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Liaison Librarian

Closes on Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full Time (Contract)
Organization Name
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)
Job Title
Liaison Librarian
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Location
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Posting Date
08/12/2022
Application Deadline
08/23/2022
Job Start Date (Expected):
asap
Compensation
$65,391 – 104,455 (Hiring salary range – $65,391 – $86,630)
Target Audience
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
  • 5–10 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description
Liaison Librarian
About Toronto MetropolitanAt the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

About The University Libraries:

A vibrant and innovative centre of exploration, research, creation and learning, the University Libraries are positioned at the core of the University’s academic, research and community engagement goals. The Libraries support a diverse community of learners and instructors, researchers and scholars, and community experts and entrepreneurs, and are a hub of interdisciplinary SRC. The dedicated team of more than 100 talented individuals supports a growing academic community, including new campuses and a growing number of international students. In addition to our main campus Library, TMU University Libraries includes a Law Library branch. The Law Library at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law is Canada’s newest academic law library, and offers collections and services that enable students and faculty to realize the School’s vision of a progressive legal education designed to meet the needs of a new generation of lawyers. The University Libraries provide crucial academic learning, creation and research resources, programs, services and spaces. Its unique blend of expertise and programming, coupled with access to leading edge technology and an array of information resources, fosters a rich academic environment, supporting the University’s complement of degree programs, and advancing research and discovery, and community outreach and engagement.
The Libraries are committed to the TRC Calls to Action and are actively exploring ways to decolonize our work and these efforts are further supported by the Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win (Standing Strong Task Force) recommendations and the University’s in process renaming initiative. Our ongoing commitment to equity and community inclusion continue to shape and reaffirm our values and priorities as a Library and University.

The Opportunity

The Library currently has an opportunity for a Liaison Librarian. The successful candidate is enthusiastic to learn about the teaching, learning, and research needs of a wide variety of disciplines, and has a strong commitment to client service, exceptional teaching and learning, innovative scholarly, research and creative activities (SRC), and to equity, diversity and community inclusion. Working within a team of liaison librarians, this Liaison role will backfill behind librarian sabbaticals, including supporting the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) and others. Provides research and reference service including discipline-specific reference, research consultation, and information research instruction to faculty and students in individual, group and class settings. The position also includes responsibility for collection development, support for scholarly, research and creative activities (SRC), and promoting awareness of a range of information resources and essential Library services. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required. Additional duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:
Required:
• Masters degree in Library Science or Information Science;
• Experience in a librarian liaison role including research and information instruction, instructional material development, reference services delivery, and subject collection management;
• Experience in supporting scholarship, research and creative activities (SRC) in an academic context;
• Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication
• including open access publishing, journal evaluation and research
• impact;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to build and foster strong collaborations and partnerships as part of a team;
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage challenging and high pressure situations with tact and professionalism;
• Ability to take initiative, work independently and to ensure high levels of team engagement and communication.
Preferred:
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or related field or experience working as a business librarian in a corporate, public, or academic setting;
• Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience in the use of financial databases.

Position Number(s): 20003887
Reports To: Department Head, Library Learning Services
Vacancy Type: TERM
Employee Group: MAC
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: 2 years from start date
Hours of Work: 36.25
Grade and Step: C42
Salary Scale: $65,391 – 104,455 (Hiring salary range – $65,391 – $86,630)
Application Close Date: August 23, 2022
Application Instructions:: Applications will be accepted online only through the Toronto Metropolitan Career page

Notes:
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University’s careersite.
Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.

We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact hr@ryerson.ca. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Please include the public link to your posting if available
https://www.torontomu.ca/careers/
Application Process
Applications will be accepted online only through the Toronto Metropolitan Career page
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