Distinctive Collections Librarian

Website John W. Graham Library - University of Toronto

Distinctive Collections Librarian Toronto , ON
Appointment Type: Permanent, 35 hours per week

Classification & Hiring Range: It is anticipated that this position will be filled at Librarian I (minimum $71,451/year) or Librarian II (minimum $74,553/year). Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Reports to: Nicholls Librarian & Director, John W. Graham Library & Trinity Archives

Position Summary:

The John W. Graham Library is recruiting a Distinctive Collections Librarian to join a collaborative team of user-centred librarians, library technicians, and student library assistants. With an emphasis on promotion, digitization, instruction, and cataloguing, the Distinctive Collections Librarian will work with both Technical and Public Services teams to ensure access to and engagement with Graham Library’s distinctive collections, especially rare and special collections. This position will be instrumental in facilitating discovery of our distinctive collections, as well as engaging users in conducting research with these materials.

The John W. Graham Library embodies nearly two centuries of vision, energy, and commitment to the academic enterprise of Trinity College. The Library serves Trinity’s undergraduate Arts and Science students, Trinity and Wycliffe alumni, and the greater University of Toronto and Anglican Church communities who seek our resources.

Trinity College is a vibrant and diverse academic community with a rich history and excellent local and international reputation. Since its founding in 1851, the College has valued and fostered a high level of academic achievement with some 2,000 currently registered students, 450 of whom live at the College. The Trinity College grounds comprise spectacular historic buildings, and the College is among the most prestigious colleges on the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto. Trinity’s campus currently consists of four main buildings and is located in the central Toronto downtown core, steps from the Bloor-St. George subway and Queen’s Park.

Key responsibilities (but not limited to):

Outreach & Instruction

Identify outreach opportunities for expanding Graham Library’s instruction program in rare and special collections.
Provide instruction including workshops and seminars on rare and special collections.
Work collaboratively and collegially with other librarians at Graham on shared instruction opportunities, exhibitions, and digitization projects.
Plan and prepare exhibits (in-library and digital) highlighting materials from rare and special collections.

Create original and derived cataloguing records for rare and special collections materials as required in the University of Toronto’s Union Database according to MARC21 and RDA standards with the additional use of Descriptive Cataloguing of Rare Books.
As part of the technical services team, provide occasional coverage of tasks related to acquisitions and cataloguing material for the general collection.
Collection Management

Facilitate user access to rare and special collections, including retrieval requests; supervising researchers in the rare books reading carrels; training researchers on proper handling of materials as required.

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or equivalent.
Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated effectiveness in information literacy instruction programming.
A minimum of one year working with rare and special collections in an academic library.
An advanced degree in a relevant subject area (preferred).
Experience with basic web editing and platforms such as WordPress (preferred).
Experience working with Alma/Ex Libris Library Services Platform (preferred).
Knowledge of and experience with national and international metadata standards, including RDA, AACR2R, LCSH, CSH, LC classification, MARC 21, DCRM(B), etc. (preferred).
Working Hours:

Full-time 35 hours per week. Generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, however flexibility in hours is required due to the nature of working with students, and occasional evening or weekend work will be required to accommodate the student schedule and library events. Overtime may be required during peak periods.

How to apply: Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.DistinctiveCollectionsLibrarian] including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to libraryjob@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Job Posting: February 27, 2023

Closing date: March 27, 2023

Trinity is a federated university in the University of Toronto and offers excellent employment opportunities with exceptional benefits. The College is a culturally diverse community that sustains a tradition of academic excellence and provides a vibrant and welcoming community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff.

Trinity College is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity based on merit, transparency, accessibility, and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity. If you need this job posting in an alternative format or if you require accommodation measures, please contact us at hr@trinity.utoronto.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Compensation: Librarian I (minimum $71,451/year) or Librarian II (minimum $74,553/year)

Closes: 27 March, 2023

John W. Graham Library
Toronto , ON

To apply for this job please visit www.trinity.utoronto.ca.