Leddy Library – Head, Information Services Department (Internal Posting)
City : Windsor
Category : See posting on website
Industry : Education
Employer : University of Windsor
Applications are solicited for the position of Head, Information Services Department, for a term of up to five (5) years, commencing July 1, 2023. This position is open to permanent librarian members who are working in the Leddy Library, University of Windsor.
The Leddy Library is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff timely and ready access to the world's knowledge and information and, to provide an inclusive learning environment enabling the pursuit and creation of knowledge. The Information Services Department encompasses three core areas: reference services, information literacy and collections development, as well as the specialized services of the Academic Data Centre, Research Data Centre, the Archives, and the Centre for Digital Scholarship.
Reporting to an Associate University Librarian, and contributing to the leadership team, the Head will have the responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Information Services Department. The candidate will identify and implement initiatives in support of the Library’s Strategic Plan. The candidate will develop service-oriented, team-based strategies to advance the department; co-ordinate projects; promote a culture of experimentation and creativity; and participate in decision-making on staffing and financial requirements. Working with university’s human resources department and Library administration, the Department Head contributes to personnel management. The successful candidate will develop and maintain superior communications within the department, with other library departments, campus communities, and the external academic library community.
A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent is required. A minimum of three years’ experience in reference, collections or information literacy service delivery is required. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; knowledge of, or experience in, effective management and creative leadership practices in a collegial environment; and outstanding communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of increased responsibilities and leadership in key departmental areas including reference services, collections, and information literacy. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and the ability to work with a diverse student, staff and faculty population. The successful candidate will also have knowledge of current issues, trends and technologies in academic libraries and their implications for service and resource management. The successful candidate will have demonstrated engagement in service to the profession and/or research/scholarship/creative activity.
- a robust letter of application, outlining the candidate's qualifications and experience relevant to the position of Department Head of Leddy’s Information Services Department;
- a current and detailed curriculum vitae;
- a statement outlining commitment to and experience working towards equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization (1 page.) and;
- names and contact information for three (3) references.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by January 23, 2023 to:
Dr. Selinda Berg, Chair, Head, Systems Department Search Committee
Email: Julie.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that additional documentation may be required in advance of the committee’s review of all applicants. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to Indigenization and decolonization, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (email@example.com). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.