Access Services Librarian – Limited Term Appointment – Concordia University

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Concordia University Library seeks a dynamic and highly collaborative librarian for a full-time limited term appointment as Access Services Librarian. Initial appointment will have a duration of at least one year.

Concordia University is one of Canada’s most dynamic universities in one of North America’s most livable cities. It reflects a unique blend of commitments to diversity, accessibility, social responsibility, and innovation. With over 45,000 students (7,439 international) and over 2,000 full-time and part-time professors, Concordia is recognized for offering a rich academic experience combined with strong community engagement.

Concordia University Library provides collections and services fundamental to academic success, creation, the advancement of knowledge, and lifelong learning. With a team of 120 librarians, professionals and support staff who put student and faculty success at the centre of their practice, the Library collaborates to achieve the goals outlined in our strategic plan and in the University’s strategic framework and directions. For more information about the services and operations of the Library, see http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia is an active member of the partnership of 17 Quebec university libraries that are implementing a bilingual shared library services platform. Planning is currently in progress, with implementation currently expected in summer 2020.

The Access Services Librarian is a member of the Library’s professional team, reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Teaching and Learning. The incumbent will assist the Head, Access Services in both day-to-day operations of Webster Library’s Access Services Unit and in the planning for and implementation of the new shared library services platform in the context of access services. This opportunity would appeal to a librarian who is excited by the possibilities that shared platforms bring to library users with regard to greater and easier access to materials that support their learning and research.

Librarians on limited term appointments contribute, on a temporary basis, to the delivery of Library services and operations. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may receive subsequent reappointments, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, the initial and subsequent limited-term appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Librarians are members of the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepares and/or updates staff procedure documentation as well as developing and providing training to library staff.

Engages in activities supporting the migration to a new shared library services platform, including developing and updating procedures, workflows and establishing best practices.

Handles special requests from university faculties, services and departments.

Addresses user service feedback, as appropriate.

Monitors procedures and protocols to improve staff workflows and library users’ experience.

Runs reports in the integrated library system, as needed.

Participates in testing of functionality and data migration of the circulation module for the shared library services platform.

Follows trends in access services in academic libraries including application of developing technologies and proposes improvements.

Undertakes or contributes to special assignments and projects, as assigned.

Participates on committees, working groups and project teams to contribute to the development of Library and University strategic initiatives and projects.

Performs other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS

 Professional expertise

A graduate degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association, or approved equivalent education and training acceptable for membership in the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec.

Knowledge of operations/functions of academic library access services and related broad trends in this area.

Knowledge of integrated library systems and their common functions/modules.

Familiarity and/or experience with the circulation module of an integrated library system, is an asset.

Familiarity and/or experience with the development of procedures and workflows, is an asset.

General Competencies

Strong motivation, aptitude and interest to establish student and faculty success as the centre of their professional practice.

Ability to plan and organize effectively and handle multiple priorities and tasks as well as projects.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, share expertise, work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.

Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong service orientation.

Curiosity, drive and flexibility so as to discover and try new things, in support of Library and University strategic directions.

Oral and written fluency in English is essential. Oral fluency in French and basic written French is preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The salary for an initial limited term appointment will be determined according to the salary scale given in the CUFA collective agreement. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must supply the following in one (1) single PDF attachment:

  • a letter of interest;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff.  The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Interviews are planned for the week of May 13, 2019. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Candidates should apply in confidence by email to Ms. Sandra Biron, Library Personnel Assistant, at Employment.Library@concordia.ca

Applications must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday May 3, 2019.

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La Bibliothèque de l’Université Concordia souhaite recruter une personne dynamique et dotée d’un sens aigu de la collaboration afin de pourvoir un poste à temps plein d’une durée déterminée de bibliothécaire des Services d’accès. Le mandat initial durera au moins un an.

Située à Montréal, l’une des villes les plus agréables d’Amérique du Nord, l’Université Concordia figure parmi les établissements d’enseignement supérieur les plus dynamiques du Canada. Axée sur la diversité, l’accessibilité, la responsabilité sociale et l’innovation, elle compte plus de 45 000 étudiants (dont 7 439 viennent de l’étranger) ainsi que plus de 2 000 professeurs à temps plein et à temps partiel. Elle est reconnue pour l’expérience enrichissante qu’elle offre à ses étudiants et pour son solide engagement communautaire.

