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Scholarship by academic librarians advances the fields of library and information science, influences practices of aligned professions, and informs effective advocacy. In support of broad and timely dissemination of library and information science scholarship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) encourages academic librarians to publish in open access journals. When academic librarians choose to publish in subscription-based journals, ACRL recommends a standard practice of depositing the final accepted manuscript in a repository to make that version openly accessible. The author should be responsible for determining at what date the deposited manuscript becomes openly accessible, taking into account applicable institutional or funder policies, as well as other relevant considerations. ACRL further encourages academic librarians to make other forms of scholarship, such as monographs, presentations, grey literature, and data, openly accessible.

 

It is also imperative that publishers of library and information science scholarship explore and implement publishing models to make their content openly accessible as soon as possible. Librarians who are editors, reviewers, and authors should assist with this effort by engaging with their publishers about these models.

 

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Library_Wordle

 

Scholarship by academic librarians advances the fields of library and information science, influences practices of aligned professions, and informs effective advocacy. In support of broad and timely dissemination of library and information science scholarship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) encourages academic librarians to publish in open access journals. When academic librarians choose to publish in subscription-based journals, ACRL recommends a standard practice of depositing the final accepted manuscript in a repository to make that version openly accessible. The author should be responsible for determining at what date the deposited manuscript becomes openly accessible, taking into account applicable institutional or funder policies, as well as other relevant considerations. ACRL further encourages academic librarians to make other forms of scholarship, such as monographs, presentations, grey literature, and data, openly accessible.

 

It is also imperative that publishers of library and information science scholarship explore and implement publishing models to make their content openly accessible as soon as possible. Librarians who are editors, reviewers, and authors should assist with this effort by engaging with their publishers about these models.

 

Read the full press release here

 

Find UBC Library research help here

 

Want to make your UBC research openly accessible? Visit cIRcle

 

Above image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) presents:

An Introduction to the Economic Census Data of China

Join the webinar on August 3rd, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

The economic census data of China provides rich and comprehensive information for economic sectors of China; however, most of those data are usually not accessible to scholars since those data are not available in official publications. In a collaboration with the All China Marketing Research Co. and the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the UM China Data Center has released a series of economic census data products and services, including 2001 business census data, and 2004 and 2008 economic Census data. This workshop will give an introduction to the economic census data of China, discuss the primary differences between the US economic census data and China economic census data, describe the methodology for building GIS-based census data products and the technology for integrating those economic census data from different years in a web-based spatial system for easy access and analysis. It will also discuss some applications of those economic census data, possible limitations of those census data products, and the potential of future applications.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with more information about joining the webinar. 

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Together with UBC Bookstore, Caitlin Press, and the UBC Creative Writing Alumni Association, the UBC Creative Writing Program is hosting a reading and book signing of the anthology Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts edited by Ruth Daniell.

“The stories represent the diverse experiences that surround breasts: the coming of age stories, the struggles with gender, the trauma, the self-love, the experience of motherhood, the early sexualisation, the struggles of not feeling like enough or feeling like too much–too much of a woman, not enough of a woman, too much cleavage, too little. […] But no matter what your personal experiences with them, Boobs will engage you and make you feel things–in the breast possible way.” –Ljudmila Petrovic, Sad Mag

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Boobs is a diverse collection of stories about the burdens, expectations and pleasures of having breasts. From the agony of puberty and angst of adolescence to the anxiety of aging, these stories and poems go beyond the usual images of breasts found in fashion magazines and movie posters, instead offering dynamic and honest portraits of desire, acceptance and the desire for acceptance.

Event details:

When: Wednesday, July 13th, 2pm
Where: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 182

This event is free and open to the public.

Readings by:

  • Francine Cunningham
  • Dina Del Bucchia
  • Miranda Pearson
  • Laura Ritland
  • Esther Griffin
  • Ruth Daniell
  • Sara Graefe
  • Nancy Lee

 

This year marks the Mozilla Science Lab’s second year of Mozilla Fellowship for Science.  The call for applications is open now and the deadline is July 15th, 2016. Applicants from any country are encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship includes a stipend of $60,000 USD, paid in 10 monthly instalments. More information and a link to the application, as well as FAQs and information about current Fellows, can be found here: https://science.mozilla.org/programs/fellowships

About the Program

The Mozilla Fellowships for Science present a unique opportunity for researchers who want to influence the future of open science and data sharing within their communities.

We’re looking for researchers with a passion for open source and data sharing, already working to shift research practice to be more collaborative, iterative and open. Fellows will spend 10 months starting September 2016 as community catalysts at their institutions, mentoring the next generation of open data practitioners and researchers and building lasting change in the global open science community.

