Communications & Liaison Librarian, (Librarian I or II)
University of Toronto Job Location: Ontario Date Created: 06-09-2016
POSITION: Communications & Liaison Librarian, (Librarian I or II)
DEPARTMENT: University of Toronto Mississauga Library
DATE REQUIRED: ASAP
APPOINTMENT: Based on experience and qualifications
About the 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.
About the University of Toronto Mississauga Library
The University of Toronto Mississauga is thirty-three kilometers west of the downtown St. George campus. Renowned for its natural beauty, the campus is situated next to the Credit River. The U of T Mississauga Library, located in the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre (HMALC), is a leading, world-class library committed to providing students with an open and collaborative environment -- one that embeds rich information and technology resources, integrates expert services into a dynamic and imaginative experience, and inspires and facilitates learning. The HMALC is a state-of-the-art teaching and learning centre that emphasizes people space. It includes a Learning Commons, two smart classrooms, the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, a Technology Centre with high-end computing equipment for instructional technology and Geographic Information Systems, and an Adaptive Technology Centre.
The University of Toronto Mississauga Library seeks an energetic and creative Librarian for the role of Communications & Liaison Librarian. In collaboration with the Chief Librarian and other UTM Librarians and Staff, the Communications & Liaison Librarian will develop and coordinate the Library's strategic communications initiatives, as well as coordinate the communication of the Library's value and impact to the UTM campus and the University. S/he will oversee the Library's various communications initiatives, for example the Library's communication of Library indicators, reports, programming, value, and impact, electronic and print publications, the Library's social media strategies, publicity of events, changes to the Library's home page, as well as seek opportunities to enhance the positive image of the Library.
The Communications & Liaison Librarian will collaborate with Library, campus, and institutional colleagues and will also represent the U of T Mississauga Library in U of T Library System communications initiatives. The incumbent will also participate in Teaching, Learning, and Liaison Services in one or more subject areas, for example as a member of the Reference & Research team; develop and deliver workshops, seminars, and lectures; provide individual consultation, instruction, collection development, and support to faculty; promote and market liaison services; develop student-centred learning materials in consultation with faculty and librarians; and develop print and digital point-of-use aids. The incumbent is expected to keep abreast with and collaborate on the development of communication and liaison initiatives at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the University of Toronto, and contribute to the overall planning and development of Library programs and services.
* Applicants must be graduates of an ALA-accredited library school with an MLIS/MISt degree (or an acceptable equivalent)
* Solid understanding of academic library services and trends within academic librarianship and higher education
* Outstanding service orientation and commitment to user service and support
* Knowledge of communications and public relations
* Excellent written and oral communication skills; proven ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences
* Enthusiastic and energetic individual who has superior presentation and teaching skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
* Proven knowledge of user experience principles and approaches
* Proven analytical and problem solving skills
* Experience with communications and marketing strategies within academic libraries; applicants are encouraged to provide a portfolio (or link to a web portfolio) of their work either with their application or at the interview
* Experience and ability in collaborating and working effectively with faculty, students, librarians, and staff, as well as managing multiple projects
* Proficiency with graphic design, layout, and publishing of print and digital materials
* Experience with web content management, such as Drupal
* Knowledge of project management processes and tools
Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a Permanent Status Stream position to be filled at a level dependent upon experience and qualifications.
We offer a highly attractive compensation and benefits package, with salary and appointment level based upon experience and qualifications.
NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association. www.utfa.org
How to Apply:
Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at email@example.com 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. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2016. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [LastName-FirstName-UTM-Comm-Lib]
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto Mississauga Library thanks all applicants for their interest, however, will only be contacting those applicants selected for an interview.
The University of Toronto is committed to diversity in its community. The University welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who contribute to the diversification of ideas.