Data & Digital Collections Librarian (Librarian I/II position)

Toronto, ON
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Salary: This is a one year contract with the possibility of renewal, to be hired at the Librarian I/II rank. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.
Created: December 21, 2020


The University of Toronto is committed to diversity. Applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas are especially welcomed.

DATE REQUIRED: February 2021

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 fourth among peer institutions in North America, behind just Harvard, Yale and Columbia. The system consists of 42 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centers supports the teaching and research requirements of 300 graduate programs, over 70 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries data centre houses more than 600 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

About the University of Toronto Scarborough Library

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a growing campus on the eastern edge of Scarborough with over 13,000 full and part-time undergraduate students and a growing graduate student body. The UTSC Library is integrated into the UTL system but operates independently, developing its own services and programs. We value creativity, innovation, and enthusiasm for developing meaningful experiences for our students and faculty.

The Opportunity

Data & Digital Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit, the successful candidate will contribute to diverse, collaborative teams for the design, development, and delivery of innovative and forward-thinking projects and service offerings.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on other projects as capacity and interest allows, including working directly with the liaison librarian program.Librarians as the UTSC Library also frequently collaborate with colleagues across the tri-campus on shared committees and projects, as well as to share knowledge and experiences.

Required Qualifications

  • A degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies/science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge regarding finding and using diverse published data sources and statistics.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated capacity for working in a diverse, fast-paced, results-oriented, and dynamic environment,
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams.
  • Knowledge regarding teaching principles and practices, particularly as they relate to data & digital scholarship related topics.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with reference services and instruction related to Data and Digital Scholarship.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and software (including experience with one or more statistics applications (such as Nvivo, R-Studio, SPSS, SAS).
  • Experience developing and cross-walking metadata for Digital Collections.
  • Experience supervising or working with students.
  • Experience with content/digital asset management systems and repositories (Islandora/Drupal/Fedora preferred).
  • Experience working with software developers and systems administrators.
  • Relevant experience as an academic librarian.

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

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.UTSCData] 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 January 12, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement

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.

Accessibility Statement

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
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Closes: 12 January, 2021

University of Toronto Libraries
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