Collection Services Librarian – Limited Term Appointment Concordia University

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School of Information Management Dalhousie University Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

The School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor commencing July 1st 2019 (negotiable).

The Faculty of Management is developing a new Masters program in Digital Innovation jointly with the Faculty of Computer Science. Positions relating to this new program are being advertised in the Faculty of Computer Science, Rowe School of Business, and School of Information Management. It is an occasion to join a strong and diversified team, in an environment where new programs are being introduced. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit applications to more than one competition.

This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. The School seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research.  Candidates will be expected to teach in at least two programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Professional information management experience will be an asset.

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or ABD status) in information management or a related discipline, with research expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas:
● Data management, including analytics, visualization, curation, and preservation
● Information systems
● Information risk management
● New and emerging media and/or technology, including digital transformation
● Other relevant areas including organizational learning, collaboration, user experience, or knowledge management

The SIM ( offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the midcareer blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, delivered collaboratively with the three other schools in the Faculty of Management. The School also participates in Dalhousie’s Interdisciplinary PhD program.

The SIM is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management
(, which also includes the School of Public
Administration, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, and the Rowe School of Business. The Faculty of Management’s mission is to collaboratively advance management knowledge and practice, and its vision is inspiring managerial solutions to transform lives. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment.

Dalhousie University ( is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities, with four professional faculties; a Faculty of Graduate Studies; and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world.
Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 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.

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018. To receive full consideration, please submit your application by this deadline. Applications received after October 22 may also be considered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of past teaching evaluations, and statements of teaching philosophy and of research interests. (Each statement should be approximately one page.) Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at

Applications should be directed to:
Ms Kim Humes
School of Information Management
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Fax: 902-494-2451
Voice: 902-494-3656

Electronic applications are preferred.

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ViMLoC’s mentorship program

The Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network Mentorship Program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 session! This mentoring session will run from October 1st to November 30th. To apply as a mentor or mentee, please fill out the mentor application form or mentee application form.

*** Applications will close on August 31, 2018 ***

About this program

The Visible Minority Librarians of Canada (ViMLoC) Network recognizes the need to help visible minority librarians, especially new librarians and new immigrant librarians, develop their professional careers, as well as the need to encourage and guide visible minority library students with career planning. The 2018 ViMLoC mentoring program will recruit experienced visible minority librarians as potential mentors, as well as facilitate the matching of potential mentors to mentees. ViMLoC membership is NOT required to participate in this program, however, you are encouraged to sign up for ViMLoC membership. Please visit for more information.

Should I apply?

This program is open to visible minority librarians at all stages of their career, and visible minority library students. We need mentors with all kinds of experience and skills. In recognition of your contribution to the mentorship program, we would be happy to provide mentors with a reference letter upon request. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as “persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour”. Currently, the visible minority population in Canada consists mainly of the following groups: Chinese, South Asian, Black, Arab, West Asian, Filipino, Southeast Asian, Latin American, Japanese and Korean.


Applicants to the program are expected:

  • To commit to the full term of the session;
  • To keep in touch with their mentorship partner a minimum of twice per month (by email, phone, Skype or other means of communication upon mutual agreement);
  • To complete an exit survey (online) at the close of the session.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

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Librarian – Full-time Limited Term MacEwan University Library

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

MacEwan University Library invites applications for a full-time limited term librarian for a term extending to June 30, 2020.  This position based at the John L. Haar Library (City Centre Campus) will commence late August. Serving a diverse community of learners, the ideal candidate will be public service oriented, proactive, and collaborative, with a genuine interest in and commitment to student learning. A member of a dynamic team of professionals, the incumbent will participate in the development and delivery of services including reference, information literacy instruction, faculty liaison, and collection development. The successful candidate will be a member of an instructional team that delivers information literacy programming to first year English classes.

The successful applicant will engage in outreach, building relationships with faculty members and the more than 3,300 full-time students, including over 400 international students in the School of Business. This position is responsible for delivering library liaison services to a variety of program areas including those in the Department of Decision Sciences and the Department of International Business, Marketing, Strategy and Law. The incumbent will have an opportunity to serve on Library and University committees, engage in professional development and scholarly activities, and participate in various projects and initiatives that advance the Library’s vision and mission.


  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program is required
  • Postsecondary education or library experience in the areas of business, commerce, or marketing is considered an asset
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience preferably in an academic library providing services including faculty liaison, information literacy instruction, and collection development
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills
  • Experience with learning management systems and other online instruction delivery modes


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae.

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Category:                    Full-time Limited Term

Salary:                         Commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date:              Monday, July 2, 2018

Competition No:          18.06.131

Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)

Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to the: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.



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Western Association of Map Libraries Diversity Scholarship

Diversity Scholarship description and eligibility:
The WAML Diversity Scholarship provides an opportunity for library-workers from historically under-represented racial, social, and/or class groups who are interested in map and geospatial librarianship to learn more about the profession, meet colleagues, and add new skills and knowledge. As an organization we believe that it is critical for our profession to reflect on and engage with the cultural and structural biases that are inherent to map and geospatial librarianship, and thus are actively recruiting people who may contribute an alternative perspective and experience.
The goals of this scholarship are to increase WAML’s efforts towards being a more inclusive organization and to support the professional development of library-workers from diverse backgrounds. People engaged in any aspect of libraries, both librarians and non-librarians, are encouraged to apply for the Diversity Scholarship. It is not necessary to already be working in a map, geospatial, or GIS library field. Applicants need not be current WAML members.

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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.

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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://www.novanet.ns.ca, and

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, 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:

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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