University of New Brunswick Libraries – Entrepreneurship Librarian

UNB Libraries is seeking a dynamic and innovative Entrepreneurship Librarian for a new tenure-track position to be based on the Fredericton campus. The Librarian will work in a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment to develop, promote and deliver research and information services across Faculties, working with research and administration units and a diverse community of university stakeholders in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Find out more from this link: http://www.unb.ca/hr/_resources/php/print-academic-posting.php?theid=YZ2nqg

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Collections Analysis Librarian – Dalhousie University Libraries

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Possessing energy, vision, a strong service ethic, and the capacity to thrive in the future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution, the Collections Analysis Librarian will support research, teaching, and learning by providing guidance for faculty, students, and staff in matters relating to library collections, in collaboration with the members of the Resources team and others in the Dalhousie Libraries. The Dal Libraries play a critical role in the stewardship of research resources that support scholarship, knowledge transfer, and innovation. This career-stream position is appointed through the Sexton Design & Technology Library and reports to the Associate University Librarian Resources & Discovery and Head, Sexton Library.

Dalhousie University sits on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. The Dalhousie Libraries system includes: the Killam Memorial Library (Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Management, and Computer Science), the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library (Medicine, Dentistry and Health), the Sexton Design & Technology Library (Engineering, Architecture and Planning), the MacRae Library (Agriculture), the Sir James Dunn Law Library — which is an integral part of the Dalhousie Libraries but reports directly to the Dean of Law — and the University Archives, located in the Killam Library, and the Agricultural Campus Archives, Special Collections and Museum holdings, located in the MacRae Library.  As a cohesive library system with a team comprising 30 professional librarians and 90 staff, we celebrate the unique discipline-based needs of our users and support their shared goals to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

The Dalhousie Libraries are members of Novanet, a consortium of Nova Scotia academic libraries sharing a common library management system, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and a range of scholarly communications initiatives including the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and ORCID-CA. Additional information is available at http://libraries.dal.ca, http://www.novanet.ns.cahttp://caul-cbua.ca/, and http://carl-abrc.ca.

Summary of Position:

The Collections Analysis Librarian supports the provision, assessment, and integration of library collections underpinning the university’s instructional and research programs. This position will provide evidence to support collections management decisions, and actively anticipate and communicate trends in research collections to the Dal Libraries’ community. The successful candidate will work closely with the Resources Management Librarian, the Resources team of managers and staff, and subject specialists across the system. This position is also responsible to deliver liaison librarian services including instruction, reference and research support, and collections development for the Faculties of Engineering and Architecture and Planning.

Collections Analysis (system-wide):

  • Analyze and report on data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to inform decisions regarding the Libraries’ collections, to project budgetary needs, to develop collection strategies, and to inform stakeholders of the value of library collections.
  • Assist in the evaluation of collections and collections-related systems in relation to the Libraries’ strategic and operational goals and the expectations of the university community.
  • Work with liaison librarians and other staff members to assess the adequacy of library collections and services in support of external reviews or accreditations of academic programs and proposals of new programs, majors, minors, and certificates.
  • Evaluate potential new collections for quality of content, navigability, and capabilities for integration into delivery systems currently in place.
  • Maintain a high level of awareness about new collection models and emerging technologies for collection delivery in an increasingly mobile environment.
  • Work with the AUL Resources & Discovery, the Resources Management Librarian, and key personnel in licensing and negotiation for electronic resources.
  • Disseminate information about new or retiring collections to library staff and library clientele.
  • Contribute to Dal Libraries’ strategic initiatives through participation in various projects and committees, such as scholarly communication, research data management, digital scholarship, and instruction.
  • Actively contribute to local, consortial, regional, and national collections initiatives.
  • Participate in fundraising, gifts, and stewardship efforts related to collection development.

