The Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a full time continuing position as Librarian, Communications and Engagement. The Okanagan Library prides itself on being an inclusive place, a service-oriented team, and a nexus of scholarly engagement. We lead by example, and empower by design.

Reporting to the Associate Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus Library, this position provides leadership for the UBC Innovation Library based at the Okanagan Regional Library’s downtown Kelowna branch. In addition, this position is responsible to coordinate the Communications and Engagement portfolio for UBC’s Okanagan campus Library.

The successful candidate has the specific responsibility to advance the Innovation Library portfolio. A unique library collaboration, the Innovation Library supports UBC students engaged in community-based experiential learning opportunities and collaborates with faculty, community members, and Okanagan Regional Library partners on joint research projects, knowledge mobilization, and programming initiatives. This position will actively participate in events, projects, and committees that engage the community, and develop plans and communications strategies to promote UBC Okanagan Library resources and services, both on and off campus. This entrepreneurial role is pivotal to defining and communicating the UBC Okanagan campus Library’s role to the campus and regional communities.

Additional responsibilities specific to this portfolio include:

  • Assume responsibility for coordination of committees and working groups as needed, and manage staff, services and projects as required, to support the communications, marketing, and community engagement initiatives undertaken by the library.
  • Develop and manage budgets for communications, marketing, and community engagement activities, and the operation of the Innovation Library.
  • Identify communications, marketing, and community engagement needs and develop appropriate solutions, working closely with other librarians, library staff, and where appropriate stakeholders outside the library.
  • Design and develop content and implement schedule for a variety of communications tools, including, but not limited to internal and external newsletters and publications, posters, signage, library website, social media, and event-specific materials.
  • Participate in library, campus, and university-wide committees focused on communications, marketing, and community engagement.
  • Liaise with the UBC Okanagan’s University Relations and UBC Library Communications & Marketing at UBC Vancouver to align communication and marketing goals and strategies as needed to ensure UBC Okanagan campus Library is represented.
  • Work alongside the UBC Library Community Engagement Librarians and participate in any committees as needed and to strengthen the presence of the UBC Okanagan campus Library by applying academic community engagement principles.
  • Develop and provide training in the areas of communications and marketing for librarians and library staff on an as required basis.
  • Actively participate in communities of practice surrounding library communications, marketing, and community engagement and build connections with librarians working in communications, and marketing across Canada (and internationally).

This position may also be responsible for faculty liaison in assigned academic units including reference service and instructional programs, and 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. Please have a look at the Tourism Kelowna website for more information about the area.

Currently, there are approximately 8,700 UBC Okanagan undergraduate and graduate students and 560 faculty at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Administratively, the Okanagan campus Library reports to the Provost and Vice-Principal Academic. 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.



  • 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; ability to make decisions based on problem solving skills.
  • Preferred: Public service or other relevant experience in a public library environment is desirable; experience with technologies used in graphic design, website maintenance, and social media engagement would also be an asset.



This is a full time continuing appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1st, 2017, dependent on the availability of the successful candidate. 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 following the second year of appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment. 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 anticipated to be filled at an annual starting salary of up to $71,000, reflecting a maximum of five (5) years of experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.



Applications for this exciting continuing position are to be submitted 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 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 28, 2017.

To view the posting and apply for this position, please visit the following link:

Please direct your questions to:
Lois Marshall
Manager, Planning and Operations | Library
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way Kelowna BC V1V 1V7

Or by e-mail to

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.

Due to an upgrade to the Library’s Catalogue, users will not be able to renew, recall, or request materials, or pay fines starting 4 p.m. Friday April 28, 2017. Requests for materials from ASRS or PARC will also be unavailable. Full service will resume May 8, 2017. 

Users who already have either UBC cards or Community library cards will be able to:

  • Sign out books
  • Access the public workstations with CWL or a barcode and PIN
  • Place document delivery, Interlibrary loan and media booking requests
  • Access the public workstations

Users will not be able to:

  • Renew books
  • Place recalls
  • Pay fines
  • Use the self-check machines
  • Access your MyAccount

Users will not incur fines for books due during this period.

For assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at 604 822 2406.

We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to improve your experience with UBC Library systems. 


