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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Librarians, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
For nearly 40 years, Redeemer University has stood out across Canada for its commitment to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person. Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.
Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Redeemer currently serves nearly 900 students and it’s faculty are engaged in teaching, service to the community, and research, some of which is supported in part by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and other funding agencies and donors.
A privately funded and publicly chartered institution, Redeemer offers excellent Christ-centred undergraduate teaching, strong investments in research, rich student-faculty interaction, and unique opportunities for experiential and holistic learning. As a member of Universities Canada, Redeemer produces graduates who are accepted into graduate programs across the continent and beyond. In recent national surveys, Redeemer students have ranked the school as one of the top universities in Canada for overall student satisfaction, especially for providing a nurturing and challenging academic environment along with its warm on-campus community.
Located on a beautiful 86-acre campus in Hamilton, Ontario, Redeemer operates under a charter from the Government of Ontario and is a member of Universities Canada (UC), the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), and the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).
Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian contributes directly to the culture of academic excellence at Redeemer by providing library research assistance and instruction as well as collection development in several subject areas. Additionally, the Assistant Librarian has particular responsibility for Library Technical Services, overseeing daily operations and ensuring easy access to print and electronic resources.
Oversees daily operations in Technical Services: acquisitions, serials, cataloging, materials processing, binding and repairs, interlibrary loans, and other technical services operations.
Ensures easy access to print and electronic resources. Manages the cloud-based ILS (Integrated Library System) and bibliographic procedures using nationally accepted technical standards such as MARC, RDA, and established utilities such as OCLC for processing materials.
Oversees library system activity such as notice generation, and report generation.
Manages access to the Library's databases, including customization.
Ensures that issues with the library systems and databases are dealt with appropriately and in a timely fashion. Troubleshoots functionality and access problems. Works closely with the university’s IT (Information Technology) staff on issues impacting access to library resources. Works with vendors to track and resolve access problems that cannot be resolved in-house.
Ensures that staff and student employees receive regular training as required.
Collection Development: Analyzes and evaluates the library’s collection using a variety of quantitative and qualitative measures. Collaborates with faculty to develop several subject areas, with responsibilities to analyze, develop, and maintain those areas.
Library Research Assistance and Instruction: Provides research assistance at public service desks and remotely, on a rotation basis. In several subject areas, provides research instruction and promotes library resources/services through a variety of methods such as presentations, workshops, displays, web content, and online tutorials.
Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Skills and Attributes:
Experience in an academic library.
Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, and demonstrated written and spoken communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in both a team and self-directed environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies in support of libraries.
Working knowledge of AACR2, RDA, MARC21, and LCSH.
Proficiency in the following would be an asset: MS Office Suite applications, Google Drive, Cloud-based Integrated Library Systems (OCLC WMS), Content Management Software (Moodle, Springshare LibApps), Reference Management Systems (Zotero), Bibliographic Databases (EBSCOhost, JSTOR).
Demonstrated ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail. Skills in problem analysis, goal setting, workflow planning, and scheduling of tasks to completion.
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
This position requires occasional lifting, bending, reaching, pushing and carrying weights of approximately 10 kgs (22 lbs)
Position Reports to: Library Director
Submit Applications to: HR@redeemer.ca (please quote Position Title in Subject line)
Expiry Date: Open until filled (anticipated start date: August 2021)
Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document. The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
About Redeemer University
Redeemer University is a dynamic undergraduate university recognized for providing quality undergraduate education in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, and education, with a demonstrated commitment to fostering a spiritually vibrant and caring community of learning. The scholarship, teaching, and creative activity of our faculty, combined with small class sizes and low student-faculty ratios, creates an engaging academic environment. We are located on a beautiful and environmentally friendly campus on the edge of Hamilton, Ontario, minutes from Lake Ontario and an hour from downtown Toronto.