Replacement Librarian (January 1st 2021- December 31st 2021)
Responsibilities: The University of Ottawa Library seeks an innovative, motivated and service-oriented Research Librarian. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who works well with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment.
Setting: Located on the ancestral land of the Algonquin people in the heart of the National Capital, the University of Ottawa is recognized as one of Canada’s leading teaching and research institutions. With 1,200 regular faculty and 40,000 students enrolled in over 360 programs, the University of Ottawa offers a broad spectrum of high quality programs in both English and French. For more information, see: http://www.uottawa.ca.
Description: Reporting to the Head, Research Support, Health Sciences, Medicine, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HMSTEM) the Research Librarian provides services that support research, scholarship, and learning activities in assigned areas and in support of the broader research mission of the University of Ottawa. Working in an adaptive, team-based environment, the incumbent is responsible for a broad scope of work. Serving as the primary liaison for users in assigned areas, the Research Librarian provides specialized expertise, carries out consultations with users, develops educational materials and research guides, designs and delivers information literacy programs, and cultivates relationships as appropriate. The incumbent may also contribute to literature searching support and knowledge synthesis activities in fields related to health research. The incumbent is a member of an evolving organization that emphasizes service quality, innovation, and teamwork.
Currently, we are looking for a librarian with expertise or experience in Health and Science librarianship relevant to providing services in the following areas:
Medicine (undergraduate MD program)
A Master's degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.
At least two years of professional experience, or fewer depending on the relevance of the experience.
Effective oral and written communication skills in both French and English.
University degree, preferably at the graduate level, in a field of specialization relevant to the position or an appropriate combination of education and work experience in relevant disciplines.
Knowledge of scholarly resources and research methods acquired through studies or professional experience.
Experience in the areas of teaching and research support.
Collaborative, flexible, and collegial, with the ability to work in a team environment.
Problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to identify areas of opportunity and experience planning and implementing projects and services that are responsive to user needs.
Rank and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is part of the APUO bargaining unit (faculty, librarians, counsellors, and language teachers).
If librarians currently employed at the University of Ottawa are interested in this position, the opportunity of an interim appointment would be available.
Posting no.: 20042-LIB
Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with their name in the document title. Internal candidates will be considered first; applications should be submitted no later than Friday October 2nd, 2020 at 4 pm.
Ms. Talia Chung
University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems)
University of Ottawa Library
65 University Private
The University of Ottawa Library thanks all those who apply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from, Indigenous persons, racialized persons (visible minorities), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identiﬁcation Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.
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