Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Strategy

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Created: October 1, 2013


The Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy is part of the senior management team of UVic Libraries and will provide visionary leadership in emerging areas of digital scholarship.  He/she will foster broad and deep collaborations between librarians, researchers, faculty and community members. The AUL will help to further integrate the Libraries within the teaching, learning and research activities of the university. The AUL will build upon existing partnerships between the Libraries and research programs and units such as Implementing New Knowledge Environments (, Humanities Computing and Media Centre (, Internet Shakespeare Editions ( Community Mapping Collaboratory (, University Systems, Office of the Vice-President Research and many others, and take a leadership role in building new partnerships across diverse interdisciplinary audiences with university and external communities. The AUL will engage in and provide leadership for national and international initiatives related to new and emerging digital research infrastructures.


The University of Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia is a highly ranked teaching and research institution of approximately 18,000 students and 880 regular faculty members with graduate programmes in a wide range of disciplines. UVic is widely recognized for its interdisciplinary research initiatives, its co-op education, its many Canada Research Chairs and its support for innovative teaching and research-intensive learning.  For more information about the University of Victoria, see &


A Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent degree is required; as well as an additional masters degree and/or PhD in an academic field related to the knowledge or skills required for the position. Other requirements include: extensive experience (minimum six years) in developing and managing library digital collections or digital scholarly initiatives; demonstrated technical skills in areas related to digital libraries and digital scholarship; thorough knowledge of digital records and information preservation issues; in-depth knowledge of the current trends in digital scholarship and a vision of emerging trends; extensive project management experience; instructional experience; and the ability to work both independently and provide strong team leadership. The successful candidate possesses a refined ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with wide variety of stakeholders, has a substantive record of working collaboratively on digital collections or digital scholarship initiatives, and has gained progressive supervisory experience over a minimum of five years. Familiarity with a unionized environment is an asset. The position requires superior verbal, written, analytical and organizational skills. For the full job description see:

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