La Bibliothèque de l’Université Concordia offre des collections et des services essentiels à la réussite scolaire, à la création, à l’avancement du savoir et à l’apprentissage permanent. Avec une équipe de 120 bibliothécaires, professionnels et employés de soutien qui placent la réussite des étudiants et des professeurs au cœur de leur pratique, la bibliothèque collabore à la réalisation des objectifs énoncés dans son plan stratégique ainsi que dans le cadre et les vecteurs stratégiques de l’Université. Pour en savoir davantage sur les services et le fonctionnement de la bibliothèque, consultez la page http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia joue un rôle actif dans le partenariat liant 17 bibliothèques universitaires du Québec et visant à implanter une plateforme de partage de services bilingues de bibliothèque. La phase de planification est en cours, et l’implantation de la plateforme devrait être achevée à l’été 2020.

Le bibliothécaire des Services d’accès sera membre de l’équipe professionnelle de la bibliothèque et relèvera de la directrice adjointe – Enseignement et apprentissage. La personne retenue aidera la chef des Services d’accès à gérer les activités quotidiennes de l’unité au sein de la bibliothèque Webster, ainsi qu’à planifier et à mettre en œuvre la nouvelle plateforme de partage de services de bibliothèque dans le contexte des services d’accès. Ce poste est tout indiqué pour les bibliothécaires qui s’intéressent vivement aux possibilités qu’offrent les plateformes de partage lorsqu’il s’agit d’offrir un accès plus vaste et plus facile à du matériel favorisant l’apprentissage et la recherche.

Les bibliothécaires occupant un poste à durée déterminée contribuent de manière temporaire aux services et au fonctionnement de la bibliothèque. Les personnes occupant un poste à durée déterminée peuvent bénéficier de reconductions subséquentes si leur rendement au travail est satisfaisant, et sous réserve des besoins de l’unité et de la disponibilité des fonds. Au total, la nomination initiale à un poste à durée déterminée et les reconductions subséquentes ne doivent pas excéder 36 mois ou trois années consécutives.

Les bibliothécaires sont membres de l’Association des professeurs de l’Université Concordia (APUC).

RESPONSABILITÉS

Préparer et mettre à jour les documents de procédures destinés au personnel; concevoir et donner les formations au personnel de la bibliothèque.

Participer aux activités liées à la migration vers une nouvelle plateforme de partage de services de bibliothèque; entre autres, élaborer et mettre à jour les procédures et les flux de travail, et établir les meilleures pratiques.

Traiter les demandes spéciales provenant des facultés, services et départements de l’Université.

Répondre aux commentaires des usagers à propos des services, au besoin.

Surveiller l’application des procédures et des protocoles pour améliorer le déroulement du travail du personnel et l’expérience des usagers.

Produire des rapports dans le système intégré de gestion de bibliothèque, au besoin.

Participer à la mise à l’essai de la fonctionnalité et de la migration de données du module de prêt de documents pour la plateforme de partage de services de bibliothèque.

Suivre les tendances en matière de services d’accès dans les bibliothèques universitaires, notamment au chapitre des technologies en croissance, et proposer des améliorations.

Au besoin, entreprendre des tâches et projets spéciaux, ou y contribuer.

Participer aux comités, aux groupes de travail et aux équipes de projet afin de contribuer à l’élaboration d’initiatives et de projets stratégiques pour la bibliothèque et l’Université.

S’acquitter d’autres tâches, le cas échéant.

EXIGENCES

Compétences professionnelles

Diplôme de cycle supérieur d’une école de bibliothéconomie agréée par l’American Library Association (ALA), ou formation équivalente acceptée comme condition d’admission à la Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec.

Connaissance des activités et des fonctions des services d’accès dans les bibliothèques universitaires, ainsi que des tendances larges dans le secteur.

Connaissance des systèmes intégrés de gestion de bibliothèque ainsi que de leurs fonctions et modules communs.

