This revised posting clarifies that this
is an entry level position appropriate for candidates with up to three
years post-MLIS experience. Please
Reference & Instruction Librarian
(Continuing Appointment) Scott
York University Libraries seeks a motivated,
self-directed, and service-oriented librarian to serve as a member of the
Scott Library Reference Department and to provide collections and liaison
services for Environmental Studies and Data.
York University offers a world-class,
modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most
multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving
community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the
ordinary and deliver the unexpected.
Scott Library, the largest of York University’s
libraries, houses a research collection of over two million items in the
social sciences, humanities and fine arts that includes government documents,
data, sound and moving images, electronic resources, archives and special
collections. Along with building collections and offering reference assistance,
the Scott Library Reference Department has an active and growing information
literacy program, which aims to enable students, faculty, and others to
recognize the social context of information, to develop information-seeking
behaviours that transcend specific finding tools, and to think critically
The successful candidate will participate
in teaching, reference, collection and liaison activities in the Libraries
and elsewhere on campus, and in the development of new programs and services.
This librarian will have special responsibility for Environmental Studies
collection activities, liaison, and information literacy teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. Please refer to the Faculty of Environmental
Studies website (http://www.yorku.ca/fes/about/)
for a program description. The successful candidate will also provide
research and teaching support in the use of microdata and other data files
including use of some statistical software packages.
The chosen candidate will assist students
in developing the skills required to locate, evaluate, and use resources
effectively; play a role in the ongoing development of information literacy
initiatives; support faculty research; participate in special projects,
such as assessment, collection reviews, and the development of web-based
resources; participate in the shared decision-making of the Reference Department,
departmental working groups, committees of the Libraries and of the University;
contribute to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or
scholarly work. Some evening and weekend work is required.
The successful candidate will have the
• An ALA
accredited MLIS or equivalent with up to three years post-MLIS experience
background in the social sciences or humanities.
public service ethic and background.
of the interdisciplinary nature of Environmental Studies, including its
economic, social and political aspects.
with and enthusiasm for statistics, data resources, and statistical software
understanding of collection development and liaison roles with faculty.
understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy
instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats.
ability in providing research services.
knowledge of print materials and digital information sources relevant to
the social sciences and humanities, especially in the area of Environmental
analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
of leadership ability, professional initiative, and flexibility.
ability to work effectively in a collegial setting.
to work with a large and diverse clientele.
of scholarly publishing issues and trends with an interest in collection
development in both print and electronic formats.
of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery
of information services.
ability to manage a diverse workload.
to undertake library and university committee responsibilities, professional
development, research and scholarship.
with or demonstrated understanding of assessment methodologies.
This is a continuing-stream (tenure
track) appointment to be filled at the Assistant Librarian level and appropriate
for a librarian with up to three years post-MLIS experience. Librarians
at York University have academic status and are members of the York University
Faculty Association bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.org/).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available to
commence mid-September, 2010. All York University positions are subject
to budgetary approval.
York University is an Affirmative Action
Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website
or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens
and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
York University resources include centres
relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment,
human rights, and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect
and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups
and regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Deadline for applications is June 2nd,
2010. Applications, including a covering letter, and a current curriculum
vitae with the names and contact details of three referees are requested.
Applications can be sent to:
Chair, Scott Reference Librarian Appointment
York University Libraries
310 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Fax: (416) 736-5451
Email: [log in to unmask]
Applications should be sent by mail,
or email/fax with a mail copy following.
sent to the list by:
Executive Assistant to the University Librarian
310 Scott - York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3