Digital Scholarship Librarian (II/III)

at University of Toronto Mississauga (view profile)
Published February 14, 2023
Location 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Canada
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements A degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $74,553
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency Salary is dependent on rank at hire and qualifications
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Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada’s top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.

About the University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked in the top ten among academic research libraries in North America. The system consists of 40 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of over 300 graduate programs, more than 70 professional programs, and about 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 31,000 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries' data centre houses more than 500 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

About the University of Toronto Mississauga Library

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is thirty-three kilometers west of the downtown St. George campus. Renowned for its natural beauty, the campus is situated next to the Credit River. The U of T Mississauga Library, (UTML) 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 Library is a state-of- the-art teaching and learning centre. It includes a Learning Commons, two smart classrooms, an audio-video recording studio, Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre, and a dedicated space for archives and special collections.

The Opportunity

The University of Toronto Mississauga Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented librarians for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Collections & Digital Scholarship, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues across the UTM Library and the University of Toronto Libraries to develop and enhance digital scholarship programming to support curricula and research at the institution. As a member of the UTM Library team, the successful candidate will encourage the responsible management and preservation of digitized and born digital collections materials and act as a consulting partner to faculty and staff developing digital scholarship. Working with strategic guidance from the Head, Collections & Digital Scholarship, the successful candidate will also create digital knowledge mobilization projects and other opportunities for researchers to engage with digital scholarship research activities and techniques at UTM. The incumbent will also participate in Teaching, Learning, and Liaison Services in one or more subject areas.


  • A degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of inclusivity, diversity, equity, anti-racism and accessibility
  • Relevant experience in digital scholarship, preferably in an academic environment
  • Proven experience with digital scholarship methodologies and tools such as multimodal publishing; text, image, or network analysis; data visualization; and common scripting languages
  • Proven knowledge of publication, digitization and preservation standards within digital asset management systems and digital repositories
  • Knowledge of relevant metadata standards (e.g., MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, RDA)
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts and collection development concepts
  • Knowledge of reference information resources
  • Understanding of copyright laws related to the acquisition and use of film, music, digital games, and streaming media materials
  • Demonstrated training and presentation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate technical information to a general audience and to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Awareness of major trends in higher education, scholarship, and research libraries
  • Strong evidence of a growth mindset: a librarian who embraces change, demonstrates flexibility, creativity, resilience, and a commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth


  • A degree in digital media or digital humanities: either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of archives and special collections

Salary and Terms of Appointment: This is a permanent status stream position.

It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Librarian II or III level, subject to review and experience. Minimum Salary: LIB II: $74,553; LIB III: $95,411 (Salary is dependent on rank at hire and qualifications).

Benefits: We offer generous benefits packages to all employees. Additional information is available at:

Additional information

Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

How to Apply

Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname,FirstName.UTML_DSL] to Library Human Resources at; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; by March 5, 2023.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statements

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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Minimum Salary: LIB II: $74,553; LIB III: $95,411 (Salary is dependent on rank at hire and qualifications).

Closes: 5 March, 2023

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