Chief Librarian

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The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications and nominations for a visionary, strategic, innovative and experienced library leader to assume the position of Chief Librarian. UTM was established in 1967. It has become the second-largest division of the University of Toronto (approximately 13,000 students, and 800 faculty and staff), and is amongst the University’s fastest-growing parts. Today it offers 125 programs in 70 areas of study; is home to the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, several distinctive interdisciplinary programs and a novel approach to management education; and is planning further expansion of its professional programs. It is one of three campuses of the University of Toronto, the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada. The UTM Library is housed in the award-winning 86,000 sq. ft. Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, which was opened in October 2006. It looks to build on its reputation as a forward-thinking and innovative academic library that also features specialized technology-rich learning spaces like the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre and T-Room, a “technology sandbox” designed to foster student and faculty collaboration. The UTM Library is an important part of the University of Toronto Library System, which is one of the premier academic libraries in the world and consistently ranks in the top three academic libraries in North America. The collections comprise more than 16 million print and microform volumes, and the Library System offers access to one of North America’s largest collections of electronic materials. The Chief Librarian will have significant and successful experience in increasingly responsible management positions in academic library settings; a compelling vision of the academic library in the 21st century; a demonstrated capacity for leadership; a record of participation in relevant professional associations; proven skills in collaboration and effective team-building; a history of creating lasting relationships and partnerships, both internally and in the external community; a track record of innovation and managing change; and an MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school. The University of Toronto-Mississauga is strongly committed to diversity within its community, and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Consideration of candidates will begin in May 2013, and the new Chief Librarian will take office September 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. Nominations, applications, or expressions of interest for the position should be submitted in confidence to the address below. Janet Wright & Associates Inc. 174 Bedford Road Toronto, Ontario M5R 2K9 E-mail: sscully@jwasearch.com.

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