SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE IRM&M Library Repository Manager in PABLO, Montana
General Summary: As a new position for the Indigenous Research Center, the IRM&M Library and Repository Manager will assist the Director with tasks related to development and managerial operation of the IRC IRM&M Library and Repository. Overall, the IRC, as an NSF grant funded program, has three core objectives to explore, share, and build institutional capacities related to advancement of Indigenous Research Methodologies & Methods in Geoscience and STEM-related disciplines. IRM&M philosophically, conceptually, and as applied engage trans-disciplinary and multi-methods through culturally sensitive and collaborative approaches and practices. The IRM&M Library and Repository is developed as a collaboration with the Salish Kootenai D'Arcy McNickle Library to house and make available materials both physically and digitally online, and through occasional in-person and online instructional modules, with the goal of providing foundational knowledge and application opportunities associated with Indigenous projects and academic research. These activities will support student, faculty, and public development of knowledges and practices regarding use of IRM&M. In summary, this position is responsible for assisting the Director through engaging tasks required to successfully accomplish the goals of the IRC with regard to the further development and management of the IRM&M Library and Repository. Additionally, being well-organized and professional in conduct with various local, national, and international individuals and organizations is an expectation. This position may have several time-sensitive, mission critical duties to attend to at once, which include sensitive data collection and reporting. In addition, this position is responsible for helping to develop and manage an annual operating plan and budget to meet this particular objective among other duties and tasks as assigned by the Director.
Qualifications: BA/BS in relevant library sciences field, with an MA preferred, and with a minimum of one (1) year of research experience, preferably with IRB application experience, within an Indigenous project context. Experience with the organization and operation of a repository of academic texts and materials, and instructing their use. The ability to travel when required through the United States and internationally. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work with IRC personnel and outside contacts in a professional manner, maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability to exercise flexibility, tact, and good judgement while prioritizing multiple responsibilities from both an on-campus and/or remote office as required. Knowledge of professional and business office software such as Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and the ability to quickly learn and apply new software as needed. Supervisory Responsibilities: (responsibility for the wellbeing and work performance of others) On occasion, as requested and assigned by the IRC Director and Research Coordinator, the IRM&M Library and Repository Manager will oversee various project tasks and individuals involved with the project.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans and women. SKC is a tribal member preference employer as set forth in SKC policy. SKC is a drug free workplace. All pre-hires must pass a drug test before formal hiring.