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Resource Exchange Repository Program Manager (9714 Associate Librarian)
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

To apply, visit https://employment.umn.edu. Requisition Number: 187014


The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education was created in October 2012 to serve as a coordinating center for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) as well as to provide leadership, scholarship, evidence, coordination, and national visibility to advance interprofessional education and practice as a viable and efficient health care delivery model. As part of the cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the center is charged with operating as a neutral, unbiased, convener among IPECP stakeholders in education, practice, and public policy. To fulfill this charge, the National Center is developing an interactive, digital subject repository to: provide open access to historical and evolving scholarly work in interprofessional practice and education; offer an online space to share ideas and resources; and facilitate meaningful connections among students, educators, leaders, and practitioners. Called the "resource exchange," this digital repository allows individuals from around the world to share information about their programs and experiences and connect with professionals with similar interests and issues. It will also be a source of current thought leadership, including articles and reports. As a sub-section of the resource exchange repository, the National Center is also developing a "scholarly trust" containing important research and evaluation materials that pass a review process. It will contain important historical information, as well as represent the best current thinking on interprofessional practice and education as defined by an expert panel appointed by the National Center. The program manager is responsible for management of the resource exchange and scholarly trust digital subject repository, including: ongoing, proactive curation and monitoring of content; management of metadata and descriptive work; and leadership for the development of the scholarly trust expert panel, criteria and publication process.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a creative and user-oriented individual to serve as the repository manager for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. This is a new position, created to support our strategic efforts to improve access to interprofessional practice and education resources. We invite applications from qualified individuals who value national engagement strategies and are interested in working within a diverse, innovative, and learning-centered environment. This position is a 12-month, 100%, annually renewable P &A position that will report to the associate to the associate vice president for education, Academic Health Center who also serves as the center administrator for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roles and responsibilities:


  • Lead the development, maintenance and adherence of policies and procedures to guide development and use of scholarly trust (repository), including: policies governing the submission of content for digital publication, metadata and preservation standards, technical workflow, quality control, open access, intellectual property and copyright
  • Collaborate with the scholarly trust expert panel to guide repository development and standards, including:
  • Convene the scholarly trust expert panel at regular intervals
  • Vet publication criteria, copyright issues, review processes and ongoing management practices.
  • Development of scholarly trust publication criteria.
  • Regularly review digital submissions for possible inclusion
  • Ensure compliance with the submission policy and license agreement and advise the National Center team and expert panel about emerging copyright management issues.

  • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment through data gathering and analysis

  • Communicate with and provide support to contributors and users
  • Anticipate future trends in evolving digital environment and maintain current awareness of national and international developments affecting knowledge management, metadata and information retrieval


In collaboration with National Center and supporting technology staff:

  • Serve as a member of the team responsible for ongoing development and management of the resource exchange platform, including functionality requests and technical assistance.
  • Create value-added services such as community and collection pages within the resource exchange platform.
  • Assess and recommend new technical functionality and or/software products to support user needs.


  • Provide educational guidance and resources about the repository to interested organizations to cultivate their interests and support their needs
  • Track and monitor engagement efforts and responses and work with Communications Manager to refine key messages based upon feedback
  • In alignment with National Center strategic communications plan, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to promoting awareness and use of the repository.
  • Increase the amount and quality of items deposited in the resource exchange and scholarly trust by:
  • Promoting the repository to key stakeholders, including presentations at key meetings, events and conferences
  • Actively seek out new user communities and content
  • Identifying suitable publications for deposit by checking scholarly journals, news and popular media sources and organizational websites.
  • Encouraging authors of suitable publications to deposit their work.

Minimum qualification:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience developing and/or managing digital collections. Excellent project management and program development skills, strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Enthusiasm for contributing to a face-paced work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative setting. Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems including (but not limited to) Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH Demonstrated knowledge of copyright law, intellectual property and permissions issues as they related to digital repositories and published works Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred qualification:

Knowledge of institutional repository management, including policy matters, intellectual property and copyright issues, and strategies for recruiting appropriate content Demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories and scholarly communication Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking. Previous work experience in health sciences education and/or practice Experience with the Drupal CMS a plus

About the National Center:

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is supported by a Health Resources and Services Administration Cooperative Agreement Award No. UE5HP25067. In addition, the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the John A Hartford Foundation have collectively committed up to $8.1 million in grants over five years to support and guide the Center, which will work to accelerate team work and collaboration among doctors, nurses and other health professionals-- as well as patients--and break down the traditional silo-approach to health professions education.

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