Connaissance du module de prêt propre à un système intégré de gestion de bibliothèque; expérience en la matière.

Connaissance et expérience souhaitables de l’élaboration de procédures et de flux de travail.

Compétences générales

Grande motivation ainsi que capacité et désir de placer la réussite des étudiants et des professeurs au cœur de sa pratique professionnelle.

Sens aigu de la planification et de l’organisation ainsi que capacité à traiter plusieurs priorités, tâches et projets à la fois.

Capacité à travailler de manière autonome et en équipe, à faire partager son expertise, à collaborer ainsi qu’à négocier des solutions avec divers groupes.

Excellent sens de la communication. Sens marqué de l’analyse et de la résolution de problèmes.

Excellent sens des relations interpersonnelles et sens aigu du service à la clientèle.

Curiosité, dynamisme et souplesse pour découvrir et essayer de nouvelles choses, à l’appui de la bibliothèque et des vecteurs stratégiques de l’Université.

Maîtrise essentielle de l’anglais parlé et écrit. Maîtrise du français parlé et connaissance de base du français écrit sont préférables.

Salaire et avantages sociaux

Le salaire pour une nomination initiale à un poste à durée déterminée est fixé en fonction de l’échelle salariale fournie dans la convention collective de l’APUC. Le poste est par ailleurs assorti d’une gamme d’avantages sociaux complète et concurrentielle.

Modalités d’offre de services

Veuillez soumettre les documents suivants en une (1) seule pièce jointe en format PDF :

  • une lettre de motivation;
  • votre curriculum vitæ;
  • le nom, l’adresse électronique et le numéro de téléphone de trois personnes pouvant fournir des références professionnelles à votre sujet.

L’Université Concordia valorise la diversité au sein de son personnel et s’engage à promouvoir un accès égal à l’emploi. L’Université encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à soumettre leur candidature, incluant les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles, les Autochtones, les personnes des groupes d’orientations et d’identités sexuelles minoritaires, les personnes handicapées ainsi que toute autre personne pouvant contribuer à la diversité de notre communauté. Nous invitons les membres des groupes ci-dessus à s’identifier lors du dépôt de leur candidature.

Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; cependant, la priorité sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, l’Université doit considérer le statut d’immigration des candidats. Sans avoir besoin d’identifier son pays d’origine, chaque candidat doit inclure une des déclarations suivantes lors du dépôt de sa candidature :

Oui, je possède la citoyenneté canadienne ou la résidence permanente.

Non, je ne possède ni la résidence permanente ni la citoyenneté canadienne.

Les entrevues sont prévues pour la semaine du 13 mai 2019. Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les personnes sélectionnées.

Les personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre en toute confiance leur candidature par courriel à Mme Sandra Biron, adjointe au personnel de la bibliothèque, à employment.library@concordia.ca.

Les candidatures doivent nous parvenir au plus tard le vendredi 3 mai 2019 à 17 h.

 

 

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Health Sciences Librarian, Tenure-Track Appointment _- University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time, tenure-track faculty librarian position with the University Library. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and flexible individual with the appropriate skills and qualifications to work collaboratively with colleagues at the Leslie & Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library, and to contribute to library-wide projects and priorities. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality services that support faculty teaching and research, and student learning and success including:
    • designing and delivering information literacy instruction, both in-person and online
    • developing high quality collections of digital and print resources in assigned disciplinary areas
    • providing information services, including research consultations
  • Building collaborative relationships with stakeholder groups to advance learning and research
  • Working as part of teams across the Library to advance strategic areas including scholarly communication, student experience, and decolonization of services, collections and spaces
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activity leading to the development of a formal program of research and contributing to the scholarly conversation

Research and scholarly work is a requirement for tenure-track librarians as defined in the University Library Standards for Promotion and Tenure. Examples of librarians’ scholarly work can be found in HARVEST. 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 inquiry, discovery and knowledge creation. Our faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and flexible work environment in a time of significant change, including a new University Plan and Library Strategic Framework 2025. The University Library is committed to developing welcoming, responsive, 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 the University Library website.

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. Experience in health science librarianship is preferred.

