Research and Instructional Librarian-Term Appointment
Research and Instructional Librarian - Allyn and Betty Taylor Library - Term Appointment
Western Libraries invites applications from innovative, dedicated and service-oriented candidates to fill a librarian position within the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library. The position will be for a term appointment starting on or after 1 September 2012 and ending 31 May 2013.
Reporting to the Head, Research and Instructional Services, Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, and working as a member of the Research and Instructional Services Team, the librarian will be responsible for instruction, collections, and liaison for one or more subject areas associated with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
The librarian will plan and deliver reference and instructional services, as well as develop and manage collections in support of research and teaching. The librarian will support opportunities for integrating information literacy into the curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will provide in-depth research support to faculty and student researchers. The librarian will work collaboratively with academic colleagues and other staff within Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, Western Libraries, and Western at large.
The candidate must have demonstrated experience with: instruction and the development of innovative instructional materials; research liaison with clients within a university community; implementation and use of electronic resources and services; and development and delivery of reference service. The candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the medical and health sciences supported by excellent skills in formulating search strategies. The candidate will be expected to have an awareness of practices and trends in education and research for the medical and health sciences.
The candidate must demonstrate initiative; possess outstanding communication, presentation, teaching and interpersonal skills; and exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and flexibility. In addition, the candidate must be able to function effectively independently and as a team member, and manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
The candidate must have a Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or equivalent degree. Also required is a relevant undergraduate degree or work experience. Desirable attributes include: an additional advanced degree, two to three years of professional experience in a medical, health sciences, or science library, and experience in collections management.
The Allyn and Betty Taylor Library, with a staff complement of thirty including eleven librarians, serves 9800 undergraduate students, 2500 graduate students and 900 full-time and clinical faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, and Science; and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. These Faculties have a strong research focus and are highly renowned for both their teaching and research excellence. The Taylor Library provides excellent services to its user groups on campus, and to the students and faculty distributed at clinical training sites and research institutes throughout the Southwestern Ontario region. It has developed effective information literacy programs for undergraduate and professional students, and is developing and strengthening programs in support of research and graduate expansion, key strategic directions for the University. The Allyn and Betty Taylor Library is one of eight service locations within Western Libraries, and provides onsite services to more than 700,000 visitors annually.
Librarians at Western University are Members of the Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit represented by the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA). Terms and conditions of employment are governed by the Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement. Librarians and Archivists have academic status and their responsibilities are normally a combination of Professional Practice, Academic Activity, and Service (all as defined in the Collective Agreement). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Western Libraries, one of Canada’s leading research libraries, is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. Western Libraries is recognized for the quality of its staff, the access and services provided, and its collections (eleven million items in print and digital formats).
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Applicants are required to submit a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references, in electronic format, no later than Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 11:59 pm (EDT) to:
Office of the University Librarian
Email: libarcuwo [dot] ca
Only applications received by email will be considered
Please quote in the subject line reference #: TAY-TERM-1208
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.