Copyright Technician

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology | Calgary, Alberta

Full-time Permanent

Apply for the position on the SAIT careers website.

The Student Services department’s role in student success is to create a culture and environment that unleashes the full potential of all the students at SAIT. Our primary goal is to support Student-First Culture, by focusing on student success and mobilizing all campus community members in this shared goal.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Copyright Librarian, the Copyright Technician is part of the Library’s Copyright function and a member of SAIT’s Student Services department. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing copyright reference and technical assistance to the SAIT community. The Copyright Technician role will support the coordination and administration of permissions to use copyrighted materials, including the associated record keeping and reporting as needed by the Manager. The role will also be responsible for participating in the planning and execution of projects under the direction of the Copyright Librarian, assisting with Library assessment projects, and other duties as they are assigned. This position would appeal to a library technician that enjoys customer service and finding information for patrons, requires minimal supervision, has a growth mindset approach to work, an interest in copyright, and has strong interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills.

The Role

  • Coordinate and manage the permissions for use of copyrighted materials, including the associated record keeping and reporting as needed by the Copyright Librarian and Manager.
  • Under the direction of the Copyright Librarian, assist with departments and schools with their copyright needs, including researching copyright ownership and confirming or obtaining copyright clearance where needed.
  • Under the direction of the Copyright Librarian, assist Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts with the use of external materials in their course designs, which includes verifying permissions and attributions.
  • Assist the Copyright Librarian in the negotiation of copyright permissions contracts when required and maintain a database of available clearances and licenses for all forms of materials.
  • Under the direction of the Copyright Librarian, assist in the copyright outreach initiatives and other projects as needed to promote engagement and awareness of copyright-related matters.
  • Assist the Copyright Librarian with copyright take down request
  • Under the direction of the Copyright Librarian participate in the review and aid in the development and maintenance of instructors’ course reading lists
  • Assist in copyright assessment and other assessment projects as needed.
  • Provide library circulation, and user assistance services to patrons at the information desk and remotely.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience


  • A Library Information Technology diploma, or a combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with Canadian copyright laws and the application of copyright practices in higher education
  • Familiarity with library systems, information sources, and the importance of access for students and staff

Skills Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to initiate and maintain relationships with SAIT departments.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
  • Technical aptitude for learning and supporting new systems, including the development and testing of customizations and workflows.
  • Ability to engage in promotion and community outreach.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to manage nuanced situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and short deadlines.

Job classification: LIBRARY TECHNICIAN III – A5135

Salary range: $49,255.05 – $62,676.25

Posting closing date: July 13th, 2023

About SAIT

SAIT is a global leader in applied education. Named one of Alberta’s Top Employers, we offer the chance to work with a purpose — preparing the next generation of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers.

Building on our 100+ year history, we’re looking for innovative, bold and collaborative employees who embrace change and deliver world-class customer experiences. Your future starts now at SAIT.

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Learn more about EDI at SAIT

At SAIT, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding diverse perspectives to SAIT – so if your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

SAIT is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with applicants to provide accommodations upon request to the Talent Advisor.  


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