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Information and Privacy Archivist, Archives and Records Management Department

Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department invites applications for an Information and Privacy Archivist. Reporting to the University Archivist and Coordinator of Information and Privacy and based at the Burnaby campus, this full-time continuing position will assist in coordinating and facilitating access and privacy activities, which enable university departments, staff, and faculty to fulfill their legal obligations under British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

Working in tandem with an incumbent Information and Privacy Archivist, the successful candidate will process access to information requests; respond to requests for review and privacy complaints made to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner; design and deliver access and privacy advisory services, education, and training; and undertake information management policy analysis and development.

The successful candidate will have a particular interest in the processing of access to information requests, but s/he will work as a collaborative member of a team of information management professionals and will be expected to participate in the overall operations of the Archives and Records Management Department, including the delivery of archives and records management services.

SFU Archives and Records Management is responsible for the administration of three corporate programs, including archives, records management, and freedom of information and protection of privacy. These different, but integrated program areas are tied together by the concept of the record as a vital institutional asset that adds value to the university when managed effectively, but exposes the university to increased costs, risks, and liabilities when managed poorly.

Applicants are invited to visit the Archives and Records Management Department website for more information about the department and its programs.  

SETTING:

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 named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for 2018, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers. SFU is Canada’s most community-engaged research university, offering 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. SFU is comprised of three thriving urban campuses located in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey.

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

The required knowledge and skills for this position are:

• A Master's degree in Archival Studies, Information Studies, Archival and Library Studies, or another graduate degree with an Archival Studies specialization, from a recognized university archival education program.
 
• Comprehensive knowledge of the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and considerable knowledge of the philosophies, principles, and practices that support the administration of the Act by a public body.
 
• Knowledge of archival science and records and information management as practiced in a Canadian context.
 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English) to train employees; provide public service; advise clients; write access review recommendations, notices, inquiry submissions, policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, correspondence and articles; and document the review of records responsive to access requests.
 
• Superior organizational and detail-oriented skills to manage projects, coordinate administrative activities, and maintain administrative documentation.
 
• Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines, ensuring the university is diligent in responding to access and privacy matters within legislated timeframes.
 
• Ability to work as a member of a team of information management professionals and to move comfortably between different, but integrated program areas and functions.
 
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated with only general supervision from the University Archivist and Coordinator of Information and Privacy.
 
• Excellent interpersonal skills using tact, diplomacy, and good judgment to deal courteously and effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, visiting scholars, and the public.
 
• Experience related to access and privacy administration, archives administration, and/or records and information management work.
 
Applicants for the position of Information and Privacy Archivist should demonstrate how they are qualified to perform the duties and responsibilities, and possess the required knowledge and skills, necessary for the successful delivery of access and privacy services at Simon Fraser University. In addition, applicants should also demonstrate that they possess some or all of the desired knowledge and skills that would enhance the delivery of access and privacy services while also contributing to the collaborative delivery of the Department’s other corporate programs. Check here for a more detailed description of the duties and responsibilities, and required and desired knowledge and skills associated with this position.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: This is a full-time continuing position as a Librarian/Archivist Faculty. Appointment will be made pursuant to the SFU/SFU Faculty Association Collective Agreement (see Article 36). Only those applicants eligible to be appointed as an Archivist will be considered (see Article 36.7).  
 
https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/CA.pdf
 
The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with his or her experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian/Archivist salary scales will apply. The salary scales can be viewed at:  
 
http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collectiveagreement/July%201%2C%202017%20Salary%20Scale%20Increases.pdf
 
The successful applicant will become a member of the SFU Faculty Association. Benefits information is available at the link below:  
 
http://www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/benefits-services.html
 
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Applicants are asked to submit a covering letter clearly demonstrating how your knowledge, skills, and experience correspond to the qualifications for this position; a resume; a representative sample of your written work of which you are the sole author (e.g., an academic assignment, a finding aid, a policy or planning document, a project report, a briefing note); and the names and contact information for three references, no later than January 31, 2018, 11:59 pm (PDT) to:
 
• Paul Hebbard, University Archivist and Coordinator of Information and Privacy (acting) at pgh@sfu.ca.

• Only applications received by email will be considered.

