Engineering Librarian (Librarian I/II) Toronto , ON


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About the University of Toronto Libraries

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The Opportunity

The Engineering & Computer Science Library (ECSL) is the second largest science library at the University of Toronto. The ECSL team serves more than 10,000 students and faculty in all Departments, Divisions and Institutes of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE), as well as the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Cross-faculty and interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research are key areas of strength and expected growth within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

The ECSL seeks an innovative and dynamic librarian for the position of Engineering Librarian. This position will support faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in cross-disciplinary areas of engineering strength, starting with incoming students in the core programs, general first year and engineering science and continuing through the “design spines” in all programs throughout the curriculum. This position requires subject expertise in one or more of the following areas: sustainability, globalization, entrepreneurship, engineering design, instructional technology, engineering education, data visualization, research data management, open access publishing, and/or patent searching. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Engineering & Computer Science Library and will work collaboratively with the Engineering & Computer Science librarians and staff.

The successful candidate will be involved in the following:

  • Provision of in-depth research assistance and support to students and faculty members
  • Provision of instruction and faculty liaison services in selected areas, including but not limited to, all three entry points for first year students, engineering education, ILead and the Institute for Multi-disciplinary Design and Innovation (IMDI)
  • Supervision of unionized staff, including hiring and supervision of some casual staff, and assistance with various administrative recordkeeping functions
  • Leadership of selected ECSL projects and collaboration with ECSL and UTL colleagues on projects in areas such as first year orientation, research data management, open access publishing, patent searching, entrepreneurship, and outreach

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree or equivalent
  • Undergraduate degree or related work experience in science or engineering
  • Some knowledge and experience with key science and engineering databases and resources
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and ability to innovate and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both as part of a team and independently
  • Strong service commitment
  • Proven project management skills
  • High degree of technological proficiency
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of experience working in an academic library
  • Experience in a supervisory position in a unionized environment
  • Experience in two or more of: circulation services, resource sharing, reference / research services, collection development, teaching, and communications / outreach

Salary and Terms of Appointment

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: single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.ENGINEERING] 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 May 21, 2017.

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

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Closes: 21 May, 2017

University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto , ON