Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian

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Created: December 17, 2014


The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of technological innovation and service excellence, seeks a dynamic and engaged professional to play a lead role in the planning and execution of a growing program of digital library initiatives.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Digital Initiatives, and working within a highly engaged team-based environment, the successful candidate proposes, guides, monitors and assesses a wide variety of digital library projects. The successful candidate will participate and shape all phases of the planning and development of a wide range of digital library projects, including the development of business cases and project plans, the coordination of workflows, costing and budget analysis, vendor selection and contracting, communication planning, quality control, and assessment. The position will support projects across the full spectrum of the Libraries’ digital initiatives, including new and emerging areas driven by digital scholarship and open education.

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada, with an impressive suite of user relevant services matched by an equally impressive and sizeable collection of physical and digital assets. The Libraries enjoy many relationships with the broader library and research community, and is actively involved in partnerships such as HathiTrust, CLOCKSS, Public Knowledge Project, Canadian Polar Data Network, Portage (CARL), CASRAI and the Internet Archive. The Libraries, utilizing positions such as this one, endeavour to actively support and shape scholarly communication, higher education and lifelong learning. For more information, visit our website at

Qualifications include an MLS degree from an accredited library school and demonstrated experience in project management. In addition to an MLS, background training in Humanities Computing, Computing Science and/or and Project Management is an asset. Applicants must possess a strong service orientation, excellent communication skills, a thorough understanding and awareness of digital library development, an interest in implementing new initiatives and in evaluation of current practice, superior leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to cooperative action and collaborative work, and a demonstrated interest in the goals of the Libraries and the profession.


Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 16:37 UTC

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