Job Post: Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, University of Winnipeg, MB

Main responsibilities:

  • Develops strategic priorities and work plan for the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office;
  • Keeps up-to-date on copyright law, licenses and fair dealing, and liaises with General Counsel’s Office to provide copyright direction to campus;
  • Develops and communicates copyright policies and procedures to the University community;
  • Designs and delivers instruction workshops to faculty, staff and students regarding copyright and scholarly communications related issues;
  • Designs communications and initiatives for faculty on scholarly communications and publication issues, including Author’s Rights, Author’s Addendums, information on research impact, predatory journals, and ways to meet the Tri-Agency Open Access requirements;
  • Participates in national and international discussions on copyright and scholarly communications to build knowledge, identify best practices and share information;
  • Develops and promotes the Institutional Repository;
  • Liaises with campus departments to develop and promote community research tools;
    Provides campus wide education on Open Access and Open Education resources and strategies, including coordinating local Open Access Week events;
  • In collaboration with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology provides copyright related support for the integration of electronic resources in Nexus, the University’s learning management system;
  • Develops informational materials for distribution on the University’s Copyright Office and Library web sites and ensures that informational and policy materials on other University web sites and print materials such as handbooks align and agree with the materials presented on the Copyright Office web site;
  • Responds to copyright, fair dealing, and publishing enquiries from faculty, staff and students;
  • Supervises Copyright Assistant and others working on relevant special projects;
  • Other librarian duties, including reference, library instruction, and collection management, as assigned, and participation in Library and campus committees.



  • Masters of Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of professional library experience
  • General knowledge in Canadian copyright legislation and case law
  • Experience related to copyright or scholarly communication, such as coordinating licensing for Library database subscriptions, or coordinating services for InterLibrary Loan or Course Reserves, or coordinating Open Access or Digitization initiatives


  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience supervising staff in a unionized environment


This is a 12 month term appointment expected to commence on August 1, 2016 or soon thereafter, subject to final budgetary approval. The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian will be appointed as a Librarian Member of the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association ( Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Application review will begin on Friday, May 6, 2016 and continue until the position has been filled.

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