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Librarian, Scholarly Communications and Copyright

Closes on Friday, July 19, 2024
Ontario Tech University and Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario
Full Time (Permanent)
Organization Name
Ontario Tech University and Durham College
Job Title
Librarian, Scholarly Communications and Copyright
Job Type
Full Time (Permanent)
Oshawa, Ontario
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
Level 9 – Starting Salary, Step 1 $78,033
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description
**Job Summary:

The Librarian provides support to students and faculty in the areas of scholarly communication and copyright. The incumbent will deliver services related to scholarly communication, open education, research data management, and copyright.


*Scholarly Communications Support
– Provide advice and support with research identity management for researchers at Ontario Tech and Durham College
– Assist researchers/faculty with publishing choices, standard agreements, rights and management of intellectual property
– Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify and promote publishing options
– Support faculty and students to disseminate research

*Open Education Outreach and Advocacy
– Assist faculty with locating, assessing, and using open educational resources for use in teaching, learning and research
– Collaborate with the Teaching and Learning departments at Ontario Tech and Durham College on initiatives related to Open Education
– Create and deliver instruction for faculty on the use of Open Education
– Participate in advocacy initiatives to increase the institutions adoption of Open Educational resources

*Research and Data Management
– Support and promote library platforms for research and data preservation and dissemination including institutional repository, open journal system, data repository
– Provide advice to researchers on which Library supports can assist them in maintaining compliance with research funding requirements
– Conduct outreach to faculty and department in collaboration with subject liaison librarians, instructional designers and other stakeholders

*Copyright Education and Support
– Respond to queries from students and faculty related to copyright and intellectual property
– Provide responses based on pre-determined policies, guidelines and best practices
– Escalates complex requests and/or queries involving material risk to the Library Leadership Team
– Conduct outreach and deliver instruction on copyright to Library users
– Create educational and promotional material such as online research guides, to augment awareness of copyright

**Required Skills:
– Assessment and development of service offerings in scholarly communications and copyright
– Application and promotion of research identifiers (E.g. DOI, ORCID)
– Ability to apply copyright regulations in an advisory capacity
– Excellent written and verbal communication
– Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
– Advocacy for open scholarship models
– Presentation skills
– Problem solving

**Required Knowledge:
– Canadian copyright law
– Issues relating to intellectual property, including licensing
– The creation and use of open educational resources in post-secondary teaching and learning
– The scholarly publishing landscape
– Existing and emerging scholarly publishing models
– Requirements for compliance with Tri-Agency funding requirements

**Required Education:
– Completion of an ALA-Accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies, or equivalent
– Completion of an Undergraduate Degree plus professional certification
– An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered

**Required Experience:
– Over 1 year and including 3 years of experience required
– An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered

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Application Process
Any other important information?
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until July 19, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the university and the OPSEU. To the extent that policies are not included in the collective agreement, employment will also be governed by the university’s policies which may also be found on our website and which may be amended from time-to-time.

Ontario Tech University is actively committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, indigenization and decolonization (EDIID), and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from First Nations, Metis, Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, Indigenous Peoples in Canada, and those eligible to work in Canada, will be given priority.

Ontario Tech University respects people’s different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. The University is also committed to ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout all aspects of the recruitment cycle.

If you require accommodation, please contact Julie Day, Health and Disability Management Specialist ( For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy (,-compliance-and-governance/accessibility-policy.php)

The university acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

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