Scholarly Communication and Research Librarian

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Public University in Ontario, Canada

Wishart Library, Algoma University seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-orientated individual to serve in the Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian role. The successful candidate will assist with research, education and research dissemination to help meet the research goals of the university community. This position requires a deep understanding of the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as the University’s commitment to supporting Indigenous Research and its work towards Reconciliation and Decolonization.

The Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian supports faculty and students to aid them at all stages of the research process. The Research Services Librarian provides education to all campus members on open access, research impact, and other scholarly communications initiatives. They also provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas as well as information literacy. This role requires a thorough understanding of The Copyright Act of Canada and Fair use guidelines. This position plays a key role in the support and collaboration with all areas of graduate student research in our new and growing graduate Studies programs while also providing support and education for undergraduate research.


The Brampton campus is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. In particular, we acknowledge the territory of the Anishinabeg particularly the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Métis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Across all campuses we acknowledge the traditional lands of the Anishinabek Nation and the sacred lands set aside for education as envisioned by Chief Shingwauk for our children and for those as yet unborn. We aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Brampton, Ontario is located northwest of Toronto, close to Pearson International Airport. It is a flourishing, green city offering more than 850 parks, a vibrant arts and cultural community and a strong,established business community.

Qualifications & Application Process 



  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in the field of Library and Information Science.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Open Access Principles and The Copyright Act and Fair Dealing and use guidelines.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.
  • Experience with remote/online/hybrid instruction is desirable.


  • Experience providing scholarly communications services in an academic library setting.
  • Experience delivering education sessions to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience with handling copyright, fair use, and intellectual property issues in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated record of advocacy for scholarly communications and open initiatives involving internal and external audiences.
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on a rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape.

*Some evening or weekend work may be required.

Application Packages should contain the following:

  • a cover letter
  • a current CV
  • a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer and/or student evaluations)
  • a research plan (up to two single-spaced pages)
  • sample publications or portfolio

Indigenization, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (I-EDI) Statement

Contact information of three referees will be requested of longlisted candidates

Note: Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file, with a file name that identifies the applicant.

Candidates shall address their application to: Dr. Alean Al-Krenawi, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cross-Cultural Studies, electronically through this link. Applications received by 4 pm EST July 5th, 2024 will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal-opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our Institution, including equity-deserving groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQQIPA+ persons).

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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