Subject Liaison:

  • Develop collaborative relationships with the Faculties of Engineering and Architecture and Planning to support their teaching and research needs.
  • Develop collections and information resources in specific subject areas relevant to the Faculties of Engineering and Architecture and Planning.
  • Develop and deliver information literacy content relevant to various levels of learners via a range of styles and modes, both in class and online.
  • Provide information and reference service including research consultations to students, faculty, and researchers onsite and remotely.
  • Maintain a superior knowledge of academic information sources relevant to the assigned subject areas.
  • Contribute to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited library/information sciences program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and ability to work collegially.
  • Ability to travel between the Dalhousie campuses based on the demands of the system-wide role.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Oral and written fluency in English is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education or work experience in collections analysis and development.
  • Education or work experience in Engineering, Architecture and Planning, and a thorough knowledge of relevant databases and resources.
  • 1–2 years of relevant experience in an academic, special, or research library.
  • Record of flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing, interdisciplinary environment, and possessing a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong leadership skills, with a willingness to share expertise, work in teams, and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.
  • Proven ability to manage projects and to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Interest in and capacity for conducting research. Established research portfolio an asset.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience, and subject to the terms of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement.  The position will not be filled at a rank higher than Librarian II.

Availability of the Position:

The position has a proposed starting date of July 1, 2018.

Deadline for applications: April 6th, 2018, 4:00 p.m. ADT

Please provide a letter of interest (addressed to Donna Bourne-Tyson, University Librarian), curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at http://www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid), in care of:

Janice Slauenwhite, Manager, Financial & Physical Resources
Dalhousie University Libraries, Office of the University Librarian
6225 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4H8

Electronic submissions (Word or PDF) are strongly encouraged and can be sent to: dallibhr@dal.ca

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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Indigenous Services Librarian – Dalhousie University Libraries

Search # 3159

Possessing energy, vision, a strong service ethic, and the capacity to thrive in the future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution, the Indigenous Services Librarian will support research, teaching, and learning by providing guidance for faculty, students and staff in matters relating to Indigenous library services, in collaboration with the members of the Library Services team and others in the Dalhousie Libraries. The Dalhousie Libraries are committed to the delivery of an exceptional academic experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners, which draws upon the expertise of Indigenous scholars and community members alike.  The Dal Libraries play a critical role in the stewardship of research resources that support scholarship, knowledge transfer, and innovation. This career-stream position is appointed through the MacRae Library and reports to the Associate University Librarian, Library Services and Head, MacRae Library.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity, Dalhousie aims to correct historic underrepresentation. In that spirit, and in keeping with the nature of this position, the position is restricted to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. All such candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University sits on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. The Dalhousie Libraries system includes: the Killam Memorial Library (Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Management, and Computer Science), the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library (Medicine, Dentistry and Health), the Sexton Design & Technology Library (Engineering, Architecture and Planning), the MacRae Library (Agriculture), the Sir James Dunn Law Library — which is an integral part of the Dalhousie Libraries but reports directly to the Dean of Law — and the University Archives, located in the Killam Library, and the Agricultural Campus Archives, Special Collections and Museum holdings, located in the MacRae Library.  As a cohesive library system with a team comprising 30 professional librarians and 90 staff, we celebrate the unique discipline-based needs of our users and support their shared goals to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

The Dalhousie Libraries are members of Novanet, a consortium of Nova Scotia academic libraries sharing a common library management system, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and a range of scholarly communications initiatives including the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and ORCID-CA. Additional information is available at http://libraries.dal.ca, http://www.novanet.ns.cahttp://caul-cbua.ca/, and http://carl-abrc.ca.

Summary of Position:

The Indigenous Services Librarian works closely with Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, researchers, staff, and students to support learning and research on Indigenous topics in all disciplines. They provide individual consultations, offer workshops and presentations, and serve as a resource on national policy and best practice.  In addition to providing Indigenous liaison librarian services, this position is also responsible to deliver liaison librarian services including instruction, reference and research support and collections development for Indigenous Studies and subject areas supporting programs in the Faculty of Agriculture. The Indigenous Services Librarian will have offices in both Truro and Halifax, providing services to students, faculty, and staff throughout Dalhousie University.

Indigenous Services (System-wide):

  • Models best practices in Canadian Indigenous library service provision, develops collections in Indigenous knowledge and topics, supports Indigenous research methodologies, and supports related Dal Libraries services and other research related activities.
  • Coordinates reference support, programming, and other services to users of Dalhousie’s National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation Hub, arranges staff training, and is the primary liaison with archivists and staff of the NCTR.
  • Facilitates cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach building on Indigenous knowledge, cultures, traditions, and experience developed among and in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
  • Advises faculty, students, and staff on Indigenous intellectual property and copyright issues, in conjunction with the Dal Libraries Copyright Office.
  • Works with the Dal Libraries Resources Team in the adoption of descriptive systems based in Indigenous Knowledge Organization.
  • Coordinates programming related to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Room in the Killam Memorial Library.
  • Liaises with the local communities, Indigenous Advisory Council, and the Dalhousie Elders to ensure programming and initiatives honour the traditions of Indigenous peoples and supports the university’s Indigenous strategy.

