Systems Librarian Limited Term Appointment – Revised – Concordia University

Concordia University Library seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian for a one-year full-time limited term appointment as Systems Librarian.

Concordia University is one of Canada’s most dynamic universities in one of North America’s most livable cities. It reflects a unique blend of commitments to diversity, accessibility, social responsibility, and innovation. With over 50,000 students (more than 8,400 international) and over 2,000 full-time and part-time professors, Concordia is recognized for offering a rich academic experience combined with strong community engagement.

Concordia University Library provides collections and services fundamental to academic success, creation, the advancement of knowledge, and lifelong learning. With a team of 120 librarians, professionals and support staff who put student and faculty success at the center of their practice, the Library collaborates to achieve the goals outlined in our strategic plan and in the University’s strategic framework and directions. For more information about the services and operations of the Library, see http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia is an active member of the partnership of 17 Quebec university libraries that are implementing a bilingual shared library services platform. Preparation for implementation is underway as of early 2019, with implementation currently expected in June 2020.

The Systems Librarian is a member of the Library’s professional team, reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services. The Systems Librarian is a member of the team preparing for the implementation of the shared library services platform for Quebec university libraries, taking an active role in such aspects as data migration, reviewing and testing functionality, providing information and training sessions for staff, and assessing impact on other library services. The incumbent may additionally be responsible for coordinating existing digital services applications as assigned and participating in innovative technology projects.

Librarians on limited term appointments contribute, on a temporary basis, to the delivery of Library services and operations. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may receive subsequent reappointments, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, the initial and subsequent limited-term appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Librarians are members of the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborating closely with the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services and all members of the project team at Concordia and at the consortial level, contributes to multiple activities required for the implementation of a shared library services platform for Quebec university libraries.

Participates in the implementation of systems for other consortial functions, such as interlibrary loans or consortial purchasing of electronic resources.

Participates in testing of functionality and data migration iterations for the shared library services platform.

Designs queries and executes reports, as needed.

Assists with creating or updating staff documentation for the shared library services platform, as assigned.

Participates in the design and delivery of information and skills development sessions for librarians and staff for the library services platform and related technology.

Coordinates existing digital services applications, as assigned.

Participates on committees, working groups and project teams to contribute to the development of Library and University strategic initiatives and projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

Professional expertise

A graduate degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association, or approved equivalent education and training acceptable for membership in the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec.

Minimum of one (1) year of professional experience with library systems and technologies, preferably in an academic or research library environment. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Sierra is an asset.

Experience with the initial configuration and ongoing maintenance of an integrated library system or library services platform, including data migration and mapping.

Demonstrated analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills for complex applications.

Knowledge of data formats and technology standards relevant to academic library systems.

Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective instructional and skills development sessions on library technology to library staff.

Knowledge of information technology issues and trends and their impact on library services and collections.

General Competencies

Strong motivation, aptitude and interest to establish student and faculty success as the centre of their professional practice.

Demonstrated project management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks as well as projects.

Ability to shift priorities in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, share expertise, work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.

Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Curiosity, drive and flexibility so as to discover and try new things, in support of Library and University strategic directions.

Oral and written fluency in English is essential. A professional level of oral and written French is required, fluency preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for an initial limited term appointment will be determined according to the salary scale given in the CUFA collective agreement. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must supply the following in one (1) single PDF attachment:

  • a letter of interest;
  • curriculum vitae
  • the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Interviews are planned for May 8-10, 2019. The anticipated position start date will be July 1, 2019.

Candidates should apply in confidence by email to Ms. Sandra Biron, Library Personnel Assistant, at Employment.Library@concordia.ca

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Applications must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 23, 2019.

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Bibliothécaire système Poste à durée déterminée – l’Université Concordia

Remarque : Le masculin est utilisé pour faciliter la lecture.

La Bibliothèque de l’Université Concordia souhaite recruter une personne dynamique et créative afin de pourvoir un poste à temps plein d’une durée déterminée de un an au titre de bibliothécaire système.

