Information Curation Specialist

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-02-02

Employer: Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)

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As the Information Curation Specialist and under the direction of the Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation, this position is responsible for curation and archiving of GREO’s website resources and providing technical data support services and analytics so that GREO is perceived as the “go-to” site for distilled research on gambling.

As** Information Curation Specialist you will: **

  • Advise on the knowledge management strategy for GREO including maintaining and supporting information preservation and legacy protocols.

  • Work collaboratively with the Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation, the Knowledge Brokers, and GREO staff to ensure the knowledge repository and data repository are appropriately maintained and updated.  

  • Provide ready access to the knowledge database, always ensuring adequate accessibility and security for stakeholders. Develop and maintain data sets from Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) / GREO funded research and elsewhere.

  • Provide ongoing review and analysis of current literature, publications and internet material on best practices, accessing related policies, procedures, processes and protocols to establish a resource of current and emerging knowledge and information useful for building a policy base, providing briefings and presentation material as required.  Provide analytical explanations, interpretations, assessments and recommendations to senior GREO staff. 

  • Develop annotated bibliographies of knowledge evidence, literature, tools, resources and capacity building material for GREO as well as an annotated inventory of instruments and interventions that are used in problem gambling research.

  • Support the Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation, and other GREO staff in consultations with stakeholders and other jurisdictions to exchange information and seek input regarding problem gambling material and evidence archiving.

  • Post graduate degree in library and information science

  • Demonstrated experience with data and information archiving policies and procedures. 

  • Strong project management experience and demonstrated experience managing competing priorities in a complex environment.

  • Knowledge of search strategies and relevant research databases for conducting and overseeing systematic reviews of literature.

  • Ability to identify risk and propose risk mitigation strategies within the scope of the responsibilities.

  • Experience synthesizing complex data and research results into knowledge accessible for audiences at all levels is desirable.

  • Knowledge and understanding of knowledge exchange and related problem gambling, the broader addiction sector, and/or public health research is an asset.

Archived on: 2017-02-16