Faculty Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant/Associate Librarian
Discipline/Field: Business Librarian
Home Faculty: Libraries
Home Department/Area/Division: Peter F. Bronfman Business Library
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2013

Peter F. Bronfman Business Library
Business Librarian - Continuing Appointment

York University Libraries seeks a motivated and service-oriented librarian to serve as a member of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and to provide reference and research assistance, instruction, collections and liaison services related to business teaching and research at York University.

York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is at the centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff and students who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

York University Libraries consists of a large central library and three branch libraries, one of which is the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library. York's collections have over six million items, including nearly two and a half million book volumes and a multitude of electronic research databases including most of the major business online resources.

The Peter F. Bronfman Business Library, located in the award-winning Seymour Schulich Building, provides facilities, resources, and reference, research and instructional services to the business programs of York University, including those of the highly ranked Schulich School of Business. A comprehensive collection of print, electronic and data resources support quantitative and qualitative research in business and economics. Three full-time librarians and five full-time support staff are currently based in the Bronfman Library.

The successful candidate will participate in teaching, reference, collection development, liaison, research and assessment activities in the Libraries and elsewhere on campus, and in the development of new programs and services. The librarian will liaise with faculty and academic units, and develop collections for designated business subjects. The librarian will provide instruction support for business subjects. This individual will support faculty and students with business data research needs and will make effective use of statistical methods, systems and tools to help clients locate, evaluate and use business data resources. He/she will assist patrons in the effective use of financial resources for research and study. The successful candidate will participate in the shared decision-making of the Peter F. Bronfman Business Library and on collegial committees of the Libraries and of the University. He/she will be expected to work regular evening and weekend shifts.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

-An ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent.
-Background in business or economics and/or relevant expertise in business librarianship.
-Demonstrated expertise in the effective use of financial and business databases.
-Demonstrated ability to provide business reference or research services in an academic or special library.
-Broad knowledge of business print materials and digital information sources.
-Demonstrated understanding of methods of effective instruction and ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats.
-Quantitative and analytical skills required including knowledge and experience with business data research tools and knowledge of statistical methods, systems and tools.
-Commitment to customer service and excellent oral and written skills required.
-Excellent advocacy, organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
-Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collegial setting.
-Ability to work with a diverse clientele.
-Knowledge of assessment concepts and methodology.
-Demonstrated ability to liaise with key stakeholders.
-Interest in collections development on business-related subjects.
-Understanding of emerging technological trends and conversant with web technologies.
-Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload.
-Committed to and interested in undertaking library and university committee responsibilities, professional development, research and scholarship.

This is a continuing appointment with the designation of Assistant or Associate Librarian and appropriate for a librarian with a maximum of nine years post-MLIS experience. Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.org/). Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The position is available from July 2013. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

Deadline for applications to be considered is March 15, 2013.

Applications, including a covering letter relating qualifications and requirements of the position, and a current curriculum vitae with the names of three referees, should be sent to:

Chair, Peter F. Bronfman Business Library Appointment Committee
York University Libraries
516 Scott Library
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
Fax: (416) 736-5451
E-mail: yulapps@yorku.ca

Applications should be sent by mail, or by email or fax with a hard copy following.


Posting End Date: March 15, 2013