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Visualization and Emerging Media Librarian

The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus

Full-Time, Ongoing

Anticipated Start Date: December 1, 2018 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Visualization and Emerging Media Librarian leads the design, creation, development and implementation of programs and services to support data visualization and emerging media needs in teaching, learning, scholarship, and research.

The Librarian will manage, and assist users in managing, data visualization projects including developing project plans, assessment, identification of appropriate resources required, design, data mining/analysis and implementation as required to achieve successful data visualization.  This individual collaborates with users, teams, and departments across the University and in the community, and works collegially to develop a planned and strategic approach to this new area of service. The position conducts individual and specific needs assessments to inform service, technical, teaching & learning, and infrastructural requirements. This position is also responsible for designing and delivering training, presentations, workshops, and classes on approaching, creating, implementing and using visualization and immersion tools in a variety of academic settings.

The position also provides reference and information services to faculty, students and other users in UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with assigned departments. Provides web-based and classroom instruction and assistance in use of information resources. Plans and implements services that respond to needs of users in UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Participates in the development of Library policy, procedures and services. Assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, services and projects, as required. Evening and weekend work may be required. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other Library positions are expected to change as the Library organization evolves.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A graduate degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program is required. An academic background in a subject area within the scope of UBC’s Okanagan campus or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of data extraction, analysis, and visualization methods. Experience using proprietary and open-source digital technologies, such as geographic information systems, statistical software, and visualization tools such as Unity, D3.js, Tableau, Mathematica, and/or R.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work in a team situation; ability to make decisions based on problem solving skills; and the ability to focus on important issues are essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience developing and supporting visualizations in teaching, scholarship, and scholarly communication projects. Knowledge of research data management and digital preservation.

Experience in assisting scholars in the development of digital scholarship.

As this position will have a strong focus on supporting the academic mission of the University, experience with the following would be considered a significant asset:

  • preparing and facilitating workshops and presentations
  • planning, creating, and updating digital learning objects (including tutorials, learning modules, and instructional materials)
  • formal teaching experience

An advanced academic degree in a field related to the responsibilities of the position (such as humanities, sciences, social sciences, computer science, data sciences, or design) preferred.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Associate Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Coordinates activities with other Librarians at UBC’s Okanagan campus and collaborates with Librarians throughout the UBC Library system. Works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Manager, Media and Classroom Services and the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning. Maintains a strong working relationship with the Manager, UBC Studios, and Director, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and members of the ARC team.

May be requested to act on behalf of the Associate Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Library. Works closely with colleagues in other units within UBC. Works with faculty, students, staff and the public.

DUTIES:

Visualization and Emerging Media Services:

  1. Designs, develops and implements programming and services for The Commons visualization, immersion, and emerging media spaces.
  2. Assists faculty with the integration of data visualization and emerging media into the design, assessment, and delivery of their courses.
  3. Collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to contribute expertise to visualization projects, research, practice, teaching, and classes in a range of disciplines.
  4. Leads presentations, workshops, and classes, for faculty, staff, and students, and creates and shares learning materials and guides for users, to facilitate the creation of visualizations and the use of visualization and immersive tools.
  5. Leads the identification and deployment of applications, software, and technology requirements.
  6. Provides consultation, support, teaching, and training to users about tools, techniques, and methods.
  7. Leads the development of policy and procedures related to The Commons Visualization and Emerging Media Studio.
  8. Partners with internal outreach teams and with campus service and support areas to promote and encourage use of campus visualization spaces.

Reference and Research Services:

  1. Provides reference and research services to UBC’s Okanagan campus students, staff and faculty members as well as collaborates with UBC’s Vancouver campus Librarians to provide services to all UBC faculty, staff and students and members of the public, as required.
  2. Provides training and back-up for Library Services Assistants.
  3. Works with other staff to develop and maintain the UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library presence on the UBC Library web pages and throughout UBC, as appropriate.
  4. As the librarian responsible for particular subjects, advises and assists in difficult or extensive searches in these areas. Employs the full range of Internet, electronic and print resources, as required.

