Learning & Curriculum Support Librarian - Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) Guelph , ON


The Opportunity:

The University of Guelph Library invites applications for a Learning & Curriculum Support (L&CS) Librarian. This is a twelve-month appointment.

The Team:

The L&CS team advances the educational enterprise of the University and the Library by providing expertise, leadership, services, and resources to support academic objectives and lifelong learning. The Information Literacy team supports students seeking to enhance their research skills and practices and develop a critical approach to the consumption and production of information in academic contexts and beyond. The team also supports faculty seeking to integrate these skills and practices into the curriculum.


The University of Guelph is one of Canada’s top-ranked comprehensive universities. It has a distinctive educational philosophy that is both learner-centred and research-intensive, emphasizing a collaborative approach to learning. The Library is committed to supporting research, teaching, and learning through the provision of high-quality information resources and services, and the promotion of lifelong learning, information literacy, and intellectual freedom.

Position Description:

As a part of the L&CS team, and reporting to the Manager, Information Literacy, the L&CS Librarian supports information literacy programs and services. Working in a collaborative, team-based environment, and in keeping with the commitment of the Information Literacy team to providing a range of curriculum-integrated, blended, and critical approaches to information literacy, the Librarian designs, teaches, and assesses information literacy programs and services, provides research help and consultations, and conducts outreach face-to-face and online. The Librarian maintains a current awareness of developments in information literacy, scholarly communication, digital media literacies, digital scholarship and pedagogy, academic libraries and higher education, and applies this in a critical fashion in practice. Responsibility for other projects or initiatives may also be assigned.



  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team-based organization
  • Self-directed and well organized with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Recent experience (in the last five years) designing and delivering information literacy instruction in a library setting
  • Experience providing reference service in a library setting
  • Broad knowledge of information sources and tools in academic libraries


  • Recent experience (in the last five years) designing and delivering information literacy instruction in an academic library
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic library
  • Demonstrated interest and facility in the use of educational technologies and digital media tools, such as learning management systems, cloud-based productivity tools, and video editing software
  • Knowledge of best practices and current trends in information literacy in higher education
  • Knowledge of best practices and current trends in academic libraries
  • Proven project management skills
  • Training or education in the design, delivery, and assessment of instruction and/or information literacy programs
  • Post-secondary education in business or science and/or experience providing liaison support to business or science programs in academic libraries

Application Procedure:

The position will be filled at the Assistant Librarian level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefits package provided.

Please submit a curriculum vitae; the names of three professional referees, indicating your relationship to them, and including a current supervisor; and a broad statement of interest in a single PDF file no later than March 2, 2018, to the following email address: libhire@uoguelph.ca. References will not be contacted without consent.

The Librarian works within the terms and conditions of employment as governed by the “Collective Agreement between the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph Faculty Association.” All Librarians are expected to engage in professional practice; scholarship, which includes research, study, professional development and scholarly and creative activities; and, University service and academic or professional service.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with a total enrolment of 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Guelph, Ontario, the University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is dedicated to establishing a culturally diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning society. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

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

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Closes: 2 March, 2018

University of Guelph, McLaughlin Library
Guelph , ON