Subject Liaison:

  • Develop collaborative relationships with faculties at Dalhousie to support their teaching and research needs related to Indigenous scholarly content and information services.
  • Develop collections and information resources in Indigenous Studies and in subject areas supporting the Faculty of Agriculture, and other faculties as assigned.
  • Develop and deliver information literacy instruction relevant to various levels of learners via a range of styles and modes, both in class and online.
  • Provide information and reference service including research consultations to students, faculty, and researchers onsite and remotely.
  • Maintain a superior knowledge of academic information sources relevant to the assigned subject areas.
  • Contribute to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited library/information sciences program.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the experience of Indigenous peoples and communities and experience working with Indigenous people and communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and ability to work collegially.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel between the Dalhousie campuses, particularly between Truro and Halifax, based on the demands of the system-wide role.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Oral and written fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-depth reference and teaching experience using Indigenous academic library resources.
  • Education or work experience in Indigenous Studies, Agriculture, Business, Social Sciences, or Life Sciences and a thorough knowledge of relevant databases and resources.
  • 1–2 years of relevant experience in an academic, special, or research library.
  • Record of flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing, interdisciplinary environment, and possessing a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong leadership skills, with a willingness to share expertise, work in teams, and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.
  • Proven ability to manage projects and to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Interest in and capacity for conducting research. Established research portfolio an asset.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Mi’kmaw language an asset.

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience, and subject to the terms of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The position will not be filled at a rank higher than Librarian II.

Availability of the Position:

The position has a proposed starting date of July 1, 2018.

Deadline for applications: April 6th, 2018, 4:00 p.m. ADT

Please provide a letter of interest (addressed to Donna Bourne-Tyson, University Librarian), curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid) in care of:

Janice Slauenwhite, Manager, Financial & Physical Resources
Dalhousie University Libraries, Office of the University Librarian
6225 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4H8

Electronic submissions (Word or PDF) are strongly encouraged and can be sent to: dallibhr@dal.ca

 

 

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Scholarly Communications Librarian – Dalhousie University Libraries

Search #3130

Possessing energy, vision, a strong service ethic, and the capacity to thrive in the future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will support research, teaching, and learning by providing scholarly communications services, in collaboration with the members of the Scholarly Communications team and others in the Dalhousie Libraries. The Dalhousie Libraries play a critical role in the stewardship of research resources that support scholarship, knowledge transfer, and innovation. This career-stream position is appointed through the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library and reports to the Associate University Librarian Scholarly Communications and Head, Kellogg Library.

Dalhousie University sits on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. The Dalhousie Libraries system includes: the Killam Memorial Library (Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Management, and Computer Science), the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library (Medicine, Dentistry and Health), the Sexton Design & Technology Library (Engineering, Architecture and Planning), the MacRae Library (Agriculture), the Sir James Dunn Law Library — which is an integral part of the Dalhousie Libraries but reports directly to the Dean of Law — and the University Archives, located in the Killam Library, and the Agricultural Campus Archives, Special Collections and Museum holdings, located in the MacRae Library.  As a cohesive library system with a team comprising 30 professional librarians and 90 staff, we celebrate the unique discipline-based needs of our users and support their shared goals to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, and research.

The Dalhousie Libraries are members of Novanet, a consortium of Nova Scotia academic libraries sharing a common library management system, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and a range of scholarly communications initiatives including the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and ORCID-CA. Additional information is available at http://libraries.dal.ca, http://www.novanet.ns.cahttp://caul-cbua.ca/, and http://carl-abrc.ca.