Située à Montréal, l’une des villes les plus agréables d’Amérique du Nord, l’Université Concordia figure parmi les établissements d’enseignement supérieur les plus dynamiques du Canada. Axée sur la diversité, l’accessibilité, la responsabilité sociale et l’innovation, elle compte plus de 50 000 étudiants (dont 8 400 viennent de l’étranger) ainsi que plus de 2 000 professeurs à temps plein et à temps partiel. Elle est reconnue pour l’expérience enrichissante qu’elle offre à ses étudiants et pour son solide engagement communautaire.

La Bibliothèque de l’Université Concordia offre des collections et des services essentiels à la réussite scolaire, à la création, à l’avancement du savoir et à l’apprentissage permanent. Avec une équipe de 120 bibliothécaires, professionnels et employés de soutien qui placent la réussite des étudiants et des professeurs au cœur de leur pratique, la bibliothèque collabore à la réalisation des objectifs énoncés dans son plan stratégique ainsi que dans le cadre et les vecteurs stratégiques de l’Université. Pour en savoir davantage sur les services et le fonctionnement de la bibliothèque, consultez la page http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia joue un rôle actif dans le partenariat liant 17 bibliothèques universitaires du Québec et visant à implanter une plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque bilingue. La phase de préparation a été lancée début 2019, et l’implantation de la plateforme devrait être achevée en juin 2020.

Le bibliothécaire système est membre de l’équipe professionnelle de la Bibliothèque de Concordia et relève de la directrice adjointe – Service des collections. Il fait également partie de l’équipe chargée d’implanter la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque pour les universités québécoises. À ce titre, il contribuera activement à diverses tâches : migration des données, examen et test de la fonctionnalité, tenue de séances d’information et de formation, et évaluation de l’impact sur les autres services de la bibliothèque, entre autres. La personne retenue pourrait aussi avoir à coordonner des applications de services numériques, et participer à des projets technologiques novateurs.

Les bibliothécaires occupant un poste à durée déterminée contribuent de manière temporaire aux services et au fonctionnement de la bibliothèque. Les personnes occupant un poste à durée déterminée peuvent bénéficier de reconductions subséquentes si leur rendement au travail est satisfaisant, et sous réserve des besoins de l’unité et de la disponibilité des fonds. Au total, la nomination initiale à un poste à durée déterminée et les reconductions subséquentes ne doivent pas excéder 36 mois ou trois années consécutives.

Les bibliothécaires sont membres de l’Association des professeurs de l’Université Concordia (APUC).

RESPONSABILITÉS

En étroite collaboration avec la directrice adjointe – Service des collections ainsi qu’avec tous les membres de l’équipe de projet de Concordia et au niveau consortial, contribuer aux multiples activités nécessaires à l’implantation de la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque pour les universités québécoises.

Participer à l’implantation des systèmes pour d’autres fonctions consortiales, comme les prêts entre bibliothèques ou l’achat groupé de ressources électroniques.

Participer à la mise à l’essai de la fonctionnalité et aux itérations des migrations de données pour la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque.

Concevoir des requêtes et exécuter des rapports, au besoin.

Aider à rédiger ou à mettre à jour les documents destinés au personnel et touchant la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque, au besoin.

Participer à l’élaboration et à la tenue de séances d’information et de perfectionnement pour les bibliothécaires et le personnel, relativement à la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque et aux technologies connexes.

Coordonner des applications de services numériques existantes, au besoin.

Participer aux comités, aux groupes de travail et aux équipes de projet afin de contribuer à l’élaboration d’initiatives et de projets stratégiques pour la bibliothèque et l’Université.

EXIGENCES

Compétences professionnelles

Diplôme de cycle supérieur d’une école de bibliothéconomie agréée par l’American Library Association (ALA), ou formation équivalente acceptée comme condition d’admission à la Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec.

Au moins un (1) an d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine des technologies et des systèmes de bibliothèque, de préférence dans une bibliothèque en milieu d’enseignement ou de recherche. Connaissance souhaitable de Sierra (Innovative Interfaces).

