Chief Librarian - Librarian III or IV
Chief Librarian – Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre (University of Toronto – Mississauga) -Librarian III or IV
The University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university, recognized for global leadership in research and teaching, a distinguished faculty, groundbreaking scholarship, and innovative academic opportunities. Since 1827 the University has attracted outstanding students and academics from around the world. Located in one of the world’s most diverse regions, the University of Toronto is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community. The University is sustained by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design. (http://www.utoronto.ca/)
Established in 1967, the University of Toronto Mississauga is the second-largest division of the University of Toronto (Canada’s largest university), numbering about 12,000 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, 740 faculty and staff as well as over 42,000 alumni. The campus is situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River. U of T Mississauga has 15 distinct academic departments, as well as an Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology, offering 148 programs and 89 areas of study. Along with traditional undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs, U of T Mississauga offers several highly sought-after degree options, such as a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Master of Biomedical Communications, a Master of Biotechnology, a Master in Management and Professional Accounting, a Master of Management of Innovation and a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.
The newly opened $37-million Health Sciences Complex, including the new Mississauga Academy of Medicine, as well as the $70-million Instructional Centre, provide an array of teaching and study space for students.
Upcoming fundraising initiatives include UTM Boundless Campaign. (http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/main-news/u-t-mississauga-launches-boundless-...)
The University of Toronto Library system seeks a visionary, strategic, innovative and experienced library leader to fill this key position. The Chief Librarian will provide collaborative leadership to the library at the University of Toronto – Mississauga (UTM) in shaping the research and instructional mission of the University.
• Uses a collaborative leadership style to build a future-focus within the Hazel McCallion Academic Centre which includes the:
• Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre
• RBC Learning Commons
• Astra Zeneca Canada Centre for Information and Technological Literacy
• Fosters innovative programs and services within this dynamic library such as undergraduate outreach, instructional technology, the “T-Room” experiential learning space (http://library.utm.utoronto.ca/etech/troom) and GIS & Data expertise.
• Provides a user-centered approach to delivery of a rich collection of digital and print resources to students, faculty and staff at the green and architecturally advanced Mississauga campus. (http://library.utm.utoronto.ca/awards)
• Uses inclusive and collaborative approaches to develop goals and objectives, prepare budget requests and participate actively in library and campus-wide planning processes.
• Reports to the Vice President and Principal and participates in the “Principal’s Table” - the senior executive team of the University of Toronto - Mississauga.
• Serves as a member of the University of Toronto Chief Librarian’s executive leadership team and maintains a dotted line reporting relationship to the University Chief Librarian for matters related to university-wide library planning and administration of librarian policies.
• Works with leaders in the division to implement library strategic plans, develop strategic directions and assess service quality. Currently the library is participating in Phase 2 of the UTM “Futures Planning Process”.
• Provides leadership, support and mentorship to a growing division of over 40 employees including librarians and other skilled employees (http://library.utm.utoronto.ca/staff).
• Provides staff with a risk-free environment to incubate experimental and innovative ideas.
• Works closely with committees and people at a senior level within the library and across the university.
• Represents the Library at campus, university, national and international levels on issues relevant to the portfolio and supports a leadership role for the University of Toronto Library with a wide range of associations and stakeholders.
• Engages in advancement initiatives and seeks to build strong donor relations.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Minimum of seven (7) years experience in increasingly responsible management positions in academic research library settings.
• The applicant must have substantial knowledge of the portfolio, as evidenced by operational impact, continuous and significant personal development including significant contributions to academic librarianship through relevant peer-reviewed publication, professional engagement, or related activities.
• A record of effective collaborative efforts involving diverse faculty, donors, library staff, students and other campus stakeholders, as well as the capacity to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that capacity in others.
• Experience using a collaborative approach to develop user-centered services with demonstrated outcomes.
• Successful candidate must meet the minimum criteria for appointment at the Librarian III level.
• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications. Skilled at relationship building and experience creating and fostering a positive working environment.
REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• ALA accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree or equivalent
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• A demonstrated track record of fostering an environment of service excellence and technical innovation.
• Research experience and expertise in one or more areas of librarianship or experience cultivating a “research-capable” environment for librarians, students and faculty.
• Significant participation in relevant professional associations.
MINIMUM SALARY: Salary and appointment level based on experience and qualifications.
This position is a permanent status stream position.
Librarians at the University of Toronto - Mississauga are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
The University of Toronto - Mississauga is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Librarians interested in applying for this position must submit a covering letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, business and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, in writing, to Scott Hilborn, Manager, Library Human Resources at utlhrutoronto [dot] ca; or to Room 2054, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by July 31, 2012.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto Libraries thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.