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Discovery Librarian

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Discovery Librarian. This full-time, continuing position is based at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, SFU Burnaby, and supports end users and staff from all three SFU campuses, online and in person.

Reporting to the Head, Digital Library Services, the incumbent will be responsible for seamless discovery and access to Library resources to enable learning, teaching, and research.

Setting
We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers.

SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main W.A.C. Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey. With almost 5 million visits to our public website in the past year, the Library is also host to a large, heavily used digital presence.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see the Library’s website.

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

Assignment
As a member of the Digital Services team, the Discovery Librarian plays an important role in advancing Library and University goals, including the Library’s Strategic Plan, and has the curiosity, flexibility, and drive to try new and innovative ways to support Library and University objectives. This support includes creating and sustaining relationships across Library divisions and the wider SFU community.

The Discovery Librarian advocates for users, develops partnerships, implements best practices, and serves as a leader and peer, working closely with colleagues in the Resource Acquisition, Management, and Metadata (RAMM) and the Collections divisions.

Specific Areas of Responsibility
Discovery Layer Administration

The Discovery Librarian:

  • is responsible for the overall management, operation, support, and development of the Library’s library services platform (LSP) discovery layer (Primo) and related applications and integrations.
  • ensures integration of the discovery layer and back-office management tools.
  • supports the developer(s) in charge of the Library’s bento box system Library Search.
  • supports the integration of the discovery layer and Library Search system with other systems.
  • liaises with, and acts as primary contact for students, faculty, and staff regarding the discovery layer and the locally-managed Library Search.
  • serves as an active member of the Library’s ILS working group, and participates in other Library working groups and committees.
  • develops, supports, and advocates for discovery services that are user-centred, making use of inputs including analytics, test results, feedback, and user experience data.
  • ensures excellent discoverability of Library resources informed by best practices and trends.
  • tests new customizations, functionality, and regular system updates for the discovery layer and Library Search.
  • manages problem reports and follows up with system vendors or local development staff.

Findability of Digital Collections:

  • Optimizes metadata and collections structure in digital collections to improve findability, as a member of the Digital Collections team, and working closely with colleagues in the Resource Acquisition, Management, & Metadata division (RAMM), and other parts of the Library.

First Level Support and Troubleshooting:

  • Along with support technicians, is a first point of contact for staff and members of the public for digital or online services.
  • Proactively and collaboratively solves problems, finds solutions, and troubleshoots.

Other Duties:

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications
Required

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent, and a minimum of two years experience administering relevant technology in libraries or comparable organizations.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service with an ability to recognize, respect, and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of, commitment to, and experience advocating for usability principles and user-centred service.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills and excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, including the ability to:
  1. write clearly and concisely in plain language,
  2. effectively explain technical concepts in non-technical terms, in writing and verbally,
  3. listen with empathy and respect.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to:
  1. initiate, organize, set, and follow through on priorities, working independently and as part of a team,
  2. take responsibility for following up on unresolved issues,
  3. Achieve consensus.
  • Demonstrated analytical, technical, and troubleshooting skills for applications in a large and complex environment.
  • Knowledge of XML and metadata standards, and familiarity with library service platforms or integrated library systems.
  • Commitment to continuing self-directed learning; ability to effectively learn, adapt to, and use existing and emerging technologies and software.
  • Ability to embrace change, think creatively, and work independently.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated experience with configuring public views of library services platform (LSP) components.
  • Comfortable manipulating metadata using a variety of tools.
  • Experience with common web technologies, including HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Experience with the OAI-PMH protocol for metadata harvesting.
  • Familiarity with working with APIs and web services.
  • Experience dealing with vendors and service providers.
  • Awareness of accessibility standards.

Terms of Appointment

This is a continuing Librarian position beginning September 30, 2019 or as soon as the successful candidate is available.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement.

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. View SFU Librarian salary scales.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see SFU’s Collection Notice.

To Apply

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 09:00 AM on July 2, 2019 to:

Susie Smith-Library Management Office
W.A.C. Bennett Library Simon Fraser University
Email: library@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4658
Fax: 778-782-3023

Head, Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library - Full Time Continuing

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications from creative and innovative individuals for the position of Head, Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Learning & Research Services with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the SFU Vancouver Executive Director, and based at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, this full-time continuing position provides leadership for a dynamic library serving students, faculty, and members of the community working across disciplines.  

SFU’s Vancouver campus is ideally positioned to further the Library’s and university’s goals around engagement, innovation, and cutting-edge, socially-engaged research and teaching.  The incumbent will build a vision for the Belzberg Library that advances the priorities of the SFU Library’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, and will serve as a member of the Library-wide leadership team that develops future strategic priorities.

