On behalf of the search committee of the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Contractually-Limited Appointment at York University Libraries, I am writing to submit a job advertisement for a Scholarly Communications Librarian. Please find the ad below. Kindly send me the invoice and we will process it accordingly.


Thank you for your consideration.


Position Information


Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment

Discipline/Field: Scholarly Communications Librarian

Home Faculty: Libraries

Home Department/Area/Division: Digital Scholarship Infrastructure

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: June 1, 2022

Position End Date: May 31, 2024


Scholarly Communications Librarian, Contractually-Limited Appointment, York University



York University Libraries is seeking a two-year contractually-limited appointment (CLA) for a Scholarly Communications Librarian to advocate for, support, and educate the campus community on issues related to scholarly communication, copyright and intellectual property, research visibility, open access, open licensing, and open education. Working in coordination with colleagues in Open Scholarship and Digital Scholarship Infrastructure, the scholarly communications librarian would provide relevant instruction, outreach and support to key audiences, including councils, cohorts of graduate students, research officers, and organized research units in the area of scholarly communication. They will develop and deliver scholarship and research support services using library-supported software platforms and tools; this includes expanding services to new user groups. The incumbent would contribute to the expansion of the libraries culture of open and public scholarship and advocate for an increase in scholarly sharing and the adoption of open pedagogy. They would also lead projects related to the strategic maintenance and support for the institutional repository YorkSpace in collaboration with library staff.


Projects and Responsibilities:

Scholarly Communications

Research Support

Promoting and Supporting Open Access

Institutional Repository

York University Libraries pursues excellence in teaching by advancing the discovery, preservation, creation and dissemination of knowledge through leadership, creativity and collaboration. All librarians and archivists advance this mission and as such will be assigned teaching responsibilities. Other duties including reference/teaching/cluster support will be assigned in light of institutional priorities or the incumbent's disciplinary knowledge and research interests.






About the position:

This is a two-year contractually-limited appointment at the Adjunct Librarian level starting June 1st, 2022. York offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and an exceptional benefits package. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Librarians and archivists at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit ( http://www.yufa.ca/).



York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require any accommodation at any stage during the selection process should contact the chair of the search committee.

Consideration will be given to those who have followed non-traditional career paths or had career interruptions.

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is available through the application process and can also be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form



The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 11th, 2022.


How to apply:

Send an application letter indicating the position applying for, with a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references, to:


Sarah Coysh

Chair, Scholarly Communications Librarian Appointment Committee

York University Libraries

516 Scott Library

4700 Keele St.

Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Email: [log in to unmask]


Posting End Date: March 11, 2022



Kind regards,


Lidya Farag

Administrative Coordinator

Dean of Libraries Office

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York University Libraries | York University

133A Central Square

4700 Keele Street Toronto ON, Canada M3J 1P3 

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