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Science Liaison Librarian position at U Calgary

The University of Calgary Library has a position open for a full-time science liaison librarian, term position from June 2 - December 31, 2003. See below.

Science Liaison Librarian (Full-Time, Specific Term, Term Certain)

The University of Calgary Library is currently accepting applications
for a full time, science liaison librarian for a specific term, term
certain appointment from June 2, 2003 to December 31, 2003. The
University of Calgary is a research-intensive university with a strong
science, engineering, medical and health science focus. Reporting to the
Head, Science and Technology Liaison Services, the successful applicant
will provide reference service, instruction, collection development and
library information support for geology, geophysics and geography. In
addition the successful applicant will manage the Corporate Research
Service. This appointment will provide a challenging opportunity for a
recent graduate to develop and acquire experience in an academic library
environment.

Responsibilities
Within assigned subject areas the incumbent will

Liaise with Faculty, ensuring understanding of library and information
resources and services.
Maintain awareness of current and emerging trends in service needs and
proactively identify appropriate service responses.
Provide in-depth reference assistance and research consultation.
Develop expertise through self-directed learning and participation in
training opportunities.
Participate actively in the delivery of general reference service.
Develop expertise in assigned areas and contribute to the discussion of
reference service delivery.
Plan, develop and deliver instruction sessions for students and
faculty. Participate in the delivery of general library instruction
offerings.
Work towards integrating information literacy into the curriculum by
collaborating with faculty in course development, particularly as it
affects research or information based assignments.
Develop collections to meet teaching and research needs, expending
funds in a timely, efficient and appropriate manner.
Manage and develop the Corporate Research Service.

Qualifications
Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Strong
interpersonal and communication skills are essential, along with the
ability to work within and support a collaborative work environment.
Familiarity with a variety of information technologies and a proven
interest in working with science subjects is required. An undergraduate
degree in the sciences, previous teaching experience and knowledge of
collection development issues would be beneficial. Familiarity with the
academic environment is an asset.

Salary
Commensurate with experience. Minimum salary $40,000 per annum.

Applications
Please submit a letter of application addressing background and
experience relevant to the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the
names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current
professional references to:
Darlene Warren
Assistant Director, Client Services
Information Resources
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
Phone: (403)220-3611 Fax: (403)282-6024
Email: dcwarren@ucalgary.ca

Deadline Date for applications: Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 16:30 hours.