Library Teaching and Orientation:

  1. Teaches classes in the use of resources available to users of the Library, including the Library’s catalogue, print resources and e-resources. May also provide instruction in the use of a variety of types of software.
  2. Undertakes specialized instructional programs including planning, designing and organizing and using various formats for presentation.
  3. Participates in orientation tours and Library-use instruction programs.
  4. Prepares handouts, research guides and informational brochures in collaboration with UBC’s Vancouver campus Library.
  5. Provides instruction/presentations to faculty, staff, and students (in the Library, online and in the faculty departments).

Faculty Liaison:

  1. Initiates and maintains contact with faculty in assigned departments
  2. Liaises with faculty on issues of copyright, collection development and management, and on issues related to properly archiving research outputs.
  3. Works with faculty on the development and delivery of information and research modules, services and courses or workshops and course readings for students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
  4. Attends faculty meetings and events and participates in faculty committees in designated subject areas as appropriate.
  5. Responds to requests from faculty for Library involvement in accreditation, new course proposals, etc., in consultation with the Associate Chief Librarian.

Collection Development and Management:

  1. Responsible for the selection of new resources in designated subject areas for the Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus in consultation with other UBC Librarians and departmental representatives.
  2. Participates in the development and application of criteria for the review of electronic subscriptions, transfer of print materials to storage and for weeding.
  3. In consultation with other UBC Librarians, participates in the evaluation of potential gifts-in-kind to the Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
  4. Participates in the monitoring and maintenance of UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library reference collection.

Supervision and Administration:

  1. May be required to supervise staff.
  2. May be required to act as Associate Chief Librarian in their absence.

Library Liaison:

  1. Represents the UBC Okanagan campus Library on Library committees, working groups and task forces.
  2. Liaises with Librarians in other areas of the UBC Library system.
  3. Maintains an awareness of new literature and research developments in areas of specialization and emerging trends in academic libraries.
  4. Keeps abreast of developments in public services across UBC Library and more widely.

Other Activities:

  1. Identifies best practices and implements as appropriate.
  2. Participates in professional and university-wide initiatives.
  3. Seeks funding opportunities and completes grant applications within UBC’s Okanagan campus Library portfolio and in collaboration with UBC’s Vancouver campus as appropriate.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Provision of competent, professional library services.

  • Effective, cooperative working relationships with support staff, colleagues and management at UBC’s Okanagan campus and, more generally, across UBC.
  • Flexible, innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Effective focus on important issues and demonstrated ability to balance a multitude of responsibilities.
  • Current knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures and appropriate interpretation of these to staff and users.
  • Effective application of current developments in information resources.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 11:59 pm PDT on August 18, 2018.

To apply for this position, please visit the following link:

Please direct your questions to:

Lois Marshall
Manager, Planning and Operations | Library
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Or by e-mail to lois.marshall@ubc.ca

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Podcasts are great to listen to whether you’re commuting to work, making dinner, or want to learn something new. These business-focused podcasts will offer you insight and ideas about entrepreneurship and current business trends and issues. This collection of podcasts are freely available online. Read on to find a new listen!

A note for Firefox and Internet Explorer users: Podcasts that are hosted on Soundcloud may not run properly on your browser. Chrome is a reliable alternative.

Looking to Learn about BC and Vancouver Current Business Events?

BIV Today

BIV Today is produced and aired by the Business in Vancouver newspaper. The 30-minute show is aired Monday to Friday every week and is typically broken into two topics. The show focuses on topics that will affect Canadian businesses, with a special interest in topics that affect Vancouver and British Columbia. This podcast focuses on current business trends and news.

Looking to Learn from Successful Business Owners through In-Depth Interviews?

Venturing Out

CBC aired Venturing Out in 2017. There are 7 episodes, approximately 30 minutes in length, hosted by Arlene Dickinson. Arlene Dickinson has been a frequent figure on CBC’s reality show, Dragon’s Den. Over the course of these episodes, she conducts interviews with different Canadian business leaders to talk about their journey and tease out lessons for the listener.

Startup Canada Podcast

Startup Canada is a network of entrepreneurs with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship throughout Canada. They are partnered with several major companies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, Microsoft, and the Financial Post.