Expérience dans la configuration initiale et la maintenance continue d’un système intégré de gestion de bibliothèque ou d’une plateforme de services de bibliothèque, y compris la migration et le mappage de données.

Aptitudes démontrées pour l’analyse, le soutien technique et le diagnostic des pannes dans le cadre d’applications complexes.

Connaissance des formats de données et des normes technologiques liés aux systèmes de bibliothèques universitaires.

Capacité éprouvée à élaborer et à donner au personnel de bibliothèque des séances de formation et de perfectionnement efficaces sur les technologies de bibliothèque.

Connaissance des questions et tendances relatives aux technologies de l’information ainsi que de leur impact sur les services et les collections de bibliothèques.

Compétences générales

Grande motivation ainsi que capacité et désir de placer la réussite des étudiants et des professeurs au cœur de sa pratique professionnelle.

Compétences éprouvées en gestion de projets et aptitude à traiter plusieurs priorités, tâches et projets à la fois.

Aptitude à changer de priorités dans un milieu exigeant qui évolue rapidement.

Capacité à travailler de manière autonome et en équipe, à faire partager son expertise, à collaborer ainsi qu’à négocier des solutions avec divers groupes.

Excellent sens de la communication. Sens marqué de l’analyse et de la résolution de problèmes.

Curiosité, dynamisme et souplesse pour découvrir et essayer de nouvelles choses, à l’appui de la bibliothèque et des vecteurs stratégiques de l’Université.

Maîtrise essentielle de l’anglais parlé et écrit. Connaissance sur le plan professionnel ou, de préférence, maîtrise, du français parlé et écrit.

Salaire et avantages sociaux

Le salaire pour une nomination initiale à un poste à durée déterminée est fixé en fonction de l’échelle salariale fournie dans la convention collective de l’APUC. Le poste est par ailleurs assorti d’une gamme d’avantages sociaux complète et concurrentielle.

Modalités d’offre de services

Veuillez soumettre les documents suivants en une (1) seule pièce jointe en format PDF :

  • une lettre de motivation;
  • votre curriculum vitæ, lequel doit préciser votre statut en matière de citoyenneté;
  • le nom, l’adresse électronique et le numéro de téléphone de trois personnes pouvant fournir des références professionnelles à votre sujet.

L’Université Concordia valorise la diversité au sein de son personnel et s’engage à promouvoir un accès égal à l’emploi. L’Université encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à soumettre leur candidature, incluant les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles, les Autochtones, les personnes des groupes d’orientations et d’identités sexuelles minoritaires, les personnes handicapées ainsi que toute autre personne pouvant contribuer à la diversité de notre communauté.

Nous invitons les membres des groupes ci-dessus à s’identifier lors du dépôt de leur candidature. Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; cependant, la priorité sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, l’Université doit considérer le statut d’immigration des candidats. Sans avoir besoin d’identifier son pays d’origine, chaque candidat doit inclure une des déclarations suivantes lors du dépôt de sa candidature :

Oui, je possède la citoyenneté canadienne ou la résidence permanente.

Non, je ne possède ni la résidence permanente ni la citoyenneté canadienne.

Les entrevues sont prévues entre le 8 et le 10 mai 2019. L’entrée en fonction est prévue pour le 1er juillet 2019.

Les personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre en toute confiance leur candidature par courriel à Mme Sandra Biron, adjointe au personnel de la bibliothèque, à Employment.Library@concordia.ca

Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les personnes sélectionnées.

Les candidatures doivent nous parvenir au plus tard le mardi 23 avril 2019 à 17 h.

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Systems Librarian Limited Term Appointment – Concordia University

Concordia University Library seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian for a one-year full-time limited term appointment as Systems Librarian.

Concordia University is one of Canada’s most dynamic universities in one of North America’s most livable cities. It reflects a unique blend of commitments to diversity, accessibility, social responsibility, and innovation. With over 50,000 students (more than 8,400 international) and over 2,000 full-time and part-time professors, Concordia is recognized for offering a rich academic experience combined with strong community engagement.

