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Title Copyright/Open Access Resource Librarian/Consultant
Division Educational Resources
Category Academic Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent New
Salary Faculty – Teaching Scale
Campus St. James
Effective Date ASAP

Reporting to the Director, Educational Resources, the incumbent provides college-wide leadership on matters related to copyright, and open access resources. Without limitation to the broad scope of the position, the incumbent is assigned specific liaison responsibilities with key departments including: The Innovation in Teaching and Learning Engagement Hub, Institutional Research, Staff Development, Academic Excellence, Information Technology Systems, Marketing & Communications and Student Affairs. 

Specific duties and accountabilities include:
  • Co-ordinates all aspects of the College’s copyright management program, ranging from policy development and administration, staff training, ongoing communications, alternative resource identification, advisory services, advocacy, permissions, reporting, tracking and record-keeping.
  • Liaises with key College Departments with respect to the application of copyright law, college policy and applicable copyright licences to instructional design and the use of copyright-protected works.
  • Works with professors, instructional designers, trainers and librarians in how to use copyright-protected works, finding alternative resources where required, obtaining and maintaining records of permissions, finding and promoting a more sustainable library resource base that, in part, emphasizes the use of alternative open access resources.
  • Maintains the College’s Copyright Web page.
  • Remains current with changes to copyright legislative, regulatory and case law as well as open access resource alternatives.
  • Advises College staff on the application of the Fair Dealing policy to the copying needs of faculty, staff and students.
  • Contributes to and participates in the College’s academic quality assurance process.
  • Master of Library and Information Studies degree from an American Library Association accredited program or an acceptable combination of post-graduate education and experience and knowledge of copyright and open access resources.
  • 2 – 3 years experience in a Canadian post-secondary library setting working on copyright and open access resource issues.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Copyright Act as amended and recent Supreme Court of Canada case law and copyright collectives including Access Copyright.
  • Proven excellence through evaluated experience in developing and presenting effective training programs – including online using a learning management system.
  • Proven exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively on high performing teams.
  • Proven exceptional oral and written communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in an environment where diversity of people and situations are encountered.

The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
Please submit the following: Letter of application, a detailed resume, and statement of teaching philosophy combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 12-185
Closing Date Open Until Filled