University of Toronto now hiring Director, Gerstein Science Information Centre

The University of Toronto invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Director, Gerstein Science Information Centre, with the appointment to be effective in summer 2023, or earlier by mutual agreement. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, experienced, and knowledgeable library professional to lead Canada’s largest academic health sciences library and become a key member of the senior leadership of University of Toronto Libraries.

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of its faculty, students, alumni, and supporters. The University spans the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and delivers programs on three campuses in downtown Toronto, Mississauga, and Scarborough, and in the acclaimed clinical and research centres of its nine fully aliated teaching hospitals. Together, they attract over $1.3 billion in research grants and contracts each year. It also supports a vigorous program of commercialization and entrepreneurship through its nine incubators and accelerators and is known as one of North America’s leading universities in the creation of start-up companies. With more than 20,000 faculty and sta, over 95,000 students, and an annual operating budget of $2.7 billion, the University of Toronto is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked third among academic research libraries in North America. The system comprises 40 libraries located on three university campuses. 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 12 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 Gerstein Science Information Centre is the largest science library at UTL with an emphasis on the health sciences. With long-standing relationships with the health science faculties, Gerstein maintains a large undergraduate science and health science collection both online and in print. It has collaborative partnerships with the hospital library community through the Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto. With 19 appointed staff, Gerstein is a hub for science communication events, entrepreneurial innovation, and 3-D instruction and printing. Additional information is available at University of Toronto Libraries and Gerstein Science Information Centre.

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