Associate University Librarian (Learning and Research Services)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-26

Associate University Librarian - Learning and Research Services
Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University is poised to meet its future with vision, energy and optimism. Excellence in education and research supports an academic community addressing critical business, economic, social and environmental challenges. With 17,000 students and 1,800 faculty and staff across locations in Waterloo, Brantford, Kitchener and Toronto, Laurier is a mid-sized university with small-school strengths: experiential programming, engaged alumni, high levels of student satisfaction and a unique culture inspiring lives of leadership and purpose.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Learning and Research Services (AUL LRS) works closely with other members of the Library Executive team to advance the strategic agenda of the Library and foster a culture of collaboration and communication. Integral to the success of the transformational change process, the AUL LRS will be a champion and leader in articulating and implementing a vision for the 21st century Library. The AUL LRS provides library-wide leadership, management, policy and planning responsibility in the areas of User Services, Educational Technology, Teaching/Learning and Instructional Services, Research Consultation Services, Accessibility Services and Multicampus/Branch Services.

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with a minimum of five years experience in a complex, multi-faceted environment. S/he must have a graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program or a recognized school of library and information studies. A second Masters degree in an academic subject area is preferred. S/he will have a strong understanding of the current issues and trends at academic and research libraries as well as the principles and practises of research services including assessment and data analysis. A collaborative leadership style and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. The University welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or Kelly Baron McIntosh at 604-998-4032 or forward your CV, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to

We will respond to all who express interest.


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