Engineering Librarian (Librarian I or II; contractually limited term appointment)

Website University of Toronto Libraries

Job Tittle:  Engineering Librarian (Librarian I or II; contractually limited term appointment)

Date Posted: 06/04/2024

Closing Date: 07/04/2024

Req ID: 37707

Job Category: Librarian – Contractually Limited Term Appointment

Faculty/Division: Library

Department: Engineering & Computer Science Library

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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About the University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries system is the largest academic library in Canada and is consistently ranked in the top ten among academic research libraries in North America. The system consists of 40 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of over 300 graduate programs, more than 70 professional programs, and about 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million volumes in 341 languages, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 31,000 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries’ data centre houses more than 600 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

About the Engineering & Computer Science Library

The Engineering & Computer Science Library (ECSL) is the second largest science library at UTL. It is the main library at the University of Toronto (U of T) for computer science and engineering collections and resources both online and in print. ECSL is deeply embedded into the engineering and computer science communities at U of T and librarians often partner with faculty and staff on teaching, research, and outreach initiatives. ECSL is a busy and popular place for students to meet and work together on their group assignments, making this library an active and vibrant hub of teaching and learning.

The Opportunity

Engineering & Computer Science Library (ECSL) seeks a self-motivated and adaptable librarian to fill important roles related to liaison librarianship. Representative responsibilities include:
•    Providing curriculum- embedded library instruction, collection building, research supports and proactive outreach and engagement with faculty
•    Demonstrating an awareness and sensitivity to the values of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility and fostering these values within the Engineering & Computer Science Library
•    Developing expertise in issues related to open access publishing, research data management, and copyright to provide first-tier support to the engineering and computer science communities
•    Collaborating with librarians, functional specialists, and liaison clusters to connect faculty to resources and services outside of ECSL when necessary
•    Supervising, hiring, training, and mentoring of casual staff
•    Providing support for Knowledge Synthesis projects


•    A degree from an accredited Masters level program in library and information studies
•    Demonstrated commitment to the values of inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility
•    Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage a diverse workload
•    Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to work creatively and effectively with faculty, staff, and students
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of a team
•    Knowledge of best practices in teaching


•    Experience in the provision of services such as reference and research support, collection building, and liaison work for academic and research communities
•    Academic background in the sciences or engineering or equivalent work experience in these subject areas
•    Experience in hiring, training, and mentoring staff
•    Experience teaching
•    Knowledge of best practices in research data management and knowledge synthesis supports
•    Awareness of issues related to open access publishing

Salary and Terms of Appointment:

It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Librarian I or II level, subject to review and experience. Minimum salary: LIB I: $76,403; LIB II: $79,720 (Salary is dependent on rank at hire and qualifications).  This is a contractually-limited term appointment until January 31, 2025.

Benefits: We offer generous benefits packages to all employees. Additional information is available at:

Additional information

Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

How to Apply:

Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please attach a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of Surname, FirstName, 37707]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants but will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

Diversity Statements

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Accessibility Statement:

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.  If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

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