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Reference Librarian, Leslie Frost Library, York University ? 2-year 
Contractually Limited Appointment

York University Libraries seek a fluently bilingual (French and English) 
service-oriented librarian with excellent communication skills to serve as 
a member of the Leslie Frost Library and to provide reference and research 
assistance, instruction, collection development and liaison services. The 
successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated 
person who works well with colleagues in a dynamic environment.

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 53,000 students, 
faculty and staff, as well as over 283,000 alumni worldwide.  York?s 11 
Faculties and 25 research centres are committed to providing an engaged 
learning and research environment that cuts across traditional academic 

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.  York's collections have over six million items, including nearly 
two and a half million book volumes and a multitude of electronic 

The Leslie Frost Library provides facilities, resources, reference, 
research, and instructional services for approximately 2,800 students and 
faculty. The bilingual Glendon University College offers courses in the 
social sciences, humanities, and international relations and graduate 
programs such as French, Hispanic Studies, Public Affairs and Translation. 
Three full-time librarians and six full-time support staff are currently 
based in the Leslie Frost Library.

The chosen candidate will provide research assistance to undergraduates, 
graduate students, and faculty virtually and in person; offer information 
literacy instruction to library users individually and in groups; liaise 
with faculty members; participate in collections development and 
maintenance; create and maintain web-based resources for research and 
learning; and participate in departmental working groups and committees of 
the Libraries and of Glendon.  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.
       Strong written and oral communication skills in both French and 
       Broad knowledge of the full range of information sources relevant 
to the social sciences, sciences and humanities including Drama Studies, 
English Studies, Environmental & Health Studies, Biology, Education, 
Sociology, Spanish (Hispanic Studies) and Women's Studies.
       Understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information 
literacy instruction.
       Demonstrated excellence in teaching and presentation skills. 
       Demonstrated ability to provide excellent research consultation 
       Demonstrated expertise with online content management platforms 
such as WordPress or LibGuides.
       A strong public service ethic and/or background.
       Excellent advocacy, organizational, problem-solving and 
interpersonal skills.
       Demonstrated ability to liaise with key stakeholders.
       Understanding of collection development and collection management 
practices and principles.
       Evidence of professional initiative and leadership.
       Willingness to assume some administrative responsibilities.
       Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and projects 
       Demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with a 
diverse population of faculty, librarians, staff, and students.
       Committed to and interested in undertaking library and university 
committee responsibilities, research and scholarship, and professional 
       Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and a 
willingness to work collaboratively.
       Conversant in topics related to scholarly communications.

This is a 2-year contractually-limited appointment with the designation of 
Adjunct Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with up to five 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 Oct. 1st, 2016. All York University positions 
are subject to budgetary approval.

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 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 

The deadline for applications is July 5th, 2016.  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 letters of reference directly under 
separate cover by fax, email 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 position.

Chair, Frost Librarian Appointment Committee
York University Libraries, 516 Scott Library
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Fax: 416-736-5451
Email: [log in to unmask]

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

University Librarian's Office
York University Libraries