(20190711) Liaison Librarian for Education, Simon Fraser University Library

LIAISON LIBRARIAN FOR EDUCATION

 

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a Liaison Librarian for Education. This full-time, one-year, limited term position will be based at Fraser Library, Surrey campus, and supports the Faculty of Education at all three SFU campuses.

Reporting to the Head, Fraser Library, the incumbent will be responsible for providing library liaison services to all areas of the Faculty, including undergraduate, graduate and teacher education students, and researchers. The incumbent will also actively contribute to projects related to library services and initiatives.

 

This position will be attractive to an adaptable and innovative individual with excellent communication and collaborative skills and a user-centered focus; one who is highly motivated to embrace new technologies and to provide services to faculty and students.

 

SETTING

We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),

səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University's three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada's top family-friendly employers.  SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main, WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university.  SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia.  For more information, see our web site at http://www.lib.sfu.ca/ .
 

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice.  The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information. 

 

ASSIGNMENT

  • Act as liaison between the SFU Library and the faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Education at all SFU campuses.
    • Promote library services and collections and report the discipline's requirements to the appropriate area of the library.
    • In collaboration with Collections Management develop, assess, and manage information resources in all formats to address the teaching and research needs of the Faculty of Education. This may include maintaining the collection policy; maintaining profiles for approval plans; reviewing subscriptions; selecting material; budget oversight; other collection activities.
    • Communicate with faculty and students in Education about trends in scholarly communication and publishing, and promote the library's programs in this area.
    • Provide these services to other liaison areas as required.
    • Provide instruction and assistance to students and faculty in the use of information sources through instructional seminars, guides, and individual consultations.
  • Provide in-person and online reference service in all disciplines as a member of a team serving students and faculty in an active research environment.
  • Work with other library staff on project teams and committees.
  • Develop professional knowledge, skills, and disciplinary expertise on a continuing basis.
  • Participate in professional organizations.
  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.
  • Incorporate SFU Library’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion into all planning and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Note that while the current assignment is for Education, areas may be reassigned as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have or will demonstrate:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent;
  • Broad knowledge of bibliographic tools and electronic resources for humanities and/or social sciences disciplines;
  • Collections and reference experience in one or more humanities or social science disciplines;
  • Ability to work in a complex and collaborative research environment, assisting students and faculty;
  • Skill in planning and delivering instruction in both one-on-one, classroom, and/or online environments;
  • A proven user-centered focus; willingness to collaborate and share expertise, ability to work in teams and negotiate solutions;
  • Knowledge of trends in academic library environments and post-secondary education;
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds;
  • Ability to develop, maintain and grow professional relationships;
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written;
  • Ability to learn, adapt and work in a collegial team environment;
  • Commitment to continued professional development;
  • Ability to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice and Indigenous initiatives at the Library and SFU;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time term Librarian position, beginning 30 September 2019.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement:

http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/home/CA.pdf

 

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here

http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/salary/Salary%20Scales%20-%20June%2030%202019%20Scale%20as%20of%20Jan%2029%202019.pdf

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

 

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html

 

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 09:00 a.m. PDT on 22 July 2019 to:

 

Susie Smith                              Phone: 778-782-4658

Library Management Office      Fax: 778-782-3023

W.A.C. Bennett Library             Email: library@sfu.ca

Simon Fraser University

 

 

Posted Date: 
07/11/2019 to 08/13/2019