Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy Bookmark and Share

University of Victoria,
Victoria, British Columbia

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 06/09/14
Deadline: 08/01/14

Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Strategy

The AUL will provide visionary leadership in emerging areas of digital scholarship and foster broad and deep collaborations between librarians, researchers, students, faculty and community members. He/she will help to further integrate the Libraries within the teaching, learning and research activities at the University of Victoria. The AUL will build upon existing partnerships between the Libraries and research programmes and units such as Implementing New Knowledge Environments (; Humanities Computing and Media Centre (; Internet Shakespeare Editions (; Community Mapping Collaboratory (; University Systems; Office of the Vice-President Research; and many others. In addition, the AUL will take a leadership role in building new partnerships across diverse interdisciplinary audiences with university and external communities. The incumbent will engage in, and provide leadership for, national and international initiatives related to new and emerging digital research infrastructures.


The University of Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is a teaching and research institution of approximately 18,000 students and 880 regular faculty members with graduate programmes in a wide range of disciplines. UVic is widely recognized for its interdisciplinary research initiatives; its co-op education; its many Canada Research Chairs; and its support for innovative teaching.  For more information about the University of Victoria, see


A Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree, is required; as well, an additional Master’s Degree and/or PhD in an academic field related to the knowledge or skills of the position would be an advantage. Other requirements include: extensive experience (minimum six years) in developing and managing library digital collections or digital scholarly initiatives; demonstrated technical skills in areas related to digital libraries and digital scholarship; thorough knowledge of digital records and information preservation issues; in-depth knowledge of the current trends in digital scholarship and a vision of emerging trends; extensive project management experience; instructional experience; and the ability to work both independently and provide strong team leadership. The successful candidate possesses a refined ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with wide variety of stakeholders, has a substantive record of working collaboratively on digital collections or digital scholarship initiatives, and has gained progressive supervisory experience over a minimum of five years. Familiarity with a unionized environment is an asset. The position requires superior verbal, written, analytical and organizational skills. For the full job description see

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

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Contact information

Please submit a letter of application, resume and names of three (3) referees by August 1, 2014 to:

Jonathan Bengtson
University Librarian
University of Victoria Libraries
P.O. Box 1800 Stn CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H5

Telephone: (250) 721-8211  Email:

Application deadline

August 1, 2014

Equity statement

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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