Startup Canada Podcast is geared towards all entrepreneurs, covering a variety of topics, talking with entrepreneurs and investors about their current projects and plans. The host, Rivers Corbett, also pulls out information about current trends and innovation from his guests. Episodes range between 30 and 50 minutes and are aired every Tuesday. There are 149 episodes currently available for listeners to explore.

HBR Ideacast

Harvard Business Review is a magazine and website owned by Harvard University. HBR Ideacast is their podcast. It is aired on a weekly basis and comes out on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays. The episodes range between 20 and 30 minutes long, and there are over 600 to choose from. Ideacast creates in-depth interviews with industry experts to look at subjects such as leadership and how technology is affecting the workplace; there is often a focus on larger corporations, but many of the lessons can also be applied to smaller companies.

The Innovators Radio Show & Podcast

Tom Dioro is the founder of Accurate. He also produces The Innovators Radio Show & Podcast. This podcast features in-depth one on one interviews with leaders in the entrepreneurial world. The podcast is aired sporadically, and there are currently 13 episodes to choose from; each episode is an hour long.

StartUp

Gimlet Media is an award-winning podcast company based in New York. A large team of journalists and producers create several different shows but the one you’ll be interested in is StartUp. The team uses a combination of interviews and storytelling to create engaging stories about start-up successes, challenges, and innovative ideas. The episodes are approximately 30 minutes long and it is aired on a weekly basis.

Looking for Relevant Discussions for Women Entrepreneurs in Canada?

Thrive

Startup Canada is a network of entrepreneurs with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship throughout Canada. They are partnered with several major companies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, Microsoft, and the Financial Post.

Thrive is specifically geared towards women entrepreneurs. Thrive started in March 2018 and is aired every two weeks. Janice McDonald discusses with her guests how women entrepreneurs can seek financing, support for their businesses, and encourage entrepreneurship among women.

Interested in Learning About a Variety of Different Business Topics?

The Bottom Line

The BBC, beyond news of all kinds, also provides a business-focused podcast call The Bottom Line. Given the geographical location, there is a British focus at times, but many of the episodes cover topics that are applicable to everyone who runs a business. The podcast features roundtable discussions between various experts, hosted by the BBC’s Evan Davis. Show topics range from franchising to co-working spaces and beyond. The 30 minute episodes come out twice weekly, on Thursdays and Saturdays, and with over 200 episodes already available, you’re sure to find something you’re interested in.

Quit

5by5 is a collective of podcast shows produced out of Austin. They produce podcasts covering a variety of topics; you’ll be interested in Quit.

Quit is a conversational podcast where the hosts, Dan Benjamin and Haddie Cooke, discuss a variety of start-up stories, news, and ideas. They also offer their thoughts about what small business owners should consider as they create their businesses. Dan Benjamin is the owner and creator of 5by5 and this has given him good insight into the challenges of entrepreneurship. Aired on a sporadic basis throughout the year, this podcast has over 100 episodes that are about an hour long each, so there’s plenty to listen to.

This is Your Life

Michael Hyatt & Company provides coaching and courses for busy people looking to create balance in their life while still achieving success. In addition to running his company, Michael Hyatt produced the This is You Life podcast. It consists of 150 episodes, approximately 30 to 60 minutes long, providing information and suggestions on how to lead your business and your life.

Lead to Win

Michael Hyatt & Company provides coaching and courses for busy people looking to create balance in their life while still achieving success. Michael Hyatt is currently producing the podcast Lead to Win, which is a re-imagining of This is Your Life. This podcast provides weekly leadership lessons for listeners. It released every Tuesday and there are 39 episodes available so far.

We hope you enjoy these podcasts! What are your favourite business podcasts?  Comment below or tweet us at @sba_bc.

Work-Life Balance

Podcasts are great to listen to whether you’re commuting to work, making dinner, or want to learn something new. These business-focused podcasts will offer you insight and ideas about entrepreneurship and current business trends and issues. This collection of podcasts are freely available online. Read on to find a new listen!

A note for Firefox and Internet Explorer users: Podcasts that are hosted on Soundcloud may not run properly on your browser. Chrome is a reliable alternative.

Looking to Learn about BC and Vancouver Current Business Events?

