Job Postings: Copyright and Fair Use Librarian and Digital Repository Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, TXPosted: June 29, 2015
Required Qualifications for All Positions:
- American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
- Knowledge of open access, the research process, current issues in scholarly; communication, and the role of libraries and librarians in supporting scholarly practices;
- Experience designing, implementing, or managing an innovative project, program, or tool;
- Understanding or experience in documenting workflows and policies;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Strong customer service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to work in teams;
- Experience working successfully with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications for Copyright/Fair Use Librarian:
- Coursework or work experience related to copyright, intellectual property rights, and fair use;
- Experience in teaching, instruction, and workshop design on copyright/fair use;
- Juris Doctorate or other law degree.
Desired Qualifications for Digital Repositories Librarian:
- Experience or training in managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections;
- Knowledge of scripting languages and/or XML.
Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015
Description and duties:
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and leading the conservation and preservation program for the circulating, rare book, and archival collections of the John M. Kelly Library and the University of St. Michael’s College Archives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Develops a new conservation laboratory
– Assesses and monitors collections and their physical spaces
– Determines and executes appropriate physical treatment of items
– Coordinates digitization for preservation initiatives in conjunction with other digitization initiatives
– Manages and train staff including full-time and part-time staff members, students and other assistants
– Uses performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement
– Assists with Exhibit Program including advising on best practices for exhibits as well as creating mounting plinths
– Maintains Kelly Library Disaster Plan for the collections and provides leadership during emergency or disaster situations
– Collaborates with library staff from University of Toronto and other Colleges
– Establishes and maintains a record-keeping system
– Maintains supplies and equipment
– Participates in presentations about the Library’s Conservation and Preservation program
– Performs other conservation and preservation functions as requiredQualifications:
– Master’s degree
– Training in conservation and preservation of library and archival materials (including paper, film, cassettes, books, photographs, born-digital files, artefacts) through a formal training program or on-the-job experience
– Minimum of 2 years of conservation and preservation experience
– Minimum of 1 year supervisory experience
– In class teaching experience
– Familiarity with academic library procedures
– Ability to work effectively both independently or in a cooperative team environment
– Project management and leadership skills
– Experience with digitization processes and workflows for all formats of material
– Experience supervising students and staff
– Ability to be creative/innovative with limited resources
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Ability to lift 20 kg.
– Thorough knowledge and understanding of safe handling of hazardous material
– Workplace flexibilityCompensation:
The university offers a competitive salary of $60,000.00.Additional information :
This is a non-union (management) position of 35 hours per week.
Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015
Ryerson University Library and Archives is currently seeking a Copyright and Open Access Assistant to aid with the creation of two subject specific LibGuides and well as the updating of Scholarly Communication and Copyright webpages. As well the successful candidate would expected to assist with updating transactional permissions in the University copyright database. The primary objective of this project is to create two new detailed, rich and informative LibGuides, one that focuses on Copyright and one that focuses on Scholarly Communication issues. Both will act as a core resource for information about copyright and scholarly communication at Ryerson University, and be useful for both faculty and students. These are new resources. The Copyright LibGuide will deal with issues of: instructor copyright compliance at the University including E-Reserves, student copyright information, copyright basics, fair dealing and other copyright exceptions, copyright exceptions, and copyright-free and Creative Commons resources that can be used in teaching and by students (open educational resources). The Scholarly Communication LibGuide will include an overview of Open Access, information of the Ryerson Digital Repository, the Open Access Author Fund, self-archiving strategies, predatory open access journals, basics of bibliometrics, author publishing agreements, the Tri-Council Open Access policy, open access journals (green versus gold), and an Open Access Resource reading list. As well the student will also work in the ARES database (the university copyright system for E-Reserves and the Bookstore).
Duties are performed under the direction of the Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian and in consultation with various subject librarians including the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
The successful candidate will work with subject librarians and the copyright technician to create two subject specific, dense, and multifaceted research guides using LibGuides. The successful applicant will use their communication, writing, research, editorial and organizational skills to create these guides. As well the student will assist in updating permission records in the University permission database.Qualifications:
Applicants will be in an upper year student in a professional librarian program or a student in their 2nd year of a Library Technician program.
