Job: Digital Repository Services Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

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Created: February 14, 2007


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Digital Repository Services Librarian University of Alberta Libraries

The University of Alberta Libraries is looking for a dynamic librarian with marketing and technology skills to take primary responsibility for the Library's digital repository and its services, including its geographically-based data repository and services. You will administer the digital repository and its services and provide leadership to those serving in the liaison role in developing strategies to recruit content for the repository. You will also take responsibility for communication with and support for users of the digital and spatial data repositories, the Open Journal System and the Open Conference System Hosting Service and will coordinate metadata activities with respect to the digital and spatial data repositories.

As the Digital Depository Services Librarian, you will collaborate with the staff of the Information Technology Resources and Services Unit, the Data Library and the Maps Library to ensure the successful implementation of the repositories. You will liaise with on-campus users of the repositories, including the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to ensure the deposit of e-theses. Your external involvement will include participation in local, regional and national bodies related to digital repositories in order to maximize service available to campus users.

The University of Alberta Library is Canada's second largest research library, with an active program of electronic information products, Web development supporting collections and services, and digital library initiatives in areas such as document delivery, graphic image and data collections, and Internet resource cataloguing. For more information, visit our web site at

Qualifications, Preferred Skills and Experience: Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Knowledge of marketing strategies appropriate to libraries and to expanding voluntary participation in repository services

Knowledge of information technology trends and their application to emerging digital library issues such as image display, metadata standards, authentication, integration/reference linking technologies, search standards and protocols

Knowledge of GIS applications and services; skills in ArcGIS or other GIS software would be an asset. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and successful participation in collaborative work environments. Experience in the liaison role highly desirable. Front line experience in library public services and collection development an asset. Enthusiasm, resourcefulness, organizational skills, and a sense of humour are essential.

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Salary and Rank:

This tenure-track position is classified at the Librarian 2 level with a current salary range of $65,571 to $104,291. Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous benefits program. Closing date for the position is March 23rd, 2007.



To Apply:

Please mail, fax or e-mail your resume and the names of three references to:

Karen Adams Director of Library Services and Information Resources Cameron Library University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J8

Fax: (780) 492-8302 E-mail:

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research and services. The University of Alberta serves over 36,000 students in more than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs ( The University's main campus is located in Edmonton, the cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million people ( ). Edmonton is home to vibrant cultural events, a system of river valley parks and trails, and is located only a few hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.



Peter Binkley Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian Information Technology Services 4-30 Cameron Library University of Alberta Libraries Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 2J8 Phone: (780) 492-3743 Fax: (780) 492-9243 e-mail:


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