Business Librarian

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Business Librarian - Continuing Appointment Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, York UniversityYork University Libraries seeks a motivated and service-oriented librarian to serve as a member of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and to provide reference and research assistance, instruction, collections and liaison services related to business teaching and research at York University. York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 62,000 faculty, staff and students, as well as over 250,000 alumni worldwide. York’s 11 Faculties and 28 research centres are committed to providing an engaged learning and research environment that cuts across traditional academic boundaries.York University Libraries consists of a large central library and three branch libraries, one of which is the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library located in the award-winning Seymour Schulich Building. York's collections have over six million items, including nearly two and a half million book volumes and a multitude of electronic research databases including most of the major business online resources. The Peter F. Bronfman Business Library provides facilities, resources, reference, research and instructional services to the business programs of York University, including both undergraduate and graduate programs of the Schulich School of Business, the School of Administrative Studies and the School of Human Resource Management. A comprehensive collection of print, electronic and data resources support quantitative and qualitative research in business. Four full-time librarians and six full-time support staff are currently based in the Bronfman Library. The successful candidate will participate in teaching, research assistance (virtually and in-person), collection development, and liaison activities in the Libraries and elsewhere on campus, and in the development of new programs and services. The chosen candidate will liaise with faculty and academic units; develop collections for designated business subjects; create and maintain web-based resources for research and learning; and provide tailored information literacy instruction for business subjects. The successful candidate will have a lead role in integrating social media into outreach for business students and faculty and in designing and implementing assessment practice into new and existing business services. The successful candidate will participate in the shared decision-making of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and on collegial committees of the Libraries and of the University. He/she will be expected to work regular evening and weekend shifts. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: -An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent. -Educational background in business or economics and/or relevant expertise in business librarianship. -Demonstrated expertise in the effective use of business databases. -Demonstrated ability to provide excellent business reference or research services in an academic or special library. -Broad knowledge of business print materials and digital information sources. -Understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats. -Demonstrated knowledge or interest in how GIS technology/applications can aid business research and teaching.-Commitment to customer service and excellent oral and written skills required. -Excellent advocacy, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. -Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility. -Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial setting. -Ability to work with a diverse clientele. -Knowledge of assessment concepts and methodology. -Demonstrated ability to liaise with key stakeholders. -Interest in collections development on business-related subjects. -Understanding of emerging technological trends and conversant with web technologies including expertise with online content management platforms such as WordPress or LibGuides.-Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects concurrently.-Committed to and interested in undertaking library and university committee responsibilities, professional development, research and scholarship. This is a continuing appointment with the designation of Assistant Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with a maximum of five years post-MLIS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available from July 2014. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Deadline for applications to be considered is Friday, March 28th, 2014. Applications, including a covering letter relating qualifications and requirements of the position, and a current curriculum vitae with the names of three referees, should be sent to: Chair, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library Appointment Committee York University Libraries 516 Scott Library 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Fax: (416) 736-5451 E-mail: Applications should be sent by mail, or by email or fax with a hard copy following.

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