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Reference Librarian Tenure Track

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track Reference Librarian position (link) starting fall quarter September 19, 2018.  The reference librarian will provide research and reference assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development.  The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.

Please note: Librarians develop and teach online credit classes in the Library & Information Services program but only teach one credit class per academic year. The Highline College faculty job announcement template states that faculty typically teach 45 credits.  That does not apply to this position.

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.

For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, please view online at

Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018 at 4pm.

Practicum positions at Banff Centre Library and Archives

Application Deadline

February 14, 2018


May 01 – November 01, 2018


April 30, 2018


November 02, 2018

Program Overview

The Library and Archives Practicum positions are designed for new library and archives professionals with a background in the arts. This is a hands-on experience that allows individuals an opportunity to work with the Librarian and the Archivist to receive direct mentorship in library areas such as collection management, cataloging, outreach, public program development, and public service and archives areas such as digitization and digital archiving, arrangement and description, or reference and outreach.

What does the program offer?

The program offers an introduction to library and archival practice, and particularly one with large artistic, multimedia, and digital holdings. Projects will provide practical experience in the main areas of library and archival practice. Learning opportunities will arise through attendance at lectures, workshops and events related to arts programming at Banff Centre. Benefits to participants include enhanced practical librarianship and archival skills, as well as opportunities for critical thinking, problem-solving, and learning from an experienced library and archives team. Participants will also have the opportunity to work on personal research activities as outlined in their learning objectives and project proposal.

Who should apply?

Practicum placements are appropriate for recent graduates of Master of Archival studies and Master in Library and Information Science programs who also possess a degree or have experience in the arts and an interest in artists’ books, cataloguing, and public program development. This is an opportunity for a new professional to gain experience and expand and develop their careers and capabilities. This program requires full-time commitment.

Archives Assistant

Archives Assistant
Location(s) UBC campus
Employment Type Contract
Job Listed 08-Dec-2017
Job Description

The AMS Archives is the repository of records for the Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver. We house paper and electronic documents as well as photographs, websites, and student newspapers.

The main function of the Archives is to provide information and documents to the executives and managers of the AMS as well as to UBC students and the general public.  As such, we function as the institutional memory of the AMS.

The Archives Assistants primarily help preserve the documents that enable the Archives to perform its function as an information provider, and they also assist in providing information.

Reports to: Archivist
Supervises: None
Employee status: Term
Term length:          13 weeks  (January 15, 2018 – April 15, 2018)
Hours per week: 10

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sorting and filing the vast amount of emails, photographs, news articles, and other documents received from current executives and managers.
  • Scanning and uploading historical photographs
  • Making pdf copies of the AMS website
  • Assisting in the retrieval of requested information and materials
  • Working on various projects under the supervision of the Archivist, including powerpoint presentations
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Currently registered student at UBC Vancouver or one of its affiliated colleges
  • A background or interest in Archival Studies is an asset
  • Good organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, as well as research ability.
  • Comfortable scanning photos and documents and working with MS Office Suite, Adobe, and other software systems
  • Friendly personality and ability to work as part of a team


Please submit a resumé and cover letter by clicking “Apply Now” below.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 20 @ 5PM

Thank you for your interest at the AMS. Due to the large volume of resumes we receive, we are only able to contact those we are interested in interviewing and cannot reply to inquiries regarding application status.

The AMS is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit

LIBR 596 Professional Experience – BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (2)

Students interested in this project should complete the online application form, please cite the project number 201710-02. Please include a resume and cover letter.

Name of Organization
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
102-100 Park Royal South
Coast Salish Territory
West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 1A2
Map It
Supervising Librarian/Archivist
Rowena Koh
(604) 913-9128
Purpose of the project:
The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) was established in 1996 by the First Nations Summit to help First Nations establish Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) programs and services that meet the needs of Indigenous children and their families both on- and off-reserve.

BCACCS is committed to nurturing excellence through community outreach, capacity building, education, research, advocacy and direct service delivery, ensuring that every Indigenous child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally relevant, high quality ELCC services. It is through this commitment that BCACCS has developed a variety of culturally-based resources and training workshops, operates two Aboriginal Head Start Programs, and maintains considerable policy and research experience and expertise.

