Liaison / Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Posting #:LB 03/2012
Posted:Aug 15, 2012
Employment Status:Full-Time
Department:James A. Gibson Library
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Job Summary

Brock University Library has an exciting career opportunity for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian who will thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment, is highly flexible and eager to gain new knowledge and experience. This is a full-time probationary position leading to permanence.

Reporting to the Head of Liaison, the successful candidate will provide a full range of liaison services, including research consultation, instruction and collection development support to all academic programs offered by departments in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (i.e. Community Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nursing, Recreation & Leisure Studies, and Sport Management). S/he will participate in scheduled information help desk service, with occasional evening and weekend assignments. Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian, Collections & Liaison, the incumbent will also coordinate open access education initiatives on campus, and take the lead on various open scholarship projects. The successful candidate will participate in library-wide planning and the implementation of strategic initiatives, and will engage in scholarly and service activities according to the Collective Agreement available at


• Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program or its equivalent required. Additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline desirable.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in providing a range of liaison services
• Knowledge of the principles of information literacy and their application in an academic setting
• Knowledge of information sources in a broad range of disciplines
• Knowledge of health and other relevant data products and resources
• Demonstrated ability to design, create and assess interactive learning experiences that are pedagogically sound and engaging to students
• Familiarity with Ontario’s Quality Assurance Framework and Degree Level Expectations
• Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends, and familiarity with open access advocacy strategies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated flexibility and ability to manage a diverse workload
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Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a vigorous research culture. More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website at The University Library provides information resources and services to a user community of more than 17,000 students and 600 faculty. For further details about the Library, visit

Brock University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. An appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I or II. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is included in the Brock University Faculty Association.

Applicants are invited to submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references, by applying online below no later than September 21, 2012. The preferred start date is November 19, 2012 or sooner. As part of the interview process, short-listed candidates will be asked to give a public presentation on a topic related to the position. We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at and include the completed form with their application. More information on Brock University may be found on the university website