Liaison Librarian for Humanities (Librarian II)
As a key campus of Canada's number one research-intensive university, the University of Toronto Scarborough offers a wide range of program options that span the arts, sciences, management and teacher education, including unique programs that blend disciplines and provide opportunities to apply this knowledge outside the University. Its library has a collection of over 300,000 items, many of which are electronic.
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The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a dynamic, highly-motivated person for a full-time permanent status stream position of Liaison Librarian. The successful candidate will bring creativity and enthusiasm to a new liaison program that will strengthen the integration of the library into the teaching, learning and research activities at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Reporting to the Coordinator, Reference Research and Instruction, the Liaison Librarian is responsible for developing and sustaining an understanding of the research and curriculum in the Department of Humanities and, on the basis of that understanding, plan collections and services for the Department.
The incumbent will be responsible for providing reference -- in person, by telephone, email and virtual reference -- to library users in the Humanities; providing information literacy instruction to the Department of Humanities; developing and sustaining a deep knowledge of the research and teaching programs in the Humanities; and developing and managing subject and reference collections in the Humanities. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with librarians with liaison responsibilities in the Humanities, and other disciplines, to facilitate the development of a team-based structure for liaison activities.
The successful candidate will have:
• An ALA-accredited Master of Library or Information Science degree or equivalent
• At least one year’s experience working in a reference or liaison capacity in an academic library setting
• Demonstrated commitment and skill in instruction and public service, with a broad knowledge of collections and resources in the Humanities
• Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, and be enthusiastic, persuasive, and highly effective in a variety of mediums
• An ability to work independently and in a team environment and ability to manage a complex workload in a timely, effective manner
• Initiative, a flexible attitude, ability to adapt to a changing environment, and knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in academic libraries
• Project management and database and web application development experience in collaborative digital scholarship projects
• Experience in resource selection
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 II level, subject to review.
Librarian II - $57,100 (minimum)
This is a permanent status stream position.
Librarians at the University of Toronto Scarborough Library are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and 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 one electronic file (in PDF format, with the file name convention as follows: SurnameFirstNameUTSC LLHumanities.pdf) to Library Human Resources at utlhrutoronto [dot] ca or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George St., Toronto, ON, M5S 1A5 or via fax to (416) 946-5543 by July 12, 2012.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto Scarborough Library thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.