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Acquisitions/Bibliographic Services Librarian - EXTENDED

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 consortial activities.

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 November 14, 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 www.uwindsor.ca/facultyrecruitment or by calling our toll free number 877-665-6608.

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]

Gwendolyn Ebbett
University Librarian
Leddy Library
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON N9B3P4
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519/253-3000 (3161)