On behalf of everyone at UBC Library, we wish you the very best during this holiday season. Thank you to all of our library patrons, supporters, and colleagues who have helped us achieve so much this year. I invite you to watch our animated video below where we have illustrated some of our physical branches to give you a glimpse of the many locations across our library system. All of our locations, departments, and units do incredible work to make this library truly exceptional.

Take a look through some of our highlights from the last fiscal year in our 2017/18 annual report.

I hope to see you in 2019!

 

 

Susan E. Parker
University Librarian

The Chapman Learning Commons (CLC) on Level 3 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be closed for renovations starting Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Digital Repository Librarian

Digital Initiatives, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019 

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada providing access to a collection of over 7M items. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions on two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

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. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Digital Repository Librarian is responsible for developing, supporting, and assessing content recruitment activities as well as managing the content in cIRcle, UBC’s open access digital repository.  The role is also responsible for managing the repository software and technical system administration of the cIRcle database; managing the development and implementation of content policies and procedures; ensuring copyright compliance of repository content; and undertaking promotion of cIRcle and open access. The Digital Repository Librarian is responsible for many of the day-to-day activities of cIRcle, including liaising with reference librarians and with faculty regarding content recruitment, assuring the application of interoperability standards for metadata; assisting with ongoing development of an assessment program for the digital repository, overseeing internal records management activities in the cIRcle office, and developing and maintaining the cIRcle web site. May hire and supervise student employees.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Knowledge of digital repository software platforms, as well as other tools in the digital library environment. Knowledge of open access mandates and agreements regarding the deposit of materials into open access repositories.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to faculty, students, library colleagues, etc.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, both independently and as a team member.
  • Public service experience and demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • An aptitude for entrepreneurial activity in project identification and project development.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of assignments.
  • 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.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect for 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 experiment and improvise with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred

  • Working experience with digital repositories.
  • Working experience in a research or other large academic library, and public service experience.
  • Understanding of the changing environment of scholarly communication and of new publishing models.
  • Understanding of copyright and permissions issues.
  • Working knowledge of project management software.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Digital Programs and Services. cIRcle is part of Digital Programs and Services (DPS), and strategic direction is provided by the AUL, Digital Programs and Services. A high degree of planning, collaboration and coordination with other staff in the Library and with external partners is required, particularly with Information Technology staff, reference librarians, Central Technical Services staff, and colleagues in other Digital Programs and Services units. Works closely with external software contractors, and may supervise the work of library staff and student assistants.

DUTIES:

  • Collaborates with reference librarians and faculty to recruit content that falls within the cIRcle acquisition policy.
  • Manages content recruitment projects and content management workflows.
  • Facilitates support for institutional compliance with open access requirements, including the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy to make resulting peer-reviewed journal articles freely available online within 12 months of publication.
  • Develops project and workflow schedules, overseeing copyright and license management workflows, and creating training materials and procedural documentation.
  • Coordinates educational efforts with other library units and delivers internal and external presentations to build awareness and confidence in repository services.
  • Develops, refines and applies assessment criteria for the digital repository.
  • Collaborates with IT and DPS to maintain digital preservation program.
  • Promotes cIRcle and open access both on and off campus.
  • Manages the implementation, customization and troubleshooting of repository software.
  • Consults with Central Technical Services staff regarding mediated deposit service workflows and metadata issues and works to ensure that appropriate content management support for the cIRcle database is in place.
  • Undertakes and assists with projects and initiatives aimed at the enhancement and expansion of repository and related services.
  • Coordinates reporting of software problems, specification of software customizations and upgrades, and software testing.
  • Performs system administrator functions in the cIRcle database (currently using DSpace).
  • Develops and maintains content for the cIRcle web site.
  • Participates in library committees and works on special projects as assigned.
  • Supervises staff and student employees as required.

The nature and scope of the responsibilities for this position is expected to change as the Library organization and digital repository services evolve. 

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 2 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 the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 21, 2018.

