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Librarian: Digital Collections

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Please complete all sections of the application form to facilitate a thorough reviews of your qualifications. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax. Texas State's 38,849 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number 2017231
Posting/Functional Title Librarian: Digital Collections
University Pay Plan Title Librarian: Digital Collections
Location San Marcos
Department University Library
Recruitment Type Open to All
Job Type Full-Time
Monthly Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local inc
Job Category Exempt
Required Qualifications Hiring managers will review each application and submitted support documents to score each applicant based on required qualifications in a hiring matrix.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program

Knowledge of:
• institutional repository and data repository software
• Dublin Core
• metadata schema for academia articles, electronic thesis and dissertations, and repositories
Ability to:
• communicate clearly and effectively
• work independently and collaboratively to contribute to a positive and efficient work environment
• compile statistics and create reports
• give presentations and provide training
Skills in
• oral, written, and interpersonal communications
• analyzing and solving problems
• software/computing including: MS Word, MS Excel and basic desktop and internet applications

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• Dspace, Dataverse, Vireo, and SWORD repository software and protocols
• data management planning
• open repository standards and scholarly publishing processes and issues
• multiple bibliographic database systems including Sierra
• project management

Job Description

The Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University is seeking a Digital Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Digital and Web Services, the Digital Collections Librarian will provide daily management and oversight of the university’s institutional repository, data repository and assistance with metadata on digital projects.

The library at Texas State University has managed an institutional repository since 2005 to support the dissemination of scholarship produced by faculty and students. The library is beginning a new initiative to support the dissemination of research data through a partnership with the Texas Digital Library using a hosted Dataverse data repository.

Job Duties

Manage a Dspace institutional repository and serve as liaison with the Texas Digital Library and manager for a hosted Dataverse data repository. Work with Texas State University researchers to ingest and deposit data into the Texas Data Repository (TDR), and scholarship into the Digital Collections Repository. Establish and maintain metadata standards, and coordinate/apply specialized metadata schema to digital resources for the various repositories, and specialized digital collections. Coordinate repository software updates with 3rd party vendors and Texas State University information technology staff. Participate in outreach and education for the repositories through newsletter articles, social media posts, presentations, and training. Compile unit reports, write policy & procedures, track & report statistics, and other documentation. Coordinate and/or perform special projects, participate in department & other staff meetings and perform other duties as needed. Engage in professional activities in accordance with Texas State University’s standards for promotion for professional librarians and curators.

Additional Information to Applicants

Please complete all sections of the application form to facilitate a thorough reviews of your qualifications.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

Texas State’s 38,849 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Job Open Date 02/23/2017
Job Close Date

Job Close Date (Posting closes at midnight)
Open Until Filled Yes
Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM
Posting Notices YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.
Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation #1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Media File
  5. Portfolio
  6. DD 214/DD1300
  7. Veteran's Preference
  8. Licensure
  9. Certifications
  10. Letter of Recommendation #2
  11. Letter of Recommendation #3
  12. List of References

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