Concordia University Library provides collections and services fundamental to academic success, creation, the advancement of knowledge, and lifelong learning. With a team of 120 librarians, professionals and support staff who put student and faculty success at the center of their practice, the Library collaborates to achieve the goals outlined in our strategic plan and in the University’s strategic framework and directions. For more information about the services and operations of the Library, see http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia is an active member of the partnership of 17 Quebec university libraries that are implementing a bilingual shared library services platform. Preparation for implementation is underway as of early 2019, with implementation currently expected in June 2020.

The Systems Librarian is a member of the Library’s professional team, reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services. The Systems Librarian is a member of the team preparing for the implementation of the shared library services platform for Quebec university libraries, taking an active role in such aspects as data migration, reviewing and testing functionality, providing information and training sessions for staff, and assessing impact on other library services. The incumbent may additionally be responsible for coordinating existing digital services applications as assigned and participating in innovative technology projects.

Librarians on limited term appointments contribute, on a temporary basis, to the delivery of Library services and operations. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may receive subsequent reappointments, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, the initial and subsequent limited-term appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Librarians are members of the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborating closely with the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services and all members of the project team at Concordia and at the consortial level, contributes to multiple activities required for the implementation of a shared library services platform for Quebec university libraries.

Participates in the implementation of systems for other consortial functions, such as interlibrary loans or consortial purchasing of electronic resources.

Participates in testing of functionality and data migration iterations for the shared library services platform.

Designs queries and executes reports, as needed.

Assists with creating or updating staff documentation for the shared library services platform, as assigned.

Participates in the design and delivery of information and skills development sessions for librarians and staff for the library services platform and related technology.

Coordinates existing digital services applications, as assigned.

Participates on committees, working groups and project teams to contribute to the development of Library and University strategic initiatives and projects.

QUALIFICATIONS

Professional expertise

A graduate degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association, or approved equivalent education and training acceptable for membership in the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec.

Minimum of one (1) year of professional experience with library systems and technologies, preferably in an academic or research library environment. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Sierra is an asset.

Experience with the initial configuration and ongoing maintenance of an integrated library system or library services platform, including data migration and mapping.

Demonstrated analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills for complex applications.

Knowledge of data formats and technology standards relevant to academic library systems.

Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver effective instructional and skills development sessions on library technology to library staff.

Knowledge of information technology issues and trends and their impact on library services and collections.

General Competencies

Strong motivation, aptitude and interest to establish student and faculty success as the centre of their professional practice.

Demonstrated project management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks as well as projects.

Ability to shift priorities in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, share expertise, work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.

Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Curiosity, drive and flexibility so as to discover and try new things, in support of Library and University strategic directions.

Oral and written fluency in English is essential. A professional level of oral and written French is required, fluency preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for an initial limited term appointment will be determined according to the salary scale given in the CUFA collective agreement. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must supply the following in one (1) single PDF attachment:

  • a letter of interest;
  • curriculum vitae, which must include a statement of your citizenship;
  • the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Interviews are planned for May 8-10, 2019. The anticipated position start date will be July 1, 2019.

Candidates should apply in confidence by email to Ms. Sandra Biron, Library Personnel Assistant, at Employment.Library@concordia.ca

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Applications must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 23, 2019.

 

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SLA-PAM Special International Travel Awards – Call for Applicants (Deadline Extended to March 25th)

SLA- PAM International Travel Award

 Overview

EDP Sciences is generously sponsoring an award that will help two international librarians attend the SLA conference in 2019. The award is open to librarians who live outside of the United States with a specific requirement that one shall be from Europe. The award is in the amount of $1000 for each candidate, and is expected to contribute towards the awardee’s cost of attending the conference. Candidates must submit their applications for this award to the PAM International Relations Committee by 3/18/19.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be graduates of a library science program.
  • Applicants must attend the 2019 SLA conference in Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • Applicants must currently reside and work outside of the United States.
  • Applicants from all countries (outside the US) will be considered including developing countries, with one candidate being selected specifically from a European country.
  • Applicants must work in a library focusing on one or more of the PAM disciplines (physics, astronomy, mathematics, or computer science) or act as a library’s subject specialist for one or more of these disciplines.
  • Applicants must be eligible to travel to the United States.

