The W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship is the first and only research position of its kind in Canada. The Chair in E-Librarianship will promote and accelerate innovative research in libraries, and an increasingly digital world. The Chair will develop interdisciplinary research – in his or her chosen area of expertise – that will enhance and support e-librarianship and emerging forms of e-learning, integrative online services, social software, and semantic web or cyber-infrastructure. 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.
York University invites candidates to apply for a limited term appointment of one to three years. The Chair will be based in York University Libraries. The Libraries, with 40 full-time librarians, has an established a growing reputation in areas of e-librarianship such as digital publishing, electronic reference services, assessment of online collections, and e-learning.