[Eril-l] Copyright and Licensing Librarian, University of Waterloo Library

Ian Robson ian.robson at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Jan 5 08:06:30 PST 2017

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Copyright and Licensing Librarian, University of Waterloo Library
The University of Waterloo Library seeks an experienced and creative professional for the position of Copyright and Licensing Librarian [CLL]. The incumbent contributes to the success of the Library and its Campus partners by providing Copyright education and support, and by participating in the analysis and negotiation of information resource licenses. The CLL contributes to the success of students and faculty by participating in the creation and delivery of educational materials and information sessions. The CLL is the Library's expert in all manner of Copyright issues including, but not limited to, interpreting Fair Dealing, advising on risk mitigation strategies, and acting as a key campus consultant. This position is a member of the Collection Development department and reports to the Head, Collection Development.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  *   Acting as the primary coordinator and campus consultant on issues concerning copyright risks and accountabilities;
  *   Planning and providing ongoing copyright and licensing education to staff, students, faculty, and other members of the University Community
  *   Providing support to the Library's information resources licensing and assessment work through the analysis of vendor licenses and contracts, as well as recommending negotiation strategies
  *   Identifying important developments concerning copyright and licensing, communicating them to key stakeholders, and recommending mitigation strategies

The University of Waterloo Library is committed to excellence in serving all of our user groups, including people with disabilities. We strive to provide services and resources in a way that respects the dignity and independence of all members of our community at all times. We also commit to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to benefit from the same services, in the same place, and in a similar way as other users.
The University of Waterloo Library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).  The Library is a member of the Tri-University Group (TUG), along with member libraries at the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University, serving a combined student population of over 76,000, combined holdings exceeding 5 million, and combined budgets exceeding $45 million.  The Tri-University Group manages shared technology and a remote storage facility, and enables collaborative projects across the three library systems.

  *   ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree, or equivalent.
     *   A Bachelor of Laws degree, legal coursework or legal research coursework, or equivalent work experience would be considered assets.
  *   Demonstrated experience with Canadian copyright law and its applications, particularly in the context of higher education
  *   Demonstrated experience reviewing and analyzing contracts and licenses, particularly in the context of higher education
  *   Outstanding interpersonal skills and good judgement, with a demonstrated ability to maintain respectful, and constructive working relationships across multiple levels and diverse stakeholders
  *   Proven ability to work independently, professionally, and collaboratively to manage and mitigate complex problems
  *   Proven ability to clearly and positively communicate complex concepts; excellent oral and written communication skills
  *   Proven ability to take initiative and to manage rapid change in a proactive manner
  *   Comfort with ambiguity while managing multiple projects, priorities, deadlines, and developing/implementing process improvements
  *   Experience leading and coaching staff, colleagues, and team members in addressing challenges and opportunities associated with a rapidly changing academic environment
  *   Proven ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment
  *   Proven self-starter committed to innovation and ongoing development of knowledge
  *   Proven understanding of electronic information resources landscape and associated issues
  *   Demonstrated supervisory and mentoring experience
  *   Experience negotiating licenses and/or contracts; experience with electronic resources entitlement management; and experience working in an academic library, or higher education setting would be considered assets.

We welcome interested candidates to connect directly with Ian Robson, Head, Collection Development, to learn more about this exciting position. Ian may be reached at +1-519-888-4567 ext. 31586 or by email at ian.robson at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:ian.robson at uwaterloo.ca>.
The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. Librarian positions are within the USG 8-13 range. For uWaterloo pay scales, refer to https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat-general-counsel/sites/ca.secretariat-general-counsel/files/uploads/files/2016-2017_for_public.pdf
Deadlines for applications: For assured consideration, applications should be received by Monday January 30th, 2017. An open presentation may be included in the interview process.
To apply and view the full job description:
Full job description: http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00006832.html
Librarian's Employment Handbook: http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/AboutLibrary/documents/LEH2010-June2010.pdf This document outlines the rules and procedures around promotion and professional development.
Interviews are expected to be held beginning in late February 2017.
To apply for this job:
Please upload your cover letter, resume, and any other information into ONE document.
Employment Equity: The University respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We invite applications from all interested applicants. Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.
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In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.
For details, visit www.uwaterloo.ca<http://www.uwaterloo.ca/>

Ian Robson
Head, Collection Development
Dana Porter Library
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L3G1
+1 519 888 4567 ext. 31586

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