Liaison Librarian

University of Toronto


The J.N. Desmarais Library at Laurentian University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a twelve-month limited term liaison librarian position that will focus on the sciences, engineering and architecture. The preferred start date is January 1, 2024. The Limited Term Appointment ends December 31, 2024.

The Science, Engineering and Architecture Librarian will:
Provide specialized information services for programs in the sciences, engineering and architecture, in English and French.
Provide library instruction in assigned subject areas, in English and French.
Develop and maintain the sciences, engineering and architecture collections.
Contributing generally to the work of the Department of the Library and Archives.
Engaging in scholarly activity and in university governance.
Developing and maintaining online tutorials and subject guides in assigned subject areas.
Provide reference services, in English and French.

The successful candidates will have the following essential qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
Current knowledge of science, engineering and architectural resources.
Functional knowledge of science, engineering and architecture-related technologies.
Excellent communication skills, oral and written (English and French).
Excellent interpersonal skills.

A Master’s degree in the sciences, engineering or architecture and previous academic library experience, preferably two years, will be an asset.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tricultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions. Laurentian is home to the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute.

Application Requirements
A complete application includes the following:
A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae.
A statement of your interest in the position and how your experience will support your success in the role as Science, Engineering and Architecture librarian.
The names and contact information for three references (at least one from an academic/research librarian).

The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to: Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at [email protected] with the following subject line: Application for Limited-Term position as Liaison Librarian. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 14, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. (https://laurentian.ca/bilingualism ) The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at www.lufappul.ca .

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information ([email protected]).

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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