Data Librarian (Librarian II or III)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2010-04-14

Employer: University of Toronto Libraries (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Job Type Permanent Full-time

Category Library (Academic)

Description and Duties

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 fourth in North America, supports teaching and research in all disciplines through service and outreach, excellent collections and access to extensive digital resources.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Toronto Map and Data Library seeks a Data Librarian to bring experience, energy, and vision to data services at the University of Toronto Libraries. Working closely with the Map and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian, the successful candidate will work cooperatively with faculty and other librarians to design and deliver services at the University of Toronto’s Map and Data Library. The Data Librarian will direct quantitative and textual data library services, as well as foster coordination of data services across all three University of Toronto campuses to enhance provision of data services and the development of collections. The Data Librarian will work collaboratively with a variety of different constituencies to promote the use of research data at the University of Toronto. Instruction in data use in an academic environment will be an important focus for this position. The Data Librarian will contribute actively to furthering the mandate and success of the University of Toronto Libraries. The University of Toronto Library Data Librarian will continue to cultivate strong connections with the national and international data community

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited library school with an MLS/MLIS/MISt degree or acceptable equivalent. Applicants should have full-time professional experience performing data selection, acquisition, reference, and instruction. A strong knowledge of a variety of systems for the storage, archiving, and retrieval of data is required, as is a strong background in statistics. Candidates must be able to work productively with a variety of different constituencies and stakeholders. Web development knowledge is necessary for all candidates. Map and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) knowledge or experience is an asset. Team building expertise and excellent communication skills are imperative. The ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as the ability to work with a variety of user groups in a variety of academic disciplines.

Compensation MINIMUM SALARY: Salary and appointment level based on experience and qualifications. Librarian II: $ 54,600 per annum Librarian III: $ 70,600 per annum

Additional Information NOTE: This position is a permanent status stream position. NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially 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. 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, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Archived on: 2010-05-10