Repository Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-11-10

Employer: London School of Economics

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The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Digital Scholarship and Innovation Group and contribute to the development of the Library’s research support services, with a particular focus on open access and our institutional repositories – LSE Research Online ( and LSE Theses Online (

* *In this post you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of our repository services. You will ensure the repositories continue to develop by implementing and improving workflows to capture, describe, store and disseminate a range of research outputs in various formats. You will also provide consultation and advice to researchers in the area of scholarly communications including routes to open access, publisher policies and research dissemination.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent with awareness of emerging trends in scholarly communications and research support. You should be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to relate to a wide range of users, academic colleagues and external networks. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective team member. Experience of working with institutional or digital repositories is essential. The role includes line management of a library assistant.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a library or similar customer service environment, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications, including traditional and emerging modes of publishing, routes to open access and copyright.
  • Experience of working with and developing institutional/digital repositories or publications management via a CRIS.
  • Knowledge of funder open access policies.
  • Experience of managing and promoting a service, including designing and implementing processes and workflows.
  • Evidence of providing improvements and enhancements to service delivery, particularly in the area of open access, scholarly communications or research support.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a range of Library users and colleagues at all levels of seniority.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to liaise with researchers, colleagues from across an organisation and representatives of external organisations to support the development of a service.
  • Demonstrated awareness of a range of planning techniques, for example planning development priorities, personal time management and operational planning.
  • Problem-solving skills, for example identifying a problem, investigating and following through to a solution, by liaising with appropriate contacts.


  • CILIP-recognised professional qualification in librarianship/information science or currently working towards completion.
  • Evidence of the ability to give presentations to groups of colleagues and/or users to explain or promote an initiative or service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in cross-institutional projects or working groups.
  • Experience of having line management responsibility for staff.
  • Demonstrated experience of an advocacy role and demanding negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Experience of planning and managing a service and/or promotional events.

Archived on: 2017-11-13