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Digital Collection Assistant

Closes on Friday, July 02, 2021
York University
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
York University
Job Title
Digital Collection Assistant
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Posting Date
Submission Deadline
Target Audience
  • Current Students
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
  • 5–10 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description

Adapting Canadian Workplaces to Climate Change Research Project


The Opportunity

Working under the direction of the Grant Manager of an SSHRC-funded research project housed at York University, the incumbent will assist in building an archival digital collection of the project outputs, following SSHRC Open Access requirements, and following protocols established by the York Universities Digital Library. This is a term position for eight months, with the possibility of a limited extension.



  • Following procedures dictated by York University Digital Library on the Islandora platform, you will catalogue, organize, and upload documents and data sets currently housed on a variety of web-based platforms.
  • Keep meticulous records of the assigned workflow.
  • Foster and maintain collegial relationships with grant personnel and York University librarians.
  • Other bibliographic tasks which may include, for example, updating existing databases on the Zotero platform and contributing to research guides and tools from those databases. 

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate Library Science degree or Library Technician diploma – those currently enrolled in either program will also be considered based on meeting the other essential qualifications.
  • Demonstrated experience in using bibliographic software – preferably Zotero and Islandora
  • Proficient in other computer skills including Word, and WordPress
  • Precision and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Capacity for working flexibly and creatively in a results-oriented, and dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative, project-based environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in diverse virtual team environments


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with an academic library environment and processes
  • Familiarity with social science literature, and particularly the topic of climate change and environmental issues
  • Understanding of the written French language
  • Relevant professional experience in an academic library setting 

Salary and Terms of Appointment

  • Flexible schedule, with all work performed remotely, and weekly progress meetings via Zoom. (Once pandemic conditions allow, occasional in-person meetings may be required in Toronto.)
  • The position will begin by mid-summer 2021, pay to be determined based on qualifications.
Application Process
Please forward applications to Jim Chorestecki, Grant Manager at:


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