Health and Data Librarian – Tenure Track Position

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The J.N. Desmarais Library at Laurentian University invites applications from innovative and creative individuals for a tenure-track faculty position as liaison librarian for health programs. The librarian willalso be responsible for research data management and data and statistics for all university programs.

The preferred start date is October 1, 2024, or as negotiated.

The Health and Data Librarian will, for their areas of responsibility:
1. Provide specialized information services.
2. Advance strategies related to decolonizing the library.
3. Design and deliver information literacy sessions online and in person.
4. Actively engage in the development and maintenance of the library collection.
5. Enhance the e-learning environment that supports library instruction and research.
6. Develop and maintain website content.
7. Participate in the provision of general reference services.
8. Develop and conduct a program of scholarly activity.
9. Contribute to university governance.

The successful candidate must have:
1. A master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of health information resources, research data and statistical
3. Experience incorporating indigenization principles into library practice.
4. Current knowledge of library and e-learning trends and technologies.
5. Excellent communication skills, oral and written (English and French).
6. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

A master’s degree in the health sciences and experience with research data and statistics from previous library or work experience, preferably two years, will be an asset.

In addition to active engagement and participation in librarianship and research, the successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the Department, the Library and Archives, the University, and the broader community.

The personnel of the Library and Archives strive to support student learning and faculty teaching and research by developing rich library and archival collections, both physical and digital; by providing
information literacy instruction and point-of-need assistance in a variety of formats; by maintaining safe and comfortable study spaces for individuals and groups; and by offering more specialized services around data, archival fonds, publications, and more. The Library and Archives service points include the J.N. Desmarais Library, the Laurentian University Archives, the Architecture Library, and the Education Resource Centre.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its
bilingual, tricultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’smajor urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to ScienceNorth, SNOLAB, NOSM University, Health Sciences North, and multiple post-secondary institutions.

Application Requirements

A complete application includes the following:
• A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
• An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
• A statement of current and prospective librarianship experience and interests
• A statement of current and prospective research interests
• The names and contact information for three references
The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to:

Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at with the following subject line: Application for faculty position in the Department of the Library and Archives. The deadline for receipt of applications is August 31, 2024, or until the position is filled.

Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University’s bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision
regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Mé tis or Inuit. (

The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University
Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at

Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information ( All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.

Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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