Archivist & Digital Scholarship Technician

at University of Toronto Mississauga (view profile)
Location Mississauga, Canada
Date Posted January 28, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @UTMLibrary


About us

The University’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga (UTM) has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, UTM offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked among the top-10 research libraries in North America. The system consists of over 40 libraries located on three University campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough that together provide access to more than 12 million print volumes, millions of electronic resources in various formats, and almost 30,000 linear metres of archival materials. The Libraries’ data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

The U of T Mississauga Library (UTM Library), located in the award-winning Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre (HMALC), is a leading, world-class Library committed to providing students with an open and collaborative environment – one that embeds rich information and technology resources, integrates expert services into a dynamic and imaginative experience, and inspires and facilitates learning. The UTM Library offers inspiring study and research spaces, a dedicated team of Librarians and Library staff, and a suite of public, instruction and research support services that support faculty, staff and students.

Your Opportunity

The UTM Library offers a dynamic and professional environment that fosters a culture built on respect, accountability, teamwork and a shared commitment to customer service. This position will collaborate extensively with various Library units in offering innovative and comprehensive solutions for a variety of Library initiatives. Our core mission is to support the learning, teaching and research needs of all UTM undergraduate and graduate programs.

Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship, the Archivist & Digital Scholarship Technician is responsible for contributing to and creating archival policies, procedures, and standards for the use, storage, and preservation of materials for archives and special collections belonging to the UTM Library. As part of the Collections and Digital Scholarship Unit of the Library, the incumbent will assist with the accession, arrangement, description, preservation, storage, and digitization of the Library's archives and special collections, including original descriptive cataloguing of resources and archive materials, and provide relevant information for the development of promotional materials. The incumbent will foster positive relationships in working with donors to acquire materials, including probing for information, preparing deed of gift, and drafting gift agreements.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating finding aids to ensure collection materials are accessible
  • Processing items in the physical and digital collections for researchers and users
  • Assessing and determining the condition of archival materials
  • Digitizing material for collections
  • Applying established content standards when utilizing digital objects in the repository
  • Keeping well-informed on applicable copyright, access and privacy laws
Essential Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience, with a strong background in archives, libraries, and digital technology.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience, including at least two years experience working in an archival, library, and/or digital scholarship position, preferably in an academic library environment
  • Experience creating finding aids to ensure collection materials are accessible by appling established standards (e.g., RAD, ISAD(G), and ISAAR(CPF))
  • Experience with metadata schemes currently in use within the academic community is desirable (e.g., Dublin Core, MARC, RDA, RDF, MODS, VRA Core, and others)
  • Experience in archives or related information management environment using web-based archival description software (e.g., AtoM)
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to present innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Effective interpersonal skills to develop good working relations among project teams, staff, clients, peers and vendors
  • Demonstrated time management skills with ability to handle and prioritize a high volume of demands and work under pressure

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with digital asset management systems and content management systems in academic library environments (e.g., Drupal, Omeka, and Islandora)
  • Demonstrable ability to thrive in a team environment
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrable productivity and ability to deal with a large volume of materials
  • Demonstrable, superior organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrable initiative, knowledge of XML-based formats; adaptability
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Possess a positive attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Responsible
Travel: None
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 11 -- $65,669 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $83,978. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.  

Job PostingJan 28, 2020

Job ClosingFeb 5, 2020, 11:59:00 PM