Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian (Librarian I/II position)

Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Created: June 13, 2019


DATE REQUIRED: September 1, 2019

Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada’s top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover, and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.


About the University of Toronto Libraries


The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked among the top-10 research libraries in North America. The system consists of over 40 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of more than 700 undergraduate degree programs and over 280 graduate programs, including over 60 professional programs, and. In addition to more than 15 million print and electronic volumes, the library system currently provides access to a vast array of electronic resources in various forms and over 31,000 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new items are acquired each year.The Libraries’ data centre houses more than 500 physical and virtual servers and more than a petabyte of data.

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About the University of Toronto Scarborough Library

The University of Toronto Scarborough, also known as U of T Scarborough or UTSC, is one of the three main campuses of the University of Toronto. UTSC is an anchor institution in the eastern GTA and combines the intimacy of a close-knit campus, the breadth of the liberal arts and the depth and rigor of one of the world’s best research universities. UTSC is located next to popular natural landmarks in Toronto’s greenest area, and is in one of Toronto’s most diverse and multicultural neighbourhoods. The UTSC Library aligns itself with campus partners to serve this quickly growing campus within the larger UTL system.

The Opportunity

The UTSC Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) invites applications for an enthusiastic, skilled candidate to fill the position of Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit, the successful candidate will contribute in diverse, collaborative teams to the design, development and delivery of innovative and forward-thinking DSU service offerings.

Required Qualifications

  • A degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies
  • Knowledge of diverse metadata/cataloging/archival descriptive standards and controlled vocabularies, metadata harvesting and crosswalks, as well as ontologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies independently
  • Demonstrated, strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of standard web technologies (XML/JavaScript/JSON)
  • Demonstrated capacity for working in a diverse, fast-paced, results-oriented, collaborative, and dynamic environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with software developers and/or systems administrators
  • Experience with/Demonstrated interest in Open Source software and Open Access communities
  • Experience with/demonstrated interest in DevOps practices & tools
  • Familiarity with application development languages and tools
  • Experience with content/digital asset management systems and repositories (Islandora/Drupal/Fedora preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in a key role in digital scholarship projects
  • Relevant experience as an academic librarian


Salary and Terms of Appointment Salary and appointment level are based on experience and qualifications. This is a permanent status stream position.

Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.UTSCTech] to Library Human Resources at; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by July 14, 2019.

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

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Closes: 14 July, 2019

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Published: Monday, June 17, 2019 18:47 UTC

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