Systems Position - Windsor, Ontario

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Created: September 13, 2005


University of Windsor, Leddy Library - Systems Librarian

The University of Windsor?s Leddy Library invites applications for a tenure-track Systems Librarian position, commencing January 1, 2006. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at

As the primary information provider to the University campus, the Leddy Library draws on Systems and other departments to ensure that information is underpinned by effective communication and learning strategies, and by efficient information systems. The Systems Department provides leadership in information technology planning and management which includes its effective use in library practices and services, establishing collaborative relationships with other campus constituents to meet campus-wide technological goals, and contributing to provincial and national consortia initiatives. The Systems Department supports approximately 500 stations as well as wireless access points for public and staff use. Platforms in use at the library for delivering services include AIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.

Reporting to the Head of the Systems Department, the incumbent will be a dynamic, team-oriented professional who will participate in setting departmental policies, procedures and workflows and, as well, in the development and implementation of broader library policy and planning initiatives. The incumbent will use a creative and flexible approach and a thorough knowledge of current and emerging technology trends to meet the library?s information technology needs. This involves extensive work with networked computing environments, information resource and retrieval systems, and the design and implementation of web-based systems.

A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school is required. The successful candidate will have at least three to five years of experience in information technology, with a demonstrated track record in project management. Proficiency in a variety of web development environments is required, with some experience with scripting languages, such as Perl, PHP, or Python, and other tools for building web-based applications and supporting in-house systems. A background in managing an Integrated Library System, including an in-depth knowledge of the relevant hardware/software is preferred. The incumbent should be familiar with appropriate standards, particularly in the areas of web-based service delivery and digital content. Management experience, particularly in designing and enhancing workflows in an environment of technological change, would be an asset.

Applications will include: a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, a detailed curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees. To ensure full consideration, complete applications and letters of reference should be submitted by November 15, 2005 to: Gwendolyn Ebbett, University Librarian; University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave. Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4; Phone: (519) 253-3000, ext. 3161, Fax (519) 971-3638; E-mail:

Applications may still be received after the deadline date. If you are unable to submit the application by the deadline date, you should contact the University Librarian to alert her that you intend to submit an application after the deadline date. If you are viewing the advertisement after the deadline date, you should contact the University Librarian to find out the status of the search and discuss the possibility of submitting an application.

The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies, practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments; and ensures that applications from members of traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and to self-identify in your letter of application. Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.

To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity which is mandated to oversee the implementation of employment equity. Self-identification letters may be forwarded to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR), 325 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4. Information on Employment Equity can be found on the OFRR webpage at or by calling our toll free number 877-665-6608.

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario?s leading academic institutions, provides "the degree that works," an innovative and student-focused approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow. Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found at . Also visit us at . For additional information about this position and employment at the University of Windsor, contact Dr. Brian Mazer, Director, Faculty Recruitment at 1-877-665-6608 or


Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 15:16 UTC

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