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Web Strategy Librarian

Closes on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC
Full Time

Regular, Full Time Librarian Appointment

Description
The University Libraries at the University of Victoria seeks a creative, energetic, and talented
Web Strategy Librarian (WSL) to lead the ongoing design and implementation of UVic Libraries’
digital presence that enhances the Libraries’ role in furthering academic research, student
success, community engagement, and university reputation.

The UVic Libraries’ web site is the first point of contact for our users and stakeholders locally
and around the world. It is also the most heavily used component of the University of Victoria’s
web presence, and provides access to a myriad of tools and resources for research and learning. The
WSL is a new position within UVic Libraries and the incumbent will provide innovative, user &
stakeholder-centered leadership for UVic Libraries’ web presence, with primary responsibility for
the main web site, and an advisory role in the integration, development, and usability of our many
other online service platforms. As the University moves to a mobile-first digital presence, the WSL
will ensure the Libraries fully leverage this opportunity. The WSL will work closely with an
internal web advisory group and with all units across the Libraries, as well as key areas across
the university.

Reporting
The WSL will report to the Head of Library Systems within the Digital Scholarship and Strategy
unit.

Qualifications
Required: Master’s degree from an accredited school of library science, or a Master’s or higher
degree in another discipline with expertise and excellence in professional practice relevant to the
position if the candidate agrees to complete a MLS from an accredited school of library science
before the end of the probationary period (or the equivalent combination of education and
experience in archival science in the case of an Archivist); demonstrated; project management
skills; demonstrated experience using content management systems; experience designing and building
standards-compliant websites; familiarity with web accessibility standards; excellent interpersonal
skills including the ability to facilitate discussion about design and technology; excellent
written and oral communication skills; ability to deliver multimedia content in accessible formats;
experience with image and graphics editing software; demonstrated skill and experience in one or
more of the following areas: conducting website usability testing; web analytics; developing
complex websites; search engine optimization.

Desirable: demonstrated experience leading teams; additional graduate degree, or technical
certification in a related subject area; experience with scripting languages; familiarity with
responsive design techniques; experience using code repositories and tools; experience working with
systems integration tools; database design / data modeling; graphic design experience

FOR A FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION SEE: https://www.uvic.ca/library/use/info/jobs/index.php

Salary and Benefits
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is
provided.

Faculty, Librarians, and Archivists at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of
the Collective Agreement Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of
Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca). Standards of performance are assessed as set out in
the Evaluation Policy for Librarians.

The University of Victoria
The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive
universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned
teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet.
Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its
edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in
exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on
the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic
learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and
innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living,
learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work
respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage
applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement
here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and
hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP
Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in
confidence.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration
requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your
application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three (3) references by noon, Wednesday, March 20
2019 to:
Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian, University of Victoria Libraries

ulo@uvic.ca

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those under consideration will
be contacted.

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