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Metadata and Copyright Librarian
Patrick Power Library
Saint Mary's University

The Patrick Power Library seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to lead our cataloguing programs into the future. We require an individual who is excited about working with others to explore and develop new ways to approach the description, organization and access to information resources.  The successful applicant will report to the University Librarian within a collegial working environment.

General Responsibilities:

*         Effectively manages discovery databases and metadata for Saint Mary's library collections and configures their related online systems

*         Provides outreach and support to the Saint Mary's community on issues of copyright and other intellectual property issues in the academic environment

*         Supervises metadata, government documents and copyright library assistants and other staff as needed

*         Serves as Library Liaison for assigned academic departments to liaise with faculty, select materials and assess collections for courses and program reviews

*         Delivers information literacy sessions and research services as required

  *   Participates in library management and consortium activities


Particular Duties and Responsibilities include:

*         Manages and configures metadata for Saint Mary's print and electronic resources in the Novanet library catalogue, the Novanet discovery system (currently ExLibris Primo), and the Novanet link resolver system (currently ExLibris SFX)

*         Manages and configures the license and copyright permission information system (currently Mondo License Grinder)

*         Manages and configures metadata in the library institutional repository (currently Dspace)

*         Provides expertise and training on standards and metadata creation

*         Serves as a resource to departments and staff on metadata and digital initiatives

*         Manages access to Canadian and provincial government materials, via the  Novanet discovery service and the Novanet library system

*         Manages access to open digital collections via the  Novanet discovery service and the Novanet library system

*         Works collaboratively to develop the collection of faculty and Saint Mary's associated digital materials via the Saint Mary's institutional repository

*         Provides recommendations, advice and research on copyright issues, legislation, policies and concerns to the University Copyright Committee

*         Monitors copyright compliance and delivers workshops and seminars on copyright and related issues

*         Participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues or discussions relating to areas of responsibility


Required Qualifications

*         A Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program

*         Thorough understanding of cataloguing, metadata, database management and digital content  technologies

*         Significant experience working with library metadata and related systems

*         Outstanding technical skills and a demonstrated ability to analyze and solve systems difficulties

*         Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata management, open access, digital content, scholarly publication, and copyright

*         Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a team environment

*         Self-motivated, ability to work independently

*         Excellent oral and written communication skills

Asset Qualifications

*         Experience with Integrated Library Systems and Discovery services such as ExLibris Aleph and Primo

*         Experience with managing, loading and quality control of metadata records including large record sets

*         Experience working in an academic, research library, and/or library consortia setting

*         Experience in supervising staff

*         Effective teaching and presentation skills



The Patrick Power Library is dedicated to meeting the academic research needs of the University's students, faculty and staff.  Its three floors are home to more than 600,000 books and other resources, and Saint Mary's students can borrow from the collections (over two million items) of other universities in the region.  The Library also offers 24/7 access to more than 350,000 ebooks and scholarly journals in the arts, business and science disciplines, either on-campus or off, via its website.



Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Interested individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and a current resume with the names and contact information of three references. Submissions must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date of August 19th, 2016.
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If submitting your cover letter and resume by mail or in person, please send to:

University Librarian
Patrick Power Library
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Deadline for applications is August 19th, 2016.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.