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Liaison Librarian (U of GH) – Libraries – FT Academic – (27378)
Find Your Spot at Humber
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If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.
Position Title: Liaison Librarian
Status: Full Time Academic
Department: Humber Library
Campus/Location: University of Guelph-Humber
Salary: Academic starting salaries are determined based on qualifications and years of related experience as detailed in the collective agreement for academic employees
What you will do:
Come and join a supportive and fun library team! We offer a robust onboarding program to get you started and professional development opportunities to level-up your skills as your career progresses, including a community of practice devoted to research and digital fluency instruction, as well as the Idea Labs, our digital makerspaces. Our Social and Wellness Committee provides a number of ways to get to know the team. We are an engaging bunch with wide-ranging interests – photography, hiking, crafting, baking (and sampling baking), pets, gardening, and debating the best books, TV shows, and films, to name but a few.
Now onto more specifics about the role:
The Library seeks an innovative, creative, and digitally-skilled liaison librarian to support teaching, learning and research for the University of Guelph-Humber’s programs in Early Childhood Studies and Community Social Services. A central part of the role is teaching information and digital literacy competencies to learners based on course learning outcomes and in consultation with instructors, with the goal of integrating and scaffolding content throughout curricula. With a focus on active learning and student engagement, the Librarian uses teaching methods and develops learning objects grounded in the Universal Design for Learning framework. Teaching modalities may range from in-person synchronous learning to hybrid and online asynchronous modules.
The Librarian is part of the research help team, assisting students, faculty, and staff with accessing and using library resources via our virtual, and chat/text (Ask a Librarian) service points. The incumbent accommodates individual and small group consultations with students and faculty who require research assistance. Developing and maintaining learning resources in all formats in assigned liaison areas is also part of the role, as is supporting program and course reviews, curriculum development support, and participation in scholarly communication activities. The Librarian builds relationships with faculty and administrators to facilitate awareness of library services and to learn about library-related needs and opportunities for collaboration.
The successful candidate will be part of the library’s marketing and communications team, working collaboratively to promote awareness of library services, collections, and spaces to students and faculty at both the University and Humber College. Designing and participating in outreach activities for all audiences is part of the portfolio. Recent projects have included a redesign of the University of Guelph-Humber library homepage, selecting and branding giveaways, and developing content for a student newsletter.
Working with the librarian and library administrative teams, the incumbent participates in service delivery and content development outside their liaison areas to support students’ academic success (e.g. academic integrity and citation supports, EDIB-related content, orientations). Special projects and participating in departmental, college, University of Guelph-Humber, and/or University of Guelph committees may also be part of this role. The Librarian shapes their teaching, collections, and research help practices using the core values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging throughout.
What you bring to the role:
The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited institution. Advanced knowledge of information and digital literacy skill development in post-secondary education is essential. At least three years professional experience delivering information literacy and research help services as an academic liaison is strongly desired. A related undergraduate degree would be a strong asset, as would knowledge of D2L, Adobe Rush, and/or H5P. Additional qualifications include: a strong aptitude for technology; excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills; strong problem solving, advocacy, project management, relationship building, and interpersonal skills; a proven commitment to customer experience and to working in a collaborative and collegial team environment; the demonstrated ability to multi-task a variety of responsibilities and projects, and adaptability within a variety of professional contexts.
What’s in it for you?
An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
Highly supportive work culture
At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!
We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.
Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.
At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance on concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion http://hrs.humber.ca/human-rights-equity-diversity.html or the Office of Student Conduct at email@example.com
Hours Per Week: 35
Position Type: FT Academic
Work Locations: University of Guelph-Humber
207 Humber College Blvd
Etobicoke M9W 5L7
Job Family: Student Affairs and Services
Duration of Need: Full Time Academic
Deadline to Apply: October, 1st 2023 @11:59PM EDT
Job Posting Date: 9/18/23
Department: Humber Libraries
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