University of Windsor, Leddy Library - Systems Librarian

The University of Windsor?s Leddy Library invites applications for a
tenure-track Systems Librarian position, commencing January 1, 2006.  Rank
will be commensurate with experience.  This position is subject to final
budgetary approval.  For further details about the Leddy Library, visit
our website at

As the primary information provider to the University campus, the Leddy
Library draws on Systems and other departments to ensure that information
is underpinned by effective communication and learning strategies, and by
efficient information systems. The Systems Department provides leadership
in information technology planning and management which includes its
effective use in library practices and services, establishing
collaborative relationships with other campus constituents to meet
campus-wide technological goals, and contributing to provincial and
national consortia initiatives.  The Systems Department supports
approximately 500 stations as well as wireless access points for public
and staff use.   Platforms in use at the library for delivering services
include AIX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.

Reporting to the Head of the Systems Department, the incumbent will be a
dynamic, team-oriented professional who will participate in setting
departmental policies, procedures and workflows and, as well, in the
development and implementation of broader library policy and planning
initiatives.   The incumbent will use a creative and flexible approach and
a thorough knowledge of current and emerging technology trends to meet the
library?s information technology needs.  This involves extensive work with
networked computing environments, information resource and retrieval
systems, and the design and implementation of web-based systems.

A Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited
school is required.  The successful candidate will have at least three to
five years of experience in information technology, with a demonstrated
track record in project management.  Proficiency in a variety of web
development environments is required, with some experience with scripting
languages, such as Perl, PHP, or Python, and other tools for building
web-based applications and supporting in-house systems.  A background in
managing an Integrated Library System, including an in-depth knowledge of
the relevant hardware/software is preferred. The incumbent should be
familiar with appropriate standards, particularly in the areas of
web-based service delivery and digital content.  Management experience,
particularly in designing and enhancing workflows in an environment of
technological change, would be an asset.

Applications will include: a letter of application, including a statement
of citizenship/immigration status, a detailed curriculum vitae, and three
current letters of reference forwarded by the referees. To ensure full
consideration, complete applications and letters of reference should be
submitted by November 15, 2005 to: Gwendolyn Ebbett, University Librarian;
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave. Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4; Phone:
(519) 253-3000, ext. 3161, Fax (519) 971-3638; E-mail:
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Applications may still be received after the deadline date. If you are
unable to submit the application by the deadline date, you should contact
the University Librarian to alert her that you intend to submit an
application after the deadline date. If you are viewing the advertisement
after the deadline date, you should contact the University Librarian to
find out the status of the search and discuss the possibility of
submitting an application.

The University of Windsor is committed to equity in its academic policies,
practices, and programs; supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and
work environments; and ensures that applications from members of
traditionally marginalized groups are seriously considered under its
employment equity policy. Those who would contribute to the further
diversification of our faculty and its scholarship include, but are not
limited to, women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members
of visible minorities, and members of sexual minority groups. The
University of Windsor invites you to apply to our welcoming community and
to self-identify in your letter of application. Priority will be given to
Canadians and permanent residents of Canada.

To ensure that you are considered within the priorities of the Employment
Equity Program, you may self-identify in your letter of application or in
a separate letter to the Presidential Commission on Employment Equity
which is mandated to oversee the implementation of employment equity.
Self-identification letters may be forwarded to the Presidential
Commission on Employment Equity, Office of Faculty Recruitment and
Retention (OFRR), 325 Chrysler Hall Tower, University of Windsor, Windsor,
Ontario, N9B 3P4. Information on Employment Equity can be found on the
OFRR webpage at or by calling
our toll free number 877-665-6608.

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario?s leading academic institutions,
provides "the degree that works," an innovative and student-focused
approach which prepares its graduates for the challenges of tomorrow.
Information about the University of Windsor and its programs may be found
at . Also visit us at . For additional information about
this position and employment at the University of Windsor, contact Dr.
Brian Mazer, Director, Faculty Recruitment at 1-877-665-6608 or
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