Digital Preservation Librarian
University of Toronto
DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
DATE REQUIRED: As soon as possible
The Digital Preservation Librarian is responsible for leading the development
and implementation of digital preservation policies and programs that ensure
the Libraries' long-term preservation and access to digital collections.
The Digital Preservation Librarian works in a highly collaborative
environment. Working with Archives, Collection Development, Materials
Processing, and Special Collections staff, the Digital Preservation Librarian
researches, assesses, develops, and implements digital preservation policies,
strategies and systems that support the enduring curation of the Libraries'
born digital and digitized collections. The Digital Preservation Librarian
also works closely with Scholarly Communications, Institutional Repository and
Data Librarians to recommend, develop and implement programs and information
resources to support faculty and researchers in sound preservation practices
for their digital content. Additionally, the Digital Preservation Librarian
researches and shares development in the digital preservation fields and
demonstrates a successful record of professional activity.
The successful candidate will have:
• An ALA-accredited Master of Information Science degree, or equivalent.
• At least three years' relevant professional experience in an academic
• Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, best
practices and initiatives
• Practical experience with relevant tools and standards such as
Archivematica, Fedora, DSpace, PREMIS, OAIS, and the TDR model.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• An ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams that encompass a
range of professional roles and knowledge
• A demonstrated ability to catalyze and lead policy development and technical
• Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills
• Strong computing background
• Working knowledge of intellectual property, privacy and licensing issues
applicable to digital resources, data collections and archives.
• Knowledge of current research and emerging initiatives in the digital
• Practical experience with data life cycle management, format migration,
validation and integrity methods
• Project management and supervisory experience
Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a Permanent Status Stream position to be filled at a level dependent
upon qualifications. It is anticipated that this position will be filled at
the Librarian II or III level. Salary and appointment level are based upon
experience and qualifications.
Librarian II - $60,700 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian II)
Librarian III - $78,500 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian III)
NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of
Toronto Faculty Association.
Additional information :
About the University of Toronto Libraries
The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic
library in Canada and is ranked third among peer institutions in North
America, behind just Harvard and Yale. The system consists of 44 libraries
located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and
Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and
specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and
research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs,
and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12
million print volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides
access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554
linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are
acquired each year. The Libraries data centre houses more than 200 servers
with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.
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