USIU – Digital Repository Librarian

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day work and development of the repository, setting priorities and targets and developing workflows to manage the capture and description of repository content;
  • Plan for and arrange solutions for digital asset preservation to ensure that data and other digital assets remain accessible, understandable and ready for re-use throughout their useful life;
  • Coordinate the scanning of all print theses and archives materials and upload to the repository;
  • Monitor developments in data standards and best practice and act as a liaison with national and international data organizations;
  • Maintain close engagement with related scholarly communications issues including copyright and open access and actively participate in the annual international open access week;
  • Ensure legal obligations are met relating to the creation and retention of paper and electronic records;
  • Develop an advocacy program, create publicity materials and promote the repository internally and externally;
  • Provide tailored research data management and training opportunities to the university community;
  • Advise departmental staff on the management of their records and collect institutional publications and articles from them for uploading to the repository;
  • Provide information and analysis and prepare quarterly and annual performance reports to inform strategic and operational development; and
  • Undertake additional duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 Minimum Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Information and Library Science (or equivalent) from an accredited university;
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience in a similar position in a busy library or higher learning Institution
  • Must have practical experience with relevant tools, protocols and standards such as DSpace, OJS, Fedora, MODS, OAI-PMH, MARC, Dublin Core, and ORCID;
  • Proven experience in developing and/or managing an institutional repository system;

Skills & Competencies

  • Working knowledge of intellectual property, privacy and licensing issues applicable to digital resources, data collections and archives.
  • Confidentiality and integrity;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship builder & effective negotiator;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptability and reliability
  • Proficiency in working with electronic databases.
  • Proficiency in Library Management Software.
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and desire to work as a team member in a modern, progressive, international and multicultural institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide current CVs, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Wednesday, April 7 , 2017
Director of Administration,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
USIU is an equal opportunity employer

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