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BC Public Service career opportunity -Senior Librarian

Senior Librarian

Play a vital role in delivering library and research services

Salary $61,358.64 – $70,016.90 annually

The Law Library of the Ministry of Attorney General is a critical element of the knowledge management infrastructure within the organization, and exists to provide legal research and information services to lawyers and support staff throughout the Ministry of Attorney General.

As one of two Senior Librarians, you are responsible for providing complex legal research and reference services to library patrons and playing a supervising role in the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. Utilizing your ability to plan and manage multiple, complex projects, you effectively and independently adapt to rapid changes occurring in the library field. As a Senior Librarian, you provide assistance guidance and training to staff and clients and participate in strategic planning processes associated with the Law Library. Ensuring a high standard of print and electronic resources are maintained, you play a lead role in the development of the library collection, procure core materials for the Ministry of Attorney General and enhance access to electronic legal materials through various subscriptions.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies degree from an ALA-accredited institution


  • Recent experience conducting legal research
  • Experience working in a client service role
  • Experience planning and managing multiple, often complex, projects effectively and independently within time and resource constraints

To learn more, including how to apply online by March 12, 2018 please visit:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.

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Parliamentary Librarian, Library of Parliament

Appointment Opportunity

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada’s diversity. The Government of Canada uses an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous peoples and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following position:

Parliamentary Librarian (full-time position)

Library of Parliament

Holding a special place in Canadian history, the Library of Parliament is the last remaining part of the original Parliament building, the Centre Block, on Parliament Hill. It is a fully functioning library whose collection and services support the activities and decisions of Canada’s democratic Parliament.

The Library of Parliament has six key responsibilities:

  1. Provide customized research and analysis to parliamentarians and their staff;
  2. Supply parliamentarians, parliamentary committees and associations with the information they need to examine the issues of the day, consider legislation and hold the government accountable;
  3. Help parliamentarians inform Canadians about Parliament, its role and traditions, and the people and events that have shaped the institution since 1867;
  4. Preserve Parliament’s documentary heritage and ensure access to its collections;
  5. Keep parliamentarians informed and up to date, and deliver relevant news and information; and
  6. Manages the Parliamentary Tours Program, which offers year-round tours of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, home to the Canadian House of Commons, the Canadian Senate, and the Library of Parliament.

The control and management of the Library rests with the Parliamentary Librarian. He or she is responsible for ensuring the maintenance of extensive and pertinent collections to support Parliamentarians in their functions as law-makers, overseers and representatives. The Parliamentary Librarian must also ensure that information concerning the Parliament of Canada is available to the public.

Further details about the organization and its activities can be found on the Library of Parliament’s website.

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Salary Range: $171,200 to $201,300 (GC-7)

Official Languages and Diversity

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application:

Education and Experience

  • A graduate degree in Library and Information Science or a combination of experience and education in a related field;
  • Significant leadership experience at a senior executive level, preferably in a public sector context, including managing human and financial resources;
  • Experience in fostering and developing a leading-edge research and information management environment;
  • Experience building and sustaining effective relationships with clients and diverse stakeholders; and
  • Experience working in a parliamentary or legislative environment would be an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Library of Parliament’s mandate, challenges and accountabilities as well as the legislation and the context in which the Library operates;
  • Knowledge of trends and developments in information and knowledge management in an analog and digital environment;
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices and current trends in research and library management;
  • Knowledge of the Parliament of Canada and Canadian parliamentary democracy;
  • Ability to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction needed for the Library of Parliament to attain its mandate and objectives in a complex accountability environment;
  • Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, and controls to ensure the effective management and stewardship of human, financial and material resources;
  • Ability to engage national and international communities of interest;
  • Ability to foster a client-oriented environment for Parliamentarians and diverse stakeholders; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with Parliamentarians and diverse stakeholders.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Integrity and impartiality
  • Sound judgement
  • Interest and commitment to public outreach and education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Tact, diplomacy and flexibility

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

  • You reside in or are willing to relocate to the National Capital Region or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

If you are appointed to this position:

You must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout your appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

You will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner’s website.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

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Auxiliary Librarians

The North Vancouver City Library is seeking service-oriented, enthusiastic and adaptable auxiliary librarians to join our team.

