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Tenure-track position: Data Librarian

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Leddy Library, University of Windsor
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The University of Windsor's Leddy Library invites applications for a tenure-track Data Librarian position, commencing July 1, 2005. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at

The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. Librarians provide service to the university, service to the profession and participate in research, scholarship, creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities. We seek an innovative, dynamic professional to provide proactive support and services to our user communities. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development of and access to collections and services for digital data with emphasis on statistical and geospatial microdata. The incumbent will work closely with faculty, staff and students to identify data needs and make data resources fully available to users. The incumbent will possess the initiative, creativity and communication skills to develop, promote and deliver effective data literacy instruction programs. The successful candidate will also contribute to the planning and development of institutional repositories. Reporting to the Head, Reference Services, the successful candidate will provide general and specialized reference services and contribute to the overall planning and management of library services, as well as to provincial/national consortial activities.

An ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) is required. Experience or educational background in the use of data sets is essential. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of quantitative methods of data collection, extraction, analysis and use. A familiarity with statistical packages such as SPSS is required. The ability to use GIS application software is an asset. The successful candidate must have excellent teaching and communication skills. The incumbent must also be familiar with metadata schemes, e.g. DDI, and possess demonstrated skill in creating and maintaining web resources and services.
Application Procedure: 
Applications should include: a letter of application, indicating citizenship/resident status; a detailed curriculum vitae; and three current letters of reference forwarded by the referees. To ensure full consideration, complete applications and letters of reference should be submitted by February 1, 2005 to:

Gwendolyn Ebbett, University Librarian
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 3161, Fax (519) 971-3638

Applications may still be received after the deadline date. If you are unable to submit the application by the deadline date, you should contact the University Librarian to alert her that you intend to submit an application after the deadline date. If you are viewing the advertisement after the deadline date, you should contact the University Librarian to find out the status of the search and discuss the possibility of submitting an application.

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