Category Archives: Employment – Volunteer

Volunteer Student Archivist

Location:                             Vancouver, BC

Start Date:                          As soon as possible

Type:                                     Volunteer Student Archivist

Posting Closes:                 Upon successful selection of a suitable, qualified candidate

Background:

Ecotrust Canada is a federally registered charity. Our vision is of a society where all people are able to enjoy good lives and livelihoods, are culturally grounded, connected to their environment, and working for the collective benefit of both current and future generations. We know that our economy can be structured to achieve these things. Our mission is to design economic alternatives that benefit people in the places they call home. In a world where information is power, EC equips communities with the tools they need to participate fully in the social, economic, and ecological decisions that affect them. We bring our diverse platforms of expertise to bear on community-led projects, large and small. Our work is innovative, entrepreneurial, partnership-based and relentlessly practical. http://ecotrust.ca/

Project description

Founded in 1995, Ecotrust Canada has a substantial collection of paper records on site in our Head Office in Vancouver, as well as in off-site storage. The majority of these records have been catalogued but work is required to organize, sort and review the collection, evaluate against a set of criteria and make decisions about what to do with each record. Last summer, we had two Library and Archives volunteers join us to begin this work, and we have made quite a bit of progress.

We are seeking a volunteer student archivist or librarian to assist with continuing to work through the following:

  • Reviewing the current system, records management policy, and documentation.
  • Updating as necessary, to assist staff on proper searching, filing, retention and disposal procedures, moving forward.
  • Organizing the file records into logical program and departmental areas.
  • Assessing the archival value of stored and on site materials.
  • Making recommendations for digitization processes. If time permits, scanning documents and other assets for electronic archiving, where applicable (i.e. following a search to confirm digital versions exist; and contingent on value determined).

Qualifications:

  • Experience with organizing, assessing and archiving materials
  • Excellent analytical and archival skills
  • Some experience with digitization of records
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative problem solver and good attention to detail
  • Capable of working independently, while being a good team player
  • An interest in the work of Ecotrust Canada is an asset

Support and Supervision

The student volunteer will be supported and supervised by Lianne Payne, Operations Manager for Ecotrust Canada. This will include regular feedback and one-on-one work.

Impact at Ecotrust Canada

Given the value our staff team places on our archival material as records of the work that has been completed over the past 20 plus years, the work the student contributes will be deeply appreciated. Any direction and informed, professional guidance the student can offer in ensuring proper handling and records management going forward will have a positive, long-term impact.

Time Commitment

We anticipate a minimum of 4-8hr/week commitment for a 4-6 month period will help us advance this work.

Application:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to lianne@ecotrust.ca – with Volunteer Student Archivist in the subject line.

Library and Archives Posting Ecotrust Canada May 2018

Features Section Editor

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research

Partnership is accepting applications for 1 Features Section Editor position.

This is a volunteer position for a 2-year term (renewable).

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and working in a collegial atmosphere with an editorial team, this is an unpaid position on one of Canada’s leading open access journals serving the library profession.

The Features section of Partnership is an editorially-reviewed column. Its purpose is to provide an open, inclusive, and informal space for authors to share and exchange ideas, information, and works of interest to the library and information community.

Features accepts a variety of publication formats including articles, essays, reports, profiles etc.

The Features column is a new section to the journal and we are looking for someone with initiative who is interested in growing and developing this column and has ideas for its potential.

Duties

  • Solicit manuscripts on topics of interest to the LIS profession including pursuing content from all sectors of librarianship
  • Manages submissions to the Features section of the journal, including: evaluating submissions; making publishing decisions; and communicating with authors, copy and layout editors to ensure the smooth handling of each submission.
  • Provide editorial guidance on submissions including assessing submission for readability, interest, and writing style.
  • Develops and maintains contacts with authors and readers
  • Promote the journal as needed.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in library and information studies
  • Ability to network and develop contacts in the LIS community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Previous publishing and/or editorial experience is preferred

Benefits

  • This is a good role for someone who is passionate about the profession and who is interested in developing and locating content that would be relevant to library and information science community.
  • The editorial team meets annually at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference. Attendance is optional and registration for all editorial team members is generously covered by the Ontario Library Association.

About the Journal

Partnership is the journal of Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The journal promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. This is a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion
pieces.

Application and Selection Procedure

Deadline for applications is June 15, 2018.

Letters of application stating interest and qualifications, along with a current CV, should be sent to: Jessica Lange, Editor-in-Chief

Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

Email: partnershipjournal@gmail.com

Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Editor-in-Chief and members of the editorial team.

Features Section Editor Posting

 

French Language Editor

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research
Partnership is accepting applications for 1 French Language Editor position.

This is a volunteer position for a 2-year term (renewable).

Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief and working in a collegial atmosphere with an editorial team, this is an unpaid position on one of Canada’s leading open access journals serving the library profession.

