Data Librarian
University of Toronto
Windsor, ON Windsor, ON
5d ago

Permanence-Track Librarian

Job Posting Number : 002127TT-2019-LED Deadline Date : Friday, March 15, 2019 23 : 45

The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a permanence-track Data Librarian position commencing July 1, 2019.

Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Leddy Library is an integral participant in the delivery of academic programmes and the pursuit of research at the University of Windsor.

The Library provides leadership to the University of Windsor community in data services and data support. This includes the maintenance and development of services within the Academic Data Centre to meet daily, ongoing data research, teaching and learning needs.

The Centre has a key role in supporting the research of faculty, staff, and students, and in facilitating instruction in quantitative and qualitative research methods, with the aim of raising data / statistical literacy levels on campus.

In addition, it provides leadership to the campus community with respect to archiving locally produced data. The library also houses the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre.

The Data Librarian will work in close collaboration with library and Research Data Centre staff, as well as with faculty and staff from the campus community to ensure the development of a comprehensive programme of data support, data services and data management.

For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at .

Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Data Librarian will be responsible for developing data collections relevant to the campus community.

They will provide leadership in the development of data literacy programmes at the University of Windsor. This includes working with faculty to integrate data literacy into the curricula of relevant courses of study and developing data subsets and other teaching tools to facilitate the use of data for instructional purposes.

The incumbent will also provide leadership in implementing programs for long-term data storage for local research data, through the implementation of appropriate software platforms, the promotion of good data collection and storage habits across campus, the preparation of local databases for long-

term archiving, and the oversight of metadata standards development and metadata production. Throughout their career, Information Services librarians serve in a variety of roles within the department and the library.

The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. Librarians engage in service to the University, service to the profession, and research / scholarship / creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities.

  • The successful candidate will have : an ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent); data experience and some educational background in the use of data sets, applications and software, as well as experience using statistical and data software packages such as SPSS, NVivo, R and SAS;
  • knowledge of Canadian statistical resources including the Census, and survey data, and some background in U.S. and international resources;
  • a strong understanding of current and emerging trends in research data management, data services, resource delivery and software, including the role of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), ICPSR, the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI), and web-

    based data discovery and analysis tools; excellent teaching and communication skills; and must also exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and flexibility in meeting user needs, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have a comfort in and ability to adapt to a changing structure and environment.

    Demonstrated interest in creating and maintaining online resources and services for the discovery and delivery of data resources and information including the Academic Data Centre website is an asset, as is an understanding of geospatial data and GIS software applications.

    Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship / immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a portfolio of up to three (3) examples of project work, writing, teaching, or research reflecting professional experience and / or philosophy of librarianship; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Chair at the address or email listed below.
  • Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.

    To ensure full consideration, complete an () found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of March 15, 2019.

    Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

    When completing the online application, please reference

    Position number : 002127TT-2019-LED

    Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to :

    Pascal Calarco, Chair, Permanence Track Data Librarian Search Committee

    University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4

    Phone : 519-253-3000 Ext. 3161, Fax (519)971-3638, Email :

    The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.

    In pursuit of the University’s Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-

    identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the (). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the .

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

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