The Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications from recently graduated, innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarians for a 0.75 FTE, 1 year fixed term position as Librarian, Research Services. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library, this position, in conjunction with colleagues, is responsible for faculty liaison in assigned academic units including reference service and instructional programs. In addition, the successful candidate has specific responsibility to oversee the Research Services portfolio for UBC’s Okanagan campus. The aim of this portfolio is to proactively foster positive relations and increased awareness between faculty, postdoctoral and graduate student researchers and the Library by developing and delivering specialized research services. This role is pivotal to defining and expanding the UBC Okanagan Library’s role in supporting research and data management.

This position will also contribute to the overall planning for library services and spaces.

A job description can be viewed online.

 

ENVIRONMENT

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.

Currently, there are approximately 8,400 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and 450 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. UBC’s Okanagan campus is an intimate learning environment with an excellent library infrastructure. Check out the campus website for more information.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science; knowledge of library systems and applications; knowledge of reference and instructional methodologies; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to perform effectively independently and in collaboration with others. This position also requires demonstrated practical experience with the process of academic research.

Preferred: Knowledge and understanding of research metrics; proficiency with citation management software and aptitude for learning new software and technologies; experience in providing academic reference services; knowledge and understanding of the academic liaison model of librarianship and the university environment.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a 1 year fixed term appointment at 0.75 FTE with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2015. Librarians are members of The University of British Columbia Faculty Association and the terms and conditions of appointment are governed by a collective agreement.

This position is suitable for a recent graduate with up to two years of professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Anticipated start date: August 15, 2015.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for this exciting fixed term position 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 p.m. PDT on May 1, 2015.

To apply for this position, please visit the UBC Faculty Careers website (job ID 20463).

 

Please direct your questions to:

  • Lois Marshall
  • Manager, Planning & 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

 

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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