Office for Electronic Theses and Dissertations, and the Libraries’ Digital Support Services (DSS) department.

  • Consults with stakeholders and designs and delivers trainings and materials for the University community of users.

  • Serves on the Academic Research and Consultation Services (ARCS) team representing the IR@UF, for depositing items and incubating new scholarly digital collections.

  • Liaises with units in the Libraries to correct and enhance metadata associated with IR@UF content.

  • Collaborates within the Libraries to develop grant and funding proposals for developing and expanding Open Access collections.

  • Maintains current knowledge of trends, legal issues and best practices in open access, permissions-based models for sharing resources, and other areas of scholarly communication as they relate to institutional repositories in collaboration with the Scholarly Communications Librarian.

  • Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UF Libraries and the campus.

  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.





  • Relevant advanced degree, which may be a master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or international equivalent).
  • Flexible and forward-thinking approach to process and program demands with the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing work environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience with in-person and online training and instruction.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators, and the general public.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly repositories and the ability to communicate benefits and address issues related to their use including an understanding of cataloging and metadata for discoverability.

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting partnerships within the institution and with external partners.

  • Demonstrated experience with permissions-based models for access, and understanding of use of permissions-systems.

  • Familiarity with scholarly communications practices (e.g. copyright, author rights, and permissions).

  • Record of promoting equity, inclusion, and awareness of diversity by including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.


  • Experience collaborating with instructors/researchers to utilize a repository to preserve and provide access to materials as part of supporting a community of practice.

  • Demonstrated success in partnerships and collaborations to leverage IRs for incubating scholarly digital collections and digital scholarship projects.

  • Demonstrated experience with digital asset management systems, Open Researcher and Contributor IDs (ORCIDs), Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), permanent URL systems, and Open Journal Systems (OJS).

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects from startup to completion, including developing workflows and documenting processes.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of research and academic publishing practices, including understanding of variations of publication patterns and needs in various scholarly disciplines.

  • Record of service, scholarship, and research.



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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

1545 W University Ave




Institution Information
Institution Name :
The University of Florida

1545 W University Ave




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Joseph Piazza

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How to apply

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding “What are some key components for developing a scholarly repository to be successful at an academic research institution?” (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by December 11, 2018 (applications will be reviewed beginning November 12, 2018) Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 40204. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at


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