Summary of Position:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will work collaboratively with colleagues in Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Copyright and other partners across the campus and the Dalhousie Libraries system to plan, implement, and promote scholarly communications services. Initiatives include increasing campus awareness of Open Access scholarly publishing issues such as author rights, Creative Commons licensing, open scholarship, data management, preservation, Open Access funding mandates, and Open Educational Resources. The position will support the Dalhousie community in discovering, tracking, and communicating the impact of research, educational, and creative works in an increasingly open publishing environment. This includes the use of a citation metrics, altmetrics, and other methods relevant to works across disciplinary areas to help authors determine the impact of their work. Participation in system-wide initiatives, digital literacy programming, and training related to online identity management are part of this position. This position is also responsible for delivering liaison librarian services for the Department of Nursing, and in the sciences or languages depending on education and experience.

Scholarly Communications (System-wide):

  • Assess the scholarly communication awareness and needs of students, faculty, and staff at Dalhousie and identify ways to meet these needs.
  • Discover, devise, market, and assess strategies for involving the University community in both understanding and participating in Open Access publishing and Open Educational Resources.
  • Coordinate bibliometric activities related to research impact including outreach, training, education, and promotion.
  • Maintain currency with tools, methodologies and best practices for monitoring and increasing scholarly activity and researchers’ impact.
  • Inform the university community of changes in scholarly communication, and ways in which the university community can contribute to new and evolving methods for distribution of research results.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff on building and maintaining researcher profiles through ORCID and other similar tools.
  • Work collaboratively with the Research Data Management Librarian (RDM Librarian) to promote and advance RDM activities and uptake across campus.
  • Support the development of librarian and library staff knowledge and understanding of scholarly communication issues.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, including the Copyright Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Digital Humanities Librarian, Research Office, and others to advance open scholarship awareness and activity on campus.
  • Assist faculty, students, and staff to understand rights to authored content, in conjunction with the Dalhousie Libraries Copyright Office and liaison librarians.

Subject Liaison:

  • Develop collaborative relationships with the Department of Nursing to support their teaching and research needs.
  • Develop collections in specific subject areas in the sciences or languages, depending on education and experience.
  • Develop and deliver information literacy content relevant to various levels of learners via a range of styles and modes, both in class and online.
  • Provide information and reference services including research consultations and assistance with literature searches to support the development of evidence synthesis projects and evidence-based health care initiatives.
  • Maintain a superior knowledge of various databases used to investigate topics in the health professions and other liaison areas as assigned.
  • Contribute to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited Library / information sciences program.
  • Ability to travel between the Dalhousie campuses as required based on the demands of the system-wide role.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and ability to work collegially.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Oral and written fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education or experience in a broad range of scholarly communications topics.
  • Experience with research impact metrics documentation and analysis methods, and use of software such as SciVal.
  • Education or work experience in research data management.
  • Education or work experience in one of the health fields and a thorough knowledge of health sciences databases and resources, and in the sciences or languages.
  • 1–2 years relevant experience in an academic, special, or research library.
  • Record of flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing interdisciplinary environment, and possessing a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated initiative and strong leadership skills, with a willingness to share expertise, work in teams, and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.
  • Proven ability to manage projects and to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
  • Interest in and capacity for conducting research. Established research portfolio an asset.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience, and subject to the terms of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement. The position will not be filled at a rank higher than Librarian II.

Availability of the Position:

The position has a proposed starting date of July 1, 2018.

Deadline for applications: April 6th, 2018, 4:00 p.m. ADT

Please provide a letter of interest (addressed to Donna Bourne-Tyson, University Librarian), curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid) in care of:

Janice Slauenwhite, Manager, Financial & Physical Resources
Dalhousie University Libraries, Office of the University Librarian
6225 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4H8

Electronic submissions (Word or PDF) are strongly encouraged and can be sent to: dallibhr@dal.ca

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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Data and Digital Services Librarian – Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives

The Mount Allision University Libraries and Archives invites applications for Data and Digital Services Librarian. This is a full time, tenure track position.

See the complete ad at:  http://www.mta.ca/uploadedFiles/Community/Administrative_departments/Human_Resources/Employment_opportunities/Academic_full-time/ad(12).pdf

Review of applications will begin March 16 and continue until the position is filled.

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Engineering & Science Librarian, Tenure-Track Appointment

 

Applications are invited for a full time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian with the University Library, University of Saskatchewan. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and flexible individual with the appropriate qualifications and background to work collaboratively as part of the teams based at the Engineering and Science Libraries. The appointee will serve as liaison primarily to the College of Engineering, and science departments as assigned, and will contribute, as appropriate, to library-wide projects and priorities. 