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate:

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and creativity
  • Willingness to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Commitment to high quality service
  • Ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Effective teaching in both group and individual settings
  • Interest in and ability to conduct research and contribute to scholarship
  • Awareness of current trends in health sciences librarianship

The salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Librarian, $77,613 to $93,293; Associate Librarian, $93,293 to $112,109; Librarian, $112,109 to $137,197. This position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Librarian level.

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 highlighting qualifications and accomplishments and a detailed curriculum vitae to:

Melissa Just, EdD, MLIS
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 May 22, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

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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Engineering & Science Librarian, Tenure-Track Appointment – University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a full time, tenure-track faculty librarian position with the University Library. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and flexible individual with the appropriate skills and qualifications to work collaboratively as part of our team and with the College of Engineering and science departments as assigned, and to contribute to library-wide projects and priorities.

We are looking for candidates excited about exploring an embedded librarian model, with office space located in the College of Engineering, focusing on developing strong relationships, shared goals, and customized, high-value contributions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality support for learning, teaching, and research which includes:
    • designing and delivering library and information literacy instruction as well as creating effective resources in a variety of formats
    • managing collections of digital and print resources in assigned areas
    • providing information services including research consultations to students, faculty, and researchers
  • Developing collaborative relationships with relevant partners to understand their needs, support their priorities, and promote library services/resources
  • Working as part of teams across the Library to advance strategic areas such as scholarly communication, research infrastructure, student learning, and decolonization of services, collections, and spaces
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activity leading to the development of a formal program of research and contributing to the scholarly conversation via peer-reviewed publications and other outlets

Research and scholarly work is a requirement for tenure-track librarians as defined in the University Library Standards for Promotion and Tenure. Examples of librarians’ scholarly work can be found at HARVEST. Librarians are expected to participate in collegial committee work, 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 inquiry, discovery and knowledge creation. Our faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and flexible work environment in a time of significant change, including a new University Plan and Library Strategic Framework 2025. The University Library is committed to developing welcoming, responsive, 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 the University Library website.

About the College of Engineering

As one of the top engineering schools in Canada, the College of Engineering has 7 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering and technological disciplines. With an enrollment of 1750 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students, and 220 faculty and staff, the college is home to several world-class research labs, and focuses on creating knowledge and providing solutions that build a healthy and sustainable society, environment, and economy. For more information, please visit the college website.  

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. A degree in an engineering or science field and 3-5 years professional academic library experience, are preferred.

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate:

  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and creativity
  • Initiative and willingness to be a self-starter
  • Ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Ability to teach effectively in both group and individual settings
  • Interest and ability to conduct research and contribute to scholarship
  • Commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis
  • Awareness of current trends in science and technology librarianship and in the rapidly changing environment of scholarly communication

The salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Librarian, $77,613 to $93,293; Associate Librarian, $93,293 to $112,109; Librarian, $112,109 to $137,197. This position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Librarian level.

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 highlighting qualifications and accomplishments and a detailed curriculum vitae to:

Melissa Just, EdD, MLIS
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 May 21st, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

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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LIAISON LIBRARIAN, History, International Studies, Liberal Studies, and Political Science Job Opportunity

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Liaison Librarian for History, International Studies, Liberal Studies and Political Science. This full-time, continuing position is based at Belzberg Library, Vancouver campus, and supports departments and programs at all three SFU campuses.

Reporting to the Head, Belzberg Library, the incumbent will be responsible for providing library liaison services to SFU academic programs and participating in projects related to library services.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

One of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey. The Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is the downtown Vancouver branch of SFU Library supporting teaching, research, lifelong learning and community engagement at the SFU Vancouver campus.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/ .

