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Head, Special Collections & Archives

Head, Special Collections & Archives

University of Waterloo Job Location: Ontario Date Created: 08-28-2014

Head, Special Collections & Archives
University of Waterloo Library

The University of Waterloo Library seeks a creative, dynamic and public service oriented professional librarian to fill a leadership position as Head, Special Collections & Archives.  The successful candidate will carry out the responsibilities associated with this position in the Dana Porter Library, located on the main campus.

The Doris Lewis Rare Book Room and University Archives houses over 50,000 rare books with particular subject strengths in the following areas: women's studies, local history, the history of mathematics (especially Euclid's Elements of Geometry), architecture, dance and ballet, fine printing, and urban planning.  Historical and literary archives are maintained in a variety of subject areas which, for the most part, complement the book collections. The collections are considered working collections which have been developed systematically around subjects that reflect the goals of the University of Waterloo's major teaching and research programmes.

The University of Waterloo Archives is also part of Special Collections & Archives.  The University Archives houses physical and electronic official records of the University of Waterloo. Included are correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, architectural and building plans, photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia.

The University of Waterloo Library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL).  The Library is a member of the Tri-University Group (TUG), along with member libraries at the University of Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University, serving a combined student population of over 76,000, combined holdings exceeding 5 million, and combined budgets exceeding $45 million.  The Tri-University Group manages shared technology and a remote storage facility, and enables collaborative projects across the three library systems.

Within the context of a rapidly evolving print and digital environment, the incumbent is responsible for the effective planning, support and management of collections and services in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room and the University Archives.  By collaboration with faculty, staff and students, s/he ensures and advances the role for special collections in the research, teaching and learning of the University.   The Head, Special Collections & Archives reports to the Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery Services.

We welcome interested candidates to connect directly with Pascal Calarco, Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery Services to learn more about this exciting position. Pascal can be reached by phone at 519-888-4567 x38215 or by email at pvcalarco@uwaterloo.ca.

A complete job description is available at: http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00001393.html

* ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree, or equivalent.

* Demonstrated progressive responsibility and experience in leadership and management with a proven track record of achievement and success within a higher education environment;
* Academic research library experience within a rapidly evolving print and digital environment. 
* Competencies include:
o collections management
o archival science
o strategic thinking
o project management
o human resources management
o metadata
o information technology
o instruction and training
o interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
o awareness of institutional compliance and liability obligations
* Technical skills include:
o awareness of web presence and digitization standards and best practices, including imaging, tools, metadata, access, storage and preservation
o awareness of institutional compliance and liability obligations

* experience with digitization of special collections and/or archival materials 

This is a full-time permanent position.  Librarians' at the University of Waterloo are governed by University policy as well as the Librarians' Employment Handbook, available at: http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/AboutLibrary/documents/LEH2010-June2010.pdf

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and academic/ professional qualifications. For uWaterloo salary scales, refer to: https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat-general-counsel/policies-procedures-guidelines/policy-5

Deadline for applications: For assured consideration, applications should be received by Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 

To apply:
* Email all materials (e.g. resume and cover letter) as ONE document to hrresume@uwaterloo.ca and copy pvcalarco@uwaterloo.ca
* Include "Job ID#2574 -- Head, Special Collections & Archives -- Library" in the subject line of the e-mail. We accept .doc, .docx, or .pdf files only. Use an unique file name such as yourname.doc
Due to the number of applications received, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity: The University respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. Applications from all qualified individuals are encouraged.  In compliance with immigration regulations, applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents will be given preference; applicants internationally are most welcome.

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In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research and discovery. In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow. For details, visit www.uwaterloo.ca





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