Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University


Job Number: 2017231

Location: San Marcos

Department: University Library

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
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:

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:

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.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

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

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce


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