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Health Sciences Librarian

Closes on Sunday, July 29, 2018
Queen's University
Kingston, ON


Health Sciences Librarian


Queen’s University Library invites applications for the position of Health Sciences Librarian.   This is a limited-term position beginning as soon as possible and ending January 31, 2020.



Reporting to the Head Health Sciences Librarian, and working as part of a team, the librarian is responsible for promoting, delivering and supporting a full-range of information services for all members of the Queen’s University Library community, especially undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members in Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy, and Life Sciences. The health professionals at a number of South-Eastern Ontario institutions are also part of our clientele as a result of successful outreach partnerships. As part of a highly motivated team, the librarian provides reference and research services; participates in the delivery of the curriculum-integrated Information Literacy programmes of the Bracken Health Sciences Library; participates in the development and maintenance of Bracken Health Sciences Library web pages and other Library publicity and course materials; and is involved in collection maintenance activities.


Responsibilities will evolve as the Library continues to develop and restructure in support of the University’s strategic priorities.


The full position description can be found here.


An ALA accredited M.L.S./M.L.I.S. degree or equivalent; a proactive approach and strong commitment to user-centered services; excellent inter-personal and organizational skills; proven group communication and presentation skills; demonstrated technological literacy; proficiency in the use of electronic information resources and applications in relevant disciplines; dynamic, highly motivated and flexible individual who can work effectively in both a team-based and a self-directed environment. Experience in academic health sciences or hospital librarianship is preferred.



Queen’s is one of Canada’s leading universities, with an international reputation for scholarship, research, social purpose and spirit. Established in 1841, Queen’s has reflected and helped shape Canadian values and policies, educating some of the country’s most notable figures. The university has a student body of 23,000, representing 83 different countries, and 3,000 faculty drawn from some of the best institutions in the world. Queen’s is located in the heart of historic Kingston, midpoint between Montreal and Toronto, and the nation’s capital.

Queen’s University Library consistently receives top marks as a medium-sized university library.  It comprises six libraries and several cross-library divisions supporting the university’s academic mission, and is known for its dedicated staff, strong research collections and superb facilities. A staff of approximately 120 provides information leadership and is deeply embedded in Queen’s faculties and schools of Engineering & Applied Science, Arts & Science, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Policy Studies, Religion, and Urban & Regional Planning. The Library’s research collections, developed since the university’s founding, are a central university priority and include millions of print and digital items supported by a strong technology infrastructure and a focus on scholarly communications. The Library provides a comprehensive suite of services to assist faculty and student researchers in depositing scholarly publications to instutional and discipline repositories and is a recognized leader in providing services related to data curation and in the development of regional and national initiatives to support research data management.   Library facilities are heavily used campus hubs with a mix of inviting, accessible learning spaces, computers and collections. Queen’s University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

The Bracken Health Sciences Library serves the teaching and research needs of the undergraduates, graduates, faculty and researchers in the Faculty of Health Sciences, which includes the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.  In addition, the Bracken Health Sciences Library serves as the primary library for students, graduates, faculty and researchers in the Queen’s Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.  Bracken Health Sciences Library offers a comprehensive information literacy programme integrated in all the health and life sciences curricula. Another important role for the Bracken Health Sciences Library staff is the delivery of information and collection services to a number of hospitals in Southeastern Ontario.



Librarians are members of the Queen’s University Faculty Association and terms and conditions of work are governed by the collective agreement between the Association and the University.  The collective agreement is posted at

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require an accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources Administration,, 613-533-2070.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about 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 applications 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. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.


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Applications will be reviewed beginning July 29, 2019 and on an on-going basis until the position is filled.  A letter of application, accompanied by curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, one of whom must be a current or recent supervisor, should be sent by email to:


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