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Physical Sciences & Nursing Librarian – Contractually Limited Appointment (18 months)
Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University Libraries

York University Libraries seek a self-directed, innovative, collaborative, and public service-oriented librarian to serve in a full-time position as the Physical Sciences & Nursing Librarian who will provide excellent reference, liaison and collection services in the Steacie Science and Engineering Library.  
Steacie Science and Engineering Library is one of four libraries within the York University Libraries system. The Steacie Science and Engineering Library attracts half a million visitors per year and provides specialized resources, reference services, 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. Five full-time librarians, and 5.5 full-time support staff are currently based in the Steacie Science and Engineering Library.  

This Librarian will support teaching, learning, and research in science and technology and nursing, serving as the liaison to the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Nursing. The Librarian will liaise proactively and build relationships with students, researchers and instructors in the undergraduate and graduate science programs as well as establish partnerships within the University and beyond. The Librarian will employ technology in innovative ways to deliver tools and services that support teaching, learning, and research at the University; provide library instruction; develop and maintain subject research guides; work with colleagues to provide, promote, manage and evaluate library services, resources and collections; develop an understanding of the research culture, data needs and publication trends of science, technology and nursing researchers; and collaborate with colleagues to support the data management, curation, and visualization needs of these research communities. This position requires a strong background knowledge in the physical sciences as the successful candidate will deliver research assistance and library instruction on advanced library research tools in science, technology, and health - particularly for chemistry, physics and astronomy, and nursing. The Librarian will also participate in project and committee work for York University Libraries and the University. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

This is an 18-month contractually limited appointment with the designation of Adjunct Librarian and is appropriate for a librarian with up to five years of post-MLIS experience. Librarians and archivists 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 January 1, 2016. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.  
YORK UNIVERSITY is helping shape the global thinkers who will define tomorrow. Our unwavering commitment to excellence reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that set us apart. As an internationally recognized research university, York’s 11 Faculties and 27 research centres have well-established partnerships with 280+ leading universities worldwide.  Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 275,000 alumni.
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA 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) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

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, sexual orientation or ability.
Deadline for the submission of applications is November 5, 2015. 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, Physical Sciences & Nursing Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries
516 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 e-mail or fax with a hardcopy following.

University Librarian's Office
York University Libraries