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Sit in the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship


The call has gone out for applications for the W.P. Scott in E-Librarianship where I work, York University Libraries.

York University invites candidates to apply for a limited term appointment of one to three years to engage in groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research and development that will advance libraries. The W. P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship provides an exciting opportunity to accelerate the development of e-librarianship in support of research, teaching, learning or scholarly communications. The research may be interdisciplinary, with a context that is broader than academic librarianship. The areas of research should be of mutual interest to the candidate and to York University Libraries so that both benefit from a close working relationship.

A strong commitment to research in any relevant area of e-librarianship such as: e-learning, digital collections, collaborative web spaces, social software, interactive and integrative online services, semantic web or cyberinfrastructure is required. The Chair must have demonstrated success in directing and conducting research or a large project. As a member of the YUL complement, the successful candidate will contribute in an area of the libraries suited to the candidate's area of expertise.

What's e-librarianship? I don't know exactly. Make of it what you will. If you want to come for one to three years to stay with all these other bloggers and many others, put in a proposal. Anyone anywhere in the world can apply, and remember, Toronto is a nice place to live.