Assistant or Associate Librarian depending upon experience (tenure-track)
Duration: Initial three-year appointment with possibility for renewal
Salary: Commensurate with experiencePosting number: 17-AL9912-01
Primary Purpose of Position:
To provide leadership and direction in the delivery of records management and archives programs for both print and digital records for McGill University and to promote and encourage awareness of the role and importance of archives and records management to the University community.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of records management and archives services for the University, as well as to promote and encourage awareness of the role and importance of archives and records management to the University community.
• Provide professional leadership and functional direction in the delivery of comprehensive records management and archives services for the University.
• Contribute to the University’s strategic direction, plans and objectives by identifying record keeping issues and opportunities, and evaluating organizational impact.
• Provide authoritative advice to senior administration on information technology issues as they affect the long-term reliability and retrievability of University records.
• Provide professional leadership on needs and systems assessment for the preservation of electronic content.
• Contribute to the development, the organization and the preservation of collections and ensure appropriate access.
• Develop, implement and promote record keeping policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with federal and provincial legislation. This includes overseeing the description and the access to University records, and ensuring that the University’s records retention schedule is updated.
• Develop and implement archives and records management services for university units.
• Evaluate overall effectiveness to ensure units goals and objectives are met and are coherent with the University’s mission.
• Manage and lead a team of professional, management and support staff.
• Maintain currency in the field of archives, records/information managementand leadership.
• Develop and clearly communicate implications of new developments in the fields of archives, records and information management to all staff.
• Represent the University on matters relating to archives.
The incumbent reports to the Associate Dean of McGill Library, ROAAr (Rare & Special Collections, Osler, Art, and Archives).
INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STAFF
Information about the University and about the McGill Library is on the University’s web site at http://www.mcgill.ca/ and http://www.mcgill.ca/library/. As a tenured or tenure-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 http://www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/policies/academic/.
1. Master of Archival Studies or a Master of Library and Information Sciences with completion of archival courses from an ALA accredited institution.
2. Minimum of 5 years of relevant archival experience in an academic library or publicly accessible research archives and have managerial experience.
3. Evidence of management and strategic planning experience at senior level.
4. Experience in the areas of information technology and institutional culture, especially with regard to “born-digital” materials.
5. Excellent organizational time management and problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative service and user centered environment.
6. Experience and an understanding of the contingencies associated with managing and maintaining digital records.
7. Highly developed oral and written communication skills and functionally bilingual (French, English).
8. Demonstrated commitment to and use of nationally accepted standards such as RAD, EAD, MARC21, ICA AtoM and appropriate thesauri and authority lists.
9. Demonstrated experience with one or more tools for archival processing and description, such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon or Archives Space.
10. Experience with digitization initiatives, institutional repositories, web archiving and digital curation.
11. Experience in the creation of exhibits or exhibit fabrication.
Commensurate with experience
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents willbe given priority.