The McGill University Library comprises thirteen branches located on the downtown Montreal and Macdonald campuses as well as central support services, including financial, facilities, human resource management, library technology and collection management services on the downtown campus. The Library has the largest collection in Quebec and is one of Canada’s largest academic libraries. Over 6 million items are held, with a growing collection of e-journals, e-books and e-theses. Databases available cover all disciplinary areas. The Rare Books and Special Collections Division contains significant holdings of heritage manuscript and pictorial materials with specialization in Canadian content and there is an extensive digitization program. The Library is a member of CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), ARL (Association of Research Libraries) in the United States, OCLC, CREPUQ (Conférence des recteurs et principaux des universités du Québec) Sous-comité des bibliothèques as well as other cooperative groups.
- Participate as a member of the senior library management team in McGill Library’s overall planning and policy development in the support of the university’s strategic plan.
- Sets policy for digital initiatives and programs. Participate in the recruitment, selection, deployment, development and evaluation of staff. Provide efficient and effective management and leadership of the library technology service to ensure the operational efficiency of day-to-day service delivery of approximately 20 librarians and staff.
- Actively participates in local, provincial, national and international efforts to integrate and standardize digital library resources and services.
- Coordinates marketing and promotion of digital library projects and services.
- Gathers data and writes reports as needed for decision and policy making within the library. Monitor performance and quality through the collection of appropriate metrics, benchmarking and the application of quality assurance procedures.
- Evaluate arrangements and opportunities for contracting out services and manage service level agreements or contracts with providers of information and communications technology support services, hardware and software, ensuring appropriate management of relevant software licenses.
- Participates on Library and University committees dealing with information technology.
- Collaborates with library staff and university community on digital library initiatives.
- Monitor expenditure against targeted budget forecasts.
- Pursues grants and other outside funding and collaborationopportunities for digital initiatives.
- Ensure appropriate management of the Library’s integrated library management system various database applications, and other mission critical software and systems within the Library.
- Ensure appropriate information technology hardware, software, facilities, training and support is provided for all library staff and clients.
- Represent the Library and the Dean of Libraries as appropriate, and particularly on information and communications technology committees across the University.
- Ensure fair and equitable treatment of staff, in accordance with the University's policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance with occupational and workplace health and safety requirements.
- A graduate degree in a related field, e.g. computer science, information science, information technology management, library science.
- Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in a client centered service organization, with a minimum of 5 years of management and supervisory experience that demonstrates success in managing, motivating and leading complex, technology-driven teams.
- Experience in or demonstrated understanding of academic, research library environments.
- Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management, including metadata requirements and preservation.
- Knowledge of library systems, digital libraries, and digital repositories.
- Familiarity with modern software development methodologies and technologies.
- Proven ability to manage complex, long-term projects, and flexibility in meeting objectives and implementing creative solutions.
- Demonstrated service commitment and success in user-centered service delivery.
- Excellent analytical and communication skills. Bilingual English and French highly desired.
- Proven success in collaboration and strategic partnering at a regional level.
- A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion both in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population.
- Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to equity principles, organizational ethics, and knowledge of occupational health and safety policies and requirements
- A doctoral degree in a closely related area with research emphasis on digital libraries.
- More than 5 years of management and supervisory experience that demonstrates success in managing, motivating and leading complex, technology-driven teams in digital initiatives.
How to apply
Published: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 19:00 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:47 UTC