A chance to work at Laurentian University library

Posted on Tue 06 November 2007 in Libraries

Hey folks, if you're interested in working at Laurentian University, we've got a couple of tenure-track positions looking for qualified people who can stand the thought of working with me... (nothing like narrowing the field dramatically, ah well). The following position descriptions are straight out of the Employment Vacancies page at LU - check the document titled "Multiple Faculty Positions (.pdf)" for the complete details, including deadlines and application procedures. The starting date for these positions would be July 1, 2008.

E-learning Librarian

The J.N. Desmarais Library invites applications from an innovative and creative individual

for a for a tenure-track faculty position which will focus on E-Learning. The E-Learning

Librarian is responsible for technology-enhanced instruction through the development of

learning objects, streaming audio-video, web-based modules, and e-learning within course

management systems such as WebCT. The incumbent will lead projects relating to the

assessment of the impact of technologies in information literacy instruction. The E-

Learning Librarian will also collaborate with liaison librarians to create discipline-specific

modules, web-based exercises, simulations, and other applications. The incumbent will also

bear overall responsibility for the development of the library's website. Reporting to the

Director of the library, the incumbent will work collaboratively as a member of a dynamic

team of librarians, participate in collection and liaison activities for several academic

departments, including live instruction upon request. The incumbent will also provide

reference assistance in both official languages and may serve on library and university

committees. Evening rotations at the Reference Desk may be required. As faculty members,

librarians are expected to perform scholarly work.


  • Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree, or recognized foreign equivalent.

    Ability to work in both English and French. Experience in an academic library. Knowledge

    of information literacy concepts and issues and their connections with teaching and learning

    issues in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, reflected in

    instructional products and materials. Demonstrated experience with project management.

    Knowledge of, and experience with, web development tools such as Dreamweaver and other

    instructional technologies such as Macromedia Captivate; familiarity with streaming audio-

    video technologies, learning objects, simulations, and course management systems.

    Demonstrated ability to develop interactive learning environments. Evidence of energy,

    initiative, and commitment to professional growth.

  • Preferred: Advanced degree in

    instructional technology, instructional design, education or other appropriate field.

University Archivist.

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the incumbent will be part of a professional team

providing management, promotion, reference and diffusion of the Laurentian University


The incumbent will be responsible for the management of institutional archives. In this

capacity, he or she will evaluate the program and make recommendations, and write policies

and procedures concerning the management and the development of this activity of the

Archives. The incumbent will coordinate the acquisition, processing, and production of

finding aids for institutional archives, as well as for "associate fonds", such as the fonds of the

faculty, student associations, and other organizations of the university community.

The incumbent will work closely with a team of librarians coordinating the development of

the University's institutional repository. He or she will develop the archives component of

the repository, and will initiate and implement projects of digitization of archives. He or she

may also be asked to participate in the formulation of procedures and policies for archiving

and preserving electronic and digital records.


The successful candidate will have a Masters degree in Archival Science

(MAS), or a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), with completion in archival

courses, from an ALA-accredited institution, and a minimum of 3 years of experience in an

archival position. The candidate has extensive knowledge of management and preservation

of electronic documents, and experience in human resources management. Excellent oral

and written communication skills in both English and French are required. Experience in

project management is an asset.

Archivists are members of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA), and are

expected to participate in university governance through service on various committees, and

participate in professional organizations. They must also be active in scholarly research and