BIV Today

BIV Today is produced and aired by the Business in Vancouver newspaper. The 30-minute show is aired Monday to Friday every week and is typically broken into two topics. The show focuses on topics that will affect Canadian businesses, with a special interest in topics that affect Vancouver and British Columbia. This podcast focuses on current business trends and news.

Looking to Learn from Successful Business Owners through In-Depth Interviews?

Venturing Out

CBC aired Venturing Out in 2017. There are 7 episodes, approximately 30 minutes in length, hosted by Arlene Dickinson. Arlene Dickinson has been a frequent figure on CBC’s reality show, Dragon’s Den. Over the course of these episodes, she conducts interviews with different Canadian business leaders to talk about their journey and tease out lessons for the listener.

Startup Canada Podcast

Startup Canada is a network of entrepreneurs with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship throughout Canada. They are partnered with several major companies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, Microsoft, and the Financial Post.

Startup Canada Podcast is geared towards all entrepreneurs, covering a variety of topics, talking with entrepreneurs and investors about their current projects and plans. The host, Rivers Corbett, also pulls out information about current trends and innovation from his guests. Episodes range between 30 and 50 minutes and are aired every Tuesday. There are 149 episodes currently available for listeners to explore.

HBR Ideacast

Harvard Business Review is a magazine and website owned by Harvard University. HBR Ideacast is their podcast. It is aired on a weekly basis and comes out on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays. The episodes range between 20 and 30 minutes long, and there are over 600 to choose from. Ideacast creates in-depth interviews with industry experts to look at subjects such as leadership and how technology is affecting the workplace; there is often a focus on larger corporations, but many of the lessons can also be applied to smaller companies.

The Innovators Radio Show & Podcast

Tom Dioro is the founder of Accurate. He also produces The Innovators Radio Show & Podcast. This podcast features in-depth one on one interviews with leaders in the entrepreneurial world. The podcast is aired sporadically, and there are currently 13 episodes to choose from; each episode is an hour long.

StartUp

Gimlet Media is an award-winning podcast company based in New York. A large team of journalists and producers create several different shows but the one you’ll be interested in is StartUp. The team uses a combination of interviews and storytelling to create engaging stories about start-up successes, challenges, and innovative ideas. The episodes are approximately 30 minutes long and it is aired on a weekly basis.

Looking for Relevant Discussions for Women Entrepreneurs in Canada?

Thrive

Startup Canada is a network of entrepreneurs with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship throughout Canada. They are partnered with several major companies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, Microsoft, and the Financial Post.

Thrive is specifically geared towards women entrepreneurs. Thrive started in March 2018 and is aired every two weeks. Janice McDonald discusses with her guests how women entrepreneurs can seek financing, support for their businesses, and encourage entrepreneurship among women.

Interested in Learning About a Variety of Different Business Topics?

The Bottom Line

The BBC, beyond news of all kinds, also provides a business-focused podcast call The Bottom Line. Given the geographical location, there is a British focus at times, but many of the episodes cover topics that are applicable to everyone who runs a business. The podcast features roundtable discussions between various experts, hosted by the BBC’s Evan Davis. Show topics range from franchising to co-working spaces and beyond. The 30 minute episodes come out twice weekly, on Thursdays and Saturdays, and with over 200 episodes already available, you’re sure to find something you’re interested in.

Quit

5by5 is a collective of podcast shows produced out of Austin. They produce podcasts covering a variety of topics; you’ll be interested in Quit.

Quit is a conversational podcast where the hosts, Dan Benjamin and Haddie Cooke, discuss a variety of start-up stories, news, and ideas. They also offer their thoughts about what small business owners should consider as they create their businesses. Dan Benjamin is the owner and creator of 5by5 and this has given him good insight into the challenges of entrepreneurship. Aired on a sporadic basis throughout the year, this podcast has over 100 episodes that are about an hour long each, so there’s plenty to listen to.

This is Your Life

Michael Hyatt & Company provides coaching and courses for busy people looking to create balance in their life while still achieving success. In addition to running his company, Michael Hyatt produced the This is You Life podcast. It consists of 150 episodes, approximately 30 to 60 minutes long, providing information and suggestions on how to lead your business and your life.

