126 · Representative Documents: Position Descriptions
Liaison Librarian
Communicates with the Head, ISR (Davis or Porter) in regards to Resource Centre
issues for discussion
Acts in an advisory capacity to Library and School on the functional operation of
the Resource Centre, as appropriate. This excludes management of day-to-day
responsibilities such as Circulation Services, Technical Services, troubleshooting
equipment (printers, photocopiers, scanner, self-checkout unit), and management
of employees
Advises on the implementation of Resource Centre policies to ensure that they are
in keeping with Library and TUG-wide policies and practices
Participates with School/department staff in the coordination of activities for the
delivery of information service
Oversees and makes decisions related to collection storage and maintenance
Communicates with School/department administration as appropriate
6. As a Liaison Librarian who may undertake supervision of Library Associates and co-op
students, the incumbent:
Coaches, trains and develops employee(s) to assure growth and development of
that(those) individual(s)
Conducts regular performance reviews with direct report(s), and supports
achievement of performance goals
Makes decisions on the hiring of his/her direct report(s), in consultation with the
Head, ISR (Davis or Porter)
7. As a Liaison Librarian and/or health information specialist who may have specialized
areas of responsibility or expertise, the incumbent:
Actively participates on specialized teams or working groups to support the unique
needs and strategic goals at the University of Waterloo. Activities could include for
Participation in research projects and grant-funded projects as the
information specialist
Provision of training as related to areas of subject expertise
Ongoing, proactive acquisition, maintenance, and provision of leadership in the
development of associated skills and knowledge in areas of expected expertise
Liaise, as Library representative, with campus partners such as the Writing
Centre, Student Success Office on special projects beyond the scope of normal
liaison activities with these partners
Position Requirements
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree, or equivalent
Academic background and/or applicable knowledge of the specific liaison portfolio(s)
demonstrated through undergraduate or advanced degree, coursework or work
Proven excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and commitment to
fostering positive working relationships &build partnerships
Proven self-starter with demonstrated commitment to innovation, creativity, and
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