The North Vancouver City Library is located in the heart of the City of North Vancouver. As a valued public service, our library is a centre for discovery and dialogue, providing a gateway to lifelong learning and community connection through a balance of traditional and emerging library services.

Duties of the position include providing information, reference and readers’ advisory service to the public, assisting with technology and digital resources, and maintaining and promoting an inclusive, welcoming environment for customers. In addition, you may be asked to work on collection development and management tasks, public instruction and program delivery, or projects related to planning and evaluation of library services.

If you are passionate about customer service and community development and want to work in a principled, innovative library in a growing community, we are looking for you!

You will have a university degree, plus a Master’s degree in librarianship from an accredited school, plus sound related professional experience.

Indigenous candidates and candidates who speak languages in addition to English are welcome and encouraged to apply. Please refer to the attached Job Classification Specification for further details.

Apply to: Deb Hutchison Koep, Chief Librarian
Send cover letter and resume via email only please to

Salary: Pay Grade 22 ($31.34 – 36.91/hour – current rates)

Schedule: On-call; may include evenings and weekends

Closing Date: March 6, 2018 (5 p.m.)

Thank you for your interest in the North Vancouver City Library. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Schedules are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

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Digital Archivist

Posting Number S00699P
Position Title Digital Archivist [S00699P]
Department Library
Location Arlington
Job Family Library
Position Status Full-time
Work Hours Standard
Work Schedule Monday-Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Open to External and Internal
To apply
Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience
Duration Funding expected to continue
Pay Basis Monthly
Benefits Eligible Yes
Job Summary The Archivist will develop, implement, and execute processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections acquired by Special Collections. Works as assigned at the Special Collections service desk, providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections; contributes to and participates in giving instruction, presentations, and tours. Participates fully in Saturday service desk rotations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop, implement, and execute processes enabling effective appraisal, acquisition, arrangement, description, storage, access to, and preservation of born-digital materials, analog materials converted to digital formats, and hybrid collections acquired by Special Collections. Lead exploration, evaluation, and implementation of methods, tools, and systems related to the preservation of born-digital content including digital forensic methods, digital preservation systems, and hardware used to transfer data from physical media. Develop strategies and resources to preserve and provide access to new and/or complex data types. Investigate, develop, and implement policies and procedures for digital preservation.
2. Participate in planning for Libraries and University digital preservation. Works as assigned at service desk providing reference assistance for all areas of Special Collections. Conducts bibliographic instruction and outreach to faculty, students, and community groups.
3. Performs other duties assigned.
Required Qualifications • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in archival studies, history, or other closely related field with a concentration in archival management and theory.
• Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.
• Computer literate and technologically adept.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Preferred Qualifications • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in archival studies, history, or other closely related field with a concentration in archival management and theory.
• Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.
• Computer literate and technologically adept.
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.

• Two years of relevant professional experience as a digital archivist in a special collections or archives, preferably in an academic setting.
• Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing new digital repository systems, including policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of digital materials in an archival or special collections setting.
• Knowledge of strategies, including digital forensics, and technology developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival and manuscript material.
• Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice; and work experience with digital preservation systems and tools (e.g. Archivematica, Preservica, or Bitcurator).
• Knowledge of linked data/semantic web publishing.
• Knowledge of legal restrictions to access to data (DMCA, FERPA), and understanding of copyright and open access.
• Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists.
• Experience creating archival description in MARC and EAD using DACS; experience using Dublin Core for item-level description; familiarity with or aptitude and willingness to implement other metadata standards such as METS, RDF, and PREMIS
• Experience working with web archiving (Archive-It).
• Experience working with XML and/or HTML.
• Experience working with archival collection management systems such as ArchiveSpace or Archon.
• Experience in working in an active university records management program.
• Knowledge of data issues in the research-knowledge creation lifecycle.
• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication

• Project planning and management skills
• Leadership skills
• Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff
• Time management skills
• Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Customer service skills
• Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
• Ability to pay attention to detail
• Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
• Ability to follow through on projects
• Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
• Collaboration and coordination skills
• Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking

Working Conditions
Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

Librarian 1 at North Vancouver City Library

The North Vancouver City Library is seeking an enthusiastic, adaptable and community-oriented Librarian to join our team.

