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Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig: Sault Ste. Marie

Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (teaching lodge) is an Anishinaabe post-secondary institution (University) that has been developed by the Shingwauk Education Trust (SET). The Shingwauk Education Trust was founded based on a vision of the Ojibway Chief Shingwaukonse’ibun, which was to create a “Teaching Wigwam” with an overall goal of providing education to Anishinaabe students. Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig is one of nine Indigenous institutes of higher learning that were legally recognized when the Indigenous Institutes Act was passed by the Ontario Legislature in December, 2017.

Career Opportunity – Librarian

The Librarian, reporting to the President, functions as a senior professional staff member in the National Chief’s Library, and is responsible for working with the President to develop the library and to maintain the ongoing operations of the Library. The Librarian oversees the organization in the absence of the President. The Librarian functions within legislative requirements, regulations, policies and procedures and the Vision, Mission, Scope and Core Values of Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, and contributes to the accomplishment of the strategic priorities of the institution.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administration

·         Researching, establishing and implementing operational policies, procedures, best practices, documentation, and operational guidelines for the library, archives, and gallery

·         Overseeing the administration of the Library

·         Oversees the organization in the absence of the President.

·         Performing other duties as assigned

Collection Development

·         Working jointly with the President to make resources accessible by establishing physical and intellectual control of library, archives, and gallery holdings through appraisal, arrangement, description, and the creation of finding aids

·         Digitizing and describing archives in all formats to support public access for ongoing research projects, displays, exhibits, etc.

·         Overseeing the collection care and preservation activities

Promotion and Public Relations

·         Researching and drafting promotional materials, presentations, etc. to prepare the National Chiefs’ Library to work effectively and appropriately with Indigenous communities and stakeholders

·         Working jointly with the President in speaking with communities and stakeholders about Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig and the National Chiefs’ Library

Reference and Educational Programming

·         Promoting library resources to faculty and students

·         Researching and drafting related to educational programming best practices and to the development of new curriculum-based, education activities

Requirements

·         Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school

·         Experience working with students and faculty in an academic setting.

·         Formal coursework and/or experience in copyright, web design/content management systems, cataloguing/metadata standards and resource sharing guidelines.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

·         Perform multiple tasks concurrently.

·         Well developed organizational skills.

·         To establish and maintain effective liaisons and cooperation with agencies and departments.

·         Exercise effective judgement and independent decision making.
Data-entry, retrieval and keyboarding skills including use of standard office equipment, including

·         Customer service orientation, including the use of tact, discretion and confidentiality.

Applicants are requested to submit their resume and cover letter to info@shingwauku.org, with their name and applied position in the document title. Internal candidates will be considered first; application should be submitted no later than Monday, June 30, at 4 pm.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

https://shingwauku.ca/