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Institutional Repository Librarian

The Library seeks an innovative leader with strong people skills to plan, develop, implement, grow, and maintain an institutional repository at California State University San Marcos. The library is committed to organizing, preserving,  and presenting digital content on a campus with a dynamic research and creative activity environment. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with university faculty, colleagues in the library, and Instructional & Information Technology (IITS) to provide expertise and leadership in developing a successful institutional repository strategy.

Project management responsibilities include leading the planning, development and supervision of the repository, providing services including drafting policies and procedures, user support and training, conducting user-centered evaluations, and ongoing program and policy analysis. Liaison/outreach responsibilities include advocating and promoting use of the library's institutional repository, seeking out contributors, and serving as spokesperson to publicize the institutional repository's benefits and uses. Content management responsibilities include defining and managing the digital collections, working collaboratively with IITS on system and academic technology issues, and collaborating with library staff on metadata schemes appropriate for digital information. The successful candidate will also provide vision and direction for a growing suite of services supporting scholarship and will
maintain a strong level of competence in scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, intellectual property, data curation, and new forms of publication and research/creative activities.

The library seeks an energetic and creative librarian with the potential to make significant contributions to our library, the campus, and the profession. Library faculty work in a participative and collaborative organization, within a faculty tenure and promotion system that emphasizes research and publication as well as service to the university and the profession.

Rank

This is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian. Minimum salary of $57,084 for Assistant or $65,628 for Associate Librarian and an excellent benefits package. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree if earned outside of U.S. or Canada
  • Experience in developing and/or managing an institutional repository system.
  • Familiarity with emergence of institutional repositories, including issues, policies, service models, and strategies securing appropriate content.
  • Demonstrated leadership and skills in project management and problem solving
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and commitment to work in a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively to inspire a shared vision with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students in a rapidly changing and diverse campus environment 
  • Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques
  • Capability and commitment to engage in research, service, and continued professional development for promotion and tenure as a faculty member in the CSU system
  • Relevant library experience, preferably in an academic setting.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with current digital collection architectures and platforms such as DSpace, CONTENTdm, Digital Commons and/or other repository tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization standards and techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital content and metadata standards, such as EAD, MOD, METS, IMS and Dublin Core.
  • Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and publishers
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, Open Access initiatives, intellectual property and copyright issues, and new forms of publication and research/creative activities 
  • Knowledge of web interface design and usability

The University

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), founded in 1989, is a rapidly growing university with a current enrollment of over 9,700 students and is projected to continue to grow. Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 82,700 approximately 35 miles north of San Diego, CSUSM serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status.  The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

Application

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position,
  • Faculty Application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae, and
  • Contact information for at least three references

> Submit your application electronically

Direct any inquiries to:
Inquiries should be directed to Sue Thompson, Search Chair, sthompsn@csusm.edu.

http://library.csusm.edu

Timeline:
Review of applications will begin on March 18, and will continue until the position is filled.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status. The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.