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Leddy Library

Data Librarian

The University of Windsor's Leddy Library invites applications for a
tenure-track Data Librarian position, commencing January1st, 2003.  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.  As such, we seek an innovative, dynamic professional with key
leadership skills to provide proactive support and services to our user
communities. The successful candidate will contribute to 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
subject librarians, faculty and students to identify data needs and make
data resources fully available to users.  S(he) will possess the
initiative, creativity and communication skills to develop, promote and
deliver effective data literacy instruction programs for faculty, staff,
and students.  The successful candidate will also provide leadership and
technical expertise in the use of descriptive metadata particularly as it
applies to digital data.  The incumbent will stay abreast of new
technologies and innovations that will contribute to the access, creation
and use of data files.  Responsibilities also include the provision of
general and specialized reference services.  Reporting to the Head,
Reference Services, the successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team
and will be expected to contribute to the overall planning and management
of library services, as well as to provincial/national consortial

An ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) is required.  Experience or
educational background in the use of statistical microdata 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, in
particular ArcView/ArcInfo, is an asset.  The successful candidate must
have excellent teaching and communication skills.  S(he) must also be
familiar with metadata schemes, e.g. DDI, Dublin Core, CODOC, MARC, AACR2
and possess demonstrated skill in the use of Web authoring tools .  A
knowledge of French and other languages is desirable.

The University of Windsor is committed to equity and diversity in the
workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with
disabilities and members of visible minorities. Applications from women are
particularly encouraged.

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 Wednesday, October 15th, 2002 to:

                  Gwendolyn Ebbett, University Librarian
                  University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave.
                         Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
           Phone: (519) 253-3000, ext. 3161, Fax (519) 971-3638
                       E-mail: [log in to unmask]

(See attached file: datalib-ad.doc)