The Library at Carleton University invites applications
from qualified candidates for the position of Reference Librarian - Legal
Studies. This is a preliminary (tenure track) appointment.
Under the direction of the Head of Reference Services, the incumbent is
responsible for providing reference and instruction services in all subjects,
and for providing particular expertise in Legal Studies, Criminology and
Criminal Justice, and Human Rights, including faculty liaison and collection
development. Performs other related duties as required.
Applicants must have an Undergraduate degree plus a Master's degree in Library
and Information Science from an accredited library school;
Knowledge of law acquired through university studies or professional
practice; Some professional experience in a Law Library,
preferably in an academic setting; Knowledge of digital information resources
and applications; demonstrated ability to prepare and
conduct presentations and teaching sessions related to Legal Studies;
and a strong emphasis on client services.
In addition, applicants must have:
- Strong knowledge of reference techniques and bibliography for print and electronic information resources, particularly those relevant to Legal Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice and Human Rights;
- Experience in developing Law Library collections in support of research and teaching;
- High level of computer literacy and knowledge of digital information resources and applications, including general Internet use and web content development experience;
- Strong commitment to client services, demonstrated flexibility and willingness to work in a demanding and highly automated environment;
- Superior communication skills, ability to provide library instruction and effective research assistance, and to work well in both team-based and self-directed environments.
The MacOdrum Library promotes excellence at Carleton University by collecting,
preserving, and providing access to information resources and services for our
teaching, learning, research and administrative communities, wherever they are
The Library has a strategic plan which is closely aligned to the University's
strategic plan, Defining Dreams, and to the Carleton Academic Plan. Key
priorities for the Library are scholarly communication, undergraduate creative
and critical enquiry, digitization and preservation of archives and special
collections; research data management including geospatial and social science
The Library consists of a main building at the heart of the campus which holds
over 3.7 million items and an on-campus storage facility with a capacity of
800,000 volumes. There are 135 FTE positions in the Library
including 28 librarians, 80 support staff, 6 management staff and many part-
time student positions. The Library participates in co-operative ventures with
area libraries and museums as well as libraries in research institutions
across Canada. It is also part of the Ontario Scholars Portal consortium of
Applications will be accepted until August 17, 2012, and must include a
statement of interest, a current resume or curriculum vitae. Additionally,
candidates must provide the name of three references. If candidates are short
listed, their references will be expected to provide a letter of support to
the search committee.
As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be asked to give
a public presentation on a topic related to the position.
The complete position description is available at:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority.
Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae with a cover letter
to: Gilles Monast, Manager Library Administrative Services, Carleton
University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, CANADA or by email
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Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and
teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally
recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 25,000 full- and
part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the
world with academic opportunities in more than 80 programs of study.
Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research
has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and
technology, business, public policy and administration, and the arts.
Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in
the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and
the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national
museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent
recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of
Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital
city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character.
Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for
research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the
Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its
community as a source of excellent, cultural enrichment, and social strength.
We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our
faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible
minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity.
All positions are subject to budgetary approval.
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