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Social Sciences Librarian

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a
tenure-track Social Sciences  Librarian position commencing as late as July
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, librarians provide service to the university, service
to the profession and participate in research/ scholarship/ creative
activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities.  For further
details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at

We seek a dynamic, innovative, team-oriented professional to provide
proactive support and services to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Responsibilities will include collection management, the provision of
reference service and a strong contribution to the Library’s information
literacy programme. The successful candidate will possess the initiative,
creativity, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to
develop, promote, and deliver effective library programmes.  S/he 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 activities.

An ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent) and a degree in the social sciences
are required. The successful candidate must possess excellent teaching and
communication skills. Familiarity with standard practices in web
development and delivery is required.  The ideal candidate will have
experience in collections management, provision of reference services and
information literacy planning and instruction. Knowledge of quantitative
methods of data collection, extraction, analysis and use in the social
sciences is also preferred. An understanding 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 January 9, 2004 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]

                             Gwendolyn Ebbett
                           University Librarian
                               Leddy Library
                           University of Windsor
                            Windsor, ON N9B3P4
                            [log in to unmask]
                            519/253-3000 (3161)