Integrated Learning Librarian – Queen’s University – Kingston, Ontario

Jan 10, 2007 by

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Integrated Learning Librarian, Engineering and Science Library

Continuing Track Appointment ; Available immediately

Queen’s University Library requires an innovative, energetic and service-oriented public services librarian to deliver services in support of the Faculty of Applied Science’s Integrated Learning initiative. Reporting to the Head, Engineering and Science Library, the Integrated Learning Librarian, in collaboration with the Integrated Learning Centre, has the responsibility to identify, develop, promote, deliver and assess information services to applied science students and faculty members engaged in Integrated Learning programs. As part of a team in the Engineering and Science Library, the incumbent provides reference and research services; participates in the provision of orientation and teaching programs; is responsible for faculty liaison and collection development in assigned subject areas. The librarian consults and collaborates with other service providers in the Library, and promotes the vision of a team-based learning organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: An ALA accredited MLS; successful public services experience, preferably in an engineering, technical or science library; demonstrated teaching ability; knowledge of trends in the field of engineering education; understanding of professional and scholarly resources in the applied sciences; a high level of technological literacy including knowledge of or experience with instructional technologies; excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication; ability to work effectively in both a team-based and self-directed environment.

Preferred: A strong academic background in the pure or applied sciences.

ENVIRONMENT:

The Engineering and Science Library serves the learning, teaching and research needs of the undergraduates, graduates, faculty and researchers in the pure and applied sciences. In addition, the Library serves the needs of students and faculty in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The Library’s current staff complement of 5 librarians and 8.5 FTE library technicians strives to provide a welcoming and responsive environment for all our users.

The Faculty of Applied Science’s Integrated Learning initiative seeks to provide more active teaching and learning experiences, strengthen relationships among departments, and provide more interdisciplinary, open-ended, real-world experiences in order to prepare their graduates for the increasingly rigorous expectations of engineering practice. The Library is engaged in this initiative and has a key role to play.

Queen’s University Library comprises five major libraries in well-equipped facilities. It serves a user community of approximately 18,000 students and 800 faculty with research collections exceeding 7 million items, more than 16,000 electronic journals and 400 databases; a staff of 160; and a budget exceeding $17 million. The Library has adopted a team-based organization based on the goals of the learning organization to encourage innovation and flexibility in meeting the service needs of the Library’s users. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Librarians are members of the Faculty Association and terms and conditions of work are governed by the collective agreement between the Association and the University, which is posted at http://www.qufa.ca/. It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Librarian (minimum salary for an Assistant Librarian is $50,304.), but salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a continuing track appointment, available immediately.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

For a complete position guide: http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/posguide_es2006ilc.pdf
Visit the Engineering and Science Library: http://library.queensu.ca/webeng/
Visit the Integrated Learning Centre: http://appsci.queensu.ca/ilc/
Learn more about Queen’s University Library: http://library.queensu.ca/
Learn more about Queen’s University: http://www.queensu.ca/

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis beginning January 26, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application outlining your suitability for this position, accompanied by a curriculum vita and the names of three referees, one of whom is a current or recent supervisor, should be sent to:

Barbara Teatero, Associate University Librarian
Joseph S. Stauffer Library
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4
FAX: (613) 533-6362
Email: library.hr@queensu.ca

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