This position offers a leadership opportunity that will be attractive to candidates with excellent communication skills and a user-centered focus; those who are motivated to envision and develop services for a diverse body of faculty and students.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),

səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers.  SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main, WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university.  SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/ .

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice.  The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

Established in 1989, SFU’s Vancouver campus includes facilities located in Harbour Centre, the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, the Segal Graduate School of Business, the Charles Chang Innovation Centre, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and other academic and cultural facilities in the downtown area.  With robust graduate, undergraduate, professional and non-credit programs in disciplines ranging from business to contemporary arts, students traveling among all three SFU campuses, and vibrant community events, it has been described as the “intellectual heart of the city.”    

Belzberg Library provides access to library, learning, and research commons services for faculty, staff and students, as well as welcoming alumni and community members.  The 8,500 square foot library offers study and consultation space for 142 together with 19 workstations.  The collection comprises more than 31,400 monographs, 1,000 media items, and 100 print journal subscription.  Circulation services include course reserves and a popular equipment lending service.  Continuing staff include four librarians and three library assistants, as well as limited-term librarians and student assistants.

ASSIGNMENT

The Head of the Belzberg Library reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Learning and Research Services with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the SFU Vancouver Executive Director, and is part of the Vancouver Campus Management Group. The Head of Belzberg Library is responsible for the leadership and management of Belzberg Library, including finance, human resources and facilities, in collaboration with SFU Library and SFU Vancouver Administration. The Head will also work closely with many Library divisions, the SFU Vancouver leadership team, and with other SFU Vancouver campus managers, faculty and staff. A key factor in the success of the SFU Library is collaboration and teamwork at every level.

·         Plan and deliver Library services at SFU Vancouver and collaborate with colleagues on the development and review of Library-wide service initiatives;

·         Lead activities engaging the Belzberg Library with community partners including the City of Vancouver, and serve as an advocate for the Library in such activities planned at SFU Vancouver;

·         Serve as an active member of Library and SFU Vancouver leadership teams and participate in planning and development activities for the Library and SFU Vancouver;

·         Manage the daily operations of Belzberg Library;

·         Forecast, manage, and administer the Belzberg Library operating budget of approximately $950,000, and serve as liaison with SFU Finance and Purchasing;

·         Manage positions and salary administration for a total of 10.5 FTE continuing and temporary staff in three distinct employee groups;

·         Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and develop staff, including conducting annual professional reviews;

·         Liaise with Human Resources, Payroll, Budget Office, Faculty Relations and Library Management;

·         Promote Library services and collections to SFU Vancouver faculty, staff and students;

·         Steward Belzberg Library general collections, including identifying, selecting, and deselecting print and electronic materials in collaboration with colleagues;

·         Assess needs, develop policies, and plan for future facilities, collections, services and staff;

·         Participate in appropriate professional activities at the local, regional, or national level;

·         Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have or demonstrate:

·         Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent;

·         Minimum of 5 years professional library experience including supervisory or leadership experience;

·         Success in mentoring and empowering staff, and fostering positive staff relationships;

·         Commitment to consultative management and ability to build community and achieve consensus;

·         Ability to collaborate with staff to provide innovative, user-focused services for a diverse user community, including nontraditional students;

·         Ability to lead a collegial team to build successful partnerships in an urban community that includes vulnerable populations;

·         Ability to lead staff successfully through professional and organizational change;

·         Ability to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice at the Library and SFU;

·         Knowledge of trends in academic library environments and post-secondary education;

·         Ability to work in a complex environment by establishing priorities and maintaining a balance between short and long-term goals;

·         Experience working collaboratively in a professional setting;

·         Experience with human resources, budget management and space planning;

·         Evidence of ongoing professional development and contribution;

·         Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both oral and written.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time continuing Library Division Head position beginning August 1, 2019.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement

The successful applicant will be appointed at a Division Head salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 09:00 AM on Friday, April 26, 2019 to:

Susie Smith                                    Phone: 778 782-4658
Library Management Office      Fax: 778 782-3023
W.A.C. Bennett Library               Email: library@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University

Liaison Librarian - History, International Studies, Liberal Studies and Political Science

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Liaison Librarian for History, International Studies, Liberal Studies and Political Science. This full-time, continuing position is based at Belzberg Library, Vancouver campus, and supports departments and programs at all three SFU campuses.

