Liaison & Education Librarian Toronto , ON


POSITION: Liaison & Education Librarian I/II

DEPARTMENT: University of Toronto Libraries

DATE REQUIRED: September 1, 2018

Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada's top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.

About the University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked among the top-10 research libraries in North America. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries' data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

The Opportunity

The University of Toronto Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and forward-thinking Liaison & Education Librarian to join the Education & Information Services unit at the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Canada's largest academic science and health sciences library. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director for Education & Information Services and will work collaboratively with a team of Gerstein librarians and staff.

The successful candidate will:

* Work with students and faculty to develop and embed information literacy in the Pharmacy and Nutrition curricula and other liaison areas as required

* Provide instruction on library resources and the research process

* Conduct in-depth reference and research consultations with students and faculty

* Select, assess, and curate science collections, working with other collections librarians and liaising closely with the Coordinator, Science Collections

* Assist with systematic reviews and other knowledge syntheses

* Integrate assessment and principles of evidence-based practice into information literacy instruction

* Remain current with, and implement in practice, emerging concepts in academic librarianship such as scholarly communication, research data management, and instructional technology

* Identify opportunities for outreach and marketing of library services, with an eye towards continuous improvement

* Serve on library and faculty committees and working groups as necessary

Required Qualifications

* A degree from an accredited Master's level program in library and information studies

* Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and communication skills

* Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and ability to innovate and adapt in a changing environment

* Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively

* Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently

* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

* Commitment to service

* Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience working in a liaison capacity in an academic health sciences library

* Undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, or related sciences

* Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of key databases and information sources in the Health Sciences and/or other STEM disciplines

* Knowledge of principles of information literacy and how they can be applied in an academic setting

* Knowledge of collection management practices

* Knowledge of instructional design, research methodologies, and expert searching

* Experience in building solid relationships with faculty

Salary and Terms of Appointment

This is a permanent status stream appointment to be hired at the Librarian I, II rank. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

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

Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.LiaEduLib] to Library Human Resources at; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by July 12, 2018.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

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Closes: 12 July, 2018

University of Toronto
Toronto , ON