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Job PostingID 56687
Position: Peer Educator
The Dalhousie University Human Rights Equity and Harassment Prevention Office (HREHP) is currently recruiting for the 2016-2017 Peer Educator team. Peer Educators facilitate peer-to-peer programs that support the mandates of the HREHP office. The Peer Educator team is made up of 4-6 Peer Educators. Peer Educators are also known as Respect Reps.
HREHPis looking to hire a diverse and dynamic Peer Educator Team of all gender identities.
The mandate of the Human Rights Equity and Harassment Prevention Office is to foster and support an inclusive working and learning environment where all members of the University community share responsibility for establishing and maintaining a climate of respect.
The Peer Educator Team will be hired for the 2016-2017 academic year. They will be expected to start in late September 2016 and end April 2017.
- Must be registered as a Dalhousie student for the 2016/17 academic year
- Interest in the office of HREPH mandate and initiatives
- Experience organizing, coordinating and promoting campaigns, or activities
- Time management skills and ability to take initiative
- Planning, research and organizational skills
- Strong team working skills and ability to work independently
- Must be available for occasional evening and weekend shifts
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Working with the larger Peer Educator Program Team;
- Facilitate workshops for different groups on topics related to Consent, Sexual Violence, Respect, Inclusion, Anti-Discrimination and Harassment;
- Attend bi-weekly team meetings to debrief and for continued development opportunities.
- Aid in the development of and facilitation of social media platforms;
- Assist in promoting HREHP Workshop series and services across campus i.e. Information booths etc.
- Maintain regular weekly office hours on-site at the HREHP office;
- Act as a resource referral for community members;
- Ensure the adoption of tools and best practices appropriate to needs;
- Ensure liaison with individuals and entities of interest to the HREHP mandate;
- Complete reports and database related documentation.
Members of the Peer Educator Team will be financially compensated for their work ($12/hrx 10hr/wk).
Individuals interested in applying for this position should submit a Cover Letter and Resume throughMyCareer: https://mycareer.dal.ca/login/student.htm
Applications are due at 11:59 pm AST onWednesday, September 14th, 2016. Interviews will be held Monday, September 19 (1pm-3pm) and Tuesday, September 20 (1pm-3:30pm). Please specify in your application which date and time you prefer.
Please be aware there will be a mandatory training on Sunday, September 25 from 9am – 4pm.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Institute on Governance and Dalhousie University are launching a unique Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program for leaders and managers in Nova Scotia who work in the municipal, provincial and federal spheres. Participants in the program will be granted advanced standing in the Master of Information Management program at Dalhousie University. A unique aspect of the program is a shared real-life complex project in which participants from the program are divided into inter-jurisdictional groups, including the federal government, the Nova Scotia government, and the municipal sector. The IOG/Dalhousie Inter-Jurisdictional Executive Leadership Program provides busy public sector executives with both theoretical and practical experience and tools so that they can do their jobs better. The Institute on Governance team of former senior public servants from in the policy and program areas and from both the federal and provincial domains will be supplemented by expertise from the Dalhousie School of Public Administration. Further information about this program may be found here.
On September 15, 2016, please join Dr. Martine Durier-Copp, Director of the Centre for Advanced Management Education, to learn about our online Master of Information Management (MIM) Program. Designed and delivered by world-class academics working in an award-winning faculty, the industry-focused MIM program perfectly aligns information management (IM) theory with day-to-day workplace realities to help you devise relevant and real-world solutions to the risk- and change-related problems your organization faces.
This post by Pip Christie discusses the growing amount of information that is generated daily: Google receives over 4,000,000 search queries, and email users send 204,000,000 messages. To say that we are living in an age of information overload where we are bombarded by white noise is, quite frankly, an understatement – but I’m sure you’ve heard all that before. What we’re more concerned about here is the evolution of content curation to enable Librarians to rise above this sea of information.
Christie defines data curation as the act of individuals chartered with the responsibility to find, contextualise, and organise information, providing a reliable context and architecture for the content they discover and organise. Information professionals must effectively source worthwhile information on a range of topics through research, then filter through and verify this information to assess its significance and relevance to their organisation and end users, categorise the data into different topics and subject groups before presenting it in a digestible and easily understandable manner.
This article provides a good overview of the typical tasks entailed in data curation, and provide a link to show how Public Health England managed data curation.
To honor the memory and extend the legacy of long-time ARL staff member Julia Blixrud, ARL has established the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which will support the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student. The award recipient will receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 plus registration to attend the Fall Forum. This scholarship is supported by generous donations to the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund.
The award covers the registration fee for the ARL Fall Forum as well as air and ground transportation and meals, up to a maximum of $1,000 per awardee. Awardees will be reimbursed for receipted expenses that must be submitted to ARL following the event.
Awardee Selection Criteria
The successful applicant will:
- Be a current MLIS student or a graduate who is within two years of graduation.
- Exhibit evidence of being a creative thinker who is passionate about the topic of the ARL Fall Forum. The theme of the 2015 Fall Forum will be “Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences.”
- Demonstrate strong potential to contribute to the profession.
