University of Regina | Regina, Saskatchewan
The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives invites applications from innovative, proactive, flexible,
collaborative and service-oriented candidates for the tenure-track position of Science, Engineering and
Social Work Liaison Librarian. We are seeking a creative librarian whose vision of a library is a flexible, collaborative institution that is integral to the success and vibrancy of the University’s students, faculty, and staff. Reporting to the Associate Dean (Teaching, Learning and Research), the incumbent will work collaboratively with a team of librarians and support staff to provide a range of library services including reference and instruction to the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Social Work.
The University of Regina has campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6
territories. These are the ancestral lands of the Cree, Salteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and
the homeland of the Métis.
The University of Regina is a modern, comprehensive University with a growing national reputation for
excellence in teaching and research. We prepare our students to excel in the global community and our
research opportunities attract the best and brightest minds. Our campus is in the heart of one of North
America’s largest urban parks – a striking natural setting. It is energized by our students, faculty and staff and an ideal place to make your career. The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives is one of the most distinctive buildings on campus and features spectacular views of Wascana Lake and easy access to an extensive network of walking and bicycling trails. The city of Regina is home to numerous museums, parks, and cultural events. Regina boasts a relaxed lifestyle with short commute times.
The Dr. John Archer Library and Archives supports the research and teaching of faculty and students at
the University of Regina through its services, collections and information technology infrastructure.
Reference and information services are both library-based and provided by librarians on-site in faculties, departments and research centres. Instruction in finding information is also provided, both in the form of general orientations and class or subject specific instruction sessions. Dr. John Archer’s extensive collection of over 2 million items is listed in our Alma catalogue, as are the holdings of the University’s three Federated Colleges: Campion College, Luther College, and First Nations University of Canada. The Library also comprises the University Archives with collections consisting of original materials relating to the University, its faculty, staff, and students, dating from the inception of Regina College in 1911 to the present day. oURspace is the digital repository for scholarly literature, research results, official communications, and materials which define the cultural context of the University of Regina and Saskatchewan. The Library is a partner with several external organizations, including CRKN (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries), CARL (Canadian Association of Research Libraries), the Multitype Library Board, and the Consortium of Academic and Special Libraries of Saskatchewan (CASLS).
About the position:
Reporting to the Associate Dean (Teaching, Learning and Research), this position will support the
teaching and research needs in assigned areas, currently the faculties of Engineering, Science and Social Work. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to
change as the Library organization evolves.
The Science, Engineering and Social Work Liaison Librarian’s duties include the following:
- Designing, providing and assessing subject-related information literacy instruction in all
- areas of assignment.
- Facilitating/overseeing/coordinating collection development for all assigned subject areas in
- collaboration/cooperation with the Collection and Assessment Team.
- Providing liaison service to the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Social Work. This involves
- serving as the primary point of contact between the Library and those faculties, working with
- the faculty members and students in the departments/unit to ensure that their needs in regard
- to the Library’s services are met and a close relationship between these areas is fostered.
- Providing in-depth consultation and research support services to library clients, both face-
- to-face and using a variety of electronic means (Zoom, chat, email, etc.).
- Working with User Services staff to develop reference and information literacy supports.
- Supporting the teaching, learning, and research goals of students and faculty members in
- collaboration with functional expertise librarians (e.g., Data Services Librarian, Research &
- Scholarship Librarian, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian), Liaison Librarians,
- library faculty, and library staff.
- Participating in the development of library policy, procedures, and services as a member of
- Librarians’ and Archivists’ Council and other committees, working groups and teams.
- Participating in university wide initiatives, committees and task forces.
- Engaging in continuing professional development, research/scholarship, and community
- service as outlined in the Criteria Document.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or
- Excellent organizational and verbal/written communication skills in English.
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science or engineering subject, or a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a science librarian at the professional level. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- An understanding of the principles and current trends of scientific information: its creation, dissemination, archiving, retrieval, and evaluation.
- Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of trends in reference and research services.
- Knowledge of, and experience in, the use of relevant information resources, including electronic and networked resources.
- Familiarity with the principles of information literacy, especially in academic settings.
- Experience providing training and instruction.
- Experience in or knowledge of collection development practices.
- Commitment to scholarship, professional development and service.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and ability to innovate and adapt to a continually evolving environment.
- Understanding of the research process.
It would be an asset for the candidate to have:
- Familiarity with and training or experience in knowledge synthesis, such as systematic reviews.
- Evidence of professional or scholarly activity.
- Research experience or graduate degree in a related subject area.
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the
community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
Applications must be made through the University of Regina Human Resource’s
Competition is open until filled, however, screening of applications will commence September 1, 2022.
EXTENDED: Screening of applications will commence November 14, 2022.
For further information, please contact:
Dean, University Libraries and Archives
Dr. John Archer Library
University of Regina
Regina, SK S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 585-4295