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be closed from Friday, December 28 through Saturday, December 29, 2018 due to a health and safety requirement while the fire alarm control panels are replaced, as part of scheduled maintenance.

KOREAN

BL1842 L5 2018
근대 한국 의 유교 개혁론 과 공교 운동 / 이 종수 지음

DS915.26 R473 2018
독립 정신 / 이 승만 지음 ; 박 기봉 교정

DS922.35 Y38245 2018
10월 유신 과 국제 정치 / 이 춘근 저

HC467.965 K569 2018
한반도 新 경제 지도 : 통일 비용 은 없다 / 김 상목

PL914.4 O45 2018
외국인 을 위한 읽기 와 쓰기 / 지은이 Korean Factory 편 ; 연구자 유 승금 [and five others].

PL955 S56 2018
한국 문학 과 그 주체 / 심 영의 지음

PL960.25 S61935 2018
한국 서사 민요 의 짜임 과 스밈 / 서 영숙

PN1993.5 K6 H264 2018
조선 영화 의 탄생 / 한 상언 지음


JAPANESE

BQ966 I86 A45 2018
律から密へ : 晚年の慈雲尊者 / 秋山学

BQ4026 T36 2018
仏教と慈しみ : 〈自利利他〉がわかるオムニバス仏教講座 / ケネス田中編著 ; 新作慶明 [and three others]

DS830 T365 2018
「外国人の人権」の社会学 : 外国人へのまなざしと偽装查証、少年非行、LGBT、そしてヘイト / 丹野清人

DS881.3 A647 2018
江戶のいちばん長い日 : 彰義隊始末記 / 安藤優一郎

GT3284 A2 K55 2018
位牌の成立 : 儒教儀礼から仏教民俗へ / 菊地章太

PL495.5 S83 2018
近現代アイヌ文学史論 : アイヌ民族による日本語文学の軌跡. 近代編 / 須田茂

PL729 H325 2018
俳句の誕生 / 長谷川櫂

PL747.87 F87 H34 2018
ポスト〈3・11〉小說論 : 遅い暴力に抗する人新世の思想 / 芳賀浩一

PL812 A8 Z8974 2018
夏目漱石とクラシック音楽 / 瀧井敬子

PL861 H496 Z875 2018
澁澤龍彦の記憶/ 菅野昭正編 ; 巖谷國士 [and four others]


CHINESE

DS721 H58125 2018
中国淑女 / (英)谢福芸 (Dorothea Soothill Hosie) 著 ; 沈迦主编 ; 龚燕灵译

DS734.9 Z44 A3 2018 v.1-2
鄭天挺西南联大日记 / 郑天挺

DS764.23 K36 K364 2018
康有為在海外. 美洲輯 : 補南海康先生年譜 (1898-1913) / 張啟禎, (加) 張啟礽

NA1540 Z436 2018
不只中国木建筑 / 赵广超

ND1049 T3 Z48 2017
石濤研究 / 朱良志

PL2321 S536 2017
诗映大唐春 : 唐诗与唐人生活 / 尚永亮

PL2727 S2 W353 2017
红楼启示录 / 王蒙

PL2843 P5 N36 2017
南北笔记 / 周立民编 ; 贾平凹

PL2933 E526117 H68 2018
后人类时代 / 陈楸帆

PN1993.5 H6 Z4356 2017
香港电影的东亚与东南亚传播研究 / 张承宇

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The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre will be closed from Friday, December 28 through Saturday, December 29, 2018 due to a health and safety requirement while the fire alarm control panels are replaced, as part of scheduled maintenance.

The building is expected to reopen at 6 a.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2018.

Data Librarian

Koerner Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019 

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada providing access to a collection of over 7M items. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions on two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Koerner Library and UBC Library Research Commons provide services and collections to support the research needs of students, faculty and staff, with a focus on the humanities and social sciences in the Koerner Library collections and services, and prioritization for graduate students in the interdisciplinary Research Commons.  The Data Librarian works within the Koerner Library while providing campus-wide service development and support across all departments and faculties, and in the Research Commons.

