OCAD University is the recipient of the 2015 OCULA New Librarian Residency Award. Unique requirements of this contract position require the successful candidate to be a librarian who has graduated between May, 2013 and August, 2015. The OCULA New Librarian Residency position will be the resident’s first experience working as a professional librarian. The resident will be required to provide two reports to the OCULA Council and will be an ex-officio member of the OCULA Council during their residency.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator is responsible for planning and promoting a scholarly communications program in consultation with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders. Utilizing the capacity of the University’s new Institutional Repository (IR) http://openresearch.ocadu.ca, the Scholarly Communications Librarian/Digital Projects Curator will support digital projects that liberate and showcase cultural assets and that preserve and openly disseminate the scholarly outputs of OCAD U graduate students, faculty and researchers.
Summary of Responsibilities:
- Assist the Systems Librarian/IR Administrator with day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository, including workflow, setup, and access processes for development and maintenance of content.
- Implement best practices for metadata; policies and procedures for the production, management, and preservation of digital content, including workflows, and quality control
- Review the Institutional Repository agreements with the Director of Research Services and other stakeholders and, help develop a strategy to promote open access
- Undertake a publications/data inventory, in collaboration with the Director of Research Services, to identify needs and priorities
- Identify collaborative opportunities and recruit key producers (faculty, researchers, publication authors and editors); establish communities to contribute content and groups to guide specific projects
- Provide training and support to contributors (individuals, communities, and groups) on use, setup, content development and maintenance
- Work with the Library Heads to identify, describe and contribute content to the Institutional Repository from the Special Collections of Exhibition Documentation and Archival Media, Rare Books and Periodicals, Artists Books and Multiples, Zines, Student Publications, Posters, Photographs and other graphic objects from the University Archives
- Provide support to the department of Graduate Studies to enable uploading and/or direct deposit of e-theses by graduate students into the Institutional Repository; and to ensure that deposits follow the Institutional Repository and Library and Archives Canada Theses harvesting program guidelines
- Coordinate planning for Open Access Week activities; promote the Institutional Repository; develop and deliver workshops and online user training materials to increase awareness
- Graduate degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, completed between May, 2013 and August, 2015
- Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications (open access, author rights) and digital preservation
- Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
- Experience providing user training, computer user support, and creating online user guides and educational resources, an asset
- Experience in conversion and formatting of digital objects, and metadata creation and quality control, an asset
- Knowledge of contemporary art and design
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Strong organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to set and handle multiple priorities and meet short deadlines
- Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as required
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. This one-year contract is expected to commence August 2015.
Compensation: $67,093 + 10% in lieu of vacation and benefits per annum
Application Deadline: July 17, 2015
Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter online by selecting the “Apply for this Position” button below.