 Only applicants who meet all the eligibility requirements at the time of application submission will be considered for the award.

Candidate Expectations

  • Awardee must attend the 2019 SLA Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH.
  • Awardee must attend PAM sessions and events at the Annual Conference, including the Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast where he/she and EDP will be recognized.
  • Awardee must join SLA and the PAM Division, and maintain that membership for one year.
  • Awardee must participate in the PAM International Relations Committee for one year.

 Application Procedure

  1. Prepare a brief letter (~500 words), answering the questions:
    • How do you meet the criteria?
    • Have you attended an SLA conference before?
    • How will this award help you to attend the 2019 SLA conference?
    • What do you hope to gain from attending the 2019 SLA conference?

Applications can be submitted to Mangala Krishnamurthy at mkrishna@ua.edu.  Please include SLA International Travel Award in the subject line. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on March 18, 2019 to be eligible.

Notification

Applicants will receive notification of award status by Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Please note that Early Bird Registration for the conference ends on April 01, 2019).

https://connect.sla.org/ac2019/home)

The award check will be presented at the PAM Division Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast. No money transfer will be made in case the award recipient cannot attend the conference for any reason.

Selection Committee Members:

Mangala Krishnamurthy, Chair, PAM International Relations Committee
Charlotte Van Rooyen, Chair-Elect, PAM International Relations Committee
Debal Kar, Member, PAM International Relations Committee
Sian Prosser, Member, PAM International Relations Committee

If you’ve any questions, feel free to contact one of us on the committee.

Thank you.

Best
Mangala

Mangala Krishnamurthy, MLIS., AHIP

Associate Professor/Reference Librarian

University of Alabama Libraries
The University of Alabama
105, Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Office 205-348-2109 | Fax 205-348-2113
mkrishna@ua.edu | http://www.lib.ua.edu

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2000-8822

 

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Digital Scholarship Librarian (Full-time May 2019 – Aug 2021) – Simon Fraser University Library

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Research Commons and based in the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Burnaby campus, this full time contract position will support SFU faculty, graduate students, and other researchers across the three SFU campuses and beyond.

The incumbent will have the skills necessary to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Simon Fraser University by providing support for those engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects. The primary focus for the Digital Scholarship Librarian is to oversee the operational aspects of SFU’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) in collaboration with its faculty Co-Directors. The DHIL assists with the development of digital scholarship research by providing consultation, training, mentoring, research software development, and technical support to faculty and graduate students.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership for the DHIL Digital Fellows and Developers. In conjunction with Liaison Librarians, Library Systems and others, the incumbent will identify and facilitate the deployment of appropriate tools and technologies to meet the research, teaching, and publishing needs of researchers.

As a member of the Research Commons, the incumbent will participate in the planning, implementation, and promotion of SFU Library’s scholarly communications services and increase campus awareness of author rights, Open Access (OA), SFU’s OA Policy, and other funding mandates.

This position will be attractive to adaptable and collaborative individuals with excellent communication and project management skills. It will also appeal to those who have an understanding of emerging interdisciplinary research methodologies in the humanities and social sciences and those who are highly motivated to provide innovative and responsive services to faculty and students.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓(Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛə̓ m (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main, W.A.C. Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/.

