York University (Toronto, Canada) has a new chair, the WP Scott Chair in
E-Librarianship, and applications and proposals are being accepted until
15 October 2009.
I work there and I hope someone with a really exciting research project
gets the chair. If you want to take one to three years to really dig into
something, while living in a very nice city, please apply, or pass this on
to someone who might be interested. Anyone in the world can apply.
The full posting is here:
A short extract from it:
"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."
William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org www.frbr.org openfrbr.org