One-Year Full-Time Term Appointment for a Teaching & Learning Librarian
The Unit is organized around disciplinary clusters and is seeking support for the disciplines within Health and Medicine.
Responsibilities. As a member of the Teaching and Learning (T&L) Unit and as determined by Unit priorities, the successful candidate will be called upon to carry out some or all of the following responsibilities:
• Contribute to the development and implementation of library curriculum to support the curricular, co-curricular, and academic activities of Western University
• Collaborate closely with campus stakeholders across the curriculum cycle to design and deliver effective face-to-face, e-learning, and blended library learning experiences, including the creation of a variety of learning objects
• Provide systematic and scoping review consultations and support
• Apply inclusive, accessible, and equitable pedagogies
• Develop and administer appropriate assessment measures to evaluate student learning
• Actively participate in projects in order to improve student learning
• Collaborate with Western Libraries colleagues across the functional units in the development and delivery of library curriculum, including in-depth reference consultations
• Represent Western Libraries at campus events and professional meetings and conferences
Qualifications and Experience
• Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, or a PhD in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree is required
• Experience with information literacy teaching, consultation, and/or curricular design is preferred
• Knowledge of disciplines within Health and Medicine, including research methods and resources, is preferred
• Knowledge of systematic and scoping review consultations is preferred
• Experience with EDI-DIA work (equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization, Indigenization and/or accessibility) is preferred
• Familiarity with technologies that are used to support student learning
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent organizational skills to set and balance priorities, manage competing deadlines, and take on multiple projects and responsibilities
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Initiative, innovation, resourcefulness, and flexibility in order to develop relationships across Western Libraries and beyond, particularly with various academic departments
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Western Libraries is committed to excellence: anticipating information and service needs related to the University's goals for research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to our university community and key partners. We are currently in the process of updating our Strategic Plan to align with the University’s strategic plan, Towards Western at 150, which has three main themes: Greater Impact; People, Community, and Culture; and Western’s Place in the World.
Western Libraries, one of Canada’s leading research libraries, is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and a proud partner in the OCUL Collaborative Futures Project. Recognized for the quality of its staff, the access and services provided, and its outstanding print and digital collections, Western Libraries supports the University’s mission to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of society through excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.
Librarians at Western are Members of the Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit represented by The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association. Terms and conditions of employment, including salary and benefits, are governed by the Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The 2022-2023 annual salary minimum floor for each rank is as follows: General Librarian - $62,255; Assistant Librarian - $68,515; Associate Librarian - $79,326; Senior Librarian - $95,257. Western offers a comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to extended health, dental, vision and pension.
Learn more about Western University https://www.uwo.ca/
Learn more about Western Libraries https://www.lib.uwo.ca/
Learn more about the Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/collective_agreements/2019-23_LACollectiveAgreement_FINAL06052020.pdf
Learn more about the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association: https://www.uwofa.ca/
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references, by June 5, 2022, 11:59 PM (EDT) to:
Office of the Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian
1151 Richmond Street N.
Only applications received by email will be considered.
Please submit your application package as a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf).
Please quote in the subject line reference #: T<ERM042022
Please ensure that the form available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-lib-archs.pdf is completed and included in your application submission.
Please note that due to Covid-19, the interviews and presentations may be conducted remotely using video-conferencing software. Candidates will be consulted on a case-by-case basis on the best process and format to use given their location and particular situation. The start date is August 1, 2022, or as negotiated.
In order to be compliant with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/policies_procedures/section3/mapp311_covid19.pdf .
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact email@example.com