Data and Statistics Librarian, LII/LIII Toronto , ON


POSITION:Data and Statistics Librarian, LII/LIII
DEPARTMENT: Map and Data Library, University of Toronto Libraries

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About the University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked sixth among peer institutions in North America.The system consists of 42 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 280 graduate programs, including over 60 professional programs, and about 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 15 million volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides access to millions of resources in various forms, including, for example, electronic, audio-visual, and geospatial materials. UTL also has 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.

The Opportunity

The University of Toronto Libraries seeks a Data and Statistics Librarian for a one-year term appointment or secondment. Reporting to the Head, Map and Data Library, the successful candidate will work cooperatively to help provide consultation, research support and instruction in the creation, discovery and use of published statistics and numeric data at the University of Toronto. The Data and Statistics Librarian will direct quantitative and qualitative data library services. Instruction in statistics and data use will be an important focus for this position. The Data and Statistics Librarian will contribute actively to furthering the mandate and success of the University of Toronto Libraries. The Data and Statistics Librarian will cultivate strong connections with the local, national and international statistical and data communities.

Required Qualifications

  • A degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies
  • At least one year’s relevant professional experience as an academic librarian
  • Experience performing data selection, acquisition, reference and instruction in an academic setting
  • Experience working with datasets and the ability to communicate with faculty, librarians and students in a range of disciplines regarding their applicability
  • Proven knowledge and background in statistics and data services with the ability to use and apply quantitative and qualitative research tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, STATA or R
  • Ability to work productively with a variety of different constituencies and stakeholders, including faculty, staff and students
  • Strong web development knowledge
  • Excellent team building expertise and communication/collaboration skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Outstanding service orientation
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and ability to innovate and adapt to a changing environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using programming tools such as Python
  • Familiarity with data stewardship and development of research data management plans
  • Familiarity with GIS software and geospatial data
  • Experience using Dataverse and Archivematica
  • Ideally, candidates will be able to demonstrate a rich research portfolio

Salary and Terms of Appointment

This is a contractually limited-term appointment or secondment to be at the Librarian II or III rank. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.This is a one year contract.

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

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.DATA] to Library Human Resources at; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by January 6, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

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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Closes: 6 January, 2019

University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto , ON