Job Posting: Digital Projects & Technologies (Librarian I - Tenure Track)

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Created: August 5, 2014


Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian (Librarian I)

Organization:  University of Toronto Scarborough Library
City:  Toronto
Province/State:  ON
Country:  Canada
Category:  Library (Academic)
Job type:  Full-time
Duration:  Permanent
Description and duties:

Library Digital Scholarship Unit:

The Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) at the UTSC Library was established in 2010 with a mission to create, preserve, and provide access to digital collections that will inspire and facilitate exploration and knowledge creation for the purposes of research, teaching and learning. The unit facilitates collaborations amongst scholars at UTSC and beyond, supporting experimentation and co-curricular pedagogy. Over the past year, the unit has expanded available services and anticipates continued growth in the areas of digital scholarship, research data curation/stewardship, and outreach.

Position Description:

The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a creative, skilled person to fill the position of Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian. This is a permanent status, tenure track position. Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit, the successful candidate will collaborate and show leadership in the design, development and incorporation of technologies to serve and foster innovation in the Digital Scholarship Unit.

  • Creates and enhances appropriate software frameworks for Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) initiatives.
  • Designs, develops and analyzes dynamic web and mobile-enhanced applications, systems and tools.
  • Maintains and improves existing DSU-related systems and applications and works closely with campus technical staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure.
  • Provides project planning and management, programming and expertise for digital scholarship projects
  • Introduces and integrates latest information technology trends and tools into services of the Digital Scholarship Unit
  • Advises library colleagues and faculty partners on emerging digital research methodologies, including research data management, digital preservation, big data analysis, linked open data, etc.
  • Supervises and assigns work to work-study, practicum, and co­op students assisting with library IT projects; provides functional supervision of library staff as required.
  • Liaises and collaborates with faculty, researchers and other departments to further library digital research initiatives & partnerships, and may act as subject liaison in related areas.
  • Participates in identifying & establishing funding sources for Digital Scholarship Unit projects, including collaborating in grant writing application and reporting
  • Contributes to the digital scholarship community, which may include presenting at academic conferences, developing research for scholarly publications, participating in open source projects, etc.
  • Participates in various library and university committees and task forces as appropriate.
  • Scholarly research and creative activities are encouraged.


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:
  • A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Capacity for working flexibly and creatively in a fast-paced, results-oriented, and changing environment
  • Knowledge of Metadata/cataloging/archival descriptive standards and controlled vocabularies, Metadata harvesting and crosswalks, as well as Ontologies.
  • Knowledge of /Experience with Content/digital asset management systems, Islandora/Drupal/FedoraCommons preferred
  • Experience with open source software and Web-based systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, project-based workplace /project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively (in diverse team environments)
  • Experience with standard web technologies (HTML/CSS/XML/JavaScript).
  • Programming skills (XML/XSLT, PHP, cURL/Shell Script)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in Computer Science or related field
  • Demonstrated success in a key role in digital scholarship projects


Salary and Terms of Appointment:

Experience and qualifications determine salary and appointment level. This is a permanent status stream position.

Librarian I - $58,100

Note: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the

University of Toronto Faculty Association.

Additional information :
As a key campus of Canada's number one research-intensive university, the University of Toronto, Scarborough offers a wide range of program options spanning the arts, sciences, management and teacher education, including unique programs that blend disciplines and provide opportunities to apply this knowledge outside the University. Its library has a collection of over 300,000 items, many of which are electronic.

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Application deadline:  Aug 29 2014

How to Apply:
Librarians interested in applying for this position should send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to 416.946.5543. At least two of the referees should be supervisory. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf with a file name convention of Surname, FirstName.UTSCDigitalProjects&Technologies.Libn. The deadline for applications is August 29, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto Scarborough Library thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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