Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian (Librarian II or III)
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The University of Toronto Libraries invites applications for the position of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. Reporting to the Chief Librarian through the Associate Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences, the incumbent will provide leadership for the overall operation and administration of a newly created Scholarly Communication and Copyright Office. The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian will be responsible for advising the University community and participating in the development of University policy on issues related to copyright, intellectual property rights and scholarly communications, including promoting fair dealing and other use rights, developing best practices, raising awareness and educating the University community regarding the many complex issues related to scholarly communication, open access and copyright.
The incumbent will also establish mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, publishing agreements, and management of intellectual property, and work collaboratively with the Coordinator, Scholarly Communication Initiatives, in promoting awareness of scholarly communication publishing, including T-Space, the university’s research repository; the Journal Production System; and the Open Conference System. As part of this outreach, the incumbent will be responsible for forming a Copyright Advisory Committee. Additionally, the Librarian will provide advice to the Collection Development department on issues related to subscriptions and licensing language.
This position will require extensive consultation and liaison both internally, with faculty, senior university administration and library colleagues, as well as externally with other universities, copyright groups and licensing bodies.
The successful candidate will have:
• ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree, or equivalent
• Proven in-depth knowledge and extensive background regarding Canadian copyright and intellectual property laws, regulations, policies and procedures
• Highly developed oral and written skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of users
• In-depth knowledge related to scholarly communication/open access issues
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
• Effective presentation skills
• Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills, and the ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative environment
• Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Salary and Terms of Appointment:
Salary and appointment level are based on experience and qualifications. It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Librarian II or III level, subject to review.
Librarian II $57,100 (minimum)
Librarian III $73,800 (minimum)
This is a permanent status stream position.
Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto Libraries thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
How to Apply:
Librarians interested in applying for this position should submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees in a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) to Library Human Resources at utlhrutoronto [dot] ca or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by July 5, 2012.