Health Sciences Librarian

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Salary: Salary and rank will commensurate with qualifications and experience
Created: January 18, 2021


QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: Health Sciences Librarian

The Queen’s University Library invites applications for a 1 Year Limited Term Health Sciences Librarian at the rank of General Librarian, with a preferred starting date of June 1, 2021.

Candidates must have a M.L.S/M.L.I.S or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make contributions through service to the Unit, the University, and/or the broader community. Queens Librarians are members of the Queen’s University Faculty Association and terms and conditions of work are governed by the collective agreement between the Association and the University.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and carry out research at Queen’s University. Librarians and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. You will also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

Additional information about Queen’s University can be found on the Faculty Recruitment and Support website. The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.


Entering our libraries – virtual and physical – our students and faculty feel the world at their fingertips, the knowledge of the ages and the potential of the future. Librarians and staff work closely with students and faculty in every discipline and in the spaces where they intersect.  Our best innovations happen through collaboration – across the library, with our faculties and schools, and through our regional, national and international partnerships. Here the employment experience is diverse and interesting. 

For the position of Health Sciences Librarian we are seeking a collaborative and service-oriented individual to provide innovative, high quality learning and research services that support the library’s vision to inspire learning, spark creativity, and build a community for teaching, learning, and research.  


Reporting to the Head Health Sciences Librarian, and working as part of a team, the Health Sciences Librarian is responsible for promoting, delivering and supporting a full range of information services for all members of the Queen’s University Library community, especially undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and health professionals at several Southeastern Ontario institutions as part of our clinical outreach partnerships. As part of a highly motivated team, the librarian contributes to a robust set of user-centered reference and research services including supporting knowledge synthesis research; liaises with faculty, staff and students in assigned subject areas; participates in online and in-person delivery of curriculum-integrated information literacy programs; participates in the development and maintenance of the Library web pages and other publicity and course materials; supports the Library in aligning our work with the Queen’s University Library Action Plan to Support Anti-Racism, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenous Cultures; and is involved in collection development activities related to health equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigeneity. The librarian consults and collaborates with other staff across the Library system and shares a commitment to professional user services and the achievement of the Library’s goals and objectives.


Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 03:06 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 03:06 UTC