Brock seeking Associate University Librarian

The University is seeking candidates to fill a key strategic leadership role in the Library.

Expected to start in August, the Associate University Librarian will work closely with colleagues, the Brock community and the University Librarian to develop and implement new strategic priorities, objectives and programs.

“It’s an important role that will deliver programs related to student success, innovative physical and online spaces, curricular initiatives and creative engagement with the Brock community,” says University Librarian Mark Robertson.

Among other qualifications, applicants must have a Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program and a minimum of seven years of experience as a professional librarian or archivist. They should also demonstrate formal leadership and/or management experience and be comfortable working in an evolutionary environment and championing positive organizational change.

In June, the Brock University Library will launch a new Digital Scholarship Lab and expanded Makerspace in the under-construction Rankin Family Pavilion — a modern, purpose-built 41,000-square-foot research, innovation and commercialization centre that places collaboration and entrepreneurship at the entranceway to the University.

“It’s an exciting time to join the team as we embark on new strategic directions and programs,” says Robertson. “The chosen candidate will complement our talented community of librarians and staff who are committed to student success, collegiality and collaboration.”

Interested applicants are invited to apply online by submitting a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact information of three professional references no later than Monday, April 15.

The appointment will be for a five-year renewable term, with an underlying librarian appointment. The successful applicant will receive a salary level appropriate with experience and qualifications. Brock University is a comprehensive institution with rich academic programs and prominent research activity. It’s home to eight Canada Research Chairs and is Top 5 among Ontario universities for number of faculty who have won prestigious 3M Awards for Teaching Excellence.

Just 100 kilometres from Toronto, Brock is located in Ontario’s scenic Niagara region — close to vineyards, waterfalls and a bustling downtown core with modern entertainment facilities and restaurants.

The Brock University Library includes the James A. Gibson Library, Archives and Special Collections and the Map, Data and GIS Library. With six departments, a staff of 57 — including 20 professional librarians — and a $10-million annual budget, the Brock Library provides services and resources to support 600 faculty members and more than 19,000 students. The values of innovation, integrity, inspiration and inclusivity guide librarians and staff in all that they do.

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