Date: May 1 – 31, 2017
Location: UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 2 Foyer (1961 East Mall) (map)
Hours: same as the IKBLC building hours (see hours)

This exhibition honours the special significance that written forms hold across the many unique cultures of Asia – a vast geographical area boasting an enormous diversity of languages and writing systems.

Each case features rare texts and diverse forms of bookmaking that highlight the prominent role of writing and calligraphy found across Asia. Encompassing Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Farsi, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Gujarati scripts, the works invite you to explore a range of cultural or sacred practices that find expression in the written word. These works provide a glimpse of the ingenious ways in which Asian writers have blurred the boundaries between the textual and the visual realms, creatively deploying script to communicate deeper layers of meaning that go beyond words themselves. All of the extraordinary texts on display belong to the collections of the UBC’s Asian Library and Rare Books and Special Collections.

This satellite exhibit is co-curated by April Liu (Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Asia, MOA) and Fuyubi Nakamura (MOA Curator, Asia), in collaboration with the UBC’s Asian Library and UBC Rare Books and Special Collections. It is held in conjunction with Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia, a larger exhibit on view at the Museum of Anthropology, from May 11 to October 9, 2017.




LAW LIBRARY level 3: B1574.B31 L66 2016
Douglas G. Long & Philip Schofield, eds., Preparatory Principles (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HQ76.8.C3 Q43 2015
Manon Tremblay, Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015).
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HV6626 .P4585 2017
Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck & Patricia Easteal, eds., Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention, Recognition, and Intervention (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K843 .F873 2016
Michael Furmston & G.J. Tolhurst, Contract Formation: Law and Practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1338 .S52 2017
Dennis Campbell, ed., Shareholder’s Liability (Alphen aan den Rijn: Wolters Kluwer, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K1401 .G77 2016
Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3178 .A24 2017
Cary Coglianese, ed., Achieving Regulatory Excellence (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3239.8 .B68 2016
Tsvi Kahana & Anat Scolnicov, eds., Boundaries of State, Boundaries of Rights: Human Rights, Private Actors, and Positive Obligations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3268.3 .R335 2016
Linda Rabben, Sanctuary and Asylum: A Social and Political History (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3611.C65 M34 2016
Andreas-Holger Maehle, Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD1978 .J3 2017
John L. Powell & Roger Stewart, eds., Jackson and Powell on Professional Liability, 8th ed. (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KDC750 .B85 2016
W. Elliot Bulmer, Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KDZ642.C65 A3 2016
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, A River Captured: The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change (Victoria Rocky Mountain Books, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE3196.A37 F37 2016
Shirley A. McDonald & Bob Barnetson, eds., Farm Workers in Western Canada: Injustices and Activism (Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE8809 .M54 2016
Bradley Miller, Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914 (Toronto: Published for The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, 2016).
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): KEB478.A32 B82 2017
William A. Buholzer, Local Government: A British Columbia Legal Handbook (Vancouver: The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): KF8745.W3 N49 2007
Jim Newton, Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made (New York: Riverhead Books, 2007).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC3832.S63 S28 2016
Caroline Savvidis, Court Delay and Human Rights Remedies: Enforcing the Right to a Fair Hearing ‘within a Reasonable Time’ (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KNQ9343.4 .L39 2015
Johannes Chan & C.L. Lim, eds., Law of the Hong Kong Constitution, 2d ed. (Hong Kong: Thomson Reuters Hong Kong Limited, 2015).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KU658 .B68 2016
Hossein Esmaeili & Brendan Grigg, eds., The Boundaries of Australian Property Law (Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KUQ2556 .M36 2007
Claire Charters & Andrew Erueti, eds., Māori Property Rights and the Foreshore and Seabed: The Last Frontier (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2007).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ1242 .I575 2017
Martti Koskenniemi, Manuel Jimenez Fonseca, Walter Rech, eds., International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
Online access:

LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PQ2605.A37 E813 1989
Albert Camus; translated from the French by Matthew Ward, The Stranger (New York: Vintage International, 1989).

LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PS3507.R3 A5 2003
Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy (New York: Penguin Books, 2003).

LAW LIBRARY learning commons (level 2): PS3557.R5355 F57 2014
John Grisham, The Firm (New York: Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2014).

UBC Library’s annual Report to the Senate (2015-16) is now available. Read about our milestones from the past fiscal year, which included connecting students to transformative learning experiences, investing in collections and engaging with the community.

View the entire report below or or download the PDF.

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