Digital Projects & Technologies Librarian
University of Toronto
The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a
creative, skilled person to fill theposition of Digital
Projects & Technologies Librarian. This is a permanent status, tenure track
position.Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship
Unit, the successful candidate will collaborate and
showleadership in the design, development and incorporation
of technologies to serve and foster innovation inthe
Digital Scholarship Unit.
* Creates and enhances appropriate software frameworks for Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) initiatives.
* Designs, develops and analyzes dynamic web and mobile-enhanced applications, systems and tools.
* Maintains and improves existing DSU-related systems and applications and works closely withcampus technical staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure.
* Provides project planning and management, programming and expertise for digital scholarshipprojects
* Introduces and integrates latest information technology trends and tools into services of the DigitalScholarship Unit
* Advises library colleagues and faculty partners on emerging digital research methodologies, includingresearch data management, digital preservation, big data analysis, linked open data, etc.
* Supervises and assigns work to work-study, practicum, and co-op students assisting with library IT provides functional supervision of library staff as required.
* Liaises and collaborates with faculty, researchers and other departments to further library digitalresearch initiatives & partnerships, and may act as subject liaison in related areas.
* Participates in identifying & establishing funding sources for Digital Scholarship Unit projects,including collaborating in grant writing application and reporting
* Contributes to the digital scholarship community, which may include presenting at academicconferences, developing research for scholarly publications, participating in open source projects, etc.
* Participates in various library and university committees and task forces as appropriate.
* Scholarly research and creative activities are encouraged.
The successful candidate will have:
* A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
* Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
* Capacity for working flexibly and creatively in a fast-paced, results-oriented, and changingenvironment
* Knowledge of Metadata/cataloging/archival descriptive standards and controlled vocabularies,Metadata harvesting and crosswalks, as well as Ontologies.
* Knowledge of /Experience with Content/digital asset management systems,Islandora/Drupal/FedoraCommons preferred
* Experience with open source software and Web-based systems.
* Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, project-based workplace /projectmanagement skills
* Ability to work independently and collaboratively (in diverse team environments)
* Programming skills (XML/XSLT, PHP, cURL/Shell Script)
* Background in Computer Science or related field
* Demonstrated success in a key role in digital scholarship projects
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