Work with me: Limited Term Business Librarian Opening

The Laurier Library is searching for great candidates for another limited term posting.  We have a 1-year, limited term part-time appointment for a Business and Economics Librarian at our Waterloo campus.  Working with our other Business and Economics Librarian, the person who takes on this position will hit the ground running and be quite busy interacting with the School of Business and Economics – the largest faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University.

I promise that this would be an incredible learning opportunity for new or recent grads, and also a chance to gain and build upon your existing experience with business and economics librarianship. 

The Laurier Library : We Mean Business

The Laurier Library : We Mean Business

Business and Economics students at Laurier work with stats and data quite a bit, so I expect to collaborate often with who ever fills this position.  I’m happy to answer any general questions you might have about the posting, the university, and living in Waterloo, Ontario.

See our Business Librarian posting here.  The application deadline is August 5, so start moving on this one soon.


A Newspaper for Academic Librarians

You know it had to happen sooner or later, and here it is – my first foray into the editing realm.  I’ve created a newspaper called The Academic Librarian Review.  Check it out now.

The premise is simple. will scan Twitter for tweets that have links of interest to academic librarians.  I developed this by creating the following Twitter search string:

library OR libraries OR librarians academic OR college OR university OR universities OR post-secondary OR PSE -high -school -elementary -kids -children -teacher -public -ousted


The search string is simpler that it looks. will first consider only tweets that have these words in them:

  • library OR libraries OR librarians

It will then limit this query by holding onto tweets that contain any of the following terms:

  • academic OR college OR universities OR post-secondary OR PSE

And finally, it will definitely throw away all tweets that have any of the following words:

  • high OR school OR elementaty OR kids OR children OR public OR teacher OR public OR outsted OR


This hopefully filter tweets referring to high school, to public libraries, and to foursquare notices (because libraries are popular Foursquare locations).  Apologies if you’re offended that I’m discriminating against school librarians and public librarians.  I’m focusing this product on academic librarians since that’s my profession at the given moment.  Later this weekend, I may create a feed for public librarians, though, since I’m passionate about the social justice and community-building work that goes on in these important institutions.


At any rate, be sure to check out The Academic Librarian Review on  Maybe this venture will work, maybe it will be a bust.  We’ll know by next week, I’m sure.