Digital Collections Librarian
University of Toronto Job Location: Ontario Date Created: 05-22-2018
POSITION: Digital Collections Librarian
DEPARTMENT: University of Toronto Libraries
DATE REQUIRED: July 1, 2018
Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada's top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.
About the University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked among the top-10 research libraries in North America. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries' data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.
About the University of Toronto Scarborough
As a key campus of Canada's number one research-intensive university, the University of Toronto Scarborough offers a wide range of program options spanning the arts, sciences, management and teacher education, including unique programs that blend disciplines and provide opportunities to apply this knowledge outside the University. Its library has a collection of over 300,000 items, many of which are electronic.
Learn more about the University of Toronto Scarborough Library: https://utsc.library.utoronto.ca
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Learn about the University of Toronto Faculty Association: http://www.utfa.org/
The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a creative, skilled person to fill the position of Digital Collections Librarian. This is a permanent status stream position. Reporting to the Coordinator, Collections and cross appointed to Coordinator, Digital Scholarship, the successful candidate will support the creation, design, maintenance, promotion, and stewardship of digital collections. This position will collaborate with internal and external partners in the creation and support of online exhibitions and digital scholarship projects; and assist in improving the access, discovery, usability, and preservation of digital collections. The incumbent manages production workflow, trains and supervises student assistants, oversees digital image production and quality control, creates and reviews metadata, and collaborates with partners.
* Provides technical support for system architecture, metadata standards, workflows and quality assurance practices
* Supports project planning, management and expertise for digital scholarship projects
* Provides leadership in QA process including training and monitoring of staff members
* Provides consultations in metadata standards and best practices, including the use of specialized tools and software
* Supervises and assigns work to work-study, practicum, and co¬op students assisting with library IT projects; provides functional supervision of library staff as required
* Participates in identifying and establishing funding sources for projects, including collaborating in grant writing application and reporting
* Acts as subject liaison in related subject areas as needed
* Contributes to the digital scholarship community, which may include presenting at academic conferences, developing research for scholarly publication, and participating in open source projects
* Participates in various library and university committees and task forces as appropriate
* A degree from an accredited Master's level program in library and information studies
* Strong organizational and analytical skills
* Excellent written and oral communication
* Capacity for working flexibly and creatively in a fast-paced, results-oriented, and dynamic environment
* Knowledge of metadata/cataloging/archival descriptive standards and controlled vocabularies, metadata harvesting and crosswalks, as well as ontologies
* Experience with content/digital asset management systems
* Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, project-based environment
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively in diverse team environments
* Experience working with project management tools such as Redmine, JIRA and GitHub
* Knowledge of metadata design and manipulation and technologies such as JSON-LD, OpenRefine and Protege
* Familiarity with web application development languages and tools such as XML/XSLT, PHP, cURL/Shell Script)
* Knowledge of DevOps tools and practices
* Relevant professional experience in an academic library setting
* Fluency in both official languages
Salary and Terms of Appointment
This is a permanent status stream to be hired at the Librarian I/II rank. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.
Librarian I - $65,600
Librarian II - $68,400
NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName_UTSCDigitalCollnsLibn] to Library Human Resources at email@example.com; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by June 15, 2018
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.