Health Sciences Librarian

Website University of Saskatchewan

We invite applications for a full-time, five-year term (non-tenure track) librarian position with the University Library. This position does not include a research component, but is in scope of the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association. The successful candidate will provide liaison services to the College of Dentistry, School of Public Health, and the department of Community Health and Epidemiology within the College of Medicine. Our health sciences librarians support the disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, dentistry, kinesiology, public health, and rehabilitation sciences. We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, and flexible individual to work collaboratively throughout the library, and to contribute to library-wide projects and priorities.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

·         Providing high-quality liaison services that support faculty teaching and research, and student learning and success, including
-designing and delivering information literacy instruction, both in-person and online
-working with the other health sciences librarians to develop high-quality collections of electronic resources
-providing information services, including research consultations

·         Building collaborative relationships with stakeholder groups to advance learning and research

·         Working as a member of one of the library’s four divisions (Learning and Curriculum Support Division, Research Support Services Division, Collections and Discovery Division, and University Archives and Special Collections Division) to advance our Library Strategic Framework.

About the University Library

As one of Canada’s leading research libraries, the University Library serves as the intellectual hub of USask, providing resources, services, and spaces that facilitate inquiry, discovery, and knowledge creation. Our Strategic Framework focuses on building scholars and decolonizing the library. The University Library is committed to developing welcoming, responsive, and accessible services and resources to support our diverse clientele, with a strategic focus on Indigenous peoples. The University Library leverages its collections and expertise to partner with community organizations such as OUT Saskatoon and the Open Door Society.

The University Library has a robust digital library and is physically distributed across six locations on campus to support the learning, teaching, and research communities. For more information, visit the University Library website.

About the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated in Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

About Saskatoon

Saskatoon is a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The city’s arts and cultural scene includes the Remai Modern Art Gallery, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, two independent movie theatres (Broadway Theatre and Roxy Theatre), Persephone Theatre, the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The city has a wide array of restaurants, several local breweries and distilleries, and offers a variety of recreational opportunities such as classes, recreational leagues, and semi-professional sporting events. Residents of Saskatoon have access to many public walking/biking trails along the South Saskatchewan River and enjoy short commute times. Apartment rental costs and house prices are lower than many other places in the country. Saskatchewan is also known for its world-class outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.


An ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree or international equivalent is required for this appointment. Experience in the health sciences is an asset, but not necessary.

We are seeking candidates who demonstrate:

·         Ability to develop and sustain effective and collaborative professional working relationships and partnerships
·         Effective teaching in both group and individual settings
·         Knowledge of/experience with synthesis reviews (e.g., systematic reviews, scoping reviews)
·         Ability to provide high-quality service
·         Willingness to take initiative and be a self-starter
·         Flexibility, engagement, and creativity/innovation
·         Awareness of current and emerging trends in librarianship

The University Library values a diverse employee complement and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons are encouraged to apply.

Current salary bands for this position are as follows:
·         Assistant Librarian: $83,150 to $99,945
·         Associate Librarian: $99,945 to $120,099

It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the assistant or associate rank.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email and preferably as a single PDF, a cover letter highlighting qualifications and accomplishments, as well as a detailed curriculum vitae to:

Charlene Sorensen, MLIS
Interim Dean, University Library
University of Saskatchewan

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin March 18, 2024, however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

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