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CODE4LIB  February 2007

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Job: Digital Initiatives Co-ordinator, University of Alberta Libraries

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"Binkley, Peter" <[log in to unmask]>

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Digital Initiatives Co-ordinator
University of Alberta Libraries

The University of Alberta Libraries is looking for a dynamic project
manager to take primary responsibility for managing the development of
digital collections and ensuring that these collections are timely,
relevant and well-used.  Working with those involved in the Peel's
Prairie Provinces initiative, the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital
Library (LHCADL) and other digital initiatives, you will provide
coordination and leadership (system level and externally) and management
of production activities. 

As the Digital Initiatives Co-ordinator, you will work with other
librarians and technical staff in the Digital Resources Group and will
participate in all phases of digital library development including:
coordination of teams/individuals; user analysis, materials preparation;
copyright clearance; digitization/OCR production; metadata application;
costing/budget analysis; outsource vendor selection and communication;
public user interface development/access point determination; quality
control; marketing; personnel recruitment; contract administration;
negotiation with external bodies/agencies.  You may also develop and
maintain the Library's collection in an assigned subject area.

The University of Alberta Library is Canada's second largest research
library, with an active program of electronic information products, Web
development supporting collections and services, and digital library
initiatives in areas such as document delivery, graphic image and data
collections, and Internet resource cataloguing.  For more information,
visit our web site at www.library.ualberta.ca. 


Qualifications, Preferred Skills and Experience:
 
Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. 

Experience in project management; familiarity with preparation of
technical and functional specifications (image capture, database design,
search and presentation features); software evaluation; system
configuration and management; staff training and technical support 

Knowledge of information technology trends and their application to
emerging digital library issues such as image display, metadata
standards, authentication, integration/reference linking technologies,
search standards and protocols 

Skills in relational database design (e.g. MySQL, Oracle), a working
knowledge of presentation mechanisms/languages (e.g. CSS, JavaScript,
XML/XSL), programming languages (e.g. Cold Fusion, PERL, PHP, Java), and
of web server OS environments (e.g. UNIX/Solaris, Linux and Apache)
would be strong assets. 

Strong communication and interpersonal skills and successful
participation in collaborative work environments and team relationships.
Facilitative and collaborative skills are required.

 Front line experience in library public services and collection
development an asset. Enthusiasm, resourcefulness, organizational
skills, and a sense of humour are essential. 

Applicants are encouraged to provide with their applications examples of
their work, either as URL's or files on disk. 


Salary and Rank: 

This tenure-track position is classified at the Librarian 2 level with a
current salary range of $65,571 to $104,291.  Librarians at the
University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous
benefits program. Closing date for the position is March 23rd , 2007. 


To Apply:

Please mail, fax or e-mail your resume and the names of three references
to:

Karen Adams
Director of Library Services and Information Resources 
Cameron Library
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2J8

Fax: (780) 492-8302
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the
University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best
universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research and
services.  The University of Alberta serves over 36,000 students in more
than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs
(www.ualberta.ca).  The University's main campus is located in Edmonton,
the cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta.  The Edmonton
metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population
of approximately one million people
(http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt ).   Edmonton is home to
vibrant cultural events, a system of river valley parks and trails, and
is located only a few hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks,
which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in
summer.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit.  We are committed
to the principle of equity in employment.  We welcome diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal
persons.









Peter Binkley
Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian
Information Technology Services
4-30 Cameron Library
University of Alberta Libraries
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2J8
Phone: (780) 492-3743
Fax: (780) 492-9243
e-mail: [log in to unmask]

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