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Job: Project Archivist at Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a comprehensive university with approximately
22,000 undergraduatestudents, 5000 graduate students, 950
faculty and 1500 staff. Ranked by respected national surveys
asone of Canada's top three comprehensive universities for
the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University hasalso been
named one of British Columbia's top 40 Employers for 2011, as well as one of
Canada's top100 employers. SFU offers more than 100
undergraduate major and joint major programs and morethan
45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has
an internationalreputation for its innovative
interdisciplinary and professional programs. The University was
establishedin 1965 in Burnaby and has since expanded to
Vancouver and Surrey. SFU is integrally involved in thelife
of all three of its campus communities, including participation in a range of
urban renewal anddevelopment initiatives. Further
information about SFU is available at: www.sfu.ca.

  
The SFU Library is often a key participant in grant funded projects with
campus and other institutionalpartners that include a
digitization and preservation component for unique and research
intensivecontent. These range from the Library's
ScholarlyDigitization Program that works directly with
SFUfaculty to digitize material associated with their
research and teaching activities to Heritage Canada
andnational research funding agencies such as SSHRC.

  
The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (A LOT) was founded in 2010 and is
currently the recipient of aSHHRC research grant. The
Archive makes available online lesbian oral testimonies. Testimonies come
inmany forms; material in the Archives includes oral
history audio tapes, radio and television programtapes, as
well as video and film produced by documentary filmmakers, and home video and
film. TheArchive and website are supported and hosted by
the SFU Library. Further information regarding theArchive
of Lesbian Oral Testimony is available at:
[www.alotarchives.org](http://www.alotarchives.org).

  
Within the SFU Library, planning and project-based initiatives often cross
divisional and campusboundaries. The Library Planning
Committee (Dean, AULs, Division Heads) is responsible for advising
theDean on budget, personnel and external matters. The
Library Council (Dean, AULs, Division/Unit Heads,seven
library staff representatives) advises on other matters. There are few
standing committees, withcross-divisional task groups
typically planning and guiding specific projects. Further information
aboutthe Library is available at: www.lib.sfu.ca.

  
ASSIGNMENT

The position will have key responsibilities in coordinating the digitization
of materials associated withthe SSHRC-funded Archives of
Lesbian Oral Testimony, an online digital archives
project(alotarchives.org). Activities will include liaison
with faculty and other researchers working on the coordination of digitization activities with the Library's
Digitization Centre; arrangementand description of archival
materialsin accordance with national standards and best practices; and
thecreation and maintenance of databases, finding aids, and
other tools facilitating discovery and access.The position
will report to the Archivist, Special Collections and Rare Books,for daily and
operationalresponsibilities and will have a "dotted line"
or matrix-based reporting relationship to the
PrincipalInvestigator who will have overall coordination
and oversight responsibilities.

  
RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the joint direction of the Archivist, Special Collections and Rare
Books, and the Director of theArchives of Lesbian Oral
Testimony,the individual will:

  * develop procedures and workflows associated with the acquisition, digitization, and management of material for the A LOT project,
  * assist with the development of policies and associated forms to address access and intellectual property provisions required for the ALOT material,
  * undertake the arrangement and description of material including coordination with other library and project staff also engaged in these activities,
  * provide support for the creation and maintenance of databases, finding aids, andother tools facilitating management, discovery of, and access to material,
  * supervise library assistants, practicumand summer students' work associated withthe digitization of material for the project,
  * perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  * Graduate degree in archival/library/information studiesfrom an ALA accredited program or equivalent
  * Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues, Freedom of Information/Protection of Privacy legislation and requirements
  * Demonstrated knowledge of descriptive systems and principles such as Dublin Core, EAD, MARC. METS, RAD, XML as well asstandards and facilities for preservation, data formats and migration, discovery and access; national standards and archival ethics
  * Knowledge and demonstrated ability in organizational core competenciesincluding customer service, communication, team work, and initiative/self-management
  * Familiarity with current trends in post-secondary education and academic library services
Desirable:

  * Up to 1 year archival/library, or related, professional experience
  * Project management experience, especially with grant-funded initiatives
  * Experience using digital content management systems
  
This is a part-time (approximately .25 fte), limited term (up to two years)
position. There is the

possibility of additional grant funded work during this period. Appointment
will be made at the

appropriate Archivist or Librarian rank in accordance with SFU Policy AD 12.

http://www.sfu.ca/policies/academic/a12-03.htm



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