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Head, Open Scholarship Services

Posted to IASSIST on: 
2017-02-23
Employer: 
Queen’s University Library
Employer URL: 
http://library.queensu.ca/
Description: 

Reporting to an Associate University Librarian and working with colleagues across the library and the
university, the Head leads the division in developing a culture and services that encourage the sharing,
as openly as possible, and preservation of Queen’s scholarly output, including research publications,
research data and related computer code, student digital scholarship, and open course materials. The
division also encompasses services supporting access to and use of data-intensive resources outside
Queen’s, including maps and geospatial data, Statistics Canada data and other government information.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the newly-formed division responsible for scholarly publishing and research dissemination, research data management, and data-intensive resources; serve on the Library Leadership Team and collaborate with faculty-based unit heads and colleagues across the library system
  • Plan and execute the growth of services and programs related to the research data processes and publication stages of the research lifecycle, including compliance with open access and data management requirements, the emergence of new forms of scholarly communications, and continuing/long-term access through repositories and sound digital asset management practices in conjunction with Discovery and Technology Services
  • Foster strong relationships and actively engage with relevant university units to achieve
    strategic library and university goals, in alignment with Queen’s Strategic Framework
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of trends in research libraries with an emphasis on research data management, open access, scholarly communication and emerging forms of digital scholarship; engage in ongoing professional development and scholarly activity; maintain awareness of global trends in research creation, dissemination and preservation
  • Represent Queen’s University Library on university committees and external  organizations; participate in provincial and national conversations and initiatives
  • Contribute to the Library’s programs of planning and assessment, and lead the development of division objectives and assessment in the context of the strategic priorities of the library; prepare annual reports knowledge and capacity in research dissemination across the library system; analyze and make recommendations concerning staffing needs
  • Promote good communication by facilitating open discussion and contributing to the
    development of highly motivated networked teams across Queen’s University Library
  • Contribute to the library’s internal and external communications
  • Develop a strong team of librarians and staff who work collaboratively with colleagues across the system, including: fostering creativity and innovation in supporting research; providing support and guidance to team members in the division; defining individual responsibilities and assignments; providing ongoing mentoring; conducting annual performance reviews
  • Promote the vision of one Library with a shared allegiance to common goals and a “learning organization” philosophy of continuous staff development, engagement and teamwork; ensure the ongoing identification and implementation of appropriate training and development to build knowledge and capacity in research dissemination across the library system; analyze and make recommendations concerning staffing needs
  • Promote good communication by facilitating open discussion and contributing to the development of highly motivated networked teams across Queen’s University Library
  • Contribute to the library’s internal and external communications
Qualifications: 

An ALA accredited MLIS degree or equivalent with a strong academic background; substantive relevant professional experience and a record of successful administrative and management experience, including project management, preferably in an academic library; demonstrated strong and innovative leadership abilities; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with all staff members in a collaborative team-based environment, within the university, and externally; ability to mentor and motivate staff in an environment that supports the goals of a learning organization; a broad knowledge of emerging information technologies and infrastructure, and the ability to collaboratively evaluate and implement new approaches in a rapidly changing library environment; experience implementing new programs or services to enhance user services; strong understanding of current issues in scholarly communications, research data, copyright, author rights, library systems, information standards, research metrics, and the research enterprise; proven record of supporting faculty members and students in research and teaching activities; familiarity with digital preservation and archiving is an asset.

Application Procedure: 

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until March 17, 2017. A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, one of whom must be a current or recent supervisor.

Salary: 
Not listed.
More Info URL: 
http://library.queensu.ca/sites/default/files/admin/head_open_scholarship_services_job_posting4.pdf
Archive Date: 
2017-03-15
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