Please join us for our 2017 Spring Business Meeting at Ryerson University of Thursday, June 15th! More details to follow. Stay tuned!
Irene Puchalski, one of our chapter members, and the University of Toronto’s Architecture Librarian, will be taking a Research Leave from July 1 – December 31, 2017. As a result the University of Toronto Libraries are seeking a Research Leave Replacement (6 month contract).
The Shore + Moffat Library is an incredible place to work, and I look fondly back on my time there as both a reference assistant, and as a contract librarian filling in during Irene’s previous Research Leave. If you know anyone who would be interested in this exciting opportunity, please do share it with them.
For more details please see the posting below:
Architecture Librarian (Librarian I or II), 6-month Contract Limited Term
Closes on Sunday, May 07, 2017
University of Toronto Libraries
POSITION: Architecture Librarian (Librarian I or II), 6-month Contract Limited Term
DEPARTMENT: University of Toronto Libraries
DATE REQUIRED: July 1, 2017
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 (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked fourth among peer institutions in North America. The system consists of 44 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 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries’ data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Librarian, University of Tornoto Libraries, the incumbent will be required to direct and manage the services, resources, and staff of the Shore + Moffat Library. This Research Leave replacement position offers an excellent opportunity to gain diverse experience in an academic environment. The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design offers professional Masters degrees in Architecture (MArch), Landscape Architecture (MLA), Urban Design (MUD), Visual Studies (MVS), and Honours Bachelor of Arts (Honours BA) in Architectural Studies and Visual Studies.
Learn about the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Urban Design: http://www.daniels.utoronto.ca
- Conduct reference and research consultations with students and faculty
- Provide instruction on library resources and the research process, including embedded information literacy instruction
- Collection development in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, visual studies
- Liaise with Daniels program directors, faculty, and students
- Supervise 1.7 library technicians, and oversee approximately 12 student assistants
- Supervise and coordinate library services – circulation, course reserves, collection maintenance, interlibrary loans
- Monitor issues with library equipment and liaise with IT at Daniels
- Serve on library and faculty committees
- Develop and maintain the library website
- ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree or equivalent
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong organizational and problem solving skills, collaborative and responsive leadership skills, flexibility and a strong service orientation are essential
- Public service experience
- Excellent knowledge of print and electronic information resources appropriate for architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual studies
- Must be able to work independently and with staff, students, faculty, administrators and the design community
- Experience as a librarian working with architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual studies in an academic library
- Experience offering information literacy instruction
- At least one year’s professional experience in an academic library setting
- Supervisory experience in a unionized environment
Salary and Terms of Appointment
This is a Contractually Limited-Term appointment be filled at the Librarian I or II rank. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.
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.Architecture] to Library Human Resources at email@example.com; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by May 7, 2017.
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 of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
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Registration is now open for our 2016 Fall Business meeting! This year, the meeting will take place at the Toronto Reference Library. In addition to our formal meeting agenda, the day will include a tour of the TRL’s Arts Department, The Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre, and the Preservation & Digitization lab. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
WHERE: Toronto Reference Library (meet inside the main entrance near the fountain/Balzac’s Coffee)
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2016, 10:00am
COST: $20 for regular members; $10 for students (this includes a 2017 membership to the Chapter).
To RSVP or to add an item to the meeting agenda, contact our Chair, Margaret, at margaret.english@utoronto.
Thank you to everyone who came out and/or donated to our Fall 2016 Fundraiser! We managed to surpass our fundraising goal, allowing us to sponsor a student or early-career librarian to attend the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference in New Orelans. Stay tuned for details on how to apply for this travel grant.
ARLIS/NA Ontario is a non-profit organization that depends on donations and membership funds to continue programming. All donations go a long way and are very very much appreciated!
We’ve pushed the date of our fundraising event to Saturday, November 12th.
Please open the attached flyer for more information about our celebratory gathering, silent auction of cool vintage stuff and a peek at the private collection of one of our members.
We desperately need to raise funds for Travel Awards, Speakers’ Honorariums and Chapter contributions to the Annual Conference.
If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation via our fundraising page.
ARLIS/NA Travel Award
The ARLIS/NA Travel Awards
Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.
Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.
Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.
Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation.
Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).
Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.
Save the date for two exciting Chapter events!
1. Saturday, November 5th – 3pm to 10(ish)
Please join us for a fundraising gathering at the home of ARLIS Ontario ChapterChair Margaret English.
Come and enjoy food and drink, socialize and view new displays from an obsessive collector of neat stuff. There will be fantastic silent auction of vintage jewellery, art glass, pottery and original art. View selections from “The OTHER Barnes Collection” featuring graphic art by Sonia Delaunay, Hans Arp, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Vladimir Lebedev, Yves Gaucher, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Rita Letendre and many more. Win cool door prizes including a gorgeous Waterman fountain pen!
Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to our Travel Award fund.
Please RSVP to Margaret by October 31st: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Friday, December 2nd 2016
Please attend our Fall Meeting at the Toronto Reference Library
We will have our Business Meeting in the morning and tours of the Preservation & Digitization, Special Collections and Arts departments in the afternoon.
ArLiS/NA Ontario is currently accepting nominations for the position of Student Representative for the 2016/2017 academic year. The duties of the Student Representative involve: attending the Fall and Spring Business meetings; acting as a liaison between the Chapter and students; helping promote the Chapter to students; and helping with other minor tasks that support the Chapter’s mission.
If you’d like to submit a nomination or would like more information, please contact Margaret English at email@example.com.
An excellent job opportunity has recently been posted at the University of Toronto, but it will only be up for 5 days!
Applications are due Jul 17, 2016, 11:59:00 PM.
Visual Resources Curator
Under the general supervision of the Chair of the Department, the incumbent is responsible for the History of Art Department’s image services including: overseeing a collection of digital art data for both undergraduate and graduate teaching and research; providing ongoing technical leadership and support to the Department’s repositories, Federated Academic Digital Image System (FADIS), ArtStor, SharedShelf and related initiatives. In addition, the incumbent will provide support to the life cycle management of digital images including creation, description, storage, retrieval, and preservation; and overseeing the application of various metadata schema and standards, standards-driven digitization, web page development; as well as the use of a variety of computer software and/or hardware systems.
For Department special events/lectures, the incumbent will coordinate the provision of audio visual (AV) requirements and digital support; coordinate room bookings; create and produce marketing communication materials; and assist with editing the production of the departmental newsletter.
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 11 — $60,687 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $77,607. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.