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Job: Information Technology Librarian (tenure-track appointment) at University of Saskatchewan

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_Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment with the University
Library at the University of Saskatchewan. We are seeking a dynamic,
innovative and flexible individual with the appropriate qualifications and
background to work collaboratively as part of the Library Systems &
Information Technology (LS&IT) team. Librarians with information systems and
technology expertise carry out their assigned duties within different contexts
in support of the Library's four strategies by providing infrastructure
support (planning, consultation and implementation) for all library
initiatives._

  
Reporting to the Head of LS&IT, the appointee focuses on the conceptual and
technical development of the Library's website, mobile web interfaces, library
intranet, and shared/integrated web
interfaces. The Information Technology
Librarian will also focus on developing information architecture for library
applications (e.g. PAWS, public interface of e-resource implementation, public
website, subject and course pages, and SFX public views.) This assignment
includes the provision of training and support to library staff in website
development and other information technology skills with a particular focus of
working closely with Services to Libraries where IT integration affects both
areas. The incumbent will be required to contribute to the development of
policies & procedures associated with new and emerging library technologies.
This assignment will also work in support of the Head to help progress a
number of unit operational plan priorities as identified in the LS&IT unit
plan and as directed by the Head.

  
Within the information technology area, we are looking for a colleague who
demonstrates enthusiasm, an ability to work with emerging technologies, and
who can learn and adapt to new systems quickly. Within
LS&IT your day-to-day responsibilities may change as projects and
technological opportunities present thus the assignment also includes
planning, developing and implementing library technologies beyond the
library's website as part of the LS&IT team. Being
comfortable working within a changing environment is critical as are strong
and effective communication skills. You will work with a
variety of library and university colleagues, library clients, and IT
professionals.

  
As a requirement for tenure and promotion, Librarians are required to engage
in research and scholarly work leading to the development of a formal program
of research and actively disseminate research results via peer-reviewed
publications. Examples of Librarians' scholarly work can be found at
[http://ecommons.usask.ca](http://ecommons.usask.ca). Librarians are expected
to participate in collegial activities, and are encouraged to engage with
academic or professional organizations.

  
A Master of Library Science is required for this appointment. Candidates must
also be able to demonstrate:

  
• A commitment to high quality service

• An understanding of best practices in usability, information architecture,
and interface design

• Knowledge of library and information technology

• Web development skills including usability principles and familiarity with
content management systems and HTML

• Knowledge of library, communication and web standards such as MARC, OpenURL
and link resolvers, Proxy systems, Z39.50, and XML

• The ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional
working relationships and partnerships

• Strong interpersonal skills, including effective communication skills

• Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills

• Knowledge of project management methodologies

• Flexibility and willingness to take initiative

• An ability to work well both independently and in a collegial team
environment

• The capacity to lead and motivate others

• A commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing
basis

  
Required Competencies

• Leadership/vision: the demonstrated ability to build a shared, compelling
and credible vision of the future, influencing people to ensure outcomes that
support achieving the vision

• Support for progress: the demonstrated ability to initiate, implement, and
support innovation and institutional change and enhance programs and services

• Results orientation: focuses on results and completing objectives within the
framework defined by the University's plans and policies

• Personal effectiveness: the demonstrated ability to reflect, clarify and
commit to what is important, take responsibility for growth and development,
and contribute to positive and productive work and learning environments

• Communication: the demonstrated ability to convey information and ideas to
individuals in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand,
retain, and respond to the message

• Relationship building: the demonstrated ability to develop the rapport
necessary to build, maintain and/or strengthen partnerships and relationships
inside and outside of the University

• A commitment to excellence in professional practice, including a capacity to
contribute to research and scholarship

  
The successful appointee will become a member of the Faculty of the University
of Saskatchewan. Duties for all Librarians are assigned annually by the Dean.
Rank (Librarian I or II) will be determined upon appointment and is dependent
upon qualifications and experience. Salary, usually at the base of the
assigned rank, will be determined upon appointment. Compensation for U of S
Faculty can be found at www.usask.ca/hrd/manager/compensation.php. Faculty
enjoy an excellent benefits plan including six weeks annual vacation,
sabbatical leaves, an annual professional expense allowance, as well as
research support.

  
**About the University Library**  
As one of Canada's leading research libraries, the University Library
([http://library.usask.ca](http://library.usask.ca)) provides tremendous
opportunities for professional growth and development in a dynamic and
flexible work environment. We have an exciting strategic plan and an
accompanying people plan for the future that involves a significant
transformation of library services, collections, facilities and organizational
culture. Through the priority projects identified within our plan, we
contribute to success in learning, scholarship and practice by being leaders
and innovators and working in collaboration with others. Our values guide our
actions and strongly influence our approach to the practice of professional
skills.

  
The University Library currently operates from seven branch locations and has
significant electronic resources and internet presence. LS&IT is responsible
for providing leadership in the development and effective delivery of new and
existing systems and technology services across the library and to Library
clients. LS&IT supports the online presence of the Library including access to
electronic resources and is responsible for the infrastructure of all library
IT activities. The unit manages multiple servers on multiple platforms and
supports over 500 networked desktop computers allocated for Library client and
employee use. The unit works collaboratively with 150 FTE faculty and staff
from seven campus locations as well as partners such as University ICT to
offer an extensive array of electronic information services.

  
**About the University of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon**  
Established in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan
([www.usask.ca](http://library.usask.ca)) has evolved into an institution of
note in advanced education and research in Canada. Its Strategic Directions
and Integrated Plan outline a vision focused on international standards in all
activities, academic pre-eminence and a sense of place. The Canadian Light
Source synchrotron, construction of the International Vaccine Centre, the
establishment of new graduate Schools of Public Health, Public Policy, and
Environment and Sustainability, and significant capital building projects to
revitalize Law, Veterinary Medicine, Health Sciences, residences, and library
buildings on campus are just some of the University's recent achievements. The
University contributes to the cultural life of the community through concerts
and recitals of the performing ensembles. The University has a reputation for
innovation and excellence in education and boasts one of the most attractive
campuses in the country.

  
Saskatoon ([www.saskatoon.ca](http://www.saskatoon.ca)) is the largest city in
the province of Saskatchewan with a rapidly growing population currently at
240,000. The city is situated on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River,
which is crossed by seven bridges within the city limits. The city offers a
scenic riverbank, many parks, a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant
cultural community, and a high quality of life.

  
**To Apply**  
The Search Committee comprises all Librarians holding probationary or tenured
appointments and is chaired by the Dean, University Library. The CVs of all
applicants will be made available in confidence to the members of the Search
Committee. Applicants wishing to apply should send their curriculum vitae, the
names of three references, and a statement outlining their knowledge,
experience, and abilities as related to this appointment by June 7, 2013.
Appointment is available immediately.

  
To apply or for further information please contact:

  
Jill Mierke, Director, Human Resources

University Library

University of Saskatchewan

Room 156 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4

Telephone: 306-966-5930

Fax: 306-966-5932

Email: [log in to unmask]

  
Note: All appointments are subject to approval by the University Provost

  
_The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and
inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential.
All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing
and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and
inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those
who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents will be given priority._



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