The North Vancouver City Library is located in the heart of the City of North Vancouver. As a valued public service, our Library is a centre for discovery and dialogue, providing a gateway to lifelong learning and community connection through a balance of traditional and emerging library services.

Reporting to the Head of Community, Program and Service Development, this position is part of a diverse team responsible for delivering innovative and responsive library services, programs and events for community members of all ages and backgrounds – in the library and in the community.

We are looking for a highly-skilled candidate who will be able to adapt as their role evolves in conjunction with the library’s 2018—2021 Strategic Plan. Currently, specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning, coordination and delivery of programs and events for adults
  • Development and delivery of technology-based programming for children
  • Partnerships and outreach in support of the above
  • Reader’s advisory service and collection development and promotion
  • Delivery of information services for people of all ages and backgrounds

The successful candidate will have a working understanding of the community-led libraries model, and experience with same. We are looking for a well-organized and detail-oriented individual with outstanding planning skills, a balanced understanding of current trends in library programming and services, the ability to carry out outcome- and evidence-based evaluations, and superior communication skills. Comfort and skill with current and emerging technologies, collection management experience, and experience with services to teens, children and newcomers are desirable.

If you are a lifelong learner who is inspired by challenges; if you work well independently and as part of a team; if you are skilled at making connections and nurturing relationships; if you are an effective communicator and take pride in delivering excellent service – we are looking for you!

You will have a university degree, plus a Master’s degree in librarianship from an accredited school, plus sound related professional experience. Training and experience in community engagement methods (such as Harwood, IAP2, etc.) would be an asset.

Indigenous candidates and candidates who speak languages in addition to English are welcome and encouraged to apply. Please refer to the attached Job Classification Specification for further details.

Apply to: Deb Hutchison Koep, Chief Librarian
Send cover letter and resume via email only please to
Salary: Pay Grade 22 ($31.34 – 36.91/hour – current rates)

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 1:30 – 9 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closing Date: March 5, 2018 (5 p.m.)

Thank you for your interest in the North Vancouver City Library. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Schedules are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

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Prospect Research & Analysis Officer

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health’s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH & UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services. Further information about the Foundation is available at

Fundraising Analysis & Research provides strategic information, support and analysis of programs, activities, prospects and donors of the Philanthropy Division. The three specific functions of the team are Fundraising Analytics, Fund Analysis, and Prospect Research & Analysis.

The Fundraising Analysis & Research team provides senior management and fundraising staff with information, analysis and input to support high quality decision-making. It also provides input into the moves management and prospect tracking systems to monitor activities associated with ushering prospects and donors along the giving continuum and the prospect pipeline, including monitoring processes and procedures to ensure effective and efficient input, and output, of strategic business information.

Position Summary

The Prospect Research & Analysis Officer is responsible for supporting prospect identification and engagement through prospect research and analytics. Key outcomes include

1. research on current donors and prospects that will advance philanthropic conversations and objectives;
2. identification of new prospects that align with current fundraising priorities at a major gift level of $25,000 or more;
3. analysis of current donor pool to identify potential new assignments for major gifts and (re)assignment to annual leadership giving (Partners in Care) or bequest/planned giving potential

This position ensures that accurate and detailed donor information is collected and maintained in the donor database, initiating a data analytics program focused on proactively identifying new major gift prospects from within our database as well as from outside channels, and providing prospect research to fundraisers. The successful candidate will also provide senior management and Major Gifts staff with information, analysis and input to support high quality decision-making. The Prospect Research & Analysis Officer provides input into the moves management and prospect tracking systems, and ensures that related processes and procedures are followed. The Prospect Research & Analysis Officer regularly collaborates and communicates with fundraising staff on strategy and metrics to monitor the effectiveness of the approaches required to expand and renew the base of donors and senior volunteers.

