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Learning & Liaison Librarian: Critical Making & Digital Technology

Closes on Monday, July 15, 2024
Trent University - Library & Archives
Peterborough, Ontario
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
Trent University – Library & Archives
Job Title
Learning & Liaison Librarian: Critical Making & Digital Technology
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Peterborough, Ontario
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
August 1, 2024
$91,174 – $101,253
Target Audience
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description
Trent University Library and Archives invites applications from self-directed, innovative, and collaborative librarians for the position of Learning & Liaison Librarian: Critical Making & Digital Technology. This in-person opportunity will be a limited term 1 year appointment covering a sabbatical leave, commencing August 1, 2024. The position is based in the Bata Library on the Peterborough Campus, and the incumbent will also be active on the Trent Durham GTA Campus in Oshawa as required. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Librarian to join our team, who will play a pivotal role in shaping the learning experience within our academic community. The successful candidate will be responsible for learning and liaison services within an assigned portfolio of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, providing essential instructional support, collection development, reference and research consultation services, and outreach. This role requires a proactive approach to fostering relationships with faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate students to support teaching, learning and research across disciplines. The Librarian will develop and deliver services and programs in our state-of-theart critical making studio. This involves facilitating hands-on learning and creation opportunities using advanced makerspace equipment and technology, including 3D printing, sewing and embroidery, precision cutting, photo, audio and video capture and editing equipment and software. The ideal candidate will bring a blend of technical expertise, creativity, and a passion for education to support creative and cross disciplinary engagement with library spaces, services and resources.

The Learning & Liaison Librarian is a member of the Library and Archives professional team, reporting to the University Librarian. Librarians are members of the Trent University Faculty Association (TUFA). This limited term appointment includes a competitive benefits package, paid vacation entitlement and professional expenses funding.

Learning & Liaison:
• Provide learning and liaison services to several academic departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including: discipline-specific information and digital literacy instruction; collection development; reference service and research consultation with students and faculty; outreach and liaison to enhance engagement with library services and collections;
• In co-ordination with colleagues, support course instructors in facilitating access to course readings;
• Work with colleagues to adopt educational technology to enhance the library’s teaching and learning goals; • Work in collaboration with faculty, instructors, and library colleagues to determine the best approaches for pedagogical and instructional design;
• Work with colleagues across campus on initiatives related to information literacy and student programming;
• Participate on committees and working groups related to instruction and communication.
Critical Making Studio:
• Animate Library spaces with co-curricular and curriculum-integrated programming for students, faculty, and staff that foster fluency with digital and critical making tools and technologies;
• Develop and facilitate initiatives, programming, and events that promote the use of Odette Critical Making Studio tools and resources by members of the Trent University community;
• Collaborate with faculty and instructors on the design and implementation of curricular integration of critical making tools and practices across the disciplines;
• Train users from across the disciplines in the safe use of critical making equipment, technology and software; Develop and update training materials and procedures; Adhere to safety requirements and practices in the lab environment;
• Plan, implement and evaluate programs and services that meet the changing needs of the Trent University community by building partnerships with academic, student service and administrative units across campus; 2
• Engage in proactive outreach and engagement across the institution to promote creative spaces and maker resources;
• Support library and archives digitization services, develop and refine workflows; train staff and students on the use of digitization equipment and software; troubleshoot hardware and equipment;
• Indirect supervision of Library Innovation Hub Technologist.

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Application Process
Candidates should apply in confidence by email to: attention Emily Tufts, University Librarian. Applications must be received by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2024
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