Position Title / Rank: Head, Collections & Content
Department: Collections & Content
Date Posted: January 13, 2020
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Please reference AD #20-03
The McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph invites applications for a dynamic, creative, collaborative librarian to fill the position of head, Collections & Content. This senior leadership position reports to the Associate University Librarian, Academic, and is a member of the library’s management team. This position provides strategic leadership and oversight for the staff and operations of the C&C unit, including collection development (open and paywalled); organization, maintenance and preservation of collections; oversight of shared print stewardship initiatives locally, provincially and nationally; acquisitions; metadata strategy and management; e-learning and reserves; budget management; workflow coordination and human resources management.
The incumbent will promote the vision of the library as being central to the University community as a valued facilitator, partner, and catalyst on campus. The core values that drive our vision are learning, service, stewardship, access, innovation, communication, intellectual freedom, and integrity. At the McLaughlin Library, we have recently implemented a new management framework to provide clarity around the expectations of library managers and to develop a shared understanding of library management practices.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
All librarians at the University of Guelph are expected to engage in professional practice; scholarship, which includes research, study, professional development and scholarly and creative activities; and, University service and academic or professional service.
The University of Guelph is the second-largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.
Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) A statement of interest in and vision for the position demonstrating how qualifications and experience relate to the responsibilities, duties, and required qualifications of the position, (2) A curriculum vitae, and (3) Names of at least three references, including, one direct supervisor, one peer/collaborator, and one direct report; all for either most recent or immediately prior position.
Please submit applications as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 21, 2020.
The position is a Continuing Appointment position that will be filled at the Associate Librarian level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefits package is provided. The Head, Collections & Content, role is a five-year administrative appointment (renewable once) with a stipend at the Administrative Librarian III level.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.
The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.
At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.
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