Instruction Librarian, Librarian I or II, Faculty of Music

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Job Description

Are you looking for challenging, meaningful work in a supportive and diverse environment? Are you looking for a career at one of Canada’s top employers? Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. Consider a career at the University of Toronto.

About the University of Toronto Libraries

The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) system is the largest academic library in Canada and is ranked fourth among peer institutions in North America. The system consists of 44 libraries located on three university campuses: St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough. This array of college libraries, special collections, and specialized libraries and information centres supports the teaching and research requirements of 215 graduate programs, over 60 professional programs, and more than 700 undergraduate degree programs. In addition to more than 12 million print volumes, the library system currently provides access to millions of electronic resources in various forms and over 29,554 linear metres of archival material. More than 150,000 new print volumes are acquired each year. The Libraries’ data centre houses more than 200 servers with a storage capacity of 1.5 petabytes.

The Music Library of the University of Toronto ( is the largest music research collection in Canada and among the top academic library systems in North America.
Our holdings include:

• Over 300,000 books, scores, and periodicals
• Nearly 200,000 sound recordings ranging from wax cylinder to Blu-ray
• Extensive archival collections documenting the activities of composers & music organizations associated with the university and the city
• Access to millions of electronic resources in various formats

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for:
1. Oversight of circulation services and maintenance of a collaborative, supportive team environment amongst all public service staff.
2. Provision of embedded information literacy instruction, in-depth research assistance and support to students and faculty.
3. Leading and collaborating with library and faculty members on special projects for the music library, in areas such as research data management, digitization projects and digital and physical displays.
4. Recruitment and supervision of a team of student employees.
5. Participation in faculty and central library committees.
6. Maintaining current awareness of trends in public services.
7. Working as part of a team to plan the future direction of the library.


Required Qualifications

1. ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree (or equivalent).
2. Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
3. Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and ability to innovate and adapt to a changing environment.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both as part of a team and independently.
5. Strong service commitment.
6. Proven project management skills.
7. High degree of technological proficiency.
8. Demonstrated commitment to innovation and continuous learning.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in two or more of: circulation services, resource sharing, reference / research services, collection development, teaching, and communications / outreach.
2. Experience working in an academic library.
3. Advanced Degree in Music or related.
4. Supervisory experience in a unionized environment.


This is a permanent status stream position to be filled at the Librarian I or II level, based on experience. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Additional information: 

Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

How to Apply

Application deadline is Feb 2 2017. Application Materials Required: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references of which at least two have supervised your work. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf) with a file name convention of [Surname, FirstName.InstLib] to Library Human Resources at; or to Room 1140, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5; or by fax to (416) 946-5543 by February 2, 2017.

Full announcement is at:

Please send questions about this position to James Mason, the Interim Head of the Music Library, at

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