Repository Librarian

£5106.81 - £7292.30 per month
27 Jul 2017
23 Aug 2017
CERN European

As repository librarian in the Library section you will:

  • Take responsibility for the entire ingestion and curation of the CERN scientific output in the institutional repository (CDS).
  • Take part in the cross-laboratories curation team operating the Inspire repository and participate in its coordination.
  • Contribute to the documentation of procedures, design of workflows and definition and evolution of data structures.
  • Monitor the ingestion workflows for new and existing service features.
  • Articulate technical solutions and ensure compliance with CDS and Inspire requirements.
  • Coach junior cataloguers to curate documents in accordance with modern standards and methods.
  • Participate as needed in standard library operations and services.

Qualification required

Bachelor or Master's degree in librarianship / information science, or equivalent.

The experience required for this post is:

  • Solid repository experience, preferably from an academic environment.
  • Track-record with work-flow design (submission forms, harvesting, integration with third party services).
  • Familiarity with data exchange protocols.
  • Experience in supervision of a small team would be an advantage.
  • Experience in dealing with copyright and licenses issues.

The technical competencies required for this post are:

  • Digital curation: a deep understanding of data structures and formats (JSON, MARCXML).
  • Library and documentation management.
  • Digitizing collections.

The language competencies required for this post are:

  • Spoken and written English: ability to draw up technical texts.
  • Willingness to learn French.

Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success.

We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 22.08.2017.

Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.