The scholarship awardee will:
- Attend the ARL Fall Forum in early October.
- Actively use social media to communicate about the Fall Forum during the event and write a blog post to be published by ARL about her/his participation after the event.
To apply, complete the online application form and upload your essay or visualization along with your résumé or CV. All letters of reference/recommendation must be e-mailed directly from a supervisor or professor to JCBfund@arl.org.
Applications and supporting documents are due to ARL by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Visit the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship webpage for application details.
The Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC) is a project mandated by 13 Mi’kmaw Chiefs in Nova Scotia and administered through the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (see www.mikmaweydebert.com). The Centre is not yet built; the project is located currently at the Millbrook First Nation in Truro,Nova Scotia.
The development of a controlled vocabulary is an essential part of the approved Information and Collections Management Policy Structure of the MDCC. Unfortunately, the industry-wide controlled vocabularies such as Art & Architecture Thesaurus, Union List of Artist Names, Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, and Cultural Objects Name Authority, do not accommodate First Nation content and contain little Mi’kmaw content.
At this time, we seek to scope out the development of a strategy for the creation of a controlled vocabulary (CV) for the MDCC. The project would be defined as follows, with a timeline and budget to be determined. The CV would be utilized in the implementation of the Centre’s Qi database (see http://www.keepthinking.it/qi), an SAAS content management system.
Project Scope: To determine a strategy for the development of the CV for the MDCC. The strategy will:
- Define an overall approach to the development of a CV;
- Using the NISO 2010 guidelines for the construction of a CV, establish protocols for the development of a CV that are specific to the MDCC database;
- Respond to and accommodate all fields as identified in the data specifications completed for the implementation of the Qi database;
- Allow for the integration of community-level expertise through social tagging and other Mi’kmaw expertise and language;
- Include an implementation plan for the development of the MDCC Controlled Vocabulary, including future oversight or other data quality assessments with the implementation of the strategy.
An interested persons should contact:
Leah Rosenmeier, Research and Interpretation Specialist
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq
firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 895-6385
The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society is seeking one individual for the summer (12 weeks). The position would be of interest to those with Library & Information Management skills. Students enrolled in a Management and Information Systems program and recent graduates of such a program are encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will work with a variety of departments and staff assisting the Society to move forward on a number of projects:
- Adapting and converting existing paper-based processes and documentation to digital platforms
- Continuing implementation of the Society electronic document file plan
- Assisting with Society website content management
- Other information management initiatives in support of Society programs and projects
- Library collection maintenance and management duties in the Barristers’ Library
Desired skills and attributes:
- Strong information technology skills, including familiarity with databases
- A capacity for systems thinking (workflow analysis, process improvement and documentation)
- Strong communication skills (writing, consulting users) including the ability to translate user needs into technical requirements
- Desirable to have taken courses in information systems, writing and design for the web, taxonomies/indexing, records management
- High level of attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- A high level of skill in the use of office automation software (Microsoft Office)
- Experience in a legal environment and familiarity with concepts and terminology would be considered an asset
Please submit an application – including a letter of application and a resume to email@example.com by Monday June 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm.
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
1815 Upper Water Street, 7th flr.
Halifax, NS B3J 1S7
T: 902 425 2665
Toll-free: 1 866 219 1202
F: 902 422 1697
The Centre for Advanced Management Education requires an RA to assist in the organization of its promotional activities. Specifically, it needs an RA to undertake an environmental scan of national conferences dealing with the content areas of its three programs (Master of Information Management, Master of Public Administration-Management, and MBA Financial Services) and to help it design social media strategies.
The RA will report to the Associate Director of CFAME. Tasks will include:
- Search for listings of national events, present these chronologically on a spread sheet, together with location, and other pertinent information;
- Search for Chief Information Officer networks and groups on social media; and
- Research and suggest social media groups to help to reach target audiences;
Desired skills and competences include:
- strong technical skills, including website management;
- strong analytical and writing skills;
- time management and adherence to established deadlines; and
- the capacity to work independently, and yet seek advice, when needed.
A background in information management, research methods, marketing and financial analysis would be an asset.
Duration of position – 70- 80 hours
Compensation – The rate of pay is $20.00/hr. plus vacation pay
Deadline for applications –June 15th, 2015
Please email your résumé and covering letter to:
Michelle Hunter, Associate Director, CFAME (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interviews for this position will be held between – June 16-19th, 2015.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview.
Academic Library Internship Program 2015 – 16
Competition No. – A101726497
Closing Date – Jun 05, 2015
The University of Alberta Libraries invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The internship appointment is for a one-year term.
Qualified applicants must:
- Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2014 or 2015
- Commit to a one year contract appointment with the University of Alberta Libraries
The internships are intended to:
- Provide experience to recent graduates interested in exploring a career in academic libraries
- Provide an opportunity to discover the multitude of opportunities within an academic library setting
- Create mentoring and networking opportunities for recent graduates as well as provide for professional development and training
It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. This year, the University of Alberta Libraries is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in open data or the humanities and social sciences. Successful candidates will possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and a variety of clients. All candidates will also possess superior information management skills.
For more information about applying, please see: