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Liaison Librarian (U of GH) – Libraries – FT Academic

Closes on Monday, August 15, 2022
Humber College
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Full Time (Permanent)
Organization Name
Humber College
Job Title
Liaison Librarian (U of GH) – Libraries – FT Academic
Job Type
Full Time (Permanent)
Location
University of Guelph-Humber 207 Humber College Blvd Etobicoke M9W 5L7
Posting Date
08/02/2022
Application Deadline
08/15/2022
Job Start Date (Expected):
TBD
Compensation
Academic starting salaries are determined based on qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the collective agreement for academic employees
Target Audience
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description
Find Your Spot at Humber:

At Humber, our career paths open up a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Humber experience. Here, every day we work shoulder to shoulder to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in polytechnic education. Humber employees are a diverse group of committed, caring and fun-loving people.
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions, offers a combination of theoretical learning and hands on experience and meets its vision of transforming postsecondary education through global and polytechnic leadership.
Humber’s Centres of Innovation and Entrepreneurship will integrate applied research into program curricula and provide students with access to interdisciplinary and industry projects. We are seeking faculty who will provide students with an exceptional learning experience as we immerse our students in experiential learning and programs that empower them to think critically, make bold choices and become leaders of change. We take finding and growing the right talent very seriously. We strive to find and nurture extraordinary employees who bring their best each day.
If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.

Job Details:
Position Title: Liaison Librarian – University of Guelph-Humber
Status: Full Time
Faculty/Department:
Campus/Location: University of Guelph-Humber
Salary: Academic starting salaries are determined based on qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the collective agreement for academic employees

What you will do:

The Library seeks an innovative, creative and digitally skilled full-time liaison librarian to support teaching, learning, and research for the Community Social Services, Early Childhood Studies, Business, and Psychology programs at the University of Guelph-Humber. A central part of the role is teaching information and digital literacy competencies to students based on course learning outcomes and in consultation with instructors, with the goal of integrating and scaffolding content throughout the curricula. With a focus on active learning and student engagement, the Librarian uses teaching methods and develops learning objects grounded in the Universal Design for Learning framework. Teaching modalities may range from in-person synchronous learning to hybrid and online asynchronous modules.

Together with the Manager, Learning Services, the Librarian leads the University of Guelph-Humber research help team, providing training for staff and coordinating service delivery. The Librarian participates in research help services, assisting students, faculty, and staff with accessing and using library resources via in-person, video, and chat/text (Ask A Librarian) service points. The incumbent accommodates individual and small group consultations with students and faculty who require research assistance. Developing and maintaining collections in all formats in the assigned liaison area is also part of the role. The Librarian coordinates academic honesty and citation initiatives, creating learning supports as needed. Program and course reviews, curriculum development support, and participation in scholarly communication activities are integral to the position. The Librarian builds relationships with faculty and administrators to facilitate awareness of library services and to learn about library-related needs and opportunities for collaboration. Working with the librarian and library administrative teams, the incumbent participates in service delivery and content development outside their liaison areas to support students’ academic success (e.g. library orientations). The Librarian shapes their teaching, collections and research help practices using the core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout.

What you bring to the role:

Education:
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited institution.

Experience and Skills:
Advanced knowledge of information and digital literacy skill development in post-secondary education is essential. At least three years professional experience delivering information literacy and research help services as an academic liaison is strongly desired. Experience with data reference is required. An undergraduate degree in a related subject area would be a strong asset, as would experience with learning management systems, creating interactive content (e.g. using H5P), video platforms (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams), and/or Adobe Rush. Additional qualifications include: technological aptitude; excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills; strong problem solving, advocacy, project management, relationship building and interpersonal skills; a proven commitment to customer experience and to working in a collaborative and collegial team environment; the demonstrated ability to multi-task a variety of responsibilities and projects, and adaptability within a variety of professional contexts.

What’s In it for you?

• An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
• Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
• Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
• Amazing perks
• Highly supportive work culture

At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.

Accommodation:

Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

Anti-Discrimination Statement:

At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance on concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion http://hrs.humber.ca/human-rights-equity-diversity.html or the Office of Student Conduct at studentconduct@humber.ca

Position Type FT Academic
Work Locations University of Guelph-Humber 207 Humber College Blvd Etobicoke M9W 5L7
Job Family Student Affairs and Services
Job Posting 8/2/22
Department Humber Libraries

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Application Process
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