Reference Librarian, Leslie Frost Library
– 8 month Contractually Limited Appointment
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
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
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 experience.
• 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
• 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
• 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
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively
and diplomatically with a diverse population of faculty, librarians, staff,
• Interest in university committee
work, research, and professional development.
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 (http://www.yufa.org/).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available from
September 1, 2010. All York University positions are subject to budgetary
York University is an Affirmative Action
Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s
website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs
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 orientation.
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
Chair, Frost Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries, 310 Scott
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Email: [log in to unmask]
Applications should be sent by mail,
or by fax or email with a hard copy following.