The Library at Carleton University invites applications from qualified
candidates for the position of Systems Librarian - Web, Communications and
Interface Design. This is a preliminary (tenure track) appointment.
Under the direction of the Head of the Systems Department, the incumbent is
responsible for the coordination, continuing development and maintenance of
the Library web and overall interface design. Applying a user-focused
perspective which incorporates testing and established best practice, the
incumbent takes a leading role in the development of information architecture,
guidelines and procedures for Library web services and
interfaces. This position has a significant role in the
planning and implementation of web technologies, digital projects (including
support for scholarly communications and digital repositories), and service
initiatives that support a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
The incumbent works in close collaboration with library colleagues, campus
administrative and academic departments, and the University community to plan,
develop and implement such systems; and participates with the Library
Communications and Web Committees on the corresponding guides and promotional
material. Performs other related duties as required.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree plus a Master's degree in Library
and Information Science from an accredited library school; in addition, formal
coursework and/or in-depth experience in information technology, web design,
and/or computer science are strongly preferred.
Previous library experience; preferably two or more years of professional
experience with emphasis on web services provision, content development and
user engagement. Technical skills in web development, systems integration
In addition, applicants must have:
* In-depth knowledge and experience of web design, usability and accessibility standards, use case development and testing practices, including demonstrated abilities with scripting and web programming;
* Understanding of technical, procedural and policy issues surrounding information architecture, interface design, web communications, emerging technologies and social software in the academic environment;
* Experience supporting diverse user groups in information technology applications, including emerging web/mobile technologies;
* Technological competence with creative problem-solving skills, attention to detail, curious, flexible, and strong analytical skills;
* Demonstrated willingness to collaborate and share expertise, ability to work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups;
* Proven ability to take initiative and communicate goals and challenges, including the ability to convey complex technical and process information to participants at varying levels of expertise and skill;
* Strong commitment to client services, demonstrated flexibility and willingness to work in a demanding and high volume environment;
* High degree of self-direction, goal setting, prioritization skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects. A capacity for leadership, demonstrated commitment to service, innovation and continuous improvement are strongly desired.
The MacOdrum Library promotes excellence at Carleton University by collecting,
preserving, and providing access to information resources and services for our
teaching, learning, research and administrative communities, wherever they are
The Library has a strategic plan which is closely aligned to the University's
strategic plan, _Defining Dreams_, and to the _Carleton Academic Plan_. Key
priorities for the Library are scholarly communication, undergraduate creative
and critical enquiry, digitization and preservation of archives and special
collections; research data management including geospatial and social science
datasets.The Library consists of a main building at the heart of the campus
which holds over 3.7 million items and an on-campus storage facility with a
capacity of 800,000 volumes. There are 135 FTE positions in the Library
including 28 librarians, 80 support staff, 6 management staff and many part-
time student positions. The Library participates in co-operative ventures with
area libraries and museums as well as libraries in research institutions
across Canada. It is also part of the Ontario Scholars Portal consortium of
Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and
teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally
recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 25,000 full- and
part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the
world with academic opportunities in more than 80 programs of study.
Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research
has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and
technology, business, public policy and administration, and the arts.
Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in
the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and
the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national
museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent
recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of
Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital
city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character.
Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for
research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the
Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its
community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength.
We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our
faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible
minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity.
Applications will be accepted until August 24, 2012, and must include a
statement of interest and a current resume or curriculum vitae. Additionally,
candidates must provide the name of three references. If candidates are short
listed, their references will be expected to provide a letter of support to
the search committee. As part of the interview process, short-listed
candidates will be asked to give a public presentation on a topic related to
the position.The complete position description is available at:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae with a cover letter
to: Gilles Monast, Manager, Library Administrative Services, Carleton
University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6,
CANADA or by email to [[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask])
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, we will contact only
those selected for an interview.
All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
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