Acquisitions/Bibliographic Services Librarian
The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a
tenure-track Acquisitions/Bibliographic Services Librarian position
commencing as early as January 1, 2004. Rank will be commensurate with
experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the
University. As such, we seek a dynamic, innovative, team-oriented
professional to provide proactive support and services to our user
communities. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our
website at www.uwindsor.ca/library.
The Acquisitions/Bibliographic Services Department encompasses
acquisitions, cataloguing and interlibrary loans/document delivery services
for the Leddy Library community.
Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions/Bibliographic Services, the
successful candidate will participate in setting departmental policies and
procedures, and in the planning and management of departmental workflow.
S/he will also provide key leadership in technical services by advancing
new technologies and strategies for bibliographic access. In addition the
incumbent will create original cataloguing records for print, non-print and
digital resources, ensure the data integrity of catalogue records, and
contribute to acquisitions, and interlibrary loan activities. S/he will
demonstrate his/her strong commitment to user service through positive and
productive interaction with faculty, students and library colleagues, often
in a team environment. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic
team and will be expected to make a strong contribution to the overall
planning and management of library services and to provincial and national
The successful candidate will be familiar with current trends, standards
and emerging technologies in acquisitions, bibliographic access, document
delivery and interlibrary loans. S/he will also possess the initiative,
creativity and strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to
coach, train and mentor librarian colleagues, as well as a talented staff
of highly skilled paraprofessionals and clerks in these areas. S/he will
possess a high degree of flexibility and be open to change. The incumbent
will have an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work; the ability
to deal with complex and ambiguous situations and the ability to work
quickly and accurately in a production-oriented environment.
An ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) is required. The ideal candidate will
have at least one year of professional experience in a
technical/bibliographic services department of an academic library.
Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge of AACR2R, MARC
formats, Library of Congress classification and subject headings;
proficiency in online bibliographic databases such as OCLC and AMICUS;
thorough knowledge of acquisitions, cataloguing and authority control in an
online environment; knowledge of existing and emerging bibliographic
metadata standards and practices such as Dublin Core, EAD, and TEI;
experience with SGML and/or XML; and experience working with government
documents including familiarity with CODOC.
Applications should include : a letter of application, including a
statement of citizenship/immigration 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 October 13, 2003 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
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The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies,
practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and
work environments; and ensures that applications from members of
traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its
employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further
diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not
limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members
of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The
University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and
to self-identify in your letter of application. Priority will be given to
Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.
To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment
Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in a
separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity which
is mandated to oversee the implementation of employment equity. .
Self-identification letters may be forwarded to the Presidential Commission
on Employment Equity, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR),
325 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4.
Information on Employment Equity can be found on the OFRR webpage at
www.uwindsor.ca/facultyrecruitment or by calling our toll free number
The University of Windsor, one of Ontario's leading academic institutions,
provides "the degree that works," an innovative and student-focused
approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow.
Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found
at www.uwindsor.ca. Also visit us at www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions. For
additional information about this position and employment at the University
of Windsor, contact Dr Janice Drakich, Director, Faculty Recruitment at
1-877-665-6608 or [log in to unmask]