Part-Time Librarian Posting Number: 02-SLAS.SU20
University of Toronto
Glendon and Keele Campus
5d ago

Description of Position :

York University Libraries’ (YUL) Division of Teaching & Learning seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian

to work on a part-time basis, supporting research and teaching primarily at the Frost Library, Glendon

Campus, but with some duties at the Scott Library at York University’s Keele campus.

The Student Learning & Academic Success Department offers an active and engaging information

literacy program that aims to enable students, faculty, and others to recognize the social context of

information, to develop information-seeking behaviours that transcend specific finding tools, and to think

critically about information.

The Leslie Frost Library provides facilities, resources, reference, research and instructional services to

approximately 2,800 students and faculty at the Glendon College campus of York University. Glendon

offers a university education unique in Canada in its combination of quality academic offerings, campus

experience, and commitment to bilingualism.

The Scott Library provides access to collections, services and research assistance to support those

working in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts and environmental studies at the Keele campus.

Specific Duties :

Reporting to the Director of Student Learning & Academic Success, the successful candidate will :

Instruct information literacy classes / workshops to support programs at the Glendon campus and

for the social sciences and humanities areas at the Keele campus as directed.

Provide timely, high-quality public service, including reference and consultation services, primarily

at the Frost Library, with some service at the Scott Library, and with the Ask A Librarian / Clavardez

chat service.

Create / maintain online research guides and tutorials as assigned.

Assist with collection development projects as assigned.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills with library instruction techniques, technologies and information literacy theories, including ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver student-centered information literacy sessions clearly and concisely;
  • Demonstrated recent experience in social sciences / humanities librarianship in an academic environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social sciences and humanities resources;
  • Demonstrated experience and strong communication skills in negotiating reference queries, especially in social sciences / humanities contexts, including the ability to both teach and contextualize relevant resources relative to a patron’s information needs;
  • A commitment to high quality service;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in both French and English;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to use current technologies used in libraries;
  • Ability to learn quickly and be able to perform in a fast-paced working environment.

    Number of hours per week : 15 hours per week. Classes are normally scheduled between 8 : 30am 5 : 00pm, with some evening exceptions, and with a minimum of 2 weeks of notification.

    Non-classroom work, including preparation time, will be scheduled accordingly.

    Rates of pay : As per current CUPE 3903, Unit 4, Collective Agreement

    Start date of the position : May 1, 2020

    End Date of the position : April 30, 2021

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