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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.
- An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
- Educational background in the sciences,
which includes physical sciences.
- Demonstrated understanding of information
literacy and research competencies in science, technology and health.
- Demonstrated potential for excellence
in teaching, and an ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats.
- Demonstrated understanding of the research
culture of science, technology and health, including scholarly communication,
publishing trends and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers in
the physical sciences and health.
- Demonstrated expertise with relevant
information sources in science, technology, and health particularly for
chemistry, physics and astronomy, including chemical structure searching;
and in nursing.
- Demonstrated ability to support students
and researchers with research applications such as citation management
and scholarly networking tools.
- Demonstrated interest in research data
management and curation, as well as knowledge of discipline-specific research
- Demonstrated ability to provide reference
- Strong public service philosophy, and
evidence of professional initiative and leadership.
- Strong written and oral communication
skills, including skill in public communications.
- Ability to work collegially with a diverse
population of colleagues and clients.
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities
and manage priorities.
- Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the
integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
- Evidence of interest in research, publication
and professional development.
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 (http://www.yufa.org/).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available from
January 1, 2016. All York University positions are subject to budgetary
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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.
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staff, and more than 275,000 alumni.
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(AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual
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people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be
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or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are
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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
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