Opportunity for Recent Grads: Library Practicum, The Banff Centre Library, Banff, AB, Canada

The Banff Centre Library is now accepting applications for its Library Practicum Program.

This program requires full-time commitment for a duration of 6-months, beginning October 1, 2015.

Follow this link for program and application details: http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1622

Overview

The Library Practicum program is designed for new library professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Art Librarian to receive direct mentorship on cataloguing, collection management, public program development, and public service. Candidates will receive a general overview of the activities of the library with introductions to all aspects of the library.

What does the program offer?

This role compliments studies in arts librarianship and will primarily focus on The Banff Centre Library’s collection of artists’ books.  Practical experience will include the cataloguing and assessment of items in the artist’s book collection as well as the creation of public programs for the library. Learning opportunities also arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at The Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library team.  In addition to the practical experience component of the program, participants will have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.

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http://www.libraryjobs.ca/page/find%20jobs/ezlist_post_07522562-1a63-42a4-89ae-a5baf39e5818.aspx?_s=http%3a%2f%2fwww.libraryjobs.ca%2fpage%2ffind+jobs%2fezlist_posts.aspx#.VYF_Z0ZUyyk

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http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/manager-conservation-preservation

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
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– Performs other conservation and preservation functions as required

Qualifications:

– Master’s degree
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– Minimum of 2 years of conservation and preservation experience
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The university offers a competitive salary of $60,000.00.

Additional information :

This is a non-union (management) position of 35 hours per week.


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http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/copyright-and-open-access-assistant-ycw-position

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).
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Duties include:
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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 benefits

Additional 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, Toronto

http://www.libraryjobs.ca/page/find%20jobs/ezlist_post_aa46c897-e5fb-472a-8a59-76af8a050e0c.aspx

Library / Organization Name

Ontario College of Art and Design University
Library Type

Academic
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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.
Position Summary:

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
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  • 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.
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  • Graduate degree in Archival Studies or Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, completed between May, 2013 and August, 2015
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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.


Job Posting: Arts Librarian (contract), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/biblioth-caire-sp-cialis-pour-les-arts-remplacement-arts-librarian-replacement

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.
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Job Posting: Librarian I, Belleville Public Library & John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, Ontario

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2015/librarian-i

Position Description:
Reporting to the Department Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing public service in the Information Services department at Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery. The Librarian I will provide excellent customer service and work as part of a team of dedicated Library professionals. The position may involve providing public service in other Library departments as required.
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The Librarian I will provide assistance in the development and maintenance of the Library’s web site and online services.

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•Retrieves information for customers and performs reference and reader’s advisory services
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