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Data Services and Copyright Librarian - Patrick Power Library

Saint Mary's University

Data Services and Copyright Librarian – Patrick Power Library

Posting Deadline: April 15, 2024
Department: Patrick Power Library
Type of Employment: Permanent, Full Time
Group Affiliation: SMUFU
An appointment at the rank of Librarian I or higher (as appropriate) is anticipated. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Salary ranges for Librarian I as of September 1, 2023, are $63,978 to $69,183.

The Patrick Power Library at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, invites applications for the position of Data Services and Copyright Librarian. This is a permanent-track position at the rank of Librarian I (or as appropriate). We require a highly motivated, service-oriented full time professional Librarian, who is excited about working in an academic library and who will take an innovative approach to promote and manage the library’s research data infrastructure and copyright services. The successful applicant will report to the University Librarian, supervise the Copyright and Research Data Management assistants, and work in collaboration with fellow Librarians and Library Managers.

What we offer

As a team member at Saint Mary’s, we are proud to offer many benefits. Some of these include:
• Competitive compensation
• Comprehensive benefits package
• Defined Contribution Pension plan
• Vacation
• Professional development
• Holiday closure
• Summer hour schedule

Job Information and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the University Librarian, the Data Services and Copyright Librarian will:
• Provide data and statistical information services, including promotion and support for Statistics Canada DLI resources, and business statistics resources.
• Provide expertise on finding and using open data sources, including government data, especially in the business and social sciences.
• Engage with library and campus stakeholders, including faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, instructional technologists, and other library staff, to develop scalable and sustainable support for data-intensive courses through research consultations, workshops, presentations, and course-related instruction.
• Provide support for services involving software and tools for data analysis such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, or R.
• Manage Research Data Management, including description and online deposit of data created by Saint Mary’s researchers and tracking of faculty scholarly output.
• Manage copyright services provided through the library, advise on issues and questions related to copyright, and maintain current awareness of best practices for copyright compliance in higher education.
• Supervise staff in Research Data Management and Copyright, including training, performance management, and ensuring appropriate related supports are provided.
• Liaise with assigned academic departments to select materials and assess collections for course and program reviews.
• Deliver information literacy and classroom teaching sessions and provide Reference and Research services.
• Participate in library management, university and consortia committees and activities, and oversee library, consortium and university-wide projects.
• Perform other responsibilities as required.

Experience and Education Requirements

To be the successful Data Services and Copyright Librarian you will have:
• A Master’s degree in library/information studies from an ALA-accredited program.
• A minimum of one-year professional librarian experience providing data services.
• Knowledge of data resources, data information literacy, principles and practices of research data management, data curation, and the data lifecycle.
• Experience developing and managing collections.
• Expertise in Excel, and experience with common software packages used in statistical data analysis.
• Knowledge of copyright compliance and fair dealing practices.
• Experience and knowledge of library reference and research services.
• Demonstrated effective teaching and presentation skills in-person and online.
• Experience working effectively within a team environment.
• The ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Asset Qualifications:
• Experience in an academic library setting.
• Supervising and training staff in a unionized environment.
• Experience with identifying and developing opportunities for students and faculty to utilize the library’s data resources and services, including instruction to students, faculty, and library staff in the use of statistical resources.
• Expertise in GIS and data visualization, as well as familiarity with methods for data preparation and analysis.
• Demonstrated experience with copyright compliance and fair dealing practices in an academic setting.
• Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.

Application Details

Apply for this opportunity online using our online application system through Career Beacon. Click on "Apply Now" and complete all required information fields. Qualified candidates should submit the following with their application:

Note: These should be merged into one document.
• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Three Professional References

Applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date of April 15, 2024. Late applications may not receive consideration. We appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

At Saint Mary’s University, equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Black/African Nova Scotians, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Suzanne.vandenHoogen@smu.ca.

About Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

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