The Data Librarian provides expertise and leadership to support the current and evolving research needs at UBC, and in planning and developing library services related to the acquisition, discovery, use, and management of data resources and tools across a wide range of disciplines. The Data Librarian reviews, assesses and adapts data services in response to user needs, and provides specialised research, consultation and instruction to faculty and students in the use of data resources. The librarian provides web-based and classroom instruction and assistance in the use of data, and works in close collaboration with the Research Commons to provide oversight and delivery of workshops and consults on various aspects of data services, including data analysis, data visualization, specialized tools and software, and navigating data resources. The Data Librarian participates in the development of library policies and procedures, actively participates on library-wide committees and teams, and collaborates with colleagues within the Library, partners across campus and at other institutions, as well as with data providers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Knowledge of data issues in the research and knowledge creation lifecycle
  • Knowledge of current and relevant metadata standards, practices, and trends
  • Ability to identify, retrieve and use data resources as well as communicate knowledge to researchers with varying levels of technical expertise
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with data analysis techniques and tools, including one or more of the following quantitative or qualitative software packages for data and statistical analysis: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, NVivo, ATLAS.ti
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with data visualization techniques and tools, including one or more of the following: D3.js, Tableau, Mathematica, R
  • Familiarity with Canadian census and demographic data
  • Experience in the provision of public services including reference, instruction, and liaison for academic and research communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to responsive and innovative library services; flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Experience developing partnerships across a complex organization and a rapidly changing environment, and evidence of successful collaboration around the provision of programs and services
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills
  • Demonstrated record of designing and leading projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication 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 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Koerner Library. In consultation with the Head, plans and implements data services for users.  Works collaboratively with the GIS Librarian, the Research Data Management Librarian, the Data/GIS Analyst, the Government Information Librarian and other librarians across UBC Library in the provision of services. A high degree of planning, collaboration and coordination with other faculty and staff in the Library and with campus and external partners is required, including with cIRcle, Digital Programs and Services, ARC and UBC IT staff. Works with faculty, staff, students and the public. Works with colleagues at other libraries on shared initiatives. May supervise the work of library staff and students in the provision of data services.

DUTIES:

Collection Development and Access 

  • Responsible for the ongoing development, management, maintenance and preservation of UBC Library data collections. Identifies and acquires data resources for inclusion in the Library’s collection, reviewing and acquiring new sources as necessary.  Reviews licenses and contracts for appropriate terms of agreement in cooperation with e-Resources staff as needed.   Coordinates with appropriate colleagues and committees to ensure ongoing assessment of data collections scope and value. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current and relevant metadata standards for data description, access and archiving. Provides oversight of metadata creation in collaboration with the Data/GIS Analyst, Technical Services colleagues, and metadata specialists. 
  • Collaborates with UBC IT to develop ongoing and easy access to data collections. Aligns with relevant data preservation policies and procedures in partnership with colleagues in Research Data Management and Digital Programs and Services.
  • Participates in initiatives related to the collection, organisation and maintenance of data products generated by university researchers and affiliates through liaison with the Research Data Management Librarian and the University’s institutional repository (cIRcle) as needed.
  • Serves as the data expert on relevant library-wide and University committees supporting content development and access.
  • Leads the development of data collection policies and participates in special projects