The BCACCS Resource Centre plays a fundamental role in supporting the work of BCACCS. It does so through the development and maintenance of a resource and research collection that prioritizes materials on topics integral to the development of Indigenous ELCC programs and delivers them to our diverse range of stakeholders, which include parents, students, practitioners, educators, academics, researchers, community leaders and policymakers across the province and beyond.

One of these tools is our Indigenous ELCC Knowledge Portal (, which provides tools, resources and research assistance on topics of importance to our users, including Literacy & Language Development, Health & Well-being, Parenting, Special Needs, Research & Policy, and Leadership & Management in Indigenous ELCC programs.

The main purpose of this professional experience project is to research and develop a subject guide for our Knowledge Portal on Relationship to the Land. This will involve collecting resources relevant to Indigenous perspectives on helping young children connect to the land in early childhood environments, and designing and creating a LibGuides subject guide. The student will also identify books and other materials that will be acquired and included in the Resource Centre lending library collection and identify any gaps in knowledge to help inform future research and curriculum development.

We are seeking one SLAIS student, preferably enrolled in the First Nations Curriculum Concentration program and with knowledge or an interest in ELCC to assist in this work, which will take place both on- and off-site (with virtual supervision).

Summary of activities required to carry out the project:
– Identify relevant books, journal articles, toolkits, guides, videos and other online resources for inclusion in the Relationship to the Land subject guide
– Design and build a Relationship to the Land subject guide and publish it on the Indigenous ELCC Knowledge Portal
– Write a final report with recommendations for acquisition and identification of gaps in Indigenous ELCC research and resources
Expectations of the end result of the project, for both host and student:
The student will have developed and published a Relationship to the Land subject guide on the Indigenous ELCC Knowledge Portal. They will also have written a final report that lists acquisition recommendations for the BCACCS Resource Centre lending library collection and reports on gaps in Indigenous ELCC research and resources related to helping young Indigenous children connect to the land.
Time periods in which the project could be supervised (check all that apply):
  • Winter Term 2 (January – April)
Is there a deadline by which the project must be completed?
Preferably before March 31, 2018, but may be extended into the spring.
Considering the project requirements, please suggest suitable coursework as pre-requisite or co-requisite: (e.g. LIBR 580 Collection Management, ARST 515 Arrangement & Description of Archival Materials.)
LIBR 522G First Nations Literature And Other Materials For Children And Young Adults
LIBR 529 Services for Families and Early Literacy in the Preschool Years
LIBR 577 Special Libraries
LIBR 580 Collection Management

Probationary or Continuing Appointment Archivist at Western University

Role Description

Western Libraries seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented individual for the position of Archivist in Western Archives. This appointment, which will be filled as a Probationary or Continuing Appointment depending on the experience of the successful candidate, is available beginning on or about April 1, 2018, and will be filled at a rank and salary commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. Reporting to the University Archivist, and working as a member of the Archives and Special Collections Team, the Archivist will be responsible for providing the full range of archival services to Western Libraries users. The Archivist will also support the ongoing development and implementation of the Team’s strategies, policies and procedures in collections management and public service, and, as appropriate, participate in specific projects and initiatives, such as those designed to improve access or support digital preservation.

The Archivist will be primarily responsible for acquisition and appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, reference services, and research support, and instruction associated with assigned fonds and collections. The Archivist will assess and selectively build archival holdings, supporting both existing areas of strength and new and developing areas of research and graduate study. The Archivist will also help increase access to archival holdings through improved physical and intellectual control, arrangement and description, and digitization. The Archivist will support faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, visiting academics, and members of the general community conducting research using archival sources. This support will be accomplished through initial reference service, advanced research consultation, and formal and informal instruction.

Western Libraries is currently undertaking an exciting organizational renewal process that will, when implemented by the fall of 2018, transform its services, collections, facilities, and organizational culture to ensure it continues to make a significant contribution to Western’s strategic, academic, and research priorities. As the transformation unfolds, changes and opportunities will lead to the modification of roles and responsibilities across Western Libraries, to varying degrees. Some of the functions and accountabilities of Archivists may change and it is anticipated that their work will be increasingly integrated with that of the core functions of the rest of Western Libraries.


  • The Archivist must have demonstrated experience with:
  • acquisition and appraisal of archives through analysis or implementation of retention schedules or other means of internal transfer, and/or donor negotiation processes;
  • arrangement and description of personal and/or organizational records in accordance with the Rules for Archival Description (RAD);
  • provision of reference and research services; instruction on the use of archival resources;
  • basic preservation; and
  • use of archives management software.