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

ASSIGNMENT

● Act as liaison between the SFU Library and the faculty, staff and students in the Department of History, the School for International Studies, the Graduate Liberal Studies Program, and the Department of Political Science by:
• Promoting library services and collections and reporting the discipline’s requirements to the appropriate area of the library.
• Collaborating with Collections Management to develop, assess, and manage information resources in all formats to address the teaching and research needs of the liaison areas. This includes maintaining the collection policy; maintaining profiles for approval plans; reviewing subscriptions; selecting and de-accessioning material; budget oversight; other collection activities.
• Communicating with faculty and students about emerging areas such as scholarly communication, publishing and data management and promoting relevant library programming.
• Providing instruction and assistance to students and faculty in the use of information sources through instructional seminars, guides, and individual consultations.
● Provide in-person and online reference service in all disciplines as a member of a team serving students, faculty and community users in an active research environment.
● Work with other library staff on project teams and committees.
● Develop professional knowledge, skills, and disciplinary expertise on a continuing basis.
● Participate in professional organizations.
● Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.
● Other duties as assigned.
● Note that while the current assignment is for History, International Studies, Liberal Studies and Political Science, areas may be reassigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

● Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent.
● Broad knowledge of information resources for humanities and/or social science disciplines.
● Demonstrated ability to assist students and faculty from a variety of disciplines in a busy research environment.
● Collections experience in one or more humanities or social science disciplines.
● Demonstrated ability to master information sources and technologies thoroughly and quickly.
● Demonstrated skill in planning and delivering instruction.
● Experience in liaison librarianship or related professional activities.
● Experience developing and promoting user-centred services aligned with academic priorities.
● Demonstrated understanding of current issues and trends in academic libraries.
● Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
● Demonstrated ability to learn, adapt and work effectively in a collegial team environment.
● Demonstrated commitment to the values outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan: openness, diversity, and creativity.
● Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
● Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time continuing Librarian position beginning July 2, 2019, or as soon as the successful candidate is available.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/home/CA.pdf

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here
http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/July%201%202018%20Scale%20Sep%207%202018.pdf

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:
http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 4 pm PDT on Tuesday, April 24, 2019 to:

Susie Smith Phone: 778-782-4658
Library Management Office Fax: 778-782-3023
W.A.C. Bennett Library Email: library@sfu.ca Simon Fraser University

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HEAD, SAMUEL AND FRANCES BELZBERG LIBRARY, Simon Fraser University Library, Full Time Continuing Position

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications from creative and innovative individuals for the position of Head, Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Learning & Research Services with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the SFU Vancouver Executive Director, and based at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, this full-time continuing position provides leadership for a dynamic library serving students, faculty, and members of the community working across disciplines.

SFU’s Vancouver campus is ideally positioned to further the Library’s and university’s goals around engagement, innovation, and cutting-edge, socially-engaged research and teaching.  The incumbent will build a vision for the Belzberg Library that advances the priorities of the SFU Library’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, and will serve as a member of the Library-wide leadership team that develops future strategic priorities.

This position offers a leadership opportunity that will be attractive to candidates with excellent communication skills and a user-centered focus; those who are motivated to envision and develop services for a diverse body of faculty and students.

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),

səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers.  SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main, WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university.  SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/ .

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice.  The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

Established in 1989, SFU’s Vancouver campus includes facilities located in Harbour Centre, the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, the Segal Graduate School of Business, the Charles Chang Innovation Centre, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, and other academic and cultural facilities in the downtown area.  With robust graduate, undergraduate, professional and non-credit programs in disciplines ranging from business to contemporary arts, students traveling among all three SFU campuses, and vibrant community events, it has been described as the “intellectual heart of the city.”

Belzberg Library provides access to library, learning, and research commons services for faculty, staff and students, as well as welcoming alumni and community members.  The 8,500 square foot library offers study and consultation space for 142 together with 19 workstations.  The collection comprises more than 31,400 monographs, 1,000 media items, and 100 print journal subscription.  Circulation services include course reserves and a popular equipment lending service.  Continuing staff include four librarians and three library assistants, as well as limited-term librarians and student assistants.

ASSIGNMENT

The Head of the Belzberg Library reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Learning and Research Services with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the SFU Vancouver Executive Director, and is part of the Vancouver Campus Management Group. The Head of Belzberg Library is responsible for the leadership and management of Belzberg Library, including finance, human resources and facilities, in collaboration with SFU Library and SFU Vancouver Administration. The Head will also work closely with many Library divisions, the SFU Vancouver leadership team, and with other SFU Vancouver campus managers, faculty and staff. A key factor in the success of the SFU Library is collaboration and teamwork at every level.