• Submit your covering letter, resume, and references as one consolidated electronic file.

• Attach your writing sample as a second separate electronic file.

• Both electronic files must be saved either as MS Word or PDF documents.

• Quote in the email subject line: Information and Privacy Archivist Job Application.
 
Selections for interviews will be made on the basis of the information submitted. Applicants will be asked to make a presentation to members of the search committee. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
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 welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.
 
Under the authority of the University Act, Collection of Personal Information Policy (I 10.05), and the SFU/SFUFA Collective Agreement, personal information that is required by the university for academic recruitment and hiring competitions will be collected.  For further details see the Collection Notice.

POSTING DURATION AND START DATE

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2018. The expected start date is April 1, 2018.

Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Strategy
Search Extended - new application deadline July 16

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for an Associate Dean of Libraries (ADL), Digital Strategy. We are seeking an exceptional library leader who understands the evolving role of the research library in the age of digital scholarship and who can convey a strategic vision. This exempt position includes responsibility for the Library’s digital infrastructure and tools, digitization program, digital asset management, digital preservation, the library’s web presence, digital publishing, research data management, and liaison with campus IT, as well as other campus partners and external collaborators. The successful candidate will be end-user focused, technically sophisticated, an excellent planner, and able to lead and motivate an outstanding team including 7 direct reports and 24 FTE staff in total. As one of four Associate Deans, the ADL will also be a key member of the Library’s senior leadership team.

The position will be attractive to a leader with a strong customer service and technical background as well as excellent communication and collaborative skills. The successful candidate will have an unwavering user-centered focus and a demonstrated ability to advance the library’s core values of diversity, openness and creativity.

The ADL will build on our existing strong base of digitization, preservation, and digital publishing activities to create a unified and cohesive strategy for digital initiatives at SFU Library. They will represent the SFU Library in regional, national and international collaborations, often taking a significant leadership role in developing and implementing new initiatives. The ADL will provide oversight for the Library’s Systems group, and for our web presence via the eBranch, with a strong focus on usability. They will liaise with the Public Knowledge Project, and facilitate the continuation of a strong relationship between PKP and SFU Library. They will oversee the library’s computer operations group to ensure in-person library users and staff are well resourced with hardware and software. They will also work closely with colleagues in the Research Commons on research data management, and with the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab, as well as partners in campus and external projects such as Compute Canada.

SETTING

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, SFU is the first Canadian research university to have earned U.S. accreditation from NWCCU. Simon Fraser University is consistently named one of British Columbia’s top employers, 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

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, as an international leader in Open Access, and for excellent in-person and online user services. Our 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan guides our priorities during this five-year period. The Library’s technology environment includes extensive use of open platforms and tools such as Islandora, Archivematica, LOCKSS, AtoM, Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, and Drupal to support many local online services and collections (institutional repository, research data repository, theses submission, etc.). The Library migrated to Alma/Primo as the primary discovery and resource management platform in May 2017. We work closely with other campus platforms including the Canvas learning management system and various SFU administrative systems. 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 www.lib.sfu.ca

ASSIGNMENT

• Develop a vision for Digital Strategy that integrates with the Library’s overall planning framework, and with our commitment to openness

• Provide leadership and expertise for planning, development, coordination, and assessment of the library’s digital infrastructure and technology services • Ensure the library’s digital assets and tools meet the needs of faculty and students

• Participate in library-wide leadership, strategic planning, and policy creation with the Dean, Associate Deans of the Library, and Division Heads

• Lead strategic and operational Library-wide initiatives and chair Library-wide committees

• Lead, inspire, and manage SFU Library employees in a wide range of settings, including focusing and prioritizing work; actively cultivate an environment of collegiality, respect, and teamwork

• Represent the Library on University initiatives and committees related to information technology and digital initiatives

• Represent the Library and be a leading participant on external committees, consortia, and groups related to library technology and digital initiatives at the provincial, national and international level

• Act for the Dean of Libraries in her absence

QUALIFICATIONS

• MLIS or equivalent from an accredited institution

• 5 years management responsibility, preferably in an academic library

• Successful track record of planning, implementing, and assessing digital initiatives and technology services

• Demonstrated ability to o secure and manage grant funding o lead multi-institutional projects and programs o develop and implement effective change strategies o adapt to changing environments and multiple deadlines, and to work well under pressure with discretion, tact and good judgement