Roles and Responsibilities

This position will conceptualize and execute proactive prospecting methodologies to identify new prospects and support fundraising goals (e.g. develop data analytics segmentation, electronic database screening, upgrade reports, etc). Applies a sophisticated understanding of wealth indicators and philanthropic inclination to qualify prospects and determine capacity ratings. Keeps abreast of media and other sources to uncover timely information and communicate it to Foundation staff. Prepares written profiles, event attendee bios, and qualification lists to support the cultivation and solicitation of prospects. Leads research projects on individuals, organizations, and topics of importance to the Foundation. Uses own initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop new research methods, and extend the benefits of research outcomes. Maintains a formal ‘moves management’ system for the Foundation’s prospect pool, and implements new policies and processes where necessary. May work with and manage outside contracted research services.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a research role with preference given to experience in a not-for-profit environment as a prospect researcher
  • University degree or equivalent diploma, ideally in business information, information management or library science.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with research methodologies including advanced web searching, relationship mapping, and data mining.
  • Strong analytical ability required in order to interpret data needs, perform analysis, create data solutions and follow-through in a timely manner.
  • In-depth understanding of key information sources including securities’ filings, property records, corporate and news databases, social media platforms etc,.
  • Thorough knowledge of fundraising, the donor lifecycle, and donor engagement activities.
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze and interpret complex business and financial data, identify trends, make connections, and interpret patterns.
  • Advanced skills in databases, querying and Microsoft Excel is strongly preferred. Ability to synthesize large amounts of data and generate reports independently.
  • Superior understanding of data integrity, database concepts, and business processes related to the acquisition and capture of information into the Foundation’s database.
  • Ability to develop new policies, processes and templates when required.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, attention to detail, and follow through. Highly accountable for achieving results. Often working under deadline.
  • Understanding of privacy and access to information legislation and commitment to ethical fundraising and research practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Good presentation and training skills and ability to communicate complex information to experts and non-experts.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to contribute to shared objectives.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS Office is a necessity, and Raiser’s Edge (Blackbaud) is an asset.

Start date: Immediate.


If you possess the qualifications and experience indicated, please email your resume and cover letter, with “Prospect Research & Analysis Officer” in the subject line, by February 23, 2018 to:

Corina Somerville (email:
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
190-855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

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Assistant Director for Digital Archives

Position Availability: January 2018
Position Title: Assistant Director for Digital Archives
Requisition Number: 0206072453
Location New York City
Position Type: Administrative
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: CA/Office of the Librarian
Responsibilities: The New School Libraries and Archives seeks an enthusiastic, committed assistant director for digital archives (ADDA) to plan, set policy, implement, and manage systems and workflows for accessioning, appraising, processing, preserving, and facilitating access to digital collections in the New School Archives and Special Collections (the Archives).

In this permanent, full-time position reporting to the director of the Archives, the ADDA will become a core member of a small team of archivists, contributing to many aspects of the unit’s processing and reference activities. Specifically, the ADDA will lead efforts to develop and evaluate tools to support the digital archives infrastructure, establishing policies and procedures, and implementing systems and workflows. Supervising a digital archives production assistant as well as student assistants and interns, the ADDA will be expected to work with a cross-section of technical and non-technical staff, including archivists and librarians, faculty and students, administrators, developers, IT staff and donors. The ADDA must be eager to leap fearlessly yet deliberately into learning and adopting new technologies in a supportive, largely self-guided environment.

The successful candidate will have experience in processing digitized and born digital archival materials, with a demonstrated understanding of archival arrangement and description and the application of archival principles in a digital environment. The ADDA will be expected to remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices and their real-world application.


Serve as Archives’ technical expert in planning, management and execution of digital collections program, including establishing policy and making budget recommendations.

