This position supports the administration of the University Libraries’ Institutional Repository (IR) and performs public service functions of the Digital Research Commons (DRC) through the effective collaboration with staff in Digital Research Services and affiliated library and campus units, participation in DRC staffing rotation, as well as technical and user support assistance.
This position supports the public services functions of the University Libraries through the effective management of student and staff employees, participation in the reference desk rotation, and customer service, network and user support assistance.
Hire, train, supervise, and schedule student workers to provide user assistance and customer service.
Participate in the reference desk rotation, providing reference assistance to library users.
Participate in the Digital Research Commons service desk rotation (circulation and reserves) and resolve public service issues.
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Library Specialist(s) and/or staff.
Work with Library Systems (computing and networking) staff to identify and resolve problems in public computing services; may also work with integrated library system (ILS) staff to resolve ILS issues.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Duties:
Process Electronic Theses and Dissertation submissions and other workflows that publish content to the UH Institutional Repository (IR).
Identify and solicit new scholarly content for the IR.
Collaborate with Metadata and Digitization Services department to establish, maintain, and quality check metadata standards for IR collections.
Explore and oversee IR usage statistics integrations.
Assist with routine, day-to-day administrative functions of the Digital Research Commons (DRC), including compiling DRC usage statistics, drafting documentation on equipment and facility operations, maintaining the DRC calendar, website, and list serv, as well as maintaining DRC open hours.
Explore and implement expansions to existing suite of open publishing platforms, including Open Journal Systems support.
Associates and 3 years experience
Requires the ability and knowledge for analysis and interpretation of procedures, policies and practices attainable through specific education and/or training programs in a specialty or technical field. Advanced vocational or electronic skills or a basic knowledge of a professional field is required. An Associate's degree or certification/licensing in a technical specialty program of over 18 months and up to 3 years duration are characteristic of this field. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of directly job-related experience.
Experience operating/managing a content management system
Ability to communicate effectively in person and online
Ability to implement existing and new workflows, policies, and procedures
Team-oriented and highly collaborative
Understanding of scholarly publishing workflows
Understanding of copyright law and best practices
Previous experience in close proximity to the research or scholarly publishing process
Additional Job Posting Information: Experience in lieu of education
Internal Number: STA006170
About University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.