Repository Librarian for Scholarly Works, UNT Libraries

The UNT Libraries seeks an innovative leader with strong people skills to grow and maintain the UNT Scholarly Works repository at the University of North Texas ( The Repository Librarian will lead the UNT Libraries’ efforts to collect, describe and publicize the unique contributions of faculty, staff and students of UNT. Working in collaboration with departments around the library and campus, the librarian will seek to expand institutional repository services in support of scholarly publication and Open Access activities at the University of North Texas. The librarian exercises broad independent judgment and authority under the general direction of the Digital Curation Librarian in the Digital Libraries Division. The librarian serves on library committees and work groups as assigned.

Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Work with UNT faculty, staff and students seeking to place scholarly works in the UNT Scholarly Works repository.
  • In collaboration with the Director for Academic Publishing Transformation and Director of Copyright Advisory Services, develop and implement an educational program to increase awareness among UNT faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues (e.g. copyright compliance, fair use, publication rights, privacy rights, deposit responsibilities).
  • Establish mechanisms to assist faculty, staff and students with the acquisition, description and end user access to their scholarly output.
  • Work in close consultation and cooperation with the UNT Libraries’ Subject Librarians, Research and Instructional Services, and Scholarly Communications Librarian.
  • Monitor national institutional repository and scholarly publishing trends and policy issues.
  • Maintain the Libraries’ institutional repository informational and support website.
  • Maintain, develop, and revise library policies and procedures related to scholarly works collected and maintained by the institution.
  • Supervise students in furtherance of scholarly communication services provided by the UNT Libraries.
  • Maintain and update UNT Scholarly Works metadata records to reflect current practice and authority control rules.
  • Maintain and update name authority records in the UNT Name App for new items added to the UNT Scholarly Works collection.
  • Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Libraries’ commitment to diversity.
  • Performs consultation services, guest lectures, and serves on Library and University Committees as needed.
  • Is active professionally and contributes to the developments in the field.



  • Education: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences or an international equivalent.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, manage time wisely, and make quick effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Evidence of the ability to think creatively and develop products and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to the scholarly output of UNT.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty.


  • 1 year relevant experience, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Experience in planning, developing and publicizing projects.
  • Experience with institutional repositories and metadata creation.
  • Experience with scholarly communication issues (e.g. copyright compliance, fair use, publication rights, privacy rights, deposit responsibilities)
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in a Windows environment and with MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrated contribution to the profession with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through contributions to professional organizations.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

All applicants must apply to

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the search is closed.

Salary and rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate’s education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and the full announcement and application instructions are available at:

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