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Media Collections Librarian, Librarian I/II (2-Year)

Closes on Monday, July 19, 2021
University of Toronto Mississauga
Mississauga, Ontario
Full Time (Contract)


Organization Name
University of Toronto Mississauga
Job Title
Media Collections Librarian, Librarian I/II (2-Year)
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Mississauga, Ontario
Posting Date
Submission Deadline
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description

Media Collections Librarian, Librarian I/II, two-year contractually limited term appointment

  • DEPARTMENT: University of Toronto Mississauga Library

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 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 300 graduate programs, more than 70 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 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 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, located in the 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 HMALC is a state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre that emphasizes people space. It includes a Learning Commons, two smart classrooms, a Technology Centre with high-end computing equipment for instructional technology and Geographic Information Systems, and an Adaptive Technology Centre.


The Opportunity

The University of Toronto Mississauga Library invites applications from innovative, and service-oriented librarians for the position of Media Collections Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship, Archives & Special Collections, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues across the UTM Library to develop and enhance media collections to support curricula and research at UTM. This work will involve the acquisition and management of a diverse collection of media, in many formats, both physical and online (streaming services), audio-visual materials, and a new gaming collection.

As a member of the Library team, the successful candidate will lead the continuation of the Library’s digitization project. They will work closely with colleagues in the Digital Scholarship Unit, Collections Management, Visual Resources, and the Information & Loans Services teams to investigate and acquire licensing and permissions for the digitization of film and audio-visual materials. This individual will also be responsible for developing collaborative and proactive relationships with the Liaison Librarian team to support the development of media collections for their liaison subject areas and departments.

Working with strategic guidance from the Coordinator, Digital Scholarship, Archives & Special Collections, the successful candidate will create and implement a plan to process and integrate media collections, such as the Syd Bolton Game Collection and the Personal Computer Museum Collection, into the library’s collection to ensure equitable access to these special collections by researchers and patrons.

As part of this role, in collaboration with colleagues across all three campuses, the successful candidate will also work to ensure coordination of the acquisition and licensing of audio-visual materials for use by all UofT Library patrons. This work will involve building enhanced communications channels to support and maintain processes to deliver and make resources accessible in a timely manner.


Required Qualifications

  • A degree from an accredited Master’s level program in library and information studies;
  • Knowledge of selection, acquisitions, licensing, and collection management principles in academic libraries;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values of inclusivity, diversity and accessibility
  • Understanding of collection, preservation, and access to audio and visual materials in all formats, and to streaming media;
  • Understanding of contemporary film distributor and distribution models;
  • Experience with course management tools (such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Canvas);
  • Demonstrated ability to do proactive outreach and build strong relationships with colleagues and vendors;
  • Understanding of copyright laws related to the acquisition and use of film, music, digital games, and streaming media materials;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated training and presentation skills;
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and project management skills;
  • Awareness of major trends in higher education, scholarship, and research libraries;
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a continually changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in media or film studies: either a Bachelor’s or Master degree;
  • Additional education in film, music, games, or related field;
  • Relevant professional experience

Salary and Terms of Appointment:

This is a contractually limited term appointment to be filled at a Librarian I/II level with the possibility of renewal.

We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.

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

Application Process

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. UTM_MEDIA] to Library Human Resources at; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; by July 19, 2021.

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

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Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


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

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