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The University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) is accepting applications for a part-time librarian. This position is an 8-month contract (September-April) for a maximum of 24 hours per week (day shifts, 6 hrs/day, Tuesday-Friday). The incumbent will be primarily responsible for developing and delivering instruction, reference services and collections to support the information and research needs of our diverse students and faculty. The successful incumbent will also accommodate individual consultations with students and faculty who require research assistance and may help staff the Library’s research help text/chat service, Ask a Librarian. The incumbent will report to the Manager, Library Services & Learning Resources and will work collaboratively with a small, dedicated team of library professionals, program areas, and partner institutions to plan and deliver exceptional user-centred services. The librarian will support management as necessary and participate in library-related projects. Hours of work may vary. Occasional late shifts and/or evening class coverage will be required.


An American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Science of Master of Information degree or equivalent is required. The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years professional library experience, preferably in an academic setting, as well as experience providing reference service (online and in person). Experience designing, developing, and delivering instructional programming (online and in person), and experience with collection development using GOBI is also preferred. Additional qualifications include the ability to learn and use new instructional technologies, demonstrated ability to multi-task a variety of responsibilities and projects and be adaptable within a variety of professional contexts, fluent English-language skills and excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently or in a team environment, and strong public service orientation and keen attention to detail. Experience as an Ask a Librarian/askON operator, and experience with WebEx, Moodle LMS, Camtasia, and LibGuides will be considered an asset. Additional training or experience in Guelph-Humber subject areas (Kinesiology, Psychology, Media Studies, Electives, Business, Early Childhood and Family/Community Services, Justice Studies) and a current knowledge of WebEx, Moodle LMS, Camtasia, and LibGuides will also be considered an asset.

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Manager, Library Services

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Part Time / Contract

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DURATION OF NEED: 8 months – September 2017 to April 2018; Maximum of 24 hours per week, (6hrs/day, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm)


University of Guelph-Humber


Humber North Campus


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