Posting #: LB 04/2012

Collections Librarian
Posted:Aug 15, 2012
Department:James A. Gibson Library
Employment Status:Full-Time
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Start Date:ASAP

Job Summary

Brock University Library invites applications for the full-time probationary position of Collections Librarian from qualified candidates who will thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment.

The Collections Services area of the Library is currently undergoing significant staffing changes within the librarian complement. Roles and reporting lines will change during 2012-13. Reporting initially to the Associate University Librarian, Collections & Liaison Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for monograph collection management, including the management of all monograph vendor profiles and approval plans, and for collection analysis and assessment for all subject areas and formats. S/he will also be involved in the selection and acquisition of scholarly information resources, and the review of licenses and subscriptions for renewal. 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


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. At least two years of collection development experience in an academic library is highly desirable.

In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
• Knowledge of the scholarly publishing industry and broader scholarly communication issues and trends
• Knowledge of collection development theory and practice, and acquisitions business practices
• Knowledge of collection assessment tools and strategies
• Knowledge of consortial licensing in a networked environment
• Knowledge of copyright best practices and policies
• Knowledge of link resolver and electronic resource management software, and integrated library systems
• Awareness of cataloguing theory and practice
• Familiarity with Ontario’s Quality Assurance Framework and Degree Level Expectations
• Success in developing collaborative professional relationships
• Effective analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong service orientation
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Notes / To Apply :

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.

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. 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

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