Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian

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Created: August 11, 2014


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 co-op 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

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