Reference Librarian, Leslie Frost Library ? 8 month Contractually Limited 

York University Libraries seek a fluently bilingual (French and English) 
service-oriented librarian with excellent communication skills to fill the 
position of reference librarian in the Leslie Frost Library. The 
successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated 
person who works well with colleagues in a dynamic environment.

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. 
 The bilingual Glendon University College offers courses in the social 
sciences, humanities and international affairs, and graduate programs in 
French, Hispanic Studies, Public Affairs and Translation. 

York University Libraries consist of a large central library and three 
branch libraries, one of which is the Leslie Frost Library on the Glendon 
campus.  The Frost Library serves a population of approximately 2,800 
students and faculty. 

The chosen candidate will provide reference assistance in the social 
sciences and humanities to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty; 
instruct library users individually and in groups; provide research 
support in the use of data; liaise with faculty members; participate in 
collections development and maintenance; participate in the creation and 
maintenance of web based resources for research and learning; participate 
in departmental working groups and committees of the Libraries and of the 
University; contribute to librarianship and scholarship by carrying out 
professional research and/or scholarly work.  Some evening and weekend 
work and travel between campuses is required. 

? The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
? An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with up to four years post-MLIS 
? Educational background in the social sciences or humanities.
? Strong written and oral communication skills in both French and English, 
including demonstrated skills in teaching, training, and public 
communications in both languages.
? Demonstrated ability to provide excellent reference service. 
? Broad knowledge of print and electronic information resources relevant 
to the social sciences and humanities. 
? Familiarity with statistical databases and software applications
? A strong public service ethic and/or background.
? Demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of 
information literacy instruction and ability to teach in a variety of 
settings and formats.
? Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into 
the delivery of information services. 
? Evidence of professional initiative and leadership.
? Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a 
diverse population of faculty, librarians, staff, and students.
? Interest in university committee work, research, and professional 

This is an 8 month contractually-limited appointment with the designation 
of Adjunct Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with up to four years 
post-MLS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status 
and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit 
( Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The 
position is available from September 1, 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 at 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. Temporary entry 
for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

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, regardless of gender or sexual 

The deadline for applications is July 21, 2010.  Applications should 
include a cover letter relating the applicant?s qualifications to the 
requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names 
and contact details of three referees are requested.  In addition, please 
have your three referees submit signed written letters of reference 
directly under separate cover by fax or mail by the deadline. Please 
ensure each referee is supplied with a copy of this position advertisement 
and asked to address the requirements of the position.

Chair, Frost Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries, 310 Scott Library
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Fax: 416-736-5451
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Applications should be sent by mail, or by fax or email with a hard copy