Continuing – Job Description (Word Doc)

Description

UBC Okanagan Library invites applications from creative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarians for a continuing position as a Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program). The successful candidate will be a key member of the UBC’s distributed medical program administered by the Faculty of Medicine and will have specific responsibility for library services associated with the Southern Medical Program located at the Okanagan campus of UBC.

Reporting jointly to the Chief Librarian at the UBC Okanagan Library and the Regional Associate Dean, Interior, the Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) provides leadership and vision in the creation and development of instructional programs, collections and services to the students and faculty involved in the Southern Medical Program. The Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) is active within the Faculty of Medicine, working closely with colleagues at UBC’s Vancouver campus, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

The successful candidate will be a key collaborator at teaching hospitals and clinical sites within the Interior Health Authority. Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) prepares and monitors the annual budget for library collections and services for the Southern Medical Program. Supervision of a library assistant may be required.

The Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) is a knowledgeable and experienced health sciences librarian who contributes to reference services and participates in the overall planning for library services and spaces.

Qualifications

Required:

  • an ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent;
  • knowledge of library systems and applications;
  • demonstrated competencies in reference and instructional methodologies in an academic, hospital or research setting, with an emphasis on evidence based practice;
  • excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate at a distance;
  • proven ability to work well independently and within large and complex teams;
  • commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis;
  • the ability and willingness to travel to various locations in British Columbia as required.

Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Preferred:

  • academic library experience; a background working in health sciences libraries and with emerging technologies;
  • e-resource acquisition and evaluation experience.

Terms of Appointment

This is a continuing position. If eligible and qualified, the successful candidate may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Librarians are members of the University of British Columbia Faculty Association and the terms and conditions of appointment are governed by collective agreement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Applications should include a detailed cover letter specifically indicating the candidate’s education and work experience in the areas listed above, a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees. Please forward this material to:

Lois Marshall
Learning Services Administrator
Okanagan Library
University of British Columbia
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Or reply by e-mail.

Closing date for this competition: July 13, 2011.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate clearly on your application whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Environment

The Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia is situated in Kelowna, about 400 km east of Vancouver in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The campus boasts an intimate learning environment with an excellent library infrastructure. Check out the campus website for more information.

Currently, there are over 7,000 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and over 400 faculty. The campus is expected to continue to grow its enrollment in the next few years. The library is planning incremental growth of collections, staff and services as the campus expands. Administratively, the Okanagan Library reports to the Provost. Additionally, Okanagan library collections are integrated with UBC Library and library staff contribute to activities of the UBC Library.

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Continuing – Job Description (Word Doc)

Description

UBC Okanagan Library invites applications from creative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarians for a continuing position as a Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program). The successful candidate will be a key member of the UBC’s distributed medical program administered by the Faculty of Medicine and will have specific responsibility for library services associated with the Southern Medical Program located at the Okanagan campus of UBC.

Reporting jointly to the Chief Librarian at the UBC Okanagan Library and the Regional Associate Dean, Interior, the Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) provides leadership and vision in the creation and development of instructional programs, collections and services to the students and faculty involved in the Southern Medical Program. The Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) is active within the Faculty of Medicine, working closely with colleagues at UBC’s Vancouver campus, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Victoria.

The successful candidate will be a key collaborator at teaching hospitals and clinical sites within the Interior Health Authority. Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) prepares and monitors the annual budget for library collections and services for the Southern Medical Program. Supervision of a library assistant may be required.

The Learning Services Librarian (Southern Medical Program) is a knowledgeable and experienced health sciences librarian who contributes to reference services and participates in the overall planning for library services and spaces.

Qualifications

Required:

  • an ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent;
  • knowledge of library systems and applications;
  • demonstrated competencies in reference and instructional methodologies in an academic, hospital or research setting, with an emphasis on evidence based practice;
  • excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate at a distance;
  • proven ability to work well independently and within large and complex teams;
  • commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis;
  • the ability and willingness to travel to various locations in British Columbia as required.

Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Preferred:

  • academic library experience; a background working in health sciences libraries and with emerging technologies;
  • e-resource acquisition and evaluation experience.

Terms of Appointment

This is a continuing position. If eligible and qualified, the successful candidate may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Librarians are members of the University of British Columbia Faculty Association and the terms and conditions of appointment are governed by collective agreement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Applications should include a detailed cover letter specifically indicating the candidate’s education and work experience in the areas listed above, a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three referees. Please forward this material to:

Lois Marshall
Learning Services Administrator
Okanagan Library
University of British Columbia
3333 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Or reply by e-mail.

Closing date for this competition: July 13, 2011.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Please indicate clearly on your application whether you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Environment

The Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia is situated in Kelowna, about 400 km east of Vancouver in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. The campus boasts an intimate learning environment with an excellent library infrastructure. Check out the campus website for more information.

Currently, there are over 7,000 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and over 400 faculty. The campus is expected to continue to grow its enrollment in the next few years. The library is planning incremental growth of collections, staff and services as the campus expands. Administratively, the Okanagan Library reports to the Provost. Additionally, Okanagan library collections are integrated with UBC Library and library staff contribute to activities of the UBC Library.

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Ingrid Parent, UBC's University Librarian (photo by Eugene Lin)

Ingrid Parent, UBC’s University Librarian, will receive an honorary doctorate on June 11, 2011 from the University of Ottawa as part of its 190th convocation. Ingrid will be honored as part of the Faculty of Arts ceremony, which includes the first graduating class of the Masters in Information Studies Program. She is one of 10 people to receive a 2011 honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa.

“Ingrid is a leader in her forward-thinking vision of libraries and in her profession,” says David Farrar, Provost and Vice-President, Academic for UBC. “On behalf of the University, we congratulate her on receiving this honor.”

Ingrid is also the current President-elect of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). She takes on the Presidency of IFLA this August, marking the first time that a Canadian will head the organization.

For more information on the University of Ottawa Convocation, please visit here.

Congratulations, Ingrid!

In 1986, to recognize the importance of university teaching, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada created the 3M National Teaching Fellowships. Ten university faculty members are recognized each year for their educational leadership and exceptional contributions to teaching. These winning professors have a single purpose—helping students to learn.  Maclean’s, the program’s media sponsor has created profiles for each of the winners. To read the profiles, click here.

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