[Humanist] 28.898 job: Digital Scholarship Librarian at Toronto Scarborough

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 898.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:20:30 -0400
        From: "E. Natalie Rothman" <rothman at utsc.utoronto.ca>
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Librarian - Humanities (position at the University of Toronto Scarborough)

Dear colleagues,

Please share this job announcement widely. Application deadline is April 24th,

The details pasted below are also available here:

****** Digital Scholarship Librarian - Humanities (Librarian I or II) ******

Organization: University of Toronto Scarborough Library
City: Scarborough
Province/State: ON
Country: CANADA
Category: Library (Academic)
Job type: Full-time
Duration: Temporary

Description and duties: The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a
knowledgeable and technologically adept professional to provide teaching and
consultation services to support digital humanities initiatives and the
projects of the Historical and Cultural Studies Department (HCS) at UTSC.

Reporting to the Coordinator of the Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) the
librarian will provide project development and management, training for custom
digital humanities applications, instruction on topics such as visualizations,
the creation of structured data, natural language processing, and text
encoding. In addition to working closely with DSU staff, this position will
also meet regularly with the faculty of HCS and attend departmental meetings to
gather information for the DSU and provide updates on projects and
recommendations about project prioritization. The incumbent will work closely
and collaboratively with the HCS Liaison Librarian.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

-- Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent ALA-
accredited degree with a strong academic background
-- Demonstrated knowledge of Digital Humanities resources, tools, and trends
-- High degree of technological literacy; strong leadership qualities;
flexible, creative, proactive approach to service; ability to work under
pressure in a challenging and rapidly changing environment; ability to work
effectively in both a team-based and self-directed environment;
-- Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
-- Ability to manage a complex workload in a timely, effective manner
-- Initiative, a flexible attitude, and knowledge and understanding of best
practices, current issues, and trends in academic libraries

Preferred Qualifications:

-- Academic or work background related to a humanities field
-- Experience coordinating and working on projects (particularly projects with
a strong technical/digital element) with many stakeholders
-- Experience communicating effectively with faculty, students and staff about
digital humanities topics and tools
-- Experience using project management systems
-- Experience using content management systems, such as Drupal
-- Experience using coding tools such as Javascript or Python
-- Experience with data repository/stewardship platforms such as Islandora
-- Experience with library instruction

Compensation: Salary and Terms of Appointment:

This is a 1-year contract position with possibility of renewal to be filled
at either Librarian I or II level dependent upon qualifications.

We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary
and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.

NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University
of Toronto Faculty Association. http://www.utfa.org

Additional information : About the University of Toronto Scarborough

As a key campus of Canada's number one research-intensive university, the
University of Toronto Scarborough offers a wide range of program options
spanning the arts, sciences, management and teacher education, including
unique programs that blend disciplines and provide opportunities to apply
this knowledge outside the University. Its library has a collection of over
300,000 items, many of which are electronic.

Learn more about the University of Toronto Scarborough Library: http://

Learn more about the University of Toronto Scarborough: http://

Learn about the Policies for Librarians: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/

Application deadline: Apr 24 2015

How to apply: Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the
names of three referees to Library Human Resources at utlhr at utoronto.ca or
to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by
fax to 416.946.5543. At least two of the referees should be supervisory. The
deadline for applications is April 24, 2015. Please send a single electronic
file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname,
FirstName.UTSCDigitalScholarship.Lib.] All qualified candidates are
encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. The University of Toronto Scarborough Library thanks all
applicants for their interest, however, will only be contacting those
applicants selected for an interview.

The University of Toronto is committed to diversity in its community. The
University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women,
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority
groups, and others who contribute to the diversification of ideas.

E. Natalie Rothman
Associate Professor of History
University of Toronto
rothman at utsc.utoronto.ca

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