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Head, Office of Copyright Compliance

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POSITION POSTINGAssistant or Associate Librarian depending upon experience (tenure-track) Duration: Initial three-year appointment with possibility for renewal Salary: Commensurate with experiencePosting number: 14-AL9893-04The McGill Library seeks an innovative, autonomous and resourceful person to provide leadership for the newly created Office of Copyright Compliance. This strategic position will work collaboratively with libraries and faculties across the University to support effective decisions in intellectual property rights, copyright, fair dealing and other use rights. THE McGILL LIBRARYThe Library is committed to the delivery of innovative information products, services and programs of the highest quality focused on client needs in support of the University's strategic mission and directions. The Library proactively supports the teaching, learning and research needs of faculty and students to ensure that the university’s strategic mission of excellence as a research intensive, student-centred university is satisfied. Collection building is based upon the premise of preference for electronic versions.McGill Library has the largest collection in Quebec and is one of Canada’s largest academic libraries with over 6 million monographs and 80,000 online serials and databases. The library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI, formerly CRÉPUQ), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and is the first Canadian member of the HathiTrust Digital Library.INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STAFFInformation about the University and the McGill Library is at the University’s web site (www.mcgill.ca and www.mcgill.ca/library). As a tenured stream appointee, the successful candidate is expected to devote himself or herself to the full range of academic duties as defined in the Regulations Relating to the Employment of Librarian Staff (www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/policies/academic/)DUTY STATEMENTPrimary Purpose of PositionTo establish mechanisms to assist faculty with adherence to copyright laws and best practices in their publishing choices, in their teaching and in their course reserves. To build awareness of copyright and intellectual property issues with faculty, senior university administration, and library colleagues for teaching and research. To collaborate in the development of copyright policies, procedures and best practices for the Library and the McGill campus. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Manage the daily operations of the Office of Copyright Compliance. Receive requests and evaluate compliance requirements. • Provide ongoing training in the appropriate use of copyrighted resources in an instructional setting.• Promote the retention of author rights.• Advise on copyright issues related to digitization initiatives.• Develop internal policies, guidelines and standards for copyright compliance.• Work closely with and support liaison librarians in outreach activities on copyright and fair dealing.• Develop and maintain awareness of intellectual property issues in Canada and internationally.• Participate in the general planning and policy development of the unit, in support of the Library’s strategic directions.• Attend various Library, Institute, Faculty and University wide committees and represent the Library on these or external committees as required.• Supervise employees in the Office of Copyright Compliance as required.Reporting relationshipThe Head, Office of Copyright Compliance reports to the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator.SELECTION CRITERIA1. ALA-accredited Master of Library of Information Science degree. Membership (or eligibility for membership) in a Canadian Law Society is a major asset. Equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered.2. Demonstrated experience regarding copyright, intellectual property laws and fair dealing in the Canadian context.3. Highly developed oral and written skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of users.4. Knowledge related to scholarly communication and open access issues.5. Demonstrated commitment to user service.6. Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.7. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.8. Creative and analytical thinking skills and good problem solving ability.9. Demonstrated project management skills both as a leader, and group member.10. Working knowledge of French.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Applications should address the above selection criteria, be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees and should be submitted by April 19, 2014, as one (1) .pdf document. Please indicate the number of the posting (14-AL9893-04) on the letter of interest and on the subject line of the email. Isabelle RobergeOffice of the Trenholme Dean of LibrariesMcGill University3459 McTavish StreetMontreal, Qc H3A 1Y1Fax: (514) 398-3561Email: application.library@mcgill.caMcGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, women, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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