  • Plan and deliver Library services at SFU Vancouver and collaborate with colleagues on the development and review of Library-wide service initiatives;
  • Lead activities engaging the Belzberg Library with community partners including the City of Vancouver, and serve as an advocate for the Library in such activities planned at SFU Vancouver;
  • Serve as an active member of Library and SFU Vancouver leadership teams and participate in planning and development activities for the Library and SFU Vancouver;
  • Manage the daily operations of Belzberg Library;
  • Forecast, manage, and administer the Belzberg Library operating budget of approximately $950,000, and serve as liaison with SFU Finance and Purchasing;
  • Manage positions and salary administration for a total of 10.5 FTE continuing and temporary staff in three distinct employee groups;
  • Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and develop staff, including conducting annual professional reviews;
  • Liaise with Human Resources, Payroll, Budget Office, Faculty Relations and Library Management;
  • Promote Library services and collections to SFU Vancouver faculty, staff and students;
  • Steward Belzberg Library general collections, including identifying, selecting, and deselecting print and electronic materials in collaboration with colleagues;
  • Assess needs, develop policies, and plan for future facilities, collections, services and staff;
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities at the local, regional, or national level;
  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have or demonstrate:

 Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent;

  • Minimum of 5 years professional library experience including supervisory or leadership experience;
  • Success in mentoring and empowering staff, and fostering positive staff relationships;
  • Commitment to consultative management and ability to build community and achieve consensus;
  • Ability to collaborate with staff to provide innovative, user-focused services for a diverse user community, including nontraditional students;
  • Ability to lead a collegial team to build successful partnerships in an urban community that includes vulnerable populations;
  • Ability to lead staff successfully through professional and organizational change;
  • Ability to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice at the Library and SFU;
  • Knowledge of trends in academic library environments and post-secondary education;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment by establishing priorities and maintaining a balance between short and long-term goals;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a professional setting;
  • Experience with human resources, budget management and space planning;
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and contribution;
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both oral and written.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time continuing Library Division Head position beginning August 1, 2019.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement:

http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/home/CA.pdf

The successful applicant will be appointed at a Division Head salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here:

https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/July%201%202018%20Scale%20Sep%207%202018.pdf

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, including visible minorities, persons of Aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ-identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 09:00 AM on Friday, April 26, 2019 to:

 

Susie Smith                                             Phone: 778-782-4658

Library Management Office                               Fax: 778-782-3023

W.A.C. Bennett Library                                  Email: library@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University

 

 

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Music Librarian – Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Music Librarian. This is a ten-month sessional appointment beginning August 1, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.

Duties

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Music Librarian is responsible for the management and operations of the Alfred Whitehead Music Library. These responsibilities include the delivery of reference services, information literacy instruction, collection development, music cataloguing, the supervision of one half-time staff assistant, and the shared training and supervision of student assistants. Working with the Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives’ team of librarians and staff, the Music Librarian also participates in the delivery of reference service at the Main Library and provides library instruction, collection development, and liaison services in other subject areas. In particular, the person in this position may liaise with emerging programs in visual and material culture, and museum studies. Librarians at Mount Allison engage in research, creative activity, and scholarship, and provide service to the University.

Qualifications and Requirements

Qualifications for this position include an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school, and an undergraduate degree in music or an equivalent music background. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in music. The ideal candidate will have prior work experience in an academic library (preferably working with music), and previous successful supervisory experience. The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong public service centred philosophy, and the ability to work well in a collegial environment. Prior experience with digitization projects or digital humanities will be considered an asset. Applicants are invited to indicate any other subject knowledge they may have.

This appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Salary will be within the established range and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin April 12, 2019. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to:

Elizabeth Millar Chair of the Search Committee
Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
49 York Street Sackville, NB E4L 1C6
Phone: (506) 364-2562
Fax: (506) 364-2617

Applications will be accepted in electronic form and should be e-mailed to Carol Wilson, Administrative Assistant, at cwilson@mta.ca

Mount Allison University, located in Sackville, NB, is a leader in providing quality liberal education to undergraduate students in arts, sciences, social sciences, fine arts, and music. Mount Allison’s intimate educational environment extends learning beyond the classroom, encouraging the growth of the whole person through a full range of experiences in the campus and community.

