[I will be away next week, so publishing early]


On the positive side, we have resolved the problem with ebrary “Canada embargoed” ebooks. Only ebrary ebooks accessible in Canada will be listed moving forward. On the down side, the Catalogue records need to catch up and may be quirky for a day or two.

Just a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCOhost) -ends May 16, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex American State Papers 1789-1838 -ends Apr. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • IBZ online (Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur) -ends Mar. 6 <click here>
  • APA Handbooks -end April 5 <click here>
  • CADAL / 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 (Chinese eTitles) -ends Dec. 31, 2014 <click here>
  • Naxos Music Library – Jazz -ends Sept. 30 <click here>
  • NewspaperDirect Library PressDisplay -ends March 26 <click here>
  • Yearbook of International Organizations Online -ends March 25 <click here>
  • Society, culture & politics in Canada: Canadiana pamphlets from McMaster, 1818-1929 -ends April 04 <click here>

Feature Resource of the Week!

British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries (Alexander Street Press) (And why not enjoy a Guinness while browsing? …if you can find one!) <click here>

…the immediate experiences of approximately 500 women, as revealed in over 100,000 pages of diaries and letters.” -

General Librarian, UBC Okanagan Campus Library (full time, ongoing)

Deputy Chief Librarian (Admin Librarian), UBC Okanagan Campus Library (5 year term, renewable)


UBC Okanagan

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

Currently, there are approximately 8,000 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and 400 faculties. Administratively, UBC Okanagan Library reports to the Provost & Vice-Principal, Academic.  Additionally, UBC Okanagan Library’s collections are integrated with UBC Library and library staff contributes to activities of the UBC Library.

For more information about UBC Library and the Okanagan campus Library, please visit and

The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2010-2015 can be viewed at


Overview of the position

We are seeking an experienced librarian to be responsible for the daily operational management of the UBC Okanagan Campus Library. The Deputy Chief Librarian ensures that the development of library services and policies meet the needs of faculty and students. The Deputy Chief Librarian participates in the strategic and budgetary planning of the library as well as in the delivery of library services and represents the Chief Librarian as necessary.

This position reports to and works closely with the Chief Librarian and collaborates with Okanagan Library staff, colleagues in other allied units, administrators and librarians as well as with librarians throughout the UBC Library system, with faculty, students and the public. The incumbent may be requested to act on behalf of the Chief Librarian. 

A detailed job description (Job ID 17866) can be viewed through on the UBC Careers website



Qualifications and requirements

A graduate degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program is required.  Further requirements include an established record of accomplishment as a librarian and manager; evidence of progressive responsibilities; proven ability to manage a diverse team; thorough knowledge of current trends and developments in library services; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; strong decision-making capability based on problem solving skills; excellent organizational skills in managing multiple projects and working under time constraints; sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with human resources issues.


Terms of Appointment and Salary

This position will be filled as a full time ongoing position with a five year administrative term as Deputy Chief Librarian, Okanagan Campus Library (renewable). This position is governed by the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association; it is not an excluded position. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment.  Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

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


How to Apply

Applications for this exciting opportunity are to 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; and detailed and current curriculum vitae. For further inquiries, please contact Lois Marshall at quoting Job ID 17866.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by midnight PST on Friday, April 11, 2014.


UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.






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