W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship

York University invites candidates to apply for a limited term appointment 
of one to three years to engage in groundbreaking, interdisciplinary 
research and development that will advance libraries. The W. P. Scott 
Chair in E-Librarianship provides an exciting opportunity to accelerate 
the development of e-librarianship in support of research, teaching, 
learning or scholarly communications. The research may be 
interdisciplinary, with a context that is broader than academic 
librarianship. The areas of research should be of mutual interest to the 
candidate and to York University Libraries so that both benefit from a 
close working relationship. 

A strong commitment to research in any relevant area of e-librarianship 
such as: e-learning, digital collections, collaborative web spaces, social 
software, interactive and integrative online services, semantic web or 
cyberinfrastructure is required. The Chair must have demonstrated success 
in directing and conducting research or a large project. As a member of 
the YUL complement, the  successful candidate will contribute in an area 
of the libraries suited to the candidate's area of expertise.

For further information about the Research Chair please see:

-Minimum of an ALA-accredited M.L.S., Master's of Archival Studies, or 
recognized equivalent. 
-Further post-graduate degrees or related work experience is preferred
-Record of research achievement or demonstrated experience with project 
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
-Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
The E-Librarianship Research Chair position is a contractually limited 
appointment of one to three years at the Adjunct Librarian level. 
Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the 
York University Faculty Association bargaining unit 
( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The 
position is available as early as January 1, 2010. Preference will be 
given to candidates available to start by September 30, 2010.  All York 
University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action 
Program can be found on York's website or a copy can 
be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All 
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens 
and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for 
citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race 
and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. York 
University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward 
persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual 

The deadline for applications is October 15th, 2009. Applicants must send 
a five-page letter of interest relating their qualifications and outlining 
their proposed project, a current curriculum vitae and the names of three 
referees to:

Chair, E-Librarianship Research Chair Appointment Committee
York University Libraries, 310 Scott Library
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
Fax 416-736-5431
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Applications should be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax with a hardcopy 
following by mail.