Job posting: eServices Librarian, Algoma University

Sault Ste. Marie
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Created: July 8, 2008


(Posted on behalf of Ken Hernden, Library Directory at Algoma University):

Algoma University eServices Librarian Tenure-track appointment

Algoma University * Ontario*s newest independent university * invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of eServices Librarian, a tenure-track appointment. This position will be filled at the entry or junior level depending on qualifications. Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2008 at 4:30 pm.

Reporting to the Library Director, the eServices Librarian will provide leadership in the development of new and innovative services, with responsibilities for developing, coordinating, and overseeing the evolution of information systems and electronic resources at the Arthur A. Wishart Library. You will innovate in eServices areas including, but not limited to, the Library*s World Wide Web presence; the virtual research and instruction environment; ASIN components; digital transformation of the University*s unique collections. A creative approach to developing services and resources which facilitate access to local and global knowledge and save the user*s time is critical. Your knowledge of classification and metadata concepts as well as disruptive and emerging technologies will inform the University*s strategies for developing new learning, research and administrative landscapes.

You will participate in reference and information literacy vis-à-vis electronic resources, and play a shared role in collection development with your colleagues.

Qualifications The ideal candidate will have an MLIS/MLS/MISt from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent accreditation in library and information science with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in technology-rich aspects of an academic setting; an undergraduate degree in Computer Science (or equivalent experience, education and/ or training) is preferred; experience with the development of Web 2.0 and Semantic Web services as well as an advanced knowledge of new and emerging digital library technologies, content analysis and metadata standards (including MARC, MODS, METS, OAI, EAD, etc.) experience with cataloguing/classification; demonstrated success as an innovator with a creative spark and a strong team approach to development together with outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills. Experience with open source software and philosophies will also serve you well in this position. The University is seeking someone who understands the role of metadata and Web services and who can build on that holistic knowledge to provide improved access in a digital environment. We are looking for someone who can introduce innovation throughout the University and is willing to explore, play and encourage failure in order to learn and achieve goals. Experience with computer gaming would be an asset.

How to apply Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample publications or porfolio, a statement of their teaching philosophy, the names of five referees, and three letters of recommendation from academic referees (one of whom must be the most recent immediate supervisor) to Dr. Arthur Perlini, Academic Dean, Algoma University, 1520 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 2G4, or, by September 15, 2008, or until the position is filled. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Algoma University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

Additional information Algoma University * Ontario*s newest independent university * is home to over 1,200 students and growing. We are large enough to offer diversity, with more than 30-degree options including unique programs in Computer Science (MSc Computer Games Technology), Business Administration, Fine Arts and Community Economic & Social Development. Algoma University is also intimate enough to offer a community where each person can find the right place for them.

The Arthur A. Wishart Library is committed to working with students and faculty in order to meet their academic and research needs. We invite you to look at our website for more information about the library and about the University at

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