The Woodward Library serves students, faculty and staff in the biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, dentistry, fisheries, engineering, forestry, geology, land and food systems, mathematics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physics, rehabilitation sciences and wood science.
We are seeking 1-3 Student Librarians to provide reference services and instructional support for the Library’s reference desk and teaching programs.
The salary for this position is $20.60 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.
We are seeking 1-3 Student Librarians (Graduate Academic Assistant Program) to work 10-35 hours per week from May – August 2018. Hours will be scheduled weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm and weekends between 11 am and 5 pm, and may vary during the summer terms. The number of positions and hours will vary depending on the availability of the applicants. Training is mandatory and will take place between April 30 and May 11, 2018.
- Student Librarians provide reference service and assist students/faculty/staff/community members in the use of resources such as indexes and databases, collections, UBC Library catalogue, Summon, RefWorks, reference sources, and other UBC Library resources and services.
- Student Librarians will have opportunities to assist with instructional support and other projects that may include collection development, video tutorials, assisting with Research Guides (LibGuides), and creating guides and handouts.
Applicants must currently be enrolled in the MLIS program, and have completed at least one term of the MLIS program or have equivalent library experience. Applicants must be familiar with the UBC Library system and its online resources. Preference will be given to those who have public service experience or teaching experience, and an academic background or an interest in engineering, forestry, health & medicine, land & food systems, or science. Excellent oral and written communication skills, initiative, flexibility, and ability to work independently are required. Reliability and flexibility in covering shifts is essential.
Please email a cover letter, resume with 3 references, your summer schedule, and expected date of graduation in one attachment to Helen Brown, Reference Librarian, Woodward Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. We expect to conduct interviews from March 28 – April 13. Only short listed candidates will receive further correspondence.
Please note that these positions will be filled subject to budgetary approval (Spring 2018).
If you are interested in being a Student Librarian at Woodward Library, please also see our job posting for Woodward Library Fall/Winter Student Librarian positions (Sept-Dec 2018 or Sept 2018-April 2019). Please clearly indicate which positions you are applying for in your cover letter. Only one application is required if you are interested in both positions. Please feel free to contact us with questions.
Thank you for your application!