Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Created: August 22, 2013


The University of Toronto Libraries seeks a highly organized, flexible, and creative professional librarian to work in the Information Technology Services Department. Reporting to the Digital Services Librarian, the Digital Initiatives librarian is responsible for the collaborative development of innovative local digital projects in support of the teaching and research mission of the university, working with a wide range of librarians and faculty at the university.

The incumbent will coordinate the digital projects team in carrying out the planning and execution of scalable and sustainable digital projects to make scholarly output and research resources available online. Responsibilities include providing leadership in setting goals, and implementing policies and priorities for digital project work in collaboration with the digital scholarship librarian, and other library and faculty stakeholders; coordinating project planning and ensuring technical project definition; overseeing creative and technical project execution; working in close consultation with stake holders to ensure completion of high- quality digital projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with established standards; cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships with faculty, librarians and staff; contributing to the field through research, professional service, and participating in library, university and external committee and actively seeking out and engaging in opportunities for professional development.

Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be graduates of an ALA-accredited library school with an MLIS/MISt degree (or an acceptable equivalent)
  • Relevant technical skills and experience, including facility with the web technologies, data and metadata standards, and information design best practices that are relevant to the production of scholarly digital projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • A strongly collaborative team orientation
  • Ability to work effectively and innovatively in teams that encompass a range of professional roles and knowledge to produce effective and creative technical solutions to develop innovative resources
  • Demonstrated creativity
  • Ability to catalyze change in a fast-paced environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Project management qualifications and supervisory experience
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience
  • Educational background in the humanities
  • Facility in other language(s) in addition to English
  • Experience in developing grant applications and managing grant-funded work
Salary and Terms of Appointment
Experience and qualifications determine salary and appointment level. This is a permanent staus stream position. Librarian I: $58, 100

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

How to Apply 
Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to 416.946.5543.
At least two of the referees should be supervisory.
Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf with a file name convention of Surname,FirstName.LibIniLib.CLA . The deadline for applications is September 19, 2013.

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