Peter F. Bronfman Business Library – Business Librarian – Three Year
Contractually-Limited Appointment 

York University Libraries seeks a motivated and service-oriented librarian
to serve as a member of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and to
provide reference and research assistance, instruction, collections and
liaison services related to business teaching and research at York
University, with special responsibilities in the areas of outreach and

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. 

York University Libraries consist of a large central library and three
branch libraries, one of which is the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library.
York’s collections have over six million items, including 2.5 million print
volumes, over 60,000 electronic journals and most major online business

The Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, located in the award-winning Seymour
Schulich Building, provides facilities, resources, and reference, research
and instructional services to the business programs of York University,
including those of the highly ranked Schulich School of Business.  A
comprehensive collection of print, electronic and data resources support
research in business and economics.  Four full-time librarians and five
full-time support staff are currently based in the Bronfman Library.  

The successful candidate will participate in teaching, reference, collection
and liaison activities in the Libraries and elsewhere on York campuses, and
in the development of new programs and services. This librarian will assist
business students in developing the skills required to locate, evaluate, and
use resources effectively, and will also support faculty research. The
librarian will maintain liaison with faculty and undertake collection
development activities for designated business subjects.  The librarian will
provide instruction support for business subjects. The successful candidate
will participate in the shared decision-making of the Peter F. Bronfman
Business Library and on collegial committees of the Libraries and of the
University. He/she will have a lead role in creating a vibrant and engaging
online library experience, through initiatives such as elearning projects
and integrating social media into outreach for business students and
faculty. The librarian will implement assessment practices into new and
existing services. He/she will be expected to work regular evening and
weekend shifts. 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: 
• An ALA accredited MLS or equivalent 
• Background in business or economics and/or relevant expertise in business
• Commitment to customer service and excellent oral and written skills required
• Demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of
information literacy instruction and ability to teach in a variety of
settings and formats, including elearning and related technologies
• Demonstrated ability in providing business reference service in an
academic or special library 
• Broad knowledge of business print materials and digital information
• Understanding of emerging technological trends 
• Evidence of web skills and experience with using social media 
• Interest in collections development on business-related subjects  
• Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility 
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial setting 
• Ability to work with a large and diverse clientele 
• Knowledge of assessment methodology and tools
• Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload 
• Willingness to undertake library and university committee
responsibilities, professional development, research and scholarship 

This is a three year 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 April 1st, 2012.  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

Deadline for applications to be considered is January 5th, 2012.
Applications, including a covering letter relating qualifications and
requirements of the position, and a current curriculum vitae with the names
of three referees, should be sent to: 

Chair, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library Appointment Committee 
York University Libraries 
310 Scott Library 
4700 Keele Street 
Toronto, Ontario 
M3J 1P3 
Fax: (416) 736-5451
Email: [log in to unmask]

Applications should be sent by mail; or by email or fax with a hard copy