20.381 job at Saskatchewan

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:10:29 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 381.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 08:48:33 +0000
         From: Ryan Deschamps <Ryan.Deschamps_at_Dal.Ca>
         Subject: Fwd: Indigenous Studies Portal Team Leader position
- University of Saskatchewan

----- Forwarded message from Ken.Ladd_at_USASK.CA -----
      Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 09:20:14 -0600
      From: Ken Ladd <Ken.Ladd_at_USASK.CA>

Hello Everyone:

I would appreciate it if you could bring the attached posting to the attention
of interested librarians. Apologies for cross-postings.


Ken Ladd (ken.ladd_at_usask.ca)
Associate Dean
University of Saskatchewan Library
(306) 966-5946
(306) 966-5932 fax

University of Saskatchewan Library
Indigenous Studies Portal Team Leader

The University of Saskatchewan Library invites applications for the
position of Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) Team Leader. Working
closely with the iPortal Technical Leader, the Team Leader will be
responsible for leadership of the iPortal initiatives on and off campus,
development of collections, and management of the iPortal team. Within
the Library's organizational structure, the Team Leader reports to the
Head of the Research Services Division. This organizational structure is
currently under review. The Library is committed to establishing the
best portal in Canada for the discovery and presentation of relevant
scholarly resources for indigenous studies. The iPortal will serve as a
community-building resource for faculty, staff and students who are
active in this area. The iPortal will aggregate resources and services
in support of First Nations/Aboriginal scholarship and teaching, provide
innovative tools for scholarship and collaborative activities, present
links to existing scholarship, and provide scholarly resources in
digital form.

Desired Core Competencies:

Demonstrates a knowledge of information management; exhibits leadership
skills including critical thinking, risk taking, and creativity;
establishes relationships at all levels and across department and
functional lines to achieve optimum results; demonstrates a strong
commitment to excellent customer service; looks for opportunities to
apply new and evolving ideas, methods, design and technologies; responds
to changes in direction and priorities and accepts new challenges,
responsibilities and assignments; earns trust and respect of others by
coaching, inspiring, and empowering teams of people to achieve strategic
objectives. Specific Responsibilities:

__ iPortal planning, including: budgeting, staffing, promotion and
marketing, grant application and fundraising

__ Collaborating with the Technical Leader to identify and develop,
metadata standards, user interface design, information and retrieval
systems and specialized tools

__ Assessing user needs for indigenous resource information and services

__ Coordinating selection, harvesting, and addition of appropriate
retrospective and current content to the iPortal, including digitization
activities as appropriate

__ Fostering strong relationships on campus with other post secondary
institutions, First Nations communities and organizations, government
agencies, research centers and groups, and digital projects to expand
the support, usage and content of the iPortal

__ Developing specialized controlled vocabularies and thesauri to
facilitate discovery of and access to iPortal materials

An active program of research and scholarly work is required of all
librarians at the University of Saskatchewan.

Required Educational Qualifications:

An MLS/MAS or equivalent from a university/institution recognized by the
University of Saskatchewan. This position will be of interest to
individuals with experience in native studies, humanities computing, or
other relevant disciplines within the humanities and social science

Desired Professional Experience:

Demonstrated supervisory and management skills, ideally in an academic
and/or research library environment. Experience managing complex
projects in a team environment, with a knowledge of emerging trends in
digital libraries, information technology and scholarly communication,
developing thesauri and controlled vocabularies. Demonstrated ability to
work collaboratively with several different constituencies. Knowledge of
Cree, Dene or another indigenous language, and/or French, would be
considered an asset.

Structure of the Position:

This is a tenure track appointment at the University of Saskatchewan
Library, subject to a probationary period of three years to five years.

Salary and Rank:

Librarians and archivists are members of the University of Saskatchewan
Faculty Association and terms and conditions of work are determined by
the Collective Agreement between the Association and the University. The
position is available immediately and will be filled at the rank of
Librarian II or III. The salary range is $57,352 to $78,128, and is
currently under review. Actual salary and rank will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The University of Saskatchewan offers an
excellent benefits plan
(http://www.usask.ca/hrd/benefits/faculty_in_scope_perm.html) and
research start-up support for new faculty.

About the U of S Library:

The University of Saskatchewan Library (http://library.usask.ca/), one
of Canada's leading research libraries, is a member of ARL, CARL, and
COPPUL. The Library participates in national and provincial consortia,
including CRKN, Consortia Canada, and the Saskatchewan Multitype
Database Licensing Program.

Consisting of seven branches, the Library has a staff of 156, including
40 librarians, and an acquisitions budget of $7.9 million. The
collection consists of approximately 2 million printed volumes, 3.3
million items in microform and approximately 500,000 government
documents and pamphlets. The Library currently provides access to nearly
300 electronic databases and over 28,000 serial titles, including 18,000
in electronic format plus 10,000 serials in print and microform.

The University has articulated in its Emerging Trends and Themes
document that one of its themes will be to enhance aboriginal
programming and scholarship. The Library's new strategic directions,
developed through its strategic plan (2007-2012) have core strategies
and priority actions which support the theme:

1. Learner and Teacher

2. Researcher, Scholar and Practitioner

3. Relationships and Engagement

About the University of Saskatchewan:

Founded in 1907, the University of Saskatchewan (http://www.usask.ca)
has a history of academic excellence and is the leading research
institution and largest university in the province. The academic
community is comprised of more than 15,000 full-time and 4,000 part-time
students (both graduate and undergraduate), 1,000 faculty, and 3,650
full-time staff. The University of Saskatchewan is a medicaldoctoral
institution offering 58 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over one
hundred areas and disciplines. The 14 colleges, including one virtual
college, provide an impressive array of discipline-based,
inter-disciplinary, and professional programs. The institution is
publicly funded with annual consolidated revenues of $566 million,
including $268 million operating and $107 million research. The
University is home to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, one of the
largest science projects in Canada.

About the City of Saskatoon:

Saskatoon (http://www.tourismsaskatoon.com) is centrally located in the
province of Saskatchewan and is Saskatchewan's largest city with a
population of 226,000 and growing. Saskatoon is situated on the banks of
the South Saskatchewan River, which is crossed by seven bridges within
the city limits and includes over 120 hectares of riverbank parklands.
Saskatoon's cost of living is well below the North American average
because of the low housing, utility, and health care costs. With high
quality and affordable residential areas located within a few minutes of
the University, there is no need to spend long hours commuting between
home and work. Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada,
receiving an average of 2,381 hours annually. Several events and
activities are celebrated annually, including Folkfest, the Saskatchewan
Jazz Festival, the International Fringe Festival, the Shakespeare on the
Saskatchewan Festival and the Saskatoon Exhibition. The Saskatoon
Symphony and several live theatre groups entertain many year-round.

To Apply:

Applicants should send a complete resume and the names of three referees
and a statement outlining their knowledge, experience and abilities
related to the specific responsibilities by January 31, 2007 to: Ken
Ladd, Associate Dean, University of Saskatchewan Library, Room 156
Murray Library, 3 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 5A4 Fax: 306-966-5932
E-mail: library.jobs_at_usask.ca All qualified candidates are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
priority. The University is committed to Employment Equity. Members of
Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities
and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their


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Ryan Deschamps
MLIS/MPA Expected 2005
Received on Tue Jan 09 2007 - 04:30:25 EST

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