Reporting to the Head of the Engineering & Science Libraries, the successful candidate will be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with faculty to support teaching and research
  • Providing information services including research consultations to students, faculty, and researchers
  • Developing and delivering library and information literacy instruction, both in-person and online, as well as creating effective instructional resources in a variety of formats
  • Developing high quality collections of digital and print resources to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of assigned areas
  • Contributing to library projects and priorities by working collaboratively with library employees, faculty, and external partners

As a requirement for tenure and promotion as defined in the University Library Standards for Tenure and Promotion (https://library.usask.ca/documents/libstandards2015.pdf), librarians are required to engage in research and scholarly work leading to the development of a formal program of research and actively disseminate research results via peer-reviewed publications. Examples of librarians’ scholarly work can be found at http://ecommons.usask.ca. Librarians are expected to participate in collegial activities, and are encouraged to engage with academic or professional organizations.

About the University Library

As one of Canada’s leading research libraries, the University Library serves as the intellectual hub of the University of Saskatchewan, providing resources, services, and spaces that facilitate discovery and promote student success. Our faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and flexible work environment in a time of significant change including the arrival of new library Dean and emerging University and Library strategic plans. The University Library is committed to developing inclusive and accessible services and resources to support our diverse clientele, with a strategic focus on Indigenous peoples. We seek applicants who embrace innovative and collaborative approaches to solving problems and advancing services. For more information visit library.usask.ca.

About the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Qualifications
An ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent is required for this appointment. Education or work experience, and a keen interest, in engineering or science fields is preferred.

We are seeking candidates who have:

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and collegiality
  • Willingness to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • A commitment to high quality service
  • The ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in both group and individual settings
  • Awareness of current trends in science and technology librarianship and in the rapidly changing environment of scholarly communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including effective communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collegial team environment
  • An interest and capacity to contribute to research and scholarship
  • A commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis
  • A commitment to evidence-based professional practice

The salary band for this position is: Assistant Librarian, $77,613 to $93,293.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

Melissa Just, Dean
University Library
University of Saskatchewan

156 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A4
Email:  library.jobs@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin February 14, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Data, GIS, and Government Publications, Term Librarian

 

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time, 2-year term appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian with the University Library, University of Saskatchewan.

The successful candidate will be assigned the following responsibilities:

  • Increasing the usability, discovery and access of data, government pubs, maps and GIS resources through reference, research consultations, workshops, instruction, online research guides, and outreach
  • Enhancing and managing existing data, government publications, and maps collections
  • Collaboratively developing a web-archiving approach for digital Saskatchewan government publications
  • Reviewing, assessing and selecting GIS/map/data-related software, systems, and/or services
  • Working with other library staff on project teams and committees
  • Developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis
  • Liaison duties in related discipline(s) is a possibility

About the University Library

As one of Canada’s leading research libraries, the University Library serves as the intellectual hub of the University of Saskatchewan, providing resources, services, and spaces that facilitate discovery and promote student success. Our faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and flexible work environment in a time of significant change including the arrival of new library Dean and emerging University and Library strategic plans. The University Library is committed to developing inclusive and accessible services and resources to support our diverse clientele, with a strategic focus on Indigenous peoples. We seek applicants who embrace innovative and collaborative approaches to solving problems and advancing services. For more information visit library.usask.ca.

About the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who have an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent. Education or experience in social sciences, geospatial or other relevant studies is an asset. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of statistical and data resources, government publications, maps and/or GIS
  • A commitment to high quality service
  • Ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
  • Experience providing library services to students and faculty from a variety of disciplines in an academic institution
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a collegial team environment.

It is preferred that the candidates also demonstrate:

  • Experience providing instruction in an academic library or similar setting
  • Educational background in or experience with GIS and/or statistical software packages (e.g. NVivo, Atlas.ti, ArcGIS, SPSS, SAS)
  • Reference, research consultation and collections experience in related disciplines
  • Knowledge of trends in data/GIS and resource delivery
  • A commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis.

The salary band for this position is: Assistant Librarian, $77,613 to $93,293.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

Melissa Just, Dean
University Library
University of Saskatchewan

156 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A4
Email:  library.jobs@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin February 14, 2018; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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