They should know the Microsoft Office suite and Google applications.
Some familiarities with the creation of research guide, preferably LibGuides would be an asset. Permission management experience would also be desirable in the candidate.Compensation:
$21.00/hour plus benefitsAdditional information :
This is a temporary full time position with the duration of 10 weeks ending on Sept. 4th, 2015.
Job Posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator (OCULA New Librarian Residency), Ontario College of Art and Design University, TorontoPosted: June 18, 2015
Art Librarian – Special Collections and Archives
Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens
Media Curation Librarian
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Museum Specialist (Art) (Photo Archives)
Replacement librarian (July 2015 to June 2016)
Responsibilities: The University of Ottawa Library seeks an innovative, energetic and service-oriented Arts Replacement Librarian for the Morisset Library. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who works well with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment.
Description: As part of a team of Arts librarians, the incumbent participates in the development and provision of orientation and teaching programs, provides reference and in-depth research services and is responsible for faculty liaison and collection development activities in the assigned disciplines.
The main function of this position consists in working in collaboration with faculty and the library team to promote and integrate information literacy into the curricula of relevant courses and in ensuring the development of arts collections in assigned disciplines. The librarian will be responsible for improving access and ensuring effective use of scholarly resources in support of the teaching and research mission of the University of Ottawa.
Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent;
Two (2) years of professional experience, or fewer, depending on relevance of experience to the position;
University degree in humanities, preferably at the graduate level;
Knowledge of scholarly information and research methods in humanities acquired through studies or professional experience;
Knowledge of information technologies relevant to libraries including knowledge of or experience with instructional technologies;
Pertinent knowledge of and experience in the areas of reference, teaching and collection development;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken, including the ability to teach in both official languages.
Provide leadership within the Library, working collaboratively across campus, with the local community, and with national and international partners to create and support traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff. Work with all faculty and students, the Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of research, teaching, and learning through film and media. Serve as liaison to the University’s Film Studies Program. Collaborate with all faculty to select, manage and develop film collections to support this area and other areas as assigned. The Film/Cinematic Arts Librarian will be a change agent, partner, and resource person for all library staff involved in facilitating faculty and student projects related to and incorporating film and the cinematic arts and will be expected to conduct regular scans of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of interest. Manage the University Libraries film collections, both digital and analog, and recommend strategic priorities for the physical and digital development of the film collection. Ongoing contributions to the program’s longstanding tradition of bringing film and video artists as well as scholars of film and media to campus is integral to the position, as will be programming screenings and organizing special events.
Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.
***Review of Applications will begin June 15th and continue until filled.
- Create instructional resources and tutorials, provide instruction, and offer research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies.
- Coordinate the selecting, ordering, promoting, and presentation of programs in the International Film Series, ChinaFest and African Film Weekend. Provide public introductions for selected films.
- Collaborate with liaisons and appropriate divisions within the library to create, coordinate and manage best practices for film, audio and image collection maintenance, growth and preservation.
- Create and maintain research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas.
- Maintain knowledge of the legal landscape and licensing for digital media especially in the area of streaming and performance rights. Participate in university wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright and intellectual property standards.
- Conduct environmental scans of all campus departments in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to film and media studies. Align resources as appropriate to support these departments.
- Supervise and evaluate Media Scheduling Manager/Student Assistant Supervisor.
- Specialized knowledge of film history and digital media.
- Experience representing a library to external stakeholders and engaging in consortia and community projects or programs.
- Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
- Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the University of Richmond libraries.
- Demonstrated engagement in reference and instructional services, user experience, and assessment of services.
- Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of reference, instruction, access, assessment, user experience or with the use of instructional technology.
- Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
- 2-4 years’ current experience working with film collections in an academic library or educational setting.
- Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in the humanities, with particular focus on the history and theory of film and media.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.
- Bachelors in a related subject area.
- A second advanced degree (M.A/M.S.) in a related subject area is preferred.
- Full-time, exempt position.
- The position requires evening and weekend instruction/research coverage and attendance at film showings and related programming as needed throughout the school year.