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Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian (Librarian I)

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Position description

Reporting to the head of the Engineering & Computer Science Library (ECSL), the incumbent will work proactively and collaboratively to provide reference service, in-depth research assistance, faculty liaison and information literacy including one-on-one instruction and group/classroom instruction and the ECSL’s Personal Librarian project. The incumbent will create or oversee creation of eLearning materials for reference and instruction and will oversee reference services at ECSL. The incumbent may also have responsibility for duties relating to the provision of services such as interlibrary loan services, circulation and collection maintenance. Responsibilities will include some staff supervision and training.

Required Qualifications of the Successful Candidate:

  • Must be a graduate of an ALA accredited library school with an MLIS/MISt degree or acceptable equivalent.
  • Experience providing reference service and instruction in an academic library.
  • Excellent skills in oral & written English, research, interpersonal relations, presentation skills, ability to work in a fast paced team and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong service orientation, ability to manage a diverse workload, initiative, flexibility, attention to detail and a commitment to continuous learning.
  • Knowledge and experience with science and engineering databases and resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree or related work experience in science or engineering preferred.
  • Some experience supervising GSLAs and/or library associates.
  • Some familiarity with video capture or other eLearning applications preferred.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and librarians.
  • Understanding of issues and challenges in eLearning highly desirable.

Salary and Terms of Appointment:

Librarian I - $58,100 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian I)

This is a permanent status stream position.


NOTE:   Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.


How to Apply:

Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at utlhr@utoronto.ca or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to 416.946.5543. At least two of the referees should be supervisory.

Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf with a file name convention of Surname, FirstName.Faculty.Liaison.Inst.Lib. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto Libraries thank all applicants for their interest, however, will only be contacting those applicants selected for an interview.

University of Toronto Libraries:

The University of Toronto is a major public research institution with a student body of over 67,000 full and part-time students and over 7,000 faculty members who teach and perform research in hundreds of different disciplines. The University of Toronto Libraries, which is the largest academic library in Canada and ranked third in North America, supports teaching and research in all disciplines through service and outreach, excellent collections and access to extensive digital resources and services.

University of Toronto Library System: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/

University of Toronto: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx

Policies for librarians: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/about-hr-equity/policies-guidelines-agreements.htm#agreements

University of Toronto Faculty Association: http://www.utfa.org/

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