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Job Title: Institutional Repository Content Manager (IRCM)

Job Description:


Working independently and with initiative, the institutional repository (IR) content manager (IRCM) position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the digital learning and scholarship team leader. The IRCM will envision and execute the future for the institutional repository (Digital Case), including setting policies and standards for ingesting and management of digitized content. This position is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of three key activities in support of the programs of the institutional repository content manager: (1) digital research and data management support, (2) repository client relationship management, and (3) instruction regarding digital scholarship.



  1. Monitor and implement trends in digital library and IR areas within academia, providing the executive leadership team with the necessary information to ensure CWRU is prepared for potential changes by continually investigating and providing KSL leadership with expertise about emerging new trends, risks, opportunities, and resources and recommending possible courses of action.
  2. Working with research services librarians, the scholarly communications manager, and others to identify and actively recruit content for the IR.
  3. Manage the digitization workflow for projects destined for the IR, including the coordination of efforts by other teams involved in the process, by establishing standards and deadlines for an efficient workflow.
  4. Provide guidance, troubleshoot, and maintain the development and evolution of the institutional repository and its role in supporting scholarly communication.
  5. Provide digital research and data management support for students and faculty, including meeting regularly with faculty and students to learn about their digital research and data management needs in context of the institutional repository.
  6. Manage client relationships by regularly promoting library resources and services, developing strategies and materials to promote curricular and academic goals, and conducting and analyzing user research through surveys, focus groups, etc. to ascertain the level of community satisfaction with library services.
  7. Develop partnerships with faculty to provide high-quality instruction on digital tools that support the teaching, learning, and research processes. Deliver high quality instruction using a variety of techniques and formats. Provide instruction on use of the institutional repository (IR) and data management processes associated with IR use.
  8. Create and develop the necessary partnerships to support the KSL institutional repository and related digital library services, including partnerships with ITS, colleges and academic departments, management centers, University circle institutions, and other regional and national academic institutions.
  9. Serve as an expert in institutional repositories for the CWRU academic community
  10. Work with other team members to find new ways visualize and interact with the contents of the IR
  11. Lead the Digital Case committee monthly meetings, using these meetings to identify digital case priorities and to discuss policies and procedures.
  12. Supervise and train DLSS students on the digitization standards and workflow processes to contribute to IR projects
  13. Work with other team members to ensure Digital Case employs best practices regarding digital scholarship and scholarly communications.



Perform other duties as assigned.



Department: The IRCM has regular contact with the Digital Learning and Scholarship Services Team Leader to ensure excellent service. The IRCM has moderate contact with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Occasional contact with managers and staff of other units in the library as required by projects.

University: The IRCM consults frequently with faculty, including assigned liaison faculty, faculty committees and other department administrators to determine teaching and research informational requirements to make appropriate information management decisions. Work regularly with faculty to develop, review, and improve information management policies and procedures. Consult occasionally with other campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Consult with staff throughout the university to develop and implement programs for the delivery of services to students and faculty.

External: Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of informational professionals. Occasional collaboration with colleagues in OhioLINK and other academic libraries, and with vendors to support print and electronic resource selections in assigned subject areas.

Students: Frequent daily communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.



This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers.



Experience: The initial rank of the IRCM will be based upon the qualifications of the individual regarding the person's professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values.

Education/Licensing: Master's degree in a relevant discipline, with completion of a second advanced degree within the area of specialization preferred; BA/BS in a relevant discipline.



  1. Job Performance.  Must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to complete all job responsibilities, and demonstrate the potential for a promising career in the profession.
  2. Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills.Must possess a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities within one’s area of specialization.  For professional growth the individual focuses on developing and improving knowledge, skills, and abilities in that domain.  Demonstrate a general level of expertise and competency to perform work at a professional level in the position to which the individual is appointed or assigned.  Demonstrate knowledge of the mission, vision, goals and services of the library, and understands how to incorporate those within her/his own work.  Has a general understanding of general management theories and practices.
  3. Professional Contributions.   Not expected to have a record of professional contributions for initial appointment at this level, but should show an interest and ability to engage effectively in professional activities.
  4. Professional Qualities.  Open to new ideas, and willing to share with others.  Interested in engaging in continuous professional improvement. 



General office/library environment.


APPLICATION PROCESS.   To apply for the position, please go to http://bit.ly/29K2hvp  Job ID 5590.

Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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