The Department of Asian Studies and the Asian Library at the University of British Columbia are pleased to announce the 2018 essay competition in Punjabi for Punjabi language students, in association with the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program at UBC. Students who were enrolled in a Punjabi language class or classes at a university, college, or at the pre-collegiate level in B.C. during the last three years (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18) can participate in this competition.

Topic: Write about your favorite book. Why do you like it and what do you learn from it? (Note: It is not necessary that this be a Punjabi book. You can write about a book in any language)

Students can enter in this competition in either one of the following TWO categories, depending upon their level in Punjabi. (Proof of level of most recently taken class is required, or your teacher can submit for you.) Although the topic is the same at the two levels, essays will be judged in accordance with students’ levels according to the two categories.

Beginners: For those students who have completed or who are enrolled in the first-year level of Punjabi at a university or college or grade 8 to 11 in a high school in B.C. Students at this level should write a 400 – 500 word essay on the above topic.

Advanced: For those students who have completed or who are enrolled in a second year or higher level Punjabi course at a university, college, or in grade 12 in a high school in B.C. Students at this level should write a 800 – 1000 word essay on the above topic.

One winner will be selected from each category and will be given an award of $200.00; one runnerup will be selected in each category, who receive an award of $50.00. These awards will be presented at a Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program event at Surrey City hall on the evening of March 4.

Those students who are currently enrolled in Punjabi classes can submit their essays to their teachers (who are then responsible for submitting them by the deadline); other students can forward their essays to the address given below. All submissions must be received on or before February 16. No exceptions will be made.

Please submit essays to: Punjabi Competition, Asian Studies Dept.; 1871 West Mall, UBC, Asian Centre V6T 1Z2. For further information, contact: Anne.Murphy@ubc.ca or sarbjit.randhawa@ubc.ca.

The BC Research Libraries Group is proud to present

“Your Interdisciplinary Web Archive Collaboration”

Nick Ruest
Digital Assets Librarian, York University
Co-Principal Investigator, “The Archives Unleashed Project” (Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation-funded)
Co-Principal Investigator, “A Longitudinal Analysis of the Canadian World Wide Web as a Historical Resource, 1996-2014” (SSHRC grant)
Co-Principal Investigator, “Research Platforms and Portals Web Archive for Longitudinal Knowledge” (Compute Canada)


Time:
Friday, February 16, 2018, 10:00-11:30 am

Location: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre, Room 1800

Attendance: If you would like to attend in person, please register. For those who cannot attend in person, a live stream is also available.

Abstract:
Web archives are intimidating. You’re dealing with size and scale issues, wild formats from the live web, and just a massive amount of information to sift through. But, we can’t hide our heads in the sand, and ignore it. This is our cultural heritage, and we need to make sense of it. You definitely don’t want to tackle this alone, and the good news is that there has been a lot of work done already, and there are a lot of great people working here. Nick Ruest will discuss the research and tools he is working on with an interdisciplinary team of collaborators from fields as varied as history, political science, sociology, and computer science to help make sense of it all.

About the presenter:
Nick Ruest
is the Digital Assets Librarian at York University, where he oversees the development of data curation, asset management and preservation initiatives, along with creating and implementing systems that support the capture, description, delivery, and preservation of digital objects having significant content of enduring value. He was previously active in the Islandora and Fedora communities, serving as Project Director for the Islandora CLAW project, member of the Islandora Foundation’s Roadmap Committee and Board of Directors, and contributed code to the project. He has also served as the Release Manager for Islandora and Fedora, the moderator for the OCUL Digital Curation Community, the President of the Ontario Library and Technology Association, and President of McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association.

LAW LIBRARY level 3: HM529 .N47 2017
Kimberly A. Neuendorf, The Content Analysis Guidebook (Los Angeles: SAGE, 2017)

LAW LIBRARY reference room (level 2): JN34.5 .S44 2017
Carlos Closa, ed., Secession from a Member State and Withdrawal from the European Union: Troubled Membership (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8959297

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3550 .E95 2017
Lee Anne Fennell & Benjamin J. Keys, eds., Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3585 .B693 2017
David R. Boyd, The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World (Toronto: ECW Press, 2017).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8892663

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3585.4 .I54 1997
Lawrence E. Susskind, William Moomaw & Teresa L. Hill, eds., Innovations in International Environmental Negotiation (Cambridge: PON Books, 1997).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K3585.5 .P76 2018
Fennie van Straalen, Thomas Hartmann & John Sheehan, eds., Property Rights and Climate Change: Land Use Under Changing Environmental Conditions (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: K5297 .H8595 2017
Nora M. Cronin et al. eds., Human Trafficking: Emerging Legal Issues and Applications (Tucson: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company,Inc., 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KD632.S428 A3 2017
Desmond de Silva et al., Madam, Where Are Your Mangoes?: An Episodic Memoir (London: Quartet Books, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE1389 .M33 2017
Kevin Patrick McGuinness, Law and Practice of Canadian Business Corporations, V. 3 (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF273 .H4 2017
Kenney F. Hegland & James E. Rogers, Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell, 7th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KE5759 .H64 2017
Jinyan Li, Joanne Magee & J. Scott Wilkie, Principles of Canadian Income Tax Law, 9th ed. (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF505.Z9 K7 2017
John E.B. Myers & Harry D. Krause, Family Law in a Nutshell , 6th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF1501 .E67 2017
David G. Epstein, Bankruptcy and Related Law in a Nutshell, 9th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF2120 .T66 2017
Joseph P. Tomain & Richard D. Cudahy, Energy Law in a Nutshell , 3d ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF2994 .L34 2017
Mary LaFrance, Copyright Law in a Nutshell , 3d ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF3455 .C68 2017
Robert N. Covington & Joseph A. Seiner, Employment Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF3989 .C48 2017
Walter T. Champion, Jr., Sports Law in a Nutshell, 5th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KF5402 .L48 2017
Ronald M. Levin & Jeffrey S. Lubbers, Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell , 6th ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KJC9015 .C75 2017
Frank Zimmermann, ed., Criminal Liability of Political Decision-Makers: A Comparative Perspective (Cham: Springer, 2017).
Online access: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=8910479

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KTL110.S23 A3 2016
Albie Sachs, We the People: Insights of an Activist Judge (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2016).

LAW LIBRARY level 3: KZ1234 .H64 2017
Marci B. Hoffman & Robert C. Berring, Jr., International Legal Research in a Nutshell, 2d ed. (St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2017).

Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian , Technical Services

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

(Full-Time, One Year Term)

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2018

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 https://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/ To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit https://about.library.ubc.ca/work-with-us/why-work-with-us/.

PUBAN COLLECTION

The Puban Collection, formerly owned by Yao Junshi of Macao and acquired by UBC in 1959 with funds from the Friends of the Library and Dr. Walter Koerner, contains some 3,200 Chinese titles in about 45,000 volumes in thread-stitched binding, the majority of which came from the well-known Nanzhou Studio of Guangdong Province. With numerous rare editions in many subject fields such as history, literature, philology and philosophy, it is one of the most distinguished Chinese collections in North America.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian will work exclusively with the Puban Collection in Rare Books and Special Collection at UBC Library for a one (1) year term. The key area of focus will be to provide bibliographic control for selected materials from the Puban Collection and identified for subsequent digitization. This will include creating full-level bibliographic records in national databases according to cataloguing standards developed for rare materials; enriches data in existing bibliographic records; and performs or supervises complex holdings and item maintenance. This position will select items of highest priority for description and digitization, and identify items in greatest need of conservation or preservation. May also contribute to reference and instruction related to Chinese rare books, particularly the Puban Collection. May assist Library Development with donor relationships regarding the Chinese rare Collections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (including knowledge of traditional & simplified characters). Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Pinyin and Wade-Giles systems of Chinese romanization.
  • Working knowledge of or study of classical Chinese.
  • In-depth knowledge of AACR2R, RDA, Cataloguing Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form and other relevant rare book cataloguing standards.
  • Demonstrated experience carrying out original cataloguing and authority work on Chinese materials using online bibliographic systems (preferably OCLC Connexion and ExLibris Voyager).
  • Familiarity with LCSH, Siku thesaurus, LC-PCC & CONSER cataloguing guidelines and policy statements.
  • Experience with Chinese rare book authentication to distinguish the correct edition from later or forged editions, reprints and commentaries.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and developing donor relations with individuals, organizations, and community groups.
  • Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Chinese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • 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 develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • 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 and 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 new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity and experience with rare book digitization projects.
  • Experience in an academic library setting, including working with faculty and students, providing instruction, and promoting collections.
  • Substantial knowledge of Chinese literature, history and culture.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports directly to the Head, Technical Services. Works closely, and may receive direction from, the Head, Rare Books & Special Collections and the Head, Asian Library. Works closely with the Chinese Language Librarian (Asian Library), the Principal Cataloguer (Technical Services) and with librarians and staff in the Rare Books and & Special Collections and Asian Library. Collaborates with the Library’s conservator. Collaborates with Digital Initiatives librarians and staff involved in digitizing Chinese rare materials. Works with Development staff in maintaining donor relationships and promoting the Chinese rare materials. Works with faculty in providing instruction and/or presentations. Consults with colleagues as required.

DUTIES:

Working with the Puban Collection:

  • Provides authentication of the rare books and manuscripts in Chinese.
  • Provides original cataloguing as well as complex copy-cataloguing for rare Chinese materials following international standards (Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form) as well as local policies.
  • Works with the Library’s conservator to develop a preservation and conservation strategy for the books.
  • Participates in projects to digitize Chinese rare books, particularly in regards to metadata work.
  • Assists with, develops, and/or maintains relevant documentation pertaining to the local Chinese rare cataloguing standards and processes.
  • Working with the Library Development Office, maintains and develops donor relations and may assist with promotion of the collection.
  • May provide reference, collection, and instruction services and support.
  • Provides reports and documentation on project progress to Project Team on a quarterly basis and as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position is a full-time, term appointment for one year.

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 3 years of experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and 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.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit Job ID #28872 on the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on March 4, 2018.

Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian , Technical Services

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

(Full-Time, One Year Term)

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2018

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 http://about.library.ubc.ca/work-with-us/why-work-with-us/.

PUBAN COLLECTION

The Puban Collection, formerly owned by Yao Junshi of Macao and acquired by UBC in 1959 with funds from the Friends of the Library and Dr. Walter Koerner, contains some 3,200 Chinese titles in about 45,000 volumes in thread-stitched binding, the majority of which came from the well-known Nanzhou Studio of Guangdong Province. With numerous rare editions in many subject fields such as history, literature, philology and philosophy, it is one of the most distinguished Chinese collections in North America.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian will work exclusively with the Puban Collection in Rare Books and Special Collection at UBC Library for a one (1) year term. The key area of focus will be to provide bibliographic control for selected materials from the Puban Collection and identified for subsequent digitization. This will include creating full-level bibliographic records in national databases according to cataloguing standards developed for rare materials; enriches data in existing bibliographic records; and performs or supervises complex holdings and item maintenance. This position will select items of highest priority for description and digitization, and identify items in greatest need of conservation or preservation. May also contribute to reference and instruction related to Chinese rare books, particularly the Puban Collection. May assist Library Development with donor relationships regarding the Chinese rare Collections.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (including knowledge of traditional & simplified characters). Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Pinyin and Wade-Giles systems of Chinese romanization.
  • Working knowledge of or study of classical Chinese.
  • In-depth knowledge of AACR2R, RDA, Cataloguing Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form and other relevant rare book cataloguing standards.
  • Demonstrated experience carrying out original cataloguing and authority work on Chinese materials using online bibliographic systems (preferably OCLC Connexion and ExLibris Voyager).
  • Familiarity with LCSH, Siku thesaurus, LC-PCC & CONSER cataloguing guidelines and policy statements.
  • Experience with Chinese rare book authentication to distinguish the correct edition from later or forged editions, reprints and commentaries.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and developing donor relations with individuals, organizations, and community groups.
  • Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Chinese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • 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 develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • 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 and 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 new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity and experience with rare book digitization projects.
  • Experience in an academic library setting, including working with faculty and students, providing instruction, and promoting collections.
  • Substantial knowledge of Chinese literature, history and culture.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports directly to the Head, Technical Services. Works closely, and may receive direction from, the Head, Rare Books & Special Collections and the Head, Asian Library. Works closely with the Chinese Language Librarian (Asian Library), the Principal Cataloguer (Technical Services) and with librarians and staff in the Rare Books and & Special Collections and Asian Library. Collaborates with the Library’s conservator. Collaborates with Digital Initiatives librarians and staff involved in digitizing Chinese rare materials. Works with Development staff in maintaining donor relationships and promoting the Chinese rare materials. Works with faculty in providing instruction and/or presentations. Consults with colleagues as required.

DUTIES:

Working with the Puban Collection:

  • Provides authentication of the rare books and manuscripts in Chinese.
  • Provides original cataloguing as well as complex copy-cataloguing for rare Chinese materials following international standards (Cataloging Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form) as well as local policies.
  • Works with the Library’s conservator to develop a preservation and conservation strategy for the books.
  • Participates in projects to digitize Chinese rare books, particularly in regards to metadata work.
  • Assists with, develops, and/or maintains relevant documentation pertaining to the local Chinese rare cataloguing standards and processes.
  • Working with the Library Development Office, maintains and develops donor relations and may assist with promotion of the collection.
  • May provide reference, collection, and instruction services and support.
  • Provides reports and documentation on project progress to Project Team on a quarterly basis and as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position is a full-time, term appointment for one year.

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 3 years of experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and 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.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit Job ID #28872 on the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on March 4, 2018.

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