Reporting to the Head, Belzberg Library, the incumbent will be responsible for providing library liaison services to SFU academic programs and participating in projects related to library services.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

One of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey. The Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is the downtown Vancouver branch of SFU Library supporting teaching, research, lifelong learning and community engagement at the SFU Vancouver campus.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. Visit our web site for more information.

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

ASSIGNMENT

●        Act as liaison between the SFU Library and the faculty, staff and students in the Department of History, the School for International Studies, the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, and the Department of Political Science by:

•       Promoting library services and collections and reporting the discipline’s requirements to the appropriate area of the library.

•       Collaborating with Collections Management to develop, assess, and manage information resources in all formats to address the teaching and research needs of the liaison areas.  This includes maintaining the collection policy; maintaining profiles for approval plans; reviewing subscriptions; selecting and de-accessioning material; budget oversight; other collection activities.

•       Communicating with faculty and students about emerging areas such as scholarly communication, publishing and data management and promoting relevant library programming.

•       Providing instruction and assistance to students and faculty in the use of information sources through instructional seminars, guides, and individual consultations.

●        Provide in-person and online reference service in all disciplines as a member of a team serving students, faculty and community users in an active research environment.

●        Work with other library staff on project teams and committees.

●        Develop professional knowledge, skills, and disciplinary expertise on a continuing basis.

●        Participate in professional organizations.

●        Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.

●        Other duties as assigned.

●        Note that while the current assignment is for History, International Studies, Liberal Studies and Political Science, areas may be reassigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

●        Master's degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent.

●        Broad knowledge of information resources for humanities and/or social science disciplines.

●        Demonstrated ability to assist students and faculty from a variety of disciplines in a busy research environment.

●        Collections experience in one or more humanities or social science disciplines.

●        Demonstrated ability to master information sources and technologies thoroughly and quickly.

●        Demonstrated skill in planning and delivering instruction.

●        Experience in liaison librarianship or related professional activities.

●        Experience developing and promoting user-centred services aligned with academic priorities.

●        Demonstrated understanding of current issues and trends in academic libraries.

●        Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.

●        Demonstrated ability to learn, adapt and work effectively in a collegial team environment.

●        Demonstrated commitment to the values outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan: openness, diversity, and creativity.

●        Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

●        Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time continuing Librarian position beginning July 2, 2019, or as soon as the successful candidate is available.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 4 pm PDT on Tuesday, April 24, 2019 to:

Susie Smith                                    Phone: 778 782-4658
Library Management Office      Fax: 778 782-3023
W.A.C. Bennett Library               Email: library@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Research Commons and based in the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Burnaby campus, this full time contract position will support SFU faculty, graduate students, and other researchers across the three SFU campuses and beyond.

The incumbent will have the skills necessary to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Simon Fraser University by providing support for those engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects. The primary focus for the Digital Scholarship Librarian is to oversee the operational aspects of SFU’s Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL) in collaboration with its faculty Co-Directors.

The DHIL assists with the development of digital scholarship research by providing consultation, training, mentoring, research software development and technical support to faculty and graduate students.

The Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership for the DHIL Digital Fellows and Developers. In conjunction with Liaison Librarians, Library Systems and others, the incumbent will identify and facilitate the deployment of appropriate tools and technologies to meet the research, teaching, and publishing needs of researchers.

As a member of the Research Commons, the incumbent will participate in the planning, implementation, and promotion of SFU Library’s scholarly communications services and increase campus awareness of author rights, Open Access (OA), SFU’s OA Policy, and other funding mandates.

This position will be attractive to adaptable and collaborative individuals with excellent communication and project management skills. It will also appeal to those who have an understanding of emerging interdisciplinary research methodologies in the humanities and social sciences and those who are highly motivated to provide innovative and responsive services to faculty and students.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓(Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛə̓ m (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main, W.A.C. Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/.

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

ASSIGNMENT

·         Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan;

·         Foster collaboration on the creation and curation of digital objects for research;

·         Collaborate with internal Library divisions and with external campus stakeholders in the access and preservation of digital assets;

·         Work closely with Library Systems to scope, develop, and support digital projects;

·         Partner with faculty and librarians to incorporate analytical tools, digitized, and born-digital resources into research and teaching activities;

·         In coordination with the Faculty Co-Directors, plan, coordinate, deliver, and promote sustainable services offered by the DHIL;

·         Provide project management expertise for DHIL and Library sponsored digital projects;

·         Recruit, lead, and mentor DHIL Digital Fellows and developers;

·         Coordinate Library participation in grant applications that involve digital humanities;

