Faculty Liaison and Information Literacy Coordinator
University of Toronto Libraries:
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The University of Toronto Library system seeks a dynamic, collegial and experienced library leader to fill this key position. Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty Liaison and Information Literacy Coordinator will work collaboratively with faculty and librarians to develop, deliver, promote and evaluate faculty liaison and information literacy programs and initiatives, including those in e-learning environments. The Coordinator will be responsible for the overall information literacy and faculty liaison program directions, planning and development, operations and evaluation and setting priorities in alignment with University objectives. The Coordinator will also be responsible for representing the library at departmental and university-wide levels by contributing to committees and working groups related to information literacy and faculty liaison. While responsible for the Central library information literary and faculty liaison initiatives, the Coordinator will actively engage with both University of Toronto Mississauga and University of Toronto Scarborough library colleagues.
Faculty Liaison: The library’s faculty liaison program supports the outreach liaison activities of 75 liaison librarians covering over 150 subject areas. The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting and advancing faculty liaison activities in the University of Toronto Libraries; ensuring that faculty research and teaching initiatives are fully supported through the team of faculty liaison librarians. The Coordinator may act as a Faculty Liaison librarian for one or more subject areas. The Coordinator will be responsible for programming effective professional development and community building activities for liaison librarians. The Coordinator will work closely with faculty, seeking their input on planned activities and initiatives and communicating news and events to them using a variety of communication avenues.
Information Literacy: Combining the faculty liaison and information literacy portfolios ensures a strong focus on information literacy in liaison. The incumbent will provide expertise and leadership in educating individuals across the University in all aspects of information literacy. The Coordinator will support librarians with their information literacy skills, arranging appropriate professional development opportunities for librarians to build their knowledge and capabilities in this area. The Coordinator will also be an ongoing participant in the Centre of Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI)’s collaborative activities and programs.
The successful candidate will have:
• ALA Accredited Master of Library or Information Science or equivalent
• Proven experience teaching in a variety of settings and formats and demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and best practices in an academic environment
• Awareness of current trends and issues in higher education and academic libraries
• Proven leadership and communication skills; a strong ability to mentor colleagues is essential
• Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
• A record of effective collaborative efforts involving diverse faculty, librarians and other stakeholders, as well as the capacity to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that capacity in others
• Experience developing user-centered services with demonstrated outcomes
• Proven assessment skills
• Proven project management/strategic planning expertise
• Experience with instructional technologies and supporting teaching in an online environment
• Must meet the qualification for appointment at the Librarian III level as a minimum
Salary and Terms of Appointment:
Salary and appointment level are based on experience and qualifications. It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Librarian III or IV level, subject to review.
Librarian III: $73,800 (minimum)
Librarian IV: $87,500 (minimum)
This is a permanent status stream position.
Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Librarians interested in applying for this position should submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees in a single electronic file (in PDF format, with the file name convention as follows: SurnameFirstNameUTLLiaisonLiteracy.pdf) to Library Human Resources at utlhrutoronto [dot] ca or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by July 16, 2012.
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, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.