Position # 002113TT-2019-LED
The University of Windsor's Leddy Library invites applications for a permanence-track Information Services
Librarian position commencing July 1, 2019. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is
subject to final budgetary approval.
The Leddy Library is an integral participant in the delivery of academic programmes and the pursuit of research
at the University of Windsor. As the library embarks on a new strategic plan, the Library is renewing and
strengthening its commitment to facilitate and transform learning, research, and teaching by connecting
communities both online and in person. This commitment includes working towards a learner-centred campus,
and the continued refinement of a learning environment that enables and facilitates the pursuit and creation of
knowledge by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Windsor. Leddy Library offers a highly professional
environment and provides opportunities to identify and pursue project partnerships on campus and in the
community. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at http://leddy.uwindsor.ca.
Working closely with other library departments, the Information Services Department is responsible for the
provision of reference services, collection development, information literacy, the library’s web presence, scholarly communication supports, data services, and digital scholarship support to patrons at all levels, from
undergraduate through faculty, as well as with members of the community. The successful candidate will report
to the Head of Information Services Department and will be joining a dynamic team of librarians making strong
contributions to the University's teaching, research, and service mission.
Throughout their career, Information Services librarians serve in a variety of roles. It is anticipated that the
incumbent would start at the Leddy Library by providing teaching, learning, and collection services for the Faculty of Nursing as well as academic departments within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The incumbent will also contribute to developing online teaching content in support of campus academic programs.
The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. Librarians engage in service
to the University, service to the profession, and research/scholarship/creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities.
The successful candidate will: have an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited or equivalent program in
Library and Information Studies; be a demonstrated self-directed learner, with outstanding oral and written
communication, presentation, teaching, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated knowledge of and experience in
teaching and learning, with a clear commitment to critical thinking and curriculum-based information literacy
program development; demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary environments, issues, and
challenges facing academic libraries; and exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and flexibility in meeting user
needs, be able to function effectively independently and as a team member, be able to manage competing
priorities and have a comfort and ability to adapt to a changing structure and environment. Demonstrated interest
in supporting the library’s web presence and developing and applying library services in an online environment
is preferred. Knowledge of evidence-based information seeking practices, technology, and resources relevant to
the health and social sciences is an asset.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to
provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online
application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of
reference are submitted by the deadline date of May 10, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Pascal Calarco, Chair, Permanence Track Information Services Librarian Search Committee
University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3161, Fax (519)971-3638, Email: Yvonne.Arnowitz@uwindsor.ca
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.
We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work
environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups
(Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged
to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process,
please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Should you require further information
on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA). All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given