Duties

  • Encourages and promotes French language content for the journal
  • Develops and maintains contacts with authors, reviewers and readers in the francophone library community
  • Manages French language submissions to the journal, including: receiving and evaluating submissions; selecting peer-reviewers, where appropriate; evaluating reviewers’ recommendations; making publishing decisions; and communicating with authors, reviewers, copy and layout editors to ensure the smooth handling of each submission.

Qualifications

  • Must be fluently bilingual in French and English.
  • Must possess excellent writing skills in French.
  • Previous publishing and/or editorial experience would be desirable.

Benefits

  • This is an excellent opportunity to promote French-language library and information publications and engage with team members from across the Canadian library and information community.
  • The editorial team meets annually at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference.

Attendance is optional and registration for all editorial team members is generously covered by the Ontario Library Association.

About the Journal

Partnership is the journal of Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The journal promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. This is a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion pieces.

Application and Selection Procedure

Deadline for applications is Monday April 16, 2018.

Letters of application stating interest and qualifications, along with a current CV, should be sent to: Jessica Lange, Editor-in-Chief
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
Email: partnershipjournal@gmail.com
Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Editor-in-Chief and members of the editorial team.

French Language Editor Posting Feb 2018

Digital and Social Media / Web Design Coordinator

Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research
Partnership is accepting applications for 1 Digital and Social Media / Web Design position.
This is a volunteer position for a 2-year term (renewable).

Responsibilities

  • The Digital and Social Media / Web Design Coordinator is a key member of the editorial team, working closely with the Editor-in-Chief. Responsibilities include:
  • Designing and implementing a social media strategy to promote journal content such as new articles, deadlines and recruitment postings on both Twitter and Facebook
  • Generating, publishing, and sharing engaging content weekly in order to develop brand awareness and strengthen the online reputation of the journal
  • Implementing a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely marketing campaigns.
  • Communicating with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor engagement
  • Overseeing social media accounts’ design (e.g. Facebook timeline cover, Twitter profile pictures)
  • Working with the Editor-in-Chief to improve the journal’s layout and make changes to the OJS presentation of the journal using CSS stylesheets
  • Measuring and analyzing social media statistics such as audience growth and engagement

Benefits

  • This position is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional experience and establish your record in creating social media content and managing the online presence of a journal. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about scholarly publishing and engage with team members from across the Canadian library and information community.
  • The editorial team meets annually at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference.

Attendance is optional and registration for all editorial team members is generously covered by the Ontario Library Association.

Qualifications

  • Experience using Social media (Twitter and Facebook)
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video)
  • Familiarity with web design and layout
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical and multitasking skills
  • Ability to communicate in writing in a tactful manner
  • Basic CSS skills

About the Journal

Partnership is the journal of Canada’s national network of provincial and territorial library associations. The journal promotes the exchange of ideas about libraries, librarianship, and information science among practitioners across all library sectors. This is a Canadian, open access journal publishing double-blind peer-reviewed research and editorially-reviewed articles and opinion
pieces.

Application and Selection Procedure

Deadline for applications is Monday April 16, 2018.

Letters of application stating interest and qualifications, along with a current CV, should be sent to:
Jessica Lange, Editor-in-Chief
Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
Email: partnershipjournal@gmail.com
Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the Editor-in-Chief and members of the editorial team.

Web Design and Social Media Posting Feb 2018

ABC copyright conference volunteers

ABC Copyright Conference is in Vancouver this year are we are looking for volunteers! The main job for volunteers will be to staff the registration desk where you will register people and give them information about the conference. In exchange for volunteering for a shift, you will  receive complimentary registration to the whole conference.

The conference will take place downtown at SFU Harbour Centre(515 East Hastings St.)

Volunteer shifts:

Thursday, May 31st

7:00am – 12:00pm 2 – 3 volunteers

12:00pm – 5:00pm 2 – 3 volunteers

Friday, June 1st

7:00am – 12:00pm 2 – 3 volunteers

12:00pm – 5:00pm 2 – 3 volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering please email Michelle Yule at michelleyule@capilanou.ca if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Libraries Across Borders: Filling Chair positions

Libraries Across Borders is an interest group stemming from BCLA.

We are passionate about access to library services, literacy, and freedom of information within all communities.  To advance these goals, we fundraise for organisations who are actively educating and raising awareness about the value of library/human/print/digital resources in the public sphere.

The group is looking to fill positions such as:

  • Communications/Social media Chair
  • Programming and Events Chair
  • Enthusiastic volunteers
  • Committed library loyalists
  • (well-connected) Ideas/Action people

About our current fundraising initiative:

We are currently fundraising for the Downtown Eastside Literacy Roundtable, which is a coalition of adult educators working in the DTES.  Together they are collaborating to share skills, ideas, support and information to address literacy in the DTES. and working hard to reach our fundraising goal by May 2018.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions please reach out at librariesacrossborders@gmail.com

Museum Collections Volunteer

Position: Museum Collections Volunteer

The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that operates Port Coquitlam’s only museum and archives and is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s diverse heritage and culture.