The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives is committed to working with students and faculty in order to meet their academic and research needs. Mount Allison Libraries includes the Ralph Pickard Bell Library which is the main library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives. We invite you to look at our website for more information about the Libraries and about the University at www.mta.ca.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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Bibliothécaire système  Poste à durée déterminée

Remarque : Le masculin est utilisé pour faciliter la lecture.

La Bibliothèque de l’Université Concordia souhaite recruter une personne dynamique et créative afin de pourvoir un poste à temps plein d’une durée déterminée de un an au titre de bibliothécaire système.

Située à Montréal, l’une des villes les plus agréables d’Amérique du Nord, l’Université Concordia figure parmi les établissements d’enseignement supérieur les plus dynamiques du Canada. Axée sur la diversité, l’accessibilité, la responsabilité sociale et l’innovation, elle compte plus de 50 000 étudiants (dont 8 400 viennent de l’étranger) ainsi que plus de 2 000 professeurs à temps plein et à temps partiel. Elle est reconnue pour l’expérience enrichissante qu’elle offre à ses étudiants et pour son solide engagement communautaire.

La Bibliothèque de l’Université Concordia offre des collections et des services essentiels à la réussite scolaire, à la création, à l’avancement du savoir et à l’apprentissage permanent. Avec une équipe de 120 bibliothécaires, professionnels et employés de soutien qui placent la réussite des étudiants et des professeurs au cœur de leur pratique, la bibliothèque collabore à la réalisation des objectifs énoncés dans son plan stratégique ainsi que dans le cadre et les vecteurs stratégiques de l’Université. Pour en savoir davantage sur les services et le fonctionnement de la bibliothèque, consultez la page http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia joue un rôle actif dans le partenariat liant 17 bibliothèques universitaires du Québec et visant à implanter une plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque bilingue. La phase de préparation a été lancée début 2019, et l’implantation de la plateforme devrait être achevée en juin 2020.

Le bibliothécaire système est membre de l’équipe professionnelle de la Bibliothèque de Concordia et relève de la directrice adjointe – Service des collections. Il fait également partie de l’équipe chargée d’implanter la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque pour les universités québécoises. À ce titre, il contribuera activement à diverses tâches : migration des données, examen et test de la fonctionnalité, tenue de séances d’information et de formation, et évaluation de l’impact sur les autres services de la bibliothèque, entre autres. La personne retenue pourrait aussi avoir à coordonner des applications de services numériques, et participer à des projets technologiques novateurs.

Les bibliothécaires occupant un poste à durée déterminée contribuent de manière temporaire aux services et au fonctionnement de la bibliothèque. Les personnes occupant un poste à durée déterminée peuvent bénéficier de reconductions subséquentes si leur rendement au travail est satisfaisant, et sous réserve des besoins de l’unité et de la disponibilité des fonds. Au total, la nomination initiale à un poste à durée déterminée et les reconductions subséquentes ne doivent pas excéder 36 mois ou trois années consécutives.

Les bibliothécaires sont membres de l’Association des professeurs de l’Université Concordia (APUC).

RESPONSABILITÉS

En étroite collaboration avec la directrice adjointe – Service des collections ainsi qu’avec tous les membres de l’équipe de projet de Concordia et au niveau consortial, contribuer aux multiples activités nécessaires à l’implantation de la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque pour les universités québécoises.

Participer à l’implantation des systèmes pour d’autres fonctions consortiales, comme les prêts entre bibliothèques ou l’achat groupé de ressources électroniques.

Participer à la mise à l’essai de la fonctionnalité et aux itérations des migrations de données pour la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque.

Concevoir des requêtes et exécuter des rapports, au besoin.

Aider à rédiger ou à mettre à jour les documents destinés au personnel et touchant la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque, au besoin.

Participer à l’élaboration et à la tenue de séances d’information et de perfectionnement pour les bibliothécaires et le personnel, relativement à la plateforme partagée de services de bibliothèque et aux technologies connexes.

Coordonner des applications de services numériques existantes, au besoin.

