Liaison/Special Projects Librarian

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Posting #:LB 05/2012
Posted:Dec 20, 2012
Employment Status:Limited Term Appointment
Faculty:Library
Department:James A. Gibson Library
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Start:2013-03-01

Job Summary

Brock University Library has an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate eager to gain new knowledge and experience. We are seeking an innovative, flexible, service-oriented librarian who will thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment. This limited term position is available immediately and extends to August 6, 2015.

Reporting to the Head of Liaison Services, the successful candidate will provide a full range of liaison services, including reference, instruction and collection support to several academic programs in the Humanities during the first year of the appointment, with adjustments in liaison assignments thereafter. S/he will participate in scheduled help desk service, with occasional evening and weekend assignments.

The incumbent will also play a leadership role in “special projects”, with a focus on e-learning in 2013-14. In this role, the incumbent will facilitate and promote e-learning by designing and assessing learning objects, and collaborating with colleagues on their course-integrated e-learning initiatives.

For more details, please see the job description at: https://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/24463

Qualifications

A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library program or its equivalent is required. An additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline is desirable. Formal training and experience in teaching and e-learning are definite assets. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:

• 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 current and emerging instructional technologies
• Ability to design, create and assess interactive learning experiences that are pedagogically sound and engaging
• Familiarity with HTML and of principles of writing for the web
• Understanding of scholarly communication issues and trends
• Familiarity with Ontario’s Quality Assurance Framework and Degree Level Expectations
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Flexibility and ability to manage a diverse workload

Notes

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 www.brocku.ca. The University Library provides information resources and services to a user community of more than 18,000 students and 600 faculty. For further details about the Library, visit www.brocku.ca/library .

Brock University offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. It is anticipated that this entry level appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I. Salary and rank 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 January 15, 2013. Applicants are also asked to submit a link to a video tutorial/online learning object that they have created. The preferred start date is March 1, 2013. 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 brocku.ca/webfm_send/20927 and include the completed form with their application.

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