Throughout their fellowship year, chosen fellows will receive training and support from Mozilla to hone their skills around open source, data sharing, open science policy and licensing. They will also craft code, curriculum and other learning resources that help their local communities learn open data practices, and teach forward to their peers.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE4381.5 .R433 2013
Canadian Bar Association. Access to Justice Committee, Reaching Equal Justice: An Invitation to Envision and Act, Summary Report (Ottawa: The Canadian Bar Association, 2013).
Online access: https://www.cba.org/CBAMediaLibrary/cba_na/images/Equal%20Justice%20-%20Microsite/PDFs/Equal-Justice-Summary-Report-eng.pdf

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KE8427 .S25 2016
Roger E. Salhany, Michael D. Edelson, & W. Vincent Clifford, Cross-Examination: The Art of the Advocate 4th ed. (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2016).

RBSC LIBRARIAN
Rare Books & Special Collections, UBC Library
Full-Time, Ongoing | Vancouver Campus
Anticipated Start Date: November 14, 2016

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/ To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

RARE BOOKS & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

The Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) Division holds and manages the majority of the Library’s rare books, maps and manuscripts with a special emphasis on material related to British Columbia.  The archival collections at RBSC include the world-renowned Chung Collection, the archives of artist and author Douglas Coupland and the Langmann Family Collection of B.C. Photographs, containing over 18,000 images of B.C. and the Pacific Northwest. More information about Rare Books and Special Collections can be found under http://rbsc.library.ubc.ca/.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Working in collaboration with the RBSC Head and the Archivist, this position is responsible for the management of rare books and map collections in support of the core collection areas of RBSC.  This position also works with the RBSC Head to manage significant portions of the print collection including Canadian, English and children’s literature as well as maintaining and overseeing the historical map collection. This position also provides reference, instruction and outreach of RBSC’s archival and book collections; participates in the development of policies and procedures; maintains the RBSC website; and participates in Library committees and working groups, especially those related to RBSC collections and services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Joint Graduate Degree in Archival Studies (MAS) and Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Experience working with library and archival materials in all formats.
  • Experience providing reference services and instruction in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a rare book or library special collections environment would be an asset.
  • Understanding of cataloguing principles and bibliographical description .
  • Experience in core archival functions and knowledge of library and archival descriptive standards, particularly Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
  • Demonstrated ability to act in a proactive manner with a user-centred vision of services.
  • Experience with computer technology and software, particularly library and archival management systems.
  • Strong interest in and demonstrated broad knowledge of B.C. and Canadian history as well as current affairs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships, participate in workplace culture and engage in a professional manner with faculty, staff and the public.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect to colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening, appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experimenting and improvising with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Rare Books & Special Collections.   Consults with colleagues and Library staff as required. Works with all other UBC library divisions as required. 

DUTIES:

  1. Provides reference and research services to students, staff, faculty, and members of the public.
  2. Develops the library / book and pamphlet collection in assigned subjects. Selects appropriate new books and pamphlets from various sources per RBSC collecting guidelines and researcher needs. Selects antiquarian publications from dealers’ catalogues and online sources.
  3. Assists with the selection, assessment, and processing of gifts in assigned subjects. Assists in the de-accessioning of unneeded duplicate materials.
  4. Manages the historical map collection; selects maps for the collection from a variety of sources.
  5. Provides reference services for the RBSC map, cartography and cartobibliography collections.
  6. Organizes and teaches classes in the use of RBSC resources, including the Library’s catalogue, print resources and e-resources, as well as archival resources and materials.
  7. Coordinates reference or instruction services in RBSC including: reference, teaching and instruction, web presence, subject guides and/or information guides, etc. Prepares handouts, research guides and informational brochures in appropriate formats.
  8. Provides instruction/presentations to faculty and students (in the library, online and in the faculty departments).
  9. Provides information/reference training for support staff and supervision for UBC iSchool student librarians.
  10. In co-operation with other RBSC staff ensures the physical security, preservation, and conservation of RBSC collections. Participates in the development of policies and procedures and assists the RBSC head to implement them and to interpret them to staff and clientele.
  11. May be asked to assist the RBSC archivist with projects
  12. May be required to supervise staff in the absence of the supervisor(s).
  13. Liaises with librarians and archivists in other areas of the library system and participates in Library committees and working groups, especially those related to RBSC collections and services.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time ongoing 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.

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 5 years of experience.  However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply.

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.

Applications will include: a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above; a detailed and current curriculum vitae.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at facultycareers.ubc.ca/23906 by midnight on August 7, 2016.

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