Learning Services Librarian, Collections (Term, one year)

The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus



The Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications from innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarians for a term position as a Learning Services Librarian.  Reporting to the Deputy Chief Librarian at UBC Library, Okanagan campus, the Learning Services Librarian provides reference service, delivers instructional programs and contributes to collection development.  In addition, the successful candidate has specific responsibility to coordinate library collections for UBC’s Okanagan campus, providing leadership in collection development and management by bringing vision and organization to the acquisition of scholarly content in all relevant formats. The Learning Services Librarian will contribute to the overall planning for library services and spaces.

A job description can be viewed online


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

Currently, there are approximately 8,000 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and 370 faculty at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Administratively, the Okanagan campus Library reports to the Provost & Vice Principal.  Additionally, the Okanagan campus Library’s collections are integrated with UBC Library and library staff contributes to activities of the UBC Library.


Required: An ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent; knowledge of library systems and applications; knowledge of reference and instructional methodologies; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communications skills; ability to perform effectively independently and in collaboration with others.

Demonstrated competencies in collection development and management, budgeting, and policy development would be an asset.


This is a fixed term appointment until July 31, 2014. Librarians are members of The University of British Columbia Faculty Association and the terms and conditions of appointment are governed by collective agreement.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. 


Applications for this exciting fixed term opportunity are to be submitted by e-mail in one consolidated file (PDF or Microsoft word format) and will include: a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status, indicating the candidate’s education, training, and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees with their email addresses.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 5:00 pm PST on June 21 2013 to:

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

Or by e-mail to lois.marshall@ubc.ca


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.




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LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC5144.M56 P76 2013
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LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC3769 .L39 2013
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