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Physics Librarian & Research Data Librarian (Sciences & Engineering) (Librarian

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POSITION OPEN POSITION:Physics Librarian & Research Data Librarian (Sciences & Engineering) (Librarian II)DEPARTMENT:Physics Library, Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts & Sciences (49%); Engineering & Computer Science Library (51%), University of Toronto Libraries (UTL)DATE REQUIRED:April 1, 2014 Position descriptionIn the role of Physics Librarian, and reporting to the Chair, Department of Physics, the incumbent will work proactively and collaboratively with Physics faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and staff to provide reference service, in-depth research assistance, faculty liaison, and information literacy including one-on-one or group/classroom instruction. In addition, the incumbent will work with the Chair and CAO to develop a plan for service improvements via the innovative use of new technologies, including but not restricted to assisting with web-related projects. As Physics Librarian the incumbent will manage the Physics Library budget and its day-to-day activities including collection development, electronic archiving, and Blackboard (LMS) support. The incumbent will have oversight for the renovation of the library, the creation of subject reference aids and guides as appropriate and maintenance of the Physics Library website. The successful candidate will serve on appropriate faculty, library and University committees and will liaise with the Central Library on issues related to the Physics Library. Other responsibilities include the supervision of a .5 FTE library technician and student assistants, hiring and staff training as needed and may change over time as the libraries’ provision of information services evolves. In the role of Research Data Librarian (Sciences and Engineering), reporting to the Director, Science Libraries, the incumbent will work collaboratively with other University of Toronto data librarians, science librarians and UTL Information Technology Services staff to develop a sustainable Science and Engineering Research Data service that will integrate appropriately with other library data services. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of data stewardship for science librarians at UTL and within the science research community to develop and sustain resources and services that assist faculty, researchers, and students with the curation, maintenance, preservation, and where appropriate, archiving their research data. At this time, the candidate will also provide reference and research assistance to students and faculty in the departments of Engineering and Computer Science at the Engineering and Computer Science Library information desk.Required Qualifications: •Applicants must be graduates of an accredited library school with an MLS/MISt degree or acceptable equivalent. •At least one year’s professional experience or equivalent.•Experience providing reference and information literacy instruction in an academic library and an understanding of the science research process and the data creation cycle/data workflows, metadata standards and ontologies are required as is an understanding of the issues and challenges related to curation & preservation of research data. •Excellent skills are required in the following areas: oral & written English, research, interpersonal skills, analytical skills, sound judgment, presentation skills and organizational abilities. •Strong service orientation, the ability to manage a diverse workload, initiative, flexibility, attention to detail, and a commitment to continuous learning.Preferred Qualifications:•An undergraduate degree or related experience in physical sciences is preferred .•Basic knowledge of HTML and web publishing is desirable.•Familiarity with web content management software preferred.Salary and Terms of Appointment:Librarian II - $60,700. This is a permanent status stream position.NOTE: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 utlhr@utoronto.ca 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.PhysLib. The deadline for applications is December 20, 2013. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto Libraries thank all applicants for their interest, however, will only be contacting those applicants selected for an interview.University of Toronto Libraries:The University of Toronto is a major public research institution with a student body of over 67,000 full and part-time students and over 7,000 faculty members who teach and perform research in hundreds of different disciplines. The University of Toronto Libraries, which is the largest academic library in Canada and ranked third in North America, supports teaching and research in all disciplines through service and outreach, excellent collections and access to extensive digital resources and services. Faculty of Physics: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/ University of Toronto Library System: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/University of Toronto: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspxPolicies for librarians: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/about-hr-equity/policies-guidelines-agreements.htm#agreementsUniversity of Toronto Faculty Association: http://www.utfa.org/

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