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Digital Services Librarian (Revised)

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a
tenure-track Digital  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 .

Reporting to the Head, Reference Services the successful candidate will
provide leadership in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the
Library’s digital presence and assets.  This includes leading the
evaluation and development of digital services (e.g. reference tools,
full-text journal suites, institutional repositories); providing an
in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the deployment and maintenance
of these services (e.g. infrastructure requirements, budget implications,
licensing issues).  The incumbent will collaborate on the provision of
effective and consistent access to digital services through resource
identification/linking/ annotation, web access, metadata schemes and
related standards and technologies.  S/he will contribute to provincial and
national consortial activities.

The incumbent will have proven ability to work independently and
collegially with librarians, faculty and students to identify digital
service needs for the University of Windsor community.  S/he will possess
the initiative, creativity and consensus- building skills to develop,
promote and evaluate these services across a diverse range of research and
learning environments and within and across organizational boundaries. The
successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team, making a strong
contribution to the Library’s information literacy programme and to the
overall planning and management of library services.

An ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) is required.  In-depth knowledge of
the use of and issues surrounding digital services is essential.
Familiarity with standard practices in web development and delivery is
required.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication and
teaching skills.  Working knowledge of current and emerging bibliographic
and other metadata schemes would be an asset.

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 November 5, 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
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

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 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 Also visit us at 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]