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Liaison Librarian
 
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Oakville, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Training and Education ; Library Services
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 1
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Mar 22, 2013
 
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Reporting to the Manager, Library Services Davis Campus, the Liaison Librarian’s major responsibility involves developing and implementing instruction on information literacy and e-Learning initiatives for the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies, as well as provides communications with, and support for, Library Services users to achieve institutional learning goals.  The position also provides reference help and contributes to the development of related services in all disciplines.

Responsibilities:
• Working collaboratively with the User Education Coordinator and other members of the User Education team to create discipline-specific modules;
• Teaching library research instruction sessions at Davis Campus primarily in the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies programmes;
• Working with the User Education team in developing library publications to promote and instruct on the library and its resources; 
• Working collaboratively with college faculty and library colleagues to integrate information literacy and research skills across the curriculum;
• Cultivating partnerships with faculty and staff across the Davis Campus;
• Monitoring and evaluating web sites and research sources;
• Contributing information and advice about user’s needs towards ongoing planning and development, in order to provide leading edge Library Service;
• Staying abreast of relevant library technologies, including social networking technology and helping to develop marketing, outreach and reference services through the use of these technologies;
• Providing general reference services in all disciplines individually and at the service desks, as well as specialized reference/research services;
• Participating in development of references services, information literacy and e-learning policies;
• When required, providing input in the selection of new reference/electronic resources based on analysis, need and suitability;
• Providing guidance to all full and part-time support staff in the Davis Campus Library;
• Required to work evening shifts as necessary;
• Other duties as necessary.

Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited institution.  A university degree from within the disciplines of life sciences or science would be an asset. Minimum of one-year experience as a Librarian or equivalent experience in providing Library reference service or instruction is required.   Preferred candidates will be those who have proven current knowledge of information technologies and their application within libraries, working knowledge of science, health sciences and engineering electronic information resources, knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries and higher education.  Demonstrated experience in the delivery of reference services and in information literacy is desired.

Strong oral and written communication, creative thinking, problem-solving, analytical skills, and knowledge of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards are required, as well as proven effectiveness as an instructor/class presenter. Other requirements include the ability to multi-task a variety of responsibilities and projects and to be adaptable within a variety of professional contexts, while working in a customer service, team oriented, environment. Travel between campuses will be required.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Part Time/Sessional Academic – 1 yr + Maternity Leave
Faculty/Department: Library Services
Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/F/43
Salary Range: $58,946 - $102,186 (based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)
Hours: May 2013 - 24 hours per week 
           June 2013-May 2014 - 35 hours per week
Application Deadline: March 28, 2013

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review
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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.

 
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