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Douglas College

Research Data Management & Open Journal Publishing Librarian

Part Time
7 days ago
Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Research Data Management & Open Journal Publishing Librarian Posting Number 00461F Location New Westminster/Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Salary Range In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Position Type Faculty - Probationary Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 09/01/2022 End Date Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Work Arrangements
This regular part-time probationary/contract position is available September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be required to work days, evenings and/ or Saturdays at either campus location within any given week.

Workload is assigned each year based on available sections
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
Douglas College Library invites applications for a Research Data Management & Open Journal Publishing Librarian. This position will be based at the New Westminster Campus and will also have a presence at the Coquitlam Campus. Reporting to the Director, Learning Resources, the primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be:
    •to develop Douglas College's institutional research data management strategy, in alignment with Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy requirements and in collaboration with key stakeholders in the Library, Research and Innovation Office, and the Centre for Educational and Information Technology •to develop a plan for Douglas College Library's role in supporting this strategy through guidelines, best practices, infrastructure, and resource development •to utilize Open Journal Systems software to pilot the inaugural issue of the Douglas College Undergraduate Research Journal •to develop a plan for ongoing support for and engagement with OJS for publishing faculty and student journals of interest to key Douglas College stakeholders •to provide reference, research, and instructional services online and in person at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campus locations.

This position will be attractive to a collegial, creative, flexible, and user-focused individual with excellent communication, technical, and collaboration skills and one who is highly motivated to provide innovative and responsive services to the Douglas College user community.


The Research Data Management & Open Journal Publishing Librarian will collaborate closely with the Director, Learning Resources and Coordinator, Research & Innovation Office and other College stakeholders to:
    •contribute to the planning, implementation and maintenance of technology that supports RDM •develop and maintain RDM instructional content on the Douglas College Library website and deliver RDM workshops for faculty •leverage tools and community expertise for data management planning and data archiving (e.g., DMP Assistant) •assist faculty and researchers in developing plans for the responsible and ethical collection, storage, description, and protection of research data •keep current on emerging trends and initiatives in RDM and engage with the broader Canadian research data management community •liaise with the Public Knowledge Project in training for and the setup of Open Journal Systems [ OJS ] software •lead and support OJS locally as the College's online journal publishing tool •Assist faculty and students in using OJS to submit, edit, review, and publish the College's inaugural issue of its student research journal

In addition, this position will also:
    •provide reference and research services online via AskAway and in person across disciplines to support the College's diverse student, faculty, and staff user community •contribute to the success of the library's instructional program by teaching course-integrated instruction across disciplines as well as workshops on a range of topics for faculty and staff, both online and in person •work with Library and College colleagues on a range of teams and committees to support and advance strategic projects and priorities •develop their professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis •perform other duties as assigned
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
    • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA -accredited institution •1-3 years of experience providing reference/research services online and in person within an academic library setting •Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, with a demonstrated ability to facilitate understanding and decision-making among people with diverse backgrounds and/or viewpoints •Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing, diverse, and dynamic collegial team environment •Commitment to continued professional development and learning •Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills •Superior critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills •Broad knowledge of print and digital information resources across disciplines •Demonstrated skill and experience planning and delivering instruction online and in classroom environments across a range of disciplines •Demonstrated experience learning and using technology tools for online work and service delivery, such as Teams, BlueJeans, Zoom, BlackBoard, etc.

    •Knowledge of Tri-Agency Research Data Management policies and guiding documents •Demonstrated knowledge of research data management principles and practices as well as the research lifecycle and research processes •Experience with institutional data repository systems (e.g., Dataverse, FRDR ) •Familiarity with metadata standards and formats used in research (e.g., Dublin Core, DDI , DOI , ORCID ) •Knowledge of research data management resources and community in Canada •Demonstrated experience with publishing platforms such as Open Journal Systems •Experience with open data and/or digital scholarship tools •Project management experience
Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/15/2022 Close Date 08/26/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume, cover letter and list of references are submitted online and received by 4:30 p.m on August 26th. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.
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