The Archivist must:

  • demonstrate initiative and possess outstanding communication, presentation, instruction and interpersonal skills;
  • employ excellent critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and flexibility;
  • be able to function effectively independently and as a team member;
  • be able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities; and
  • work collaboratively and collegially with Archivist and Librarian colleagues and other staff within Western Archives and Western Libraries as a whole.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Archival Studies, or a Master’s degree with an archival studies specialization, or a Master’s degree combined with relevant experience as an Archivist, with a minimum of two years of professional experience, preferably in an academic archives setting. Experience with various types of fonds and collections, including those originating with large organizations or institutions, is an asset.

Application Procedures

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references, by 15 January 2018, 11:59 PM (EDT) to:

Office of the Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian
Western University

Only applications received by email will be considered. Please submit your application package as a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf). Please quote in the subject line reference #: ARCHLIB01_2018

Please ensure that the form available at:

is completed and included in your application submission.

Business Address:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, ON N6A 5B8


ARST 595 Professional Experience – Teck Resources Limited 2

Teck Resources Limited has an internship position available from May to July for an archival studies student.

The Intern will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects related to Archives and Records Management in a corporate setting under the supervision of Terra Dickson and other professionals on the Information Management team.

Teck Resources Limited is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2017, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eighth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

Teck has had a formal Records Management Program in place since 2011 and materials in its Corporate Archives date back to the earliest days of its two predecessor companies – Teck Corporation and Cominco.

The internship will expose the intern to a unique experience working with historical and contemporary archival holdings of Teck’s Corporate Archives as well as offering insight into the company Records Management Program. The intern will undertake a wide variety of tasks related to the management of a Corporate Archives, the ongoing deployment of the Records Management program, and will work with highly qualified and experienced Archivists and Records Managers.

The work will be planned in collaboration with the student and will include:

  • Appraisal, accessioning, and arranging and describing materials in the archives backlog.
  • Re-housing archival materials in keeping with archival and conservation best practices.
  • Undertaking research/reference requests and searches in the Archives as required.
  • Assisting in the creation of retention schedules by undertaking research into applicable legislation.
  • Participating in meetings, workshops and tasks related to the ongoing development, deployment and sustainment of TeckDocs, Teck’s electronic document and records management system.
  • Helping to administer offsite storage services for the Vancouver office.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Records Management team.

For additional information about Teck Resources Limited see:

How to apply

This is a 12-week unpaid placement for 3-credits under ARST 595 Internship. Interested students should forward a current resume and cover letter to Terra Dickson at

Applicants must be current graduate students who have completed the MAS Core plus ARST 520 and 9 additional ARST course credits.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate

  • An understanding of archival theory and practice including Rules for Archival Description and basic archival preservation best practice
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize work effectively
  • Proven research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with standard desktop applications

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position.  Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

ARST 595 Internship Opportunity – Teck Resources Limited





Position: A temporary Records Management Assistant summer student position is available for summer 2018 in the Legislative Services Division at the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Reporting to the Deputy Corporate Secretary and receiving daily instruction from the Records Technician this position assists with: capturing metadata, creating files, and scanning documents; classifying files and records in accordance with the CVRD Classification and Retention Manual; culling files for retention application; and developing educational materials on records management topics for presentation to CVRD staff.

Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in records management, library science, information studies, or a related field. Experience performing research, writing reports, and preparing presentations is required. Successful candidates possess a sound working knowledge of metadata capture/cataloguing, classification, and retention practices. A satisfactory police information check is required. The successful candidate will also possess: the ability to accomplish tasks accurately and completely with great attention to detail; the ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision; proficiency with Microsoft Office and databases such as Microsoft Access; effective verbal and written communication skills; and effective interpersonal skills.

To qualify for this position candidates must be a student currently attending a community college or university and planning to return to school in the fall.

Hours of Work: This position is available for a period of 17 weeks commencing May 7, 2018 and continuing until August 31, 2018, subject to funding. Hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Salary: This temporary position is unionized (CUPE Local 358), and is compensated at $20.62 per hour. Additionally, this position will receive 14% in lieu of benefits, statutory holidays and vacation, bringing the compensation to $23.51 per hour.

Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application and resume, in confidence, clearly quoting Competition SSLS18007-E by 4:30 p.m. on February 9, 2018 to the Human Resources Division at in MS Word or pdf format, or to 175 Ingram Street, DUNCAN BC V9L 1N8, or by fax to 250.746.2522.

