Job Posting: Manager, Conservation & Preservation, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

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
– 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 required

Qualifications:

– 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 flexibility

Compensation:

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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Job Posting: Copyright and Open Access Assistant (YCW Position), Ryerson University Library and Archives, Toronto

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).
DUTIES:
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.
Duties include:
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 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
Job Description

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
:

  • 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

 Qualifications:

  • 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.


Job Posting: Special Collections Librarian, University of Toronto Fisher Rare Books Library

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

The Opportunity
The University of Toronto Library seeks a highly organized, productive, innovative and flexible librarian to work in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. Reporting to the department head, the incumbent will work closely with other senior Fisher librarians on assigned tasks. Principal responsibilities will be the arrangement and description of modern manuscripts, the preparation of finding aids and rare book cataloguing. The Special Collections Librarian will also work as a collegial member of the rare books and special collections team in the Fisher Library, assisting with reference, outreach, and digital projects. Some evening hours may be required.

The incumbent will:
• Arrange, describe and process modern manuscripts
• Create finding aids for manuscript collections
• Train in and perform rare book cataloguing
• Serve a regular shift on the Fisher Library reference desk
• Participate in outreach activities, seminars, and digital projects
• Other duties as required

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
• An ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree, preferably with a concentration in archival practice, or an acceptable equivalent.
• Demonstrated interest and background in special collections.
• Familiarity with standard office, database and ILS software
• Experience with archival/manuscripts processing and cataloguing and/or metadata
• Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish assigned tasks within stated guidelines and to deadline.
• Proven communication and organizational skills.
• Discretion and good judgement.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in an academic library or special collections setting
• Experience in one or more of: reference service, outreach, teaching, digital projects

Compensation:

Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a 1-year contract position (limited term contract) to be filled at Librarian I level.

We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.


Call for Papers – New Voices Panel at ARLIS/NA Conference

Call for Papers – New Voices Panel at ARLIS/NA Conference

Paper proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2012 ARLIS-NA conference in Toronto are now being accepted!

New Voices showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS.) Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics.

To see papers presented in past sessions, you can look at the Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences/conf_index.html). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP and the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee.

If interested, please send a paper topic and detailed abstract to mportis (at) nysid.edu by January 12th. Please feel free to re-post.

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Maggie Portis
Assistant Director of the Library
New York School of Interior Design

T: 212-452-4196
mportis@nysid.edu