Lead management and development of CollectiveAccess, the Archives’ digital collections platform, coordinating updates, tweaking and troubleshooting catalog and access configurations, and discovering, adapting and integrating tools to make collections more easily discoverable and accessible.

Formulate policy compatible with emerging standards, establishing guidelines and workflows for digital collections, including digitization, metadata, intellectual property, content delivery, linked data, and digital preservation.

Evaluate and implement platforms and tools for effective acquisition, appraisal, ingest, description, preservation, access to and security of born-digital and hybrid archival collections.

Create and manage mappings to facilitate batch import into digital collections platform and harvesting by external platforms, including Digital Public Library of America.

Manage web archiving program in Archive-It, expanding, monitoring and troubleshooting web crawls to improve audio and video capture.

Manage and expand effort to collect electronic institutional records, improving acquisitions workflows for digital media, coordinating with office administrators and collaborating with processing archivists on cataloging standards and processing of hybrid analog/digital collections.

Train and supervise digital archives production assistant, student workers and interns.

Oversee scan-on-demand, transfer of legacy digital and audiovisual content,and large-scale digitization projects.

Create opportunities for faculty, students and staff to engage with digital collections, including consulting on digital humanities projects and digital records maintenance.

Partner with Digital Library Technical Services on opportunities for coordinating practices and integrating systems.

Participate in local and national forums to represent the Archives, staying current with digital archives trends; pursue opportunities for consortium and intra-institutional projects.

Develop strategies for assessment, generate and analyze departmental statistics.

Supervise Archives staff in director’s absence.

Other responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science, with a concentration in archives; or Master’s degree in Archives.

Strong command of archival theory and best practices and their real-world application.

Experience implementing and managing at least one digital asset management system or archives’ digital collections platform.

Experience using GitHub to perform fixes and updates.

Ability to take lead in implementing best practices, standards and tools for digital appraisal, processing and preservation, including data capture, migration and metadata creation.

Experience with digital project management and coordinating complex technical projects.

Comfort with need to continually discover, apprehend and adapt new technologies.

Familiarity with traditional library bibliographic metadata tools, standards, and initiatives, as well as range of software and tools for processing and providing access to archival collections, including Archivist’s Toolkit.

Working knowledge of digital content creation/transformation tools to create, extract, analyze, and perform quality control and other actions on digital objects, and associated work with metadata using spreadsheets, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and scripting languages.

Experience with metadata schemas, vocabularies and content standards (including DC, EAD, VRA Core 4.0, PBCore, RDA, LCSH, PREMIS, METS, etc.) and various encoding/transmission formats (such as RDF, XML, XSLT, MARC, JSON, etc.)

Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and other tools for standardizing and optimizing digital images, documents and audiovisual material.

Ability to collaborate closely with colleagues and across wider community of technology specialists and non-specialists, including faculty, students and administrators.
Superior analytical, problem solving and follow-through skills

Experience supervising and training professional staff, students and interns.

Ability to listen and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to explain technical information to non-specialist colleagues.

Effective at meeting deadlines, adjusting priorities and working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate work in history, the digital humanities and/or social sciences.
In-depth experience implementing and managing CollectiveAccess in archives setting.

Experience using PHP and MySQL.

Web design capabilities, especially related to digital special collections.

Experience developing, maintaining, and documenting local metadata vocabularies, schemas (XML or other), application profiles, crosswalks, mappings, transformations (XSLT or other), and workflows.

Familiarity with linked data and RDF technologies, especially as applied in archives.

Familiarity with ArchivesSpace.

Job Family: University Library
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please include writing sample.
Posting Date: 12/08/2017
Open Until Filled Yes

Corporate Records Assistant – City of Richmond

Corporate Records Assistant
Temporary Full-Time
March 1 – August 17, 2018
Job ID: 2018048
$30.39 – $35.77 per hour

Do you enjoy working in an office administration setting and contributing to a fast-paced, customer service oriented work environment? The City of Richmond is currently looking to hire a Temporary Full-Time Corporate Records Assistant to support the City-wide implementation of effective Records Management best practices and ensure records management compliance for Council agendas and staff reports.