·         As a member of a team, support the development of Liaison Librarians' knowledge and understanding of scholarly communication issues;

·         Participate in planning, implementing, and promoting scholarly communications services including increasing campus awareness of Open Access publishing with faculty, graduate students and applicable campus units;

·         Develop and deliver or coordinate delivery of online and in-person instruction sessions for both students and faculty;

·         Participate on Library project teams and committees;

·         Develop professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis;

·         Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution;

·         5 or more years of experience working in academic libraries, or a combination of work in academic libraries and related professional experience;

·         Demonstrated ability to provide research support and consultation in the humanities and social sciences;

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coordinate projects;

·         Experience recruiting, training, and supervising students and staff;

·         Demonstrated skills in leadership and community-building;

·         Understanding of the research process and the ways in which new technologies are affecting the production, dissemination, and reception of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences;

·         Ability to facilitate communication between developers and stakeholders on project technical requirements;

·         Experience with digital humanities tools and approaches such as text mining, data analysis and visualization, mapping, digital exhibits, and database development;

·         Understanding of the research funding landscape in the digital humanities;

·         Understanding of scholarly communication and publishing issues and trends;

·         Commitment to engage in research and continued professional development;

·         A demonstrated commitment to and success in consultative and joint coordination and teamwork, as well as the ability to achieve consensus among differing viewpoints;

·         Ability to recognize, respect, and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds;

·         Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time Librarian position, beginning May 2019. Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement.

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 9:00am (PST) 15 April 2019 to:

Susie Smith
Library Management Office
W.AC. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
Phone: 778-782-4658
Fax: 778-782-3023
Email:library@sfu.ca

Makerspace Librarian

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Makerspace Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Access Services, this full-time continuing position will develop and provide the services of the new SFU Library Maker and Media Commons, with the goal of fostering creative educational communities and practices.  The SFU Library Maker and Media Commons is a new facility that is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2019.  The incumbent will be an entrepreneurial and innovative individual with excellent communication and collaboration skills, and will play a crucial role in setting the course and direction of the Maker and Media Commons.

The incumbent’s areas of responsibility will include program, service and technology planning and provision; promotion and outreach to students and faculty; liaison with librarians and Library Systems, Facilities, and other staff; selection, training and mentoring of student staff; and liaising with academic departments, university units, external partners, and student groups.

This position will be attractive to an adaptable, individual with a user-centered focus; one who is highly motivated to learn and embrace new technologies and provide services to faculty and students in support of creative, transformative scholarship and education.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers.  SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main, WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university.  SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia.  Visit our web site for more information.  

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice.  The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information. 

ASSIGNMENT

● In collaboration with University stakeholders, develop a vision for the Maker and Media Commons that is community-based, transformative, interdisciplinary, and aligned with SFU Library’s Strategic Plan;

● In coordination with the Head of Access Services, plan, create, advocate for, deliver, and promote sustainable makerspace resources and services aligned to the interests and needs of students and faculty;

● Coordinate all aspects of services and use of facilities for the Maker and Media Commons;

● Liaise and collaborate with a wide variety of individuals and groups within the library, at the university, and in the community;

● Develop, coordinate and maintain policies, services, and training for users of media applications, 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, letterpress and other equipment;

● Supervise student staff, including selecting, training, managing, and mentoring;

● Develop effective outreach and engagement strategies for SFU and external makerspace users;

● Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan;

● Perform other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

● MLIS or equivalent from an accredited institution;

● Experience with some combination of video and audio production, 3D printing technology, or DIY electronics and related tools;

● Demonstrated experience developing and delivering instruction for individuals and groups from varied experiential and educational backgrounds.

● Demonstrated skills in leadership and community-building;

● Demonstrated ability to learn, adapt, and work effectively in a collegial team environment;

● Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds;

● Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.

Desired:

● Degree or coursework in Digital Media, Computing Science, Digital Humanities, or other relevant field of study;

● Demonstrated awareness of trends in research libraries and post-secondary education;

● Demonstrated technological literacy, preferably through experience working in makerspace or media production environments;

● Experience developing and promoting services aligned with academic curriculum;

● Experience recruiting, training, and supervising student staff;

● Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coordinate projects;

● Experience in grant-writing or advocacy for new and innovative projects.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time continuing Librarian position, beginning as soon as possible.

Librarians are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement.

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. View SFU Librarian salary scales here.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see the Collection Notice.

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 9:00 AM PDT on February 19, 2019 to:

Susie Smith
Library Management Office
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Email: library@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4658
Fax: 778-782-3023

 

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