We are seeking dedicated, energetic volunteers to assist with the ongoing management of the museum’s artifact and archive collections.

Working under the direction of the Society’s Museum Coordinator, the Museum Collections Volunteer will:

  • Assist with artifact and archival cataloguing including; writing condition reports, photographing artifacts, digitizing photographs and records, and updating the museums’ collection database
  • Assist with managing collection information and records
  • Assist with processing incoming collections (donation/loan forms, accessioning etc.)
  • Conduct research related to updating collection records

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of 4 hours per week with flexible start times from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, between Tuesday and Saturday.
  • 4-months minimum commitment required.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing (Microsoft Office) – experience with PastPerfect an asset
  • Excellent English oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to lift and carry boxes and supplies up to 20 lbs, and able to climb ladders and reach overhead

Benefits:

  • Be part of a social, appreciative environment where you can get immersed in
    community focused heritage and culture
  • An opportunity to share your talents, knowledge, stories, and experiences
  • The opportunity to develop or enhance valuable skills
  • The chance to receive career mentorship, including but not limited to ongoing support, feedback, and network building
  • Documented confirmation of volunteer hours and accomplishments

Please submit a pdf cover letter and resume to:
Kelly Brown, Museum Coordinator
info@pocoheritage.org
Subject: Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Cataloguer
Note: While we will conduct interviews during the month of December, the position will not start until the week of January 8th.

Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Volunteer

Museum Collections Assistant – Volunteer Position

Position: Museum Collections Assistant

The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that operates Port Coquitlam’s only museum and archives and is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s diverse heritage and culture.

We are seeking Museum Collection Assistants to help with ongoing collection management projects related to the museum’s artifact and archive collections.

Working under the direction of the Society’s Museum Coordinator, the Museum Collections Assistant will:

  • Assist with artifact and archival cataloguing including; writing condition reports, photographing artifacts, digitizing photographs and records, and updating the museums’ collection database
  • Assist with managing collection information and records
  • Assist with processing incoming collections (donation/loan forms, accessioning etc.)
  • Conduct research related to updating collection records
  • Prepare collection and archival materials for exhibits and displays
  • Assist with incoming research requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of 10 hours per week with flexible start times from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, between Tuesday and Saturday.
  • The position is a 4 month commitment.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing (Microsoft Office) – experience with PastPerfect an asset
  • Excellent English oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to lift and carry boxes and supplies up to 20 lbs, and able to climb ladders and reach overhead

Benefits:

  • Be part of a social, appreciative environment where you can get immersed in community focused heritage and culture
  • A place to share your talents, knowledge, stories, and experiences
  • The opportunity to develop or enhance valuable career focused skills
  • The chance to receive career mentorship, including but not limited to ongoing support, feedback, and network building
  • Reference letter upon request

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Kelly Brown, Museum Coordinator
info@pocoheritage.org
Subject: Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Assistant
Note: While we will conduct interviews during the month of December, the position will not start until the week of January 8th.

Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Assistant

Volunteer position – The Being Blind project

Do you want to get experience doing a project that has real-world impact? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference in the lives of real people? The Being Blind project team is seeking someone with skills in building online platforms. This platform will be used to explore diverse international experiences of blindness, and to challenge misperceptions of what it means to be blind.

We aim to prompt action & advocacy that will improve quality of life for blind people and build public understanding of blindness.

The narratives of co-researchers and participants, and the photojournalistic work, will form the basis of a multimedia platform.

Contributors include

  • Blind/partially people & those in our support networks can share life experiences,
  • experts who contribute blogs about building personal skills, accessing technologies, action to improve legal, political & social circumstances, etc.
  • The public who will be able to ask questions & interact.

The site will profile people from several countries,

  • probing the experience of blindness in diverse contexts,
  • exploring how we defy stereotypes,
  • exposing stigmas/assumptions that get in our way.

For more information please contact LBulk@mail.ubc.ca

Volunteer posting

Wikipedia Library Virtual Coordinator

We are seeking 1-2 students to act as 1lib1ref Coordinators. This involves assisting in the planning and execution of 1lib1ref, an annual campaign that calls on librarians around the world to add a single citation to Wikipedia. This position is a virtual part-time volunteer role starting as soon as possible and running through early February. Students will, in cooperation with The Wikipedia Library team and participating librarians, assist in outreach, messaging, social media engagement, and reporting. They will draft blog posts and craft social media messages. If interested, they may also participate in supporting participants on Wikipedia; training is available for those without editing experience. Interested students should apply at https://goo.gl/forms/fIgd0chRt9pnkDZs1