Lead to Win

Michael Hyatt & Company provides coaching and courses for busy people looking to create balance in their life while still achieving success. Michael Hyatt is currently producing the podcast Lead to Win, which is a re-imagining of This is Your Life. This podcast provides weekly leadership lessons for listeners. It released every Tuesday and there are 39 episodes available so far.

We hope you enjoy these podcasts! What are your favourite business podcasts?  Comment below or tweet us at @sba_bc.

Work-Life Balance

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE3109 .B63 2018
Rosemary Bocska, Social Media and Privacy Law for Employers: Hiring, Firing and Managing Reputation (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3247 .S26 2018
Lior Samfiru & Lia Moody, Termination of Employment (Toronto: Emond, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4219 .C33 2017
The Law Society of Upper Canada, Canada at 150: The Charter and the Constitution (Toronto: The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4381.5 .C48 2018
Adam M. Dodek, ed., The Charter Debates: The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81, and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4622 .I54 2015
Institute of Parliamentary and Political Law , The Informed Citizens’ Guide to Elections: Electioneering Based on the Rule of Law (Toronto: Carswell, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5878 .M46 2017
Elizabeth Johnson, Geneviève C. Lille, Understanding the Taxation of Partnerships, 7th ed. (Toronto: Wolters Kluwer, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF3775 .E548 2018
Robert V. Percival et al., Environmental Regulation: Law, Science, and Policy, 8th ed. (New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: NA4475.S62 J645 2006
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, ed., Light on a Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa (Parkwood: David Krut Publishing, [2006]).

Due to technical difficulties that EBSCOhost is aware of (and working on), patrons cannot create an EBSCOhost personal folder while off campus and using EZproxy. To create a folder, patrons must be on campus using a Library computer, UBCSecure Wireless or other computer with a recognized UBC IP address. You can tell if you are at a recognized IP because the UBC crest will appear on the left side of the screen (EZproxy, as mentioned, is the exception. The crest is there, but you cannot create a folder).

After you create a folder on campus, you can log into it when you access a UBC Library subscribed EBSCOhost database off campus via EZproxy.

We will update this post as EBSCOhost works on this problem.

New search linking from EBSCOhost to the UBC Catalogue for Journals

When searching in EBSCOhost Databases, you will now see a new link next to Journal / Article results that has a “rainbow” book case:

 

This link will search for the journal ISSN in the UBC Catalogue so that you can see what Print holdings (as well as Online) the Library has. This will be particularly helpful for articles with poor or no images (when we have the Print) or for locating Archives of a journal (Print or Online) that go back farther than the EBSCOhost full text holdings.

Yifei Zhang (张艺菲) is the summer intern student at the Asian Library this year. She will work from July 3 to August 3 under the supervision of Jing Liu, Chinese Language Librarian. Let’s learn more about her.

Give a brief introduction of yourself. 

I am Yifei Zhang from China. I worked for four years in government department and involved in routine archive management and financial affairs. I am currently a Master student studying in the Library and Information Management program at the University of Hong Kong.

Why are you interested in the internship with the UBC Library?

UBC Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada, and the Asian Library houses the largest research collection in Asian languages in North America. Internship in such an excellent academic library can help me to get not only about the most advanced academic library management experience, but also allow me to understand how Asian culture is transmitted through the library. It is worth mentioning that the architectural features of Asian style and the beautiful working environment are also why I am interested in the UBC Asian Library.

What are your expectations towards this five-week internship?

I hope to acquire more practical work experience in this multicultural library and further develop myself in the field of modern academic librarianship through understanding the outreach activities and inter-relationships of the different functional groups in library, understanding the role of librarians and learning the current trends in academic libraries.

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): K840 .C37 2018
Stephen Waddams et al., Cases and Materials on Contracts (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications Limited, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE452.C6 T96 2018
Nadya Tymochenko & Gillian Tuck Kutarna, An Educator’s Guide to Internet and Social Media Law in the Classroom (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KUC66 .B87 2017
Brendan Edgeworth, Butt’s Land Law, 7th ed. (Pyrmont: Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited, 2017).

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