Library Services - Health Sciences Librarian - University of Ontario Institute of Technology & Durham College Library Oshawa , ON


Library - Health Sciences Librarian

Job Description:

Tracking Code:1369-136

Department: Library

Number of Positions: 1

Position Title: Health Sciences Librarian

Appointment Type: Full-Time Continuing

Position Summary:

The Library of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology invites applications for a Health Sciences Subject Specialist/Liaison Librarian (full-time). The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of liaison librarians who contribute to fulfilling the Library’s mandate of supporting the teaching, learning and research missions of both the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. Collectively, the team is responsible for building and curating excellent collections necessary to support the curriculum as well as contributing to student success and engagement through provision of information literacy instruction both one on one and in classroom settings. While this position is primarily situated at the North Oshawa campus library, on occasion, the incumbent may be scheduled at other library locations. Some evening and weekend shifts are required.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, the successful candidate will be responsible for outreach and liaison with University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Science and with Durham College’s School of Health and Community Services. The incumbent will also serve both institutions more generally though the provision of research assistance and consultations, information literacy, collection development and related projects. Working in a collaborative, team-based environment, maintaining current awareness within the health sciences field will be expected. Similarly, keeping abreast of developments in information and digital literacies, scholarly communications, digital scholarship/pedagogy, and emerging trends in higher education will be essential. Responsibility for other projects or initiatives may also be assigned.


  • Provide general and subject specific research help both one-on-one and through small group appointments
  • Build collections that support the curricular needs of both University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College
  • Maintain current awareness of best practices and emerging services in collection development and information literacy activities
  • Establish and maintain excellent communication channels and liaise with faculty, staff, students, and other library users
  • Develop an understanding of the institutions’ research landscapes
  • Promote awareness of Library’s strategic directions, as well as partner and collaborate in an array of arenas such as scholarly communication, open access, hosting/publishing institutional scholarly output

Required Skills

  • In depth knowledge and experience in collection development
  • Demonstrated engagement in the scholarly communication ecosystem, particularly in the health sciences
  • A commitment to working in a collaborative team environment
  • Intellectual curiosity/initiative and an interest in ongoing professional development
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated project coordination skills and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and to be flexible and adaptable in a variety of professional contexts
  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills

Required Experience

  • Experience working in an academic library environment an asset
  • Experience with tools and databases used in health science literature searches

Required Education:

  • An ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree or equivalent
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the health sciences, the life sciences, or equivalent work experience

About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology:

As one of Canada’s newest research universities, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 75 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university’s commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, please visit

About Durham College:

An unwavering commitment to student success, high-quality programs led by exceptional professors with real-world experience, graduates who’ve gone on to outstanding career success and a treasured relationship with the community – Durham College (DC) has been guided by these ideals since 1967. The college has more than 11,000 full-time post-secondary and apprenticeship students as well as part-time and continuing education students and online learners. The college offers a wide range of market-driven programs in a number of different disciplines including culinary, hospitality, tourism, horticulture, business, information technology, media, art, design, general arts, science, skilled trades, justice, emergency services, health and engineering technology, enabling students to develop the skills required to meet the demands of today’s job market. Visit to learn more.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume through the UOIT website. Applications will be accepted until September 28, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.

Job Location

Oshawa, Canada

Expected Start Date


Campus Travel


Salary Grade

Staff Level 9

Closes: 28 September, 2018

University of Ontario Institute of Technology & Durham College Library
Oshawa , ON