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Science Librarian ? Contractually Limited Appointment

York University Libraries seek a self-directed and public service-oriented 
Science Librarian based in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library. 

York University is the leading interdisciplinary research and teaching 
university in Canada. York offers a modern, academic experience at the 
undergraduate and graduate level in Toronto ? Canada?s most international 
city. The third largest university in the country, York is host to a 
dynamic academic community of 62,000 students, faculty and staff, as well 
as 240,000 alumni worldwide. York?s 10 Faculties and 28 research centres 
conduct ambitious, groundbreaking research that is interdisciplinary, 
cutting across traditional academic boundaries. 

The Science Librarian will be responsible for faculty liaison, collection 
development and the delivery of information literacy programs for assigned 
disciplines and will participate in research consultations and outreach 
activities to departments and research centres. Responsibilities include 
selection of information resources, collection management and evaluation 
in such fields as engineering, computer science, mathematics, kinesiology 
and science and technology studies. He/she will work individually and as 
part of a team to develop and provide reference services and information 
literacy programs to York?s community of users taking full advantage of 
the online learning and web environments. She/he will also participate in 
project and committee work for York University Libraries and the 
University. Some evening and weekend work is required. 

Steacie Science and Engineering Library is one of four libraries within 
York University Libraries. The Steacie Science and Engineering Library 
attracts a half million visitors a year and provides specialized 
resources, and reference and information literacy sessions to the science, 
engineering, and health programs of York University. The Library takes 
pride in its extensive information literacy program and online learning 
support initiatives. Four full-time librarians and seven full-time support 
staff are currently based in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library. 

Qualifications: 
?       An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent. 
?       Educational background in or library experience relevant to 
science or engineering. 
?       Knowledge of science and technology literature and reference 
resources, and awareness of emerging trends in scholarly communication. 
?       Understanding of concepts, goals, and methods of information 
literacy instruction. 
?       A potential for excellence in teaching and an ability to teach in 
a variety of settings and formats. 
?       Demonstrated expertise with online content management platforms 
such as WordPress or LibGuides.
?       Strong client-centred service philosophy and evidence of 
professional initiative and leadership. 
?       Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects 
concurrently. 
?       Strong written and oral communication skills. 
?       Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diversity of 
colleagues and clients. 
?       Interest in research and professional development

This is a 3-year, contractually-limited appointment with the designation 
of Adjunct Librarian and is appropriate for a librarian with up to five 
years of post-MLS experience. Librarians and archivists 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 August 1, 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 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?s 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. 

Deadline for the submission of applications is June 18, 2012. Applications 
should include a covering letter that relates qualifications to the 
requirements of the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names 
and contact information of three referees. Applications should be sent to: 


Chair, Steacie Librarian 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 hardcopy 
following.
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University Librarian's Office
York University Libraries