We are looking for someone that has:

  • Sound knowledge of the principles, legislative requirements, practices and techniques of records management systems.
  • Ability to apply records management principles and practices in the electronic environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong customer service focus.
  • Ability to research records requests from City staff and the public in a timely and professional manner and to summarize findings.
  • A high degree of computer literacy and an aptitude for working with a variety of different software packages and systems, particularly
  • REDMS (LiveLink ECM eDocs DM/RM –formerly Hummingbird DM/RM), Inmagic CS/TextWorks, MS Word, MS Access, and MS Excel.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing technological environment.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.

Position Requirements:

  • Completion of the 12th school grade supplemented by post-secondary records and information management courses and considerable related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia.

If you think this is a good fit for you, we invite you to apply today!

For further information regarding position details and to apply, please visit our website at

The City of Richmond offers a competitive pay and benefits program, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule.


Regional Government Documents Librarian

The Regional Government Documents Librarian (Documents Librarian) is a 12 month, tenure track faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, the State of Florida, and the European Union. The scope of the collections thus includes federal, state, and international documents.

Joining the George A. Smathers Libraries as the Documents Librarian entails serving as the primary liaison to the US Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries’ service as a Regional Federal Depository Library for 38 selective depository libraries in the state of Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. This position leads statewide outreach, training, public access, support services, and collection development activities to support the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Documents Librarian also plays an important role ensuring access to state publications distributed by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services. Both programs allow the incumbent to build strong partnerships with a diverse constituency at the state, regional and national levels while advancing innovative programs to strengthen awareness of the increasing relevancy of government documents in current research and public interest.

You are invited to apply for this nationally strategic position within a vibrant, energetic community of professionals dedicated to furthering the intellectual missions of this research-intensive, land-grant, public institution. Collaboration on innovative projects between individuals and among departments to enhance library services is strongly encouraged and supported by the Smathers Libraries. Internal and external grants are supported by a full-time Grants Manager. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the incumbent in the position is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

More information about the regional federal depository library collections at UF can be found at

The search will remain open until March 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:


The Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is in the process of building The Chinatown Storytelling Centre at 168 East Pender Street, Vancouver. The Centre is slated to open in late Spring or early Summer of 2018. The facility will have a permanent exhibition space,
which shares the overall story of Chinese in Canada.

The Centre also plans to develop a number of special or temporary exhibitions on Chinese Canadian and Vancouver Chinatown history. We anticipate designing two or more shows per year in space dedicated for temporary exhibitions. These special exhibitions will delve into a particular topic in greater detail and involve text, photography, artifacts and other storytelling vehicles (e.g. video, podcasts, seminars/workshops, etc.). These shows also will be designed to engage communities to share memories, photographs and artifacts related to the story being featured.

The Centre is looking for an experienced contract Collections Programme Developer who will establish all aspects of the archives and artifacts collections database and systems for documentation, preservation, storage, display, digitization, loans, donations and access. Given the community and culturally-based work of The Centre, the candidate must be somebody who can work to foster respect for the spirit, dignity and individuality of members of the Chinatown and Chinese Canadian community.


  • The Collections Programme Developer will:
  • Work together with the curatorial team to develop collections policies, programs and procedures, and see to their implementation.
  • Assess which digital database would be most appropriate for The Centre’s needs.
  • Oversee all necessary paperwork for accession, documentation, loan, transfer and copyright of the Centre’s collections.
  • Train curatorial team in database input and management.
  • Recommend storage conditions, climate controls and pest control issues at The Centre.
  • Establish collections and archival system database and infrastructure for sustainable use and management for The Centre.


A degree or completed post-graduate program or diploma in archival records and management or equivalent and at least 5 years experience in archivist or collections role.

Member of the Archives Association of BC is an asset.


This is a contractual part-time position of 2-3 days a week for a period of 3 months. Remuneration of $10,000-$15,000 commensurate with experience.


Deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 23rd, 2018.

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume, with subject heading “ COLLECTIONS PROGRAMME DEVELOPER Application ” to: