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Assistant Librarian, Learning & Curriculum Support

University of Guelph

The Library at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant Librarian level. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019; the end date will be April 30, 2020.

The Team:
The Learning & Curriculum Support (L&CS) team advances the educational enterprise of the University and the Library by providing expertise, leadership, services, and resources to support academic objectives and lifelong learning. The Information Literacy team supports students seeking to enhance their research skills and practices and develop a critical approach to the consumption and production of information in academic contexts and beyond. The team also supports faculty seeking to integrate these skills and practices into the curriculum.

Position Description:
As a part of the L&CS team, and reporting to the Manager, Information Literacy, the L&CS Librarian supports information literacy programs and services. Working in a collaborative, team-based environment, and in keeping with the commitment of the Information Literacy team to providing a range of curriculum-integrated, blended, and critical approaches to information literacy, the Librarian designs, teaches, and assesses information literacy programs and services, provides research help and consultations, and conducts outreach face-to-face and online. The Librarian maintains a current awareness of developments in information literacy, scholarly communication, digital media literacies, digital scholarship and pedagogy, academic libraries and higher education, and applies this in a critical fashion in practice. Responsibility for other projects or initiatives may also be assigned.

• ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent
• Recent experience providing information literacy instruction in a college or university setting and/or experience teaching at the high school, college, or university level
• Understanding of and ability to apply the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher
• Knowledge of best practices and current trends in information literacy in higher education
• Broad knowledge of information sources and tools in academic libraries
• Strong communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills
• Ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team-based organization
• Self-directed and well organized with the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
• Education or training in pedagogy, instructional design, and/or assessment
• Post-secondary degree in the arts/humanities and/or experience providing liaison support in these areas
• Demonstrated facility in the use of educational technologies and digital media tools, such as learning management systems and video editing software
• Experience providing reference service
• Knowledge of best practices and current trends in academic libraries

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process
The position will be filled at the Assistant Librarian level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefits package provided.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) a broad statement of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names of three professional referees, indicating your relationship with them. References will not be contacted without consent. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file to the following email address no later than Friday, April 5, 2019:


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.