The University of Windsor's Leddy Library invites applications for a permanence-track Information Services Librarian position commencing January 1, 2020. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Leddy Library is an integral participant in the delivery of academic programmes and the pursuit of research at the University of Windsor. As the library embarks on a new strategic plan, the Library is renewing and strengthening its commitment to facilitate and transform learning, research, and teaching by connecting communities both online and in person. This commitment includes working towards a learner-centred campus, and the continued refinement of a learning environment that enables and facilitates the pursuit and creation of knowledge by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Windsor. Leddy Library offers a highly professional environment and provides opportunities to identify and pursue project partnerships on campus and in the community. For further details about the Leddy Library, visit our website at http://leddy.uwindsor.ca.
Working closely with other library departments, the Information Services Department is responsible for the provision of reference services, collection development, information literacy, the library’s web presence, scholarly communication supports, data services, and digital scholarship support to patrons at all levels, from undergraduate through faculty, as well as with members of the community. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Information Services Department and will be joining a dynamic team of librarians making strong contributions to the University's teaching, research, and service mission.
Throughout their career, Information Services librarians serve in a variety of roles. It is anticipated that the incumbent will initially provide teaching, learning, and collection services for the Faculty of Nursing as well as other academic departments. The incumbent will also contribute to developing online teaching content in support of campus academic programs.
The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. Librarians engage in service to the University, service to the profession, and research/scholarship/creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities.
The successful candidate will: have an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited or equivalent program in Library and Information Studies; be a demonstrated self-directed learner, with outstanding oral and written communication, presentation, teaching, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated knowledge of and experience in teaching and learning, with a clear commitment to critical thinking and curriculum-based information literacy program development; demonstrate an understanding of the contemporary environments, issues, and challenges facing academic libraries; and exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and flexibility in meeting user needs, be able to function effectively independently and as a team member, be able to manage competing priorities and have a comfort and ability to adapt to a changing structure and environment. Demonstrated interest in supporting the library’s web presence and developing and applying library services in an online environment is preferred. Knowledge of evidence-based information seeking practices, technology, and resources relevant to the health and basic sciences is an asset.
- a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
- a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
- a portfolio of up to three (3) examples of project work, writing, teaching, or research reflecting professional experience and/or philosophy of librarianship; and
- three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Chair at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions) found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of October 4, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.
Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Pascal Calarco, Chair, Permanence Track Information Services Librarian Search Committee
University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3161, Fax (519)971-3638, Email: Yvonne.Arnowitz@uwindsor.ca
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.