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

ASSIGNMENT

  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan;
  • Foster collaboration on the creation and curation of digital objects for research;
  • Collaborate with internal Library divisions and with external campus stakeholders in the access and preservation of digital assets;
  • Work closely with Library Systems to scope, develop, and support digital projects;
  • Partner with faculty and librarians to incorporate analytical tools, digitized, and born-digital resources into research and teaching activities;
  • In coordination with the Faculty Co-Directors, plan, coordinate, deliver, and promote sustainable services offered by the DHIL;
  • Provide project management expertise for DHIL and Library sponsored digital projects;
  • Recruit, lead, and mentor DHIL Digital Fellows and developers;
  • Coordinate Library participation in grant applications that involve digital humanities;
  • As a member of a team, support the development of Liaison Librarians’ knowledge and understanding of scholarly communication issues;
  • Participate in planning, implementing, and promoting scholarly communications services including increasing campus awareness of Open Access publishing with faculty, graduate students and applicable campus units;
  • Develop and deliver or coordinate delivery of online and in-person instruction sessions for both students and faculty;
  • Participate on Library project teams and committees;
  • Develop professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • 5 or more years of experience working in academic libraries, or a combination of work in academic libraries and related professional experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide research support and consultation in the humanities and social sciences;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coordinate projects;
  • Experience recruiting, training, and supervising students and staff;
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership and community-building;
  • Understanding of the research process and the ways in which new technologies are affecting the production, dissemination, and reception of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences;
  • Ability to facilitate communication between developers and stakeholders on project technical requirements;
  • Experience with digital humanities tools and approaches such as text mining, data analysis and visualization, mapping, digital exhibits, and database development;
  • Understanding of the research funding landscape in the digital humanities;
  • Understanding of scholarly communication and publishing issues and trends;
  • Commitment to engage in research and continued professional development;
  • A demonstrated commitment to and success in consultative and joint coordination and teamwork, as well as the ability to achieve consensus among differing viewpoints;
  • Ability to recognize, respect, and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds;
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time Librarian position, beginning May 2019. Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/home/CA.pdf

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here

https://www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/salary.html

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html


TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration, applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 9:00 am (PST) 15 April 2019 to

Susie Smith                                                      Phone: 778-782-4658

Library Management Office                              Fax: 778-782-3023

W.A.C. Bennett Library                                    Email: library@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University

 

 

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Associate University Librarian, Brock University

Brock Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL). The portfolio of this position includes academic services and student success. As a member of a collaborative senior leadership team, the Associate University Librarian will work closely with the University Librarian, other colleagues in the Library, and the wider university community to provide creative leadership in the development and implementation of the Library’s strategic priorities and objectives.

The portfolio of this AUL includes leadership in the strategic development and delivery of the Library’s services advancing student success; curricular initiatives; the development and oversight of innovative physical and online spaces; and creative engagement with the Brock community. Direct reports currently include the heads of the Liaison Services and Access Services departments.

The Library is currently engaged in a highly consultative organizational design process that is examining structures, processes, and service models that better align with the Library’s and the University’s strategic plans. Candidates should be comfortable working in an evolutionary environment, learning new areas, and should have a broad understanding of strategic directions of academic libraries.

As a member of the senior leadership team, the AUL will: collaborate in planning and implementing library services, programs, staffing and other initiatives; participate and/or lead cross-departmental working groups and project teams; maintain a comprehensive understanding of developments affecting academic librarianship; provide mentoring support and work with others to promote positive organizational change; collaborate on organizational development; serve on library, university and external committees; participate in professional organizations; and apply knowledge of collective agreements and university policies to the effective management of library operations.

Within the AUL’s portfolio, the AUL will: provide strategic leadership in the development of innovative new services, programs and initiatives; supervise, support, and collaborate with department heads; provide oversight of operations, human resources and budgets; and provide sponsorship and leadership of key projects and initiatives.

Apply: https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Associate-University-Librarian_JR-1002126

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ACRL ULS PDC: Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Librarians of Color forum

 

Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote presented by Jessica Dai, Grace Adeneye, & Jesus Espinoza.  The presentation was hosted by the ACRL University Library Section Professional Development Committee February 19, 2019.  This session, “Beyond Library Diversity Residencies: Strategies to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Librarians of Color” forum. We’ve also included several additional resources for you.

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