Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant or Associate Librarian, Research & Scholarship

College: Library

Department: Research & Scholarship

Date Posted: April 22, 2019

Deadline: May 17, 2019
Please reference AD #19-32

Position Description:

The McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph invites applications for a continuing appointment-track position at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

The Team:

As part of the Research & Scholarship (R&S) team, the incumbent actively contributes toward the fulfillment of the mandate to:

  • engage the research community – developing an understanding of the research enterprise on campus and identifying researchers’ needs for support and collaboration in the research process and scholarly communications;
  • contribute to the research process - in response to researchers’ needs and the changing nature of scholarly communication, through the development of services, direct participation in research and through the provision of expertise;
  • working with the Collections & Content team, continue development of a scholarly communication program that raises awareness of, enables, and advocates for, a transformation in scholarly communication;
  • in conjunction with other Library teams, collaboratively identify, deploy and/or develop and implement, sustainable services and infrastructure in support of digital scholarship projects on campus
  • Position Description:

    Working collaboratively in a team-based environment and reporting to the Head, R&S, the Research & Scholarship Librarian supports, enables, and contributes to the research process on campus through the development of library services and the provision of expertise in research impact, scholarly publishing, and the research ecosystem. The R&S team is addressing the systematic issues in scholarly communication. In doing so, we are challenging legacy processes in the exploration of new services, approaches, and initiatives. The successful candidate embraces creativity and taking risks in the exploration of new ideas.

    In this position, the Research & Scholarship Librarian will provide advanced support to researchers to support their scholarly publishing, data, and digital scholarship needs. This will include both appointment-based consultations and classroom instruction. The incumbent will also promote and support Open Access, specializing in research funder policies.



  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a professional librarian in a research-intensive environment
  • Experience working with researchers on publishing and open access issues
  • Experience designing and delivering instruction in a post-secondary academic environment
  • Demonstrated creative thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated engagement with/interest in the changing scholarly communication system
  • Ability to take initiative, set goals, and manage time
  • Strong desire to help researchers share their work with the world
  • 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 or Associate Librarian level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) a broad statement of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names of (3) professional referees, indicating your relationship to them. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file to the following email address libhire@uoguleph.ca no later than 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019. References will not be contacted without consent.

    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 territory 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 (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) 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.