• Evidence of excellent analytical and critical thinking, organizational and decision making skills

• A strategic understanding of trends and issues in higher education, research libraries, and technology developments

• Ability to work effectively and build consensus in a diverse collegial team environment

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity

• Demonstrated commitment to user experience in the broadest sense

• An established record of scholarship, and service to the profession and the community

• Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This full-time position will be appointed for a renewable 5-year term, with an underlying librarian position, according to SFU policy A13.08. The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with experience and qualifications. Associate Deans of Libraries are excluded from the SFU Faculty Association. Benefits will be equivalent to those outlined 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, and including Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We are interested in candidates with a history of advocating for diversity and inclusion. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, curriculum vitae and three references by 4pm Pacific on July 16, 2018 to:

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

Reference Librarians (Term)

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for Term Reference Librarian positions at the Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Locations and hours may be subject to change and appointments may be full time or part time depending on library needs and on the successful candidates’ availability.

The incumbents will be responsible for providing in-person and online research help and instruction in all disciplines and for contributing to projects. This position will be attractive to very adaptable and innovative individuals with excellent communication and collaborative skills and a strong public service focus; who are highly motivated to embrace new technologies and to provide services to faculty and students.

SETTING

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. For more information, see our web site.

ASSIGNMENT

Successful candidates will:

* provide in-person and online research help in all disciplines as a member of a team serving students and faculty in an active research environment

* provide instruction on research skills and the use of information resources through individual consultations, instruction, and the provision of research help guides

* work individually or with other library staff on projects

* develop professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis. * Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

* MLIS or equivalent from an accredited institution in hand by start date

* Broad knowledge of print and electronic resources for a wide variety of disciplines required

* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills required

* Experience in web page creation and/or design required

* Demonstrated skill in planning and delivering instruction required

* Demonstrated ability to master research tools and information sources thoroughly and quickly required

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

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial team environment

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity

* Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Chat reference experience an asset.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

Appointments will be during the period from September 2018 to April 2019. Positions will include weekday, evening and weekend hours. Exact dates and schedules will be negotiated with the successful candidates and are dependent on available funding.

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

As this is an entry-level position, the SFU Library gives preference to applications from qualified individuals at the Librarian 1 level (i.e. with less than two years professional experience). 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, 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, curriculum vitae and three references by 9am PDT on June 5, 2018. Please include your days of availability with your application to:

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

Collection Assessment Librarian (1 Year Term)

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Collection Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Collections and Scholarly Communication, this full-time, term position will support Library collections activities, initiatives and planning by utilizing metrics and other evaluation criteria, to inform evidence-based collection decisions. The incumbent will be part of the collection management team (based at the W.A.C. Bennett Library), will work closely with liaison librarians, and will also consult and collaborate with other Library colleagues such as those in the Processing and Access Services Divisions.

This position will appeal to a very analytical, collaborative and innovative individual with excellent communication skills and a user-centered focus.

SETTING

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.

ASSIGNMENT

* Research best practices in collection assessment and suggest improvements to current practices

* Support effective decision-making concerning renewal and selection and retention and location of collections, by analyzing collections data, seeking input from stakeholders, presenting findings, and making recommendations

* Learn the full potential of software and tools available in order to make best use of the technology

* Train colleagues in use of software and tools when required * Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

* MLIS or equivalent from an accredited institution;

* Familiarity with data used for collections assessment;

* Familiarity with research library collections;

* Familiarity with trends in academic publishing related to ebook and ejournal publishers and platforms;

* Advanced level knowledge and experience using Excel;

* Ability and desire to learn new tools, software and programs quickly;

* Experience leading projects with collaborative teams;

* Demonstrated ability to accomplish complicated tasks and projects with minimal supervision;

* Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail;

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial team environment;

* Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Desired:

* Experience analyzing collection assessment data;

* Experience with Alma Analytics;

* Experience with GreenGlass (OCLC Sustainable Collection Services)

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT 

This is a full time one-year term Librarian position, starting as soon as possible.

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 Librarian salary level commensurate with his or her 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 the Collection Notice.

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references by 12 noon PDT on June 4 2018 to:

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

 

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