[XML4Lib] Job: Digital Repository Services Librarian, University of Alberta Libraries

Binkley, Peter Peter.Binkley at ualberta.ca
Wed Feb 14 12:58:25 EST 2007

(with apologies for crossposting)

Digital Repository Services Librarian
University of Alberta Libraries

The University of Alberta Libraries is looking for a dynamic librarian
with marketing and technology skills to take primary responsibility for
the Library's digital repository and its services, including its
geographically-based data repository and services. You will administer
the digital repository and its services and provide leadership to those
serving in the liaison role in developing strategies to recruit content
for the repository. You will also take responsibility for communication
with and support for users of the digital and spatial data repositories,
the Open Journal System and the Open Conference System Hosting Service
and will coordinate metadata activities with respect to the digital and
spatial data repositories. 

As the Digital Depository Services Librarian, you will collaborate with
the staff of the Information Technology Resources and Services Unit, the
Data Library and the Maps Library to ensure the successful
implementation of the repositories.  You will liaise with on-campus
users of the repositories, including the Faculty of Graduate Studies and
Research to ensure the deposit of e-theses. Your external involvement
will include participation in local, regional and national bodies
related to digital repositories in order to maximize service available
to campus users.  

The University of Alberta Library is Canada's second largest research
library, with an active program of electronic information products, Web
development supporting collections and services, and digital library
initiatives in areas such as document delivery, graphic image and data
collections, and Internet resource cataloguing.  For more information,
visit our web site at www.library.ualberta.ca. 

Qualifications, Preferred Skills and Experience:
Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. 

Knowledge of marketing strategies appropriate to libraries and to
expanding voluntary participation in repository services

Knowledge of information technology trends and their application to
emerging digital library issues such as image display, metadata
standards, authentication, integration/reference linking technologies,
search standards and protocols 

Knowledge of GIS applications and services; skills in ArcGIS or other
GIS software would be an asset.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and successful
participation in collaborative work environments. Experience in the
liaison role highly desirable.  Front line experience in library public
services and collection development an asset. Enthusiasm,
resourcefulness, organizational skills, and a sense of humour are

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Salary and Rank: 

This tenure-track position is classified at the Librarian 2 level with a
current salary range of $65,571 to $104,291.  Librarians at the
University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous
benefits program. Closing date for the position is March 23rd, 2007. 

To Apply:

Please mail, fax or e-mail your resume and the names of three references

Karen Adams
Director of Library Services and Information Resources 
Cameron Library
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2J8

Fax: (780) 492-8302
E-mail: karen.adams at ualberta.ca

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the
University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best
universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research and
services.  The University of Alberta serves over 36,000 students in more
than 200 undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs
(www.ualberta.ca).  The University's main campus is located in Edmonton,
the cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta.  The Edmonton
metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population
of approximately one million people
(http://www.edmonton.ca/portal/server.pt ).   Edmonton is home to
vibrant cultural events, a system of river valley parks and trails, and
is located only a few hours drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks,
which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit.  We are committed
to the principle of equity in employment.  We welcome diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including
persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal

Peter Binkley
Digital Initiatives Technology Librarian
Information Technology Services
4-30 Cameron Library
University of Alberta Libraries
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2J8
Phone: (780) 492-3743
Fax: (780) 492-9243
e-mail: peter.binkley at ualberta.ca

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