Liaison Librarian

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Old Montreal, QUEBEC
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Apr 2024

Liaison Librarian
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and EngineeringDeadline to apply: April 5, 2024, 11:59pm
Assistant Librarian (non tenure track)
Duration: One year
Salary minimum: salary commensurate with experience

The McGill Library seeks an innovative, autonomous and resourceful librarian to assist in the provision of a range of library and information services and collections to support teaching, learning, research and outreach activities in physical sciences, life sciences and engineering.

Located in Montréal, one of the world’s great multicultural and multilingual cities, McGill University is internationally recognized for its excellence as a leading institution of higher education and research. For nearly 200 years, through the work of dedicated people, McGill has been breaking ground in diverse fields and contributing solutions to some of the world’s most significant issues. McGill is also the most internationally diverse research-intensive university in Canada, with over 32% of its students coming to McGill from more than 150 countries. The University systematically appears on the annual list of the best employers in Montreal.

The McGill Library is committed to delivering high-quality, innovative information products, services and programs that focus on client needs and support the University’s strategic mission and directions. The Library proactively supports the teaching, learning and research needs of faculty and students to fulfill McGill’s strategic mission of excellence as a research-intensive, student-centred university.

The McGill Library has the largest collection in Quebec and is one of Canada’s largest academic libraries with over six million monograph titles and 150,000 e-journals and databases. The Library is a member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Partenariat des bibliothèques universitaires du Québec (PBUQ), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the HathiTrust Digital Library.

Information about the University and the McGill Library can be found on the University’s web site. Evening and weekend work may be required.

To develop, deliver, and evaluate library instruction modules and programs in support of the teaching, learning, research and outreach activities in the physical sciences, life sciences and engineering.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and maintain communication with academic departments to ensure library and information needs are understood and met.
• Develop and assess library instruction materials informed by instructional design expertise and research on student learning.
• Advise clients on discovering, accessing, and effectively using the full range of library and information resources available to meet teaching, learning, and research needs in a specific discipline area.
• Provide to on-site and remote clients, assistance and consultation services in information resource discovery and access in relation to specific teaching, learning or research needs.
• Conduct information literacy/skills classes and training programs for clients and library staff.
• Develop, produce and maintain library documentation.
• Assist in the development of the Library’s collection in all formats, including print, electronic and multimedia in a specific disciplinary area to ensure teaching, learning and research needs are met.
• Promote and market the Library’s products and services and assist in fundraising activities as appropriate.
• Work in partnership with other library and University staff and sections, as well as external groups, on specific projects.

Reporting relationship
The position reports to the Head Librarian of the Schulich Library.


• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
• One year of professional experience in the information services area in an academic, special, or research library setting, particularly in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering.
• Knowledge of and experience in the use of relevant information resources, including electronic and networked resources.
• Sound information and communication technology skills and knowledge, including online teaching.
• Ability to conduct information skills classes for small and large groups both in person and online.
• Ability to provide support for research.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Oral and written abilities in French are highly desired. Knowledge of French and English: McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing.
• Excellent organizational, client service, and teamwork skills.
• High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization and its mission and the ability to work flexibly in a changing environment.
• Ability to understand and respond to priorities and trends in the Library and University environments.
• Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and commitment to inclusion in the workplace and of the practices that contribute to a welcoming workplace.
• Knowledge of techniques used to teach in a culturally responsive way.
• Demonstrated ability to uphold the values of respect, collaboration, and diversity, and employment equity.

• Academic background in health, sciences, engineering or related disciplines.
• Knowledge of various knowledge synthesis methodologies.
• Knowledge of evidence-based practice.

Applications should address the above selection criteria, be accompanied by a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees and should be submitted by as one (1) .pdf document.

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