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Collection Development Librarian

Submitted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Organization: Saint Paul University
City: Ottawa
Province/State: Ontario
Country: Canada
Category: Library (Academic)
Job type: Full-time
Duration: Temporary
Description and duties: 

The incumbent participates in the development and provision of orientation and teaching programs, provides reference and research services and is responsible for faculty liaison and collection development activities.

The main function of this position consists in working in collaboration with faculty and the library team to integrate information literacy into the curricula of relevant courses and in ensuring the development of collections in assigned disciplines. The librarian will be responsible for ensuring effective use of the Library’s resources by developing, promoting and improving access to resources. The main objective of this position is the contribution to the optimal development, organization, access and use of library resources in support of the teaching and research mission of Saint Paul University.


A. Collections development and Liaison Activities
• Evaluate, develop and coordinate the reference and general collections, for assigned disciplines, for all types of documents, print and electronic, current and retrospective, in accordance with current policies and practices and in cooperation with faculty.
• Participate in the elaboration, writing and revision of collections development policies for assigned disciplines.
• Manage the collections in assigned disciplines, including evaluation and selection of gifts.
• Liaise with academic units and researchers to develop collections in assigned disciplines.

B. Teaching and Reference Activities
• Participate in the design, development, and evaluation of orientation, instructional and information literacy programs in consultation with faculty, students and colleagues.
• Develop web and courseware-based resources and tools to support instructional programs and reference services. Identify opportunities for partnering with or supporting individual faculty member engaged in curriculum design and development activities.
• Provide reference assistance and in-depth research assistance.
• Collaborate with faculty and librarians to develop and expand subject portals to the collections and leverage institutional repositories, social media and other tools to better provide information resources to students and faculty within their teaching, learning and research contexts.
• Liaise with academic units and researchers to promote library resources and services, reference and teaching activities and to identify ongoing needs.
• Maintain awareness of current trends in education and scholarly communication and keep the library team abreast of new information sources and tools and their use in assigned disciplines.

C. Other duties
• Contributes to librarianship by carrying out professional research and/or scholarly work.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Librarian.


• A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent;
• Two (2) years of professional experience, or fewer, depending on relevance of experience to the position;
• Experience in collection development activities in an academic library;
• Knowledge of scholarly information acquired through studies or professional experience;
• High level of technological literacy including knowledge of or experience with instructional technologies;
• Pertinent knowledge of and experience in the areas of reference, teaching and collection development;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken, including the ability to teach in both official languages.

Additional information : 

CONTRACT TERM: February 1st, 2017 for a period of 12 months (possibility of extension)

In this document, the masculine pronoun is used without discrimination and only for conciseness.

Saint Paul University (1848) is the college founder of the University of Ottawa, with which it maintained a federation relationship since 1965. Bilingual and human scale, it has nearly 1,000 students; it offers social communication programs, counseling and psychotherapy, canon law, public ethics, conflict studies, philosophy, theology and human relations. Saint Paul University offers an environment conducive to professional growth and competitive benefits.

Application deadline: Dec 7 2016
How to apply: 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. We will be contacting only those candidates who have been chosen for the next step of the selection process.

We are committed to ensure employment equity and we encourage the participation of all Canadians. If your application is successful and you think you need accommodation during the selection process, please notify us. Your personal information is protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act.

Please reply in confidence no later than Wednesday December 07, 2016 via our web site

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