Tenure-Track Position - Systems Librarian

The University of Windsor's Leddy Library invites applications for a
tenure-track Systems Librarian position, commencing no later than July 1,
2006. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject
to final budgetary approval.

The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the
University. Librarians provide service to the university, service to the
profession and participate in research/ scholarship/ creative activity in
addition to their assigned responsibilities. 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. For
further details about the Leddy Library visit our website at

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 April 14, 2006 to:

Gwendolyn Ebbett, University Librarian
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 3161; Fax: (519) 971-3638
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority.

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 at 1-877-665-6608 (Toll free) within North America, collect
outside of North America at (519) 561-1432 or e-mail: [log in to unmask]

The University of Windsor, one of Ontario?s leading academic institutions,
provides a learning-centred 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 information about this position and
employment at the University of Windsor, contact Professor Brian M Mazer,
Director, Faculty Recruitment at 1-877-665-6608 (Toll free) within North
America, call collect outside of North America at (519) 561-1432 or
e-mail: [log in to unmask]