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Job: Head, Digital Initiatives at University of Waterloo

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Head, Digital Initiatives
University of Waterloo
Waterloo

**Head, Digital Initiatives, University of Waterloo Library**  
  
The University of Waterloo Library seeks a creative, dynamic and public
service oriented professional librarian to fill a leadership position as Head,
Digital Initiatives. The position offers an exciting
opportunity for a visionary leader to build on past and present achievements
and to move the digital agenda forward for the University of Waterloo Library.

  
The Library has a long history of innovation around technology, from wireless
technologies, digital repositories for ETDs, to more recently RFID deployment
and discovery systems. We value entrepreneurism and
creativity.

  
The Library is in the process of migration of its web presence to a campus
enterprise Drupal instance, and the successful incumbent will be responsible
for the technical components of the service, managing technical teams as well
as distributed content owners and editors across the University of Waterloo
Library, and working closely with the University's Waterloo Content Management
System (WCMS) Team.

  
Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for the collaborative development
of strategies, planning, implementation, and support of projects to advance
the creation, integration and use of web based services, technical
infrastructure, digital services, digital repository, digital preservation and
service integration for the Library.

  
Technical support and administration of key enterprise library applications
are also managed within the department, for the UWaterloo community as well as
the other Tri-University Group (TUG) member libraries at University of Guelph
and Wilfrid Laurier University. As the department serves
broadly across the Library, the incumbent will work closely with all Library
departments on projects at some point or another. Key
partners include the Library's Web Operations Group, Library Technology &
Facilities Services, TUG Primo Committee, web content creators, and the campus
web content management leadership across campus, as well as technology
leadership at TUG member libraries, Ontario Council of University Libraries
(OCUL) and elsewhere.

  
The University of Waterloo Library is a member of the Canadian Association of
Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the Ontario Council of
University Libraries (OCUL). The Library is a member of the
Tri-University Group (TUG), along with member libraries at the University of
Guelph and Wilfrid Laurier University. The TUG Libraries
serve a combined student population of over 76,000, combined holdings
exceeding 5 million, and combined budgets exceeding $45 million. TUG manages
shared technology and a remote storage facility, and enables collaborative
projects across the three library systems. The successful candidate will carry
out the responsibilities associated with this position in the Dana Porter
Library, located on Waterloo's campus.

Responsibilities:

  
Within the context of a rapidly evolving print and digital environment, the
incumbent leads the creation and articulation of an evolving digital
initiatives services and systems portfolio in alignment with the Library
mission and Library strategic directions with ongoing input from throughout
the Library and key stakeholders across campus. The Head, Digital Initiatives
reports to the Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery
Services.

  
We welcome interested candidates to connect directly with Pascal Calarco,
Associate University Librarian, Research & Digital Discovery Services to learn
more about this exciting position. Pascal can be reached by phone at
519-888-4567 x38215 or by email at
[[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask]).

  
**Education:**  
  
 ALA-accredited
MLS/MLIS degree, or equivalent

  
**Qualifications:**  

  * Demonstrated progressive responsibility and experience in leadership and management with a proven track record of achievement and success within a higher education environment;
  * Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  * Demonstrated ability to lead change, and identify and implement new technologies, services and work methods; ability to learn and evaluate new technologies quickly
  * Competencies include: 
    * strategic thinking
    * project management
    * metadata
    * information technology
    * human resources management
    * interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
    * instruction and training
  * Technical skills include: 
    * Demonstrated ability to independently, as well as collaboratively, plan, coordinate, and implement effective digital projects, including managing multiple and simultaneous projects
    * Knowledge and understanding of emergent and best practices, standards, current programming languages and frameworks, issues and trends relating to web technologies and digital initiatives in the library environment
    * Knowledge of web information architecture and usability best practices
    * Knowledge of the standards and technological framework for digital preservation
    * Knowledge of data and metadata standards prevalent in libraries
    * Demonstrated knowledge of current information technology standards and developments in libraries and higher education
    * Knowledge and understanding of library enterprise applications such as integrated library systems, discovery systems, and electronic resource management systems
    * Knowledge of research data management trends in academic libraries
  
Asset:

  * Several years professional experience in managing web presence, digital services and/or digital asset projects in an academic or large public institution
  * Knowledge of business intelligence and analytics packages and their use in libraries
  * Working knowledge of, and experience with, a wide variety of media including text, music, still images, audio and video
  
This is a full-time permanent position. Librarians at the
University of Waterloo are governed by University policy as well as the
Librarians' Employment Handbook, available at:
http://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/AboutLibrary/documents/LEH2010-June2010.pdf.

  
This position is graded as a USG 13, in terms of salary.
For UWaterloo salary scales, refer to: [https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat-
general-counsel/sites/ca.secretariat-general-counsel/files/uploads/files/2014-
2015_staff_salary_scales.pdf](https://uwaterloo.ca/secretariat-general-
counsel/sites/ca.secretariat-general-
counsel/files/uploads/files/2014-2015_staff_salary_scales.pdf)

  
Deadline for applications: For assured consideration, applications should be
received by noon, Friday, February 27, 2015.

  
To apply and view the full job description:

  
Full job description: [http://www.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00001260.html](http://ww
w.hr.uwaterloo.ca/.jd/00001260.html)

  
Apply: Directly by emailing your resume and cover letter (as one document) to:
[[log in to unmask]](mailto:[log in to unmask])

Important note: To ensure that your application is successfully submitted,
please put your cover letter, resume, and any other information into ONE
document and have an unique file name such as yourname.doc. We will accept
.doc, .docx, or .pdf files only. **Please include: Job ID# 2715 - Head,
Digital Initiatives - Library in the subject line of e-mail submissions.**

  
Employment Equity: The University respects, appreciates and encourages
diversity. We invite applications from all interested applicants. Citizens and
Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

  
* * *  
  
In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of
Canada's technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with
34,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

  
Consistently ranked Canada's most innovative university, Waterloo is home to
advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, health,
environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and
nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo
brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real
impact today and in the future.

  
As home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program,
Waterloo embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising
partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization. With campuses and
education centres on four continents, and academic partnerships spanning the
globe, Waterloo is shaping the future of the planet.

  
For details, visit [https://uwaterloo.ca/](https://uwaterloo.ca/)



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