CS – LS – Records Management Assistant 2018

Corporate Archivist – Carleton University


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Corporate Archivist contributes to effective management that allows the various academic and administrative units of the University to fulfill their responsibilities related to retention and disposition of institutional records, and the long-term preservation of historically valuable corporate records. In so doing, this position creates an environment whereby institutional memory is preserved through appropriate stewardship of materials of historical importance and of permanent value to the institution.

Reporting to the University Secretary, the Corporate Archivist is responsible for the development and implementation of a records management program for the administrative records of the University; complemented by awareness, education and communication activities to support the implementation of the University’s Corporate Records and Archives policy.

The position oversees all corporate archives’ reference queries and engages in outreach to promote the corporate archival collections. The position will be responsible for records holdings maintenance, including archival processing, database entries and management.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
– Must have the ability to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate projects, as well as the ability to establish priorities and work to deadlines;
– Must have the ability to exercise diplomacy and discretion when dealing with clients which requires excellent inter-personal skills that allows one to maintain effective, confidential and cooperative working relationships;
– Must have superior communication and analytical skills and the ability to produce careful and thorough results are necessary;
– Must have a have a high degree of computer and web literacy (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook);
– Must have previous experience in applying classification systems, completion of file inventories, and the application and implementation of retention schedules at a large institution;
– Must have experience in archiving historically valuable corporate records and making them available to research;
– Must have knowledge of access to information and protection of privacy issues, legislation, and the implementation of similar acts in relation to a large institution.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, Archival Studies, or Information Management, as well as a minimum of four year’s experience in the principles and practices of records management; comprehensive understanding of specific legislation and government processes; freedom of information and privacy policies; comprehensive understanding of University policies and procedures; information technology for records management. Equivalencies will be considered.

Digital Archivist at Stanford University Libraries

Digital Archivist position is open in Special Collections & University Archives. The posting will remain open until early January –

The new Digital Archivist may be involved with the ePADD project (email archiving) and work with colleagues on the Software Preservation Network and Educopia re OSSArcFlow.


Digital Archivist  76861

* This is a career track position posted at Librarian levels 1 and 2.

Stanford Libraries is seeking an innovative Digital Archivist to develop and maintain a sustainable program for long-term curation of born-digital materials – including appraisal, transfer, and processing, as well as collaborating with staff across the libraries to test and implement discovery and access solutions. They will report to the Head, Collection Services & Born-Digital Program.

• Determine and implement required processes and workflows, including appraisal, transfer, discovery, access, and preservation for stewarding born-digital materials
• Process born-digital collections from the department’s growing backlog
• Defining specific processes and functionality required to enable integration between the digital repository, archival software (ArchivesSpace)
• Contribution to definition and documentation of the born-digital curation process
• Execute the assessment, processing, arrangement and description of born-digital and hybrid archives, including material Stanford’s backlog and newly acquired materials.
• Analyze metadata across all digital collections in order to harmonize conflicts and inconsistencies and make them function effectively in a unified discovery environment (ArcLight)
• Work closely with metadata team re local policies, best practices, and common standards
• Maintain close working relationships with DLSS staff related to the development of the SDR, data models, and the administration of its content, and the overall accessioning queue and process
• Collaborate with colleagues and with the broader digital archivist community
• Participate in large scale research and development projects related to born-digital curation, interoperability, and identity management, including the development of Stanford’s linked data environment



Education & Experience:

• MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Experience with relevant aspects of archival operations including understanding of contemporary archival practices, trends and emerging technologies.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment and negotiate issues with people from different parts of the library.
• Ability to identify challenges and opportunities, engage others in their resolution and recommend appropriate courses of action.
• Deep appreciation for and demonstrated understanding of the purpose and structure of archival-related discovery metadata and access environments
• Demonstrated knowledge of metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODS, etc.
• Knowledge of standards such as technical, preservation, structural, packaging, and transfer metadata schemes
• Knowledge of copyright and data protection issues
• Knowledge of emulation / virtual machine environment
• Workflow analysis and development of or testing of IT system
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex detail-oriented work
• Excellent oral and written communications
• Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a highly demanding environment
• Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects

[for more info, please see jobs site at SU.]

Education Librarian

The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs.

The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until January 22, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: