Casual Library Aide - Copyright Office Support
Hourly (for Casual)
Position End Date (if applicable)
MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.
Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.
Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.About the Mount Royal University Library
Housed in Riddell Library and Learning Centre, the Mount Royal University (MRU) Library is an integral part of the MRU academic experience. The services, facilities, programming, and expertise available in the Library support innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship across campus.
The Library includes the Archives and Special Collections, and a range of specialized and technology-enriched teaching and learning spaces, including information literacy classrooms, a Maker Studio, audio production rooms, and a range of visualization, simulation and immersive spaces.About the Role
MRU Library seeks a casual staff member to assist with Copyright Office projects and resource development. The Library Aide - Copyright Office Support will support the development of the Copyright Literacy Strategy, assist in the development of copyright education and communication resources, assist with the implementation of copyright initiatives, and perform other project work as required. The successful candidate will work closely with the Copyright Advisor who provides education, training, and operational leadership to the University community on matters relating to the intersection of copyright and education.
The successful candidate will possess a high attention to detail as well as awareness of information design principles as they apply to communicating complex concepts in education and libraries. Knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property law is not a requirement, however the successful candidate will learn more about how these laws integrate into a post-secondary environment through their work in this role. A strong disciplinary background including upper-level coursework in communications (or a related discipline such as humanities, education, or business) is required. An understanding of research, information-seeking, and information organization is a strong asset.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and good judgement, the ability to clearly and positively communicate complex concepts in education and libraries, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
This role is a casual, limited term position with an end date of April 30, 2024. This position includes an average of approximately 14 hours of work per week over the 2024 Winter semester. Scheduling is flexible and may be arranged around course schedules making this an excellent opportunity for a student.
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Salary: $17.00 per hour
Closing Date: December 1, 2023
A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf formatted document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number.pdf (ex. Smith, Coordinator, 999999.pdf).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus. Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment athttps:// www. cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp.
If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify [email protected] and we will work together on the accommodation request.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.
Casual Library Aide - Copyright Office Support
Mount Royal University
November 20, 2023
December 01, 2023
Business and Economics,Education
About the employer
Mount Royal University is a well-established public university which was founded in 1910. This is a Canadian university which was created following a charter by the Alberta provincial government. It became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College, which offered transfer courses to the University of Alberta and later to the University of Calgary. In 1972, it shifted its base to a new campus in Lincoln Park, which was previously an air force base. It is in the year 2009 that this institution was granted its university status. In 2017, this university was awarded the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation joining 44 universities which are excelling in the field of social innovation and change-making. The university currently offers 12-degree programmes and 32 majors with an average class size of 29 students.
This university comprises various faculties, including a number of interesting fields of study. The Arts faculty of this university teaches subjects such as economics, justice, and policy studies, English, languages, and cultures, humanities, interior design, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The Bisset School of Business of this university specialises in subjects such as accounting, aviation, finance, general management, human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, social innovation and supply chain management. This university's School of Communication Studies focuses on subjects like broadcast media studies, information design, journalism and public relations.
The university's Faculty of Health, Community and Education comprise Child Studies and Social Work, Education, Health and Physical Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology includes child studies and social work, education, health and physical education, as well as School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology features biology, chemistry and physics, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics and computing. The university also has the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension. This university has numerous institutes, such as Institute for Community Prosperity, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and International Education.
Its centres include the Centre for Community Disaster Research, Centre for Child Well-Being and Iniskim Centre. This university also has a library - Riddell Library and Learning Centre which was opened in 2017. With a seating capacity of 1,700 people, the library comprises 34 study rooms, 3-D printing facilities, and a cafe. This university also has a huge list of notable alumni which include Indo-Canadian Singer The PropheC, classical pianist Yuja Wang, Canadian actor Kavan Smith, Emmy-winning composer Dave Pierce, professional voice actor Kirby Morrow, motivational speaker Alvin Law, professional wrestler Bret Hart, and Emmy award-winning news anchor Chris Gailus