Position open: Chair in E-Librarianship, York University, Toronto

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Created: July 18, 2009



York University (Toronto, Canada) has a new chair, the WP Scott Chair in E-Librarianship, and applications and proposals are being accepted until 15 October 2009.

I work there and I hope someone with a really exciting research project gets the chair. If you want to take one to three years to really dig into something, while living in a very nice city, please apply, or pass this on to someone who might be interested. Anyone in the world can apply.

The full posting is here:


A short extract from it:

"York University invites candidates to apply for a limited term appointment of one to three years to engage in groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research and development that will advance libraries. The W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship provides an exciting opportunity to accelerate the development of e-librarianship in support of research, teaching, learning or scholarly communications. The research may be interdisciplinary, with a context that is broader than academic librarianship. The areas of research should be of mutual interest to the candidate and to York University Libraries so that both benefit from a close working relationship.

"A strong commitment to research in any relevant area of e-librarianship such as: e-learning, digital collections, collaborative web spaces, social software, interactive and integrative online services, semantic web or cyberinfrastructure is required. The Chair must have demonstrated success in directing and conducting research or a large project. As a member of the YUL complement, the successful candidate will contribute in an area of the libraries suited to the candidate's area of expertise."

Bill -- William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org www.frbr.org openfrbr.org

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William Denton


Published: Saturday, July 18, 2009 12:53 UTC

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