Participer aux comités, aux groupes de travail et aux équipes de projet afin de contribuer à l’élaboration d’initiatives et de projets stratégiques pour la bibliothèque et l’Université.

EXIGENCES

Compétences professionnelles

Diplôme de cycle supérieur d’une école de bibliothéconomie agréée par l’American Library Association (ALA), ou formation équivalente acceptée comme condition d’admission à la Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec.

Au moins un (1) an d’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine des technologies et des systèmes de bibliothèque, de préférence dans une bibliothèque en milieu d’enseignement ou de recherche. Connaissance souhaitable de Sierra (Innovative Interfaces).

Expérience dans la configuration initiale et la maintenance continue d’un système intégré de gestion de bibliothèque ou d’une plateforme de services de bibliothèque, y compris la migration et le mappage de données.

Aptitudes démontrées pour l’analyse, le soutien technique et le diagnostic des pannes dans le cadre d’applications complexes.

Connaissance des formats de données et des normes technologiques liés aux systèmes de bibliothèques universitaires.

Capacité éprouvée à élaborer et à donner au personnel de bibliothèque des séances de formation et de perfectionnement efficaces sur les technologies de bibliothèque.

Connaissance des questions et tendances relatives aux technologies de l’information ainsi que de leur impact sur les services et les collections de bibliothèques.

Compétences générales

Grande motivation ainsi que capacité et désir de placer la réussite des étudiants et des professeurs au cœur de sa pratique professionnelle.

Compétences éprouvées en gestion de projets et aptitude à traiter plusieurs priorités, tâches et projets à la fois.

Aptitude à changer de priorités dans un milieu exigeant qui évolue rapidement.

Capacité à travailler de manière autonome et en équipe, à faire partager son expertise, à collaborer ainsi qu’à négocier des solutions avec divers groupes.

Excellent sens de la communication. Sens marqué de l’analyse et de la résolution de problèmes.

Curiosité, dynamisme et souplesse pour découvrir et essayer de nouvelles choses, à l’appui de la bibliothèque et des vecteurs stratégiques de l’Université.

Maîtrise essentielle de l’anglais parlé et écrit. Connaissance sur le plan professionnel ou, de préférence, maîtrise, du français parlé et écrit.

Salaire et avantages sociaux

Le salaire pour une nomination initiale à un poste à durée déterminée est fixé en fonction de l’échelle salariale fournie dans la convention collective de l’APUC. Le poste est par ailleurs assorti d’une gamme d’avantages sociaux complète et concurrentielle.

Modalités d’offre de services

Veuillez soumettre les documents suivants en une (1) seule pièce jointe en format PDF :

  • une lettre de motivation;
  • votre curriculum vitæ
  • le nom, l’adresse électronique et le numéro de téléphone de trois personnes pouvant fournir des références professionnelles à votre sujet.

L’Université Concordia valorise la diversité au sein de son personnel et s’engage à promouvoir un accès égal à l’emploi. L’Université encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à soumettre leur candidature, incluant les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles, les Autochtones, les personnes des groupes d’orientations et d’identités sexuelles minoritaires, les personnes handicapées ainsi que toute autre personne pouvant contribuer à la diversité de notre communauté.

Nous invitons les membres des groupes ci-dessus à s’identifier lors du dépôt de leur candidature. Nous invitons tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; cependant, la priorité sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et aux résidents permanents. Conformément aux exigences de l’immigration au Canada, l’Université doit considérer le statut d’immigration des candidats. Sans avoir besoin d’identifier son pays d’origine, chaque candidat doit inclure une des déclarations suivantes lors du dépôt de sa candidature :

Oui, je possède la citoyenneté canadienne ou la résidence permanente.

Non, je ne possède ni la résidence permanente ni la citoyenneté canadienne.

Les entrevues sont prévues entre le 8 et le 10 mai 2019. L’entrée en fonction est prévue pour le 1er juillet 2019.

Les personnes intéressées peuvent soumettre en toute confiance leur candidature par courriel à Mme Sandra Biron, adjointe au personnel de la bibliothèque, à Employment.Library@concordia.ca

Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les personnes sélectionnées.

Les candidatures doivent nous parvenir au plus tard le mardi 23 avril 2019 à 17 h.

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