Reference, Instruction, and Liaison

  • Provides specialized research assistance, consultation, and support to students, faculty, staff, and other library users related to locating, acquiring, managing, analyzing, and visualizing data. Provides general research assistance, consultation, and support to users across disciplines in Koerner Library.
  • Teaches workshops on data topics, including data access and use. Creates new workshops in collaboration with liaison librarians on subject specific data needs, including data citation.  Provides course-integrated instruction upon request in assigned areas making use of data resources. 
  • Using the Library’s content management tools, develops and maintains a range of web-based resources to deliver information to users, including the creation of web pages, instructional materials, subject guides, and tutorials.
  • Participates in program development for services in the Research Commons. Designs, develops, and delivers workshops targeted to graduate students and faculty on topics such as data visualization, open and licensed data resources, and other data tools. Oversees the Research Commons data support services and tools, and supervises graduate student employees in the Research Commons in the development and delivery of workshops and consults.
  • Engages in a range of liaison and outreach activities across the UBC campus, including with Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and interested academic departments and individuals. Responsible for increasing visibility of available data resources and services through outreach efforts, and supports access and use of the resources. Promotes data resources and services provided by the Library through announcements, orientations, instruction, and collaboration with librarians and other research staff in support of researchers.
  • Liaises with data providers, professional groups, government organizations and research groups involved in the generation, dissemination, and preservation of datasets. Serves as a resource for Koerner Library and UBC Library, related academic departments, and other relevant campus units on issues related to data.  Serves as the Library’s representative to relevant individual and consortia data providers.

Technology and Space

  • In collaboration with the GIS Librarian, the Data/GIS Analyst and librarian colleagues, oversees ongoing planning, development and coordination of lab spaces providing specialized data tools and software. Leads ongoing assessment of space, hardware, software and associated technology needs for data. Collaborates with UBC IT staff to maintain and update lab hardware and software.
  • Stays abreast of the latest updates in data accessibility, software, hardware, and analysis and visualization techniques.

Assessment

  • Initiates and participates in needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of the provision of the Library’s data services. Consults with the Assessment Librarian to undertake this work. 

Professional Development and Library Service

  • Participates in University, Library and campus planning activities, committees and task forces as appropriate. Participates in relevant conferences and meetings, and makes presentations where appropriate.  Assists with special projects or other temporary assignments as required. 

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 5 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 the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 20, 2019.

Korean Studies and Woodward Medical Librarian

Asian Library & Woodward Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Two-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada providing access to a collection of over 7M items. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions on two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including one off-site hospital library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a joint appointment of Asian Library (50%) and Woodward Library (50%), plans and implements services that respond to the needs of the Korean Studies and health sciences communities. Participates as a member of the Woodward and Asian Library teams to provide liaison, reference, instructional programs and information services to faculty, students, staff and community users. Participates in the development and assessment of library collections for designated subject areas. Provides library services to researchers using Korean language materials, acts as liaison with assigned departments and the Korean-Canadian community, has responsibility for designated health/medicine subject areas at Woodward library.

Provides online and in-person classroom instruction and assistance in the use of information resources. Develops re-usable learning objects, designs, develops and maintains a library of digital materials and supports information literacy instruction in print and online environments. Actively engages in integrated information literacy and knowledge synthesis. Collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives, and other new library initiatives as they arise. Participates in library committees and contributes to the Library’s and the University’s goals, including those related to diversity and inclusion.

Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services.  Assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, students, services and projects as required. Evening and weekend work may be required. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to change as the Library organization evolves.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Excellent proficiency in reading, written and spoken Korean, including knowledge of the Hancha and the McCune-Reischauer Romanization systems, as well as an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of electronic information technologies and their applications in an evolving library environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends in instruction and best practices in online learning pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and carry out projects, both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to write professional reports and to deliver presentations.
  • Evidence of a proactive, user-centred vision of services
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • The ability to adjust and accommodate changing demands within Libraries and academic institutions
  • Experience handling a budget for collections, projects and/or programs.
  • The ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Takes initiative in learning about languages and issues relating to equity and diversity
  • The ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture
  • The 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 and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experiment and improvise with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems

Preferred:

  • Academic background in health and medical sciences as well as relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of Korean Studies bibliography and research methods
  • Knowledge of health and medical sciences
  • Experience with collections development for both print and electronic resources
  • Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification
  • Familiarity with data curation, open access, knowledge analysis/synthesis, and bibliographic management tools

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

This is a joint appointment reporting to the Head, Woodward Library and the Head, Asian Library, with work reviewed jointly by the respective Heads with regards to achievements and objectives met. Consults and works collaboratively with library colleagues across all units, and faculty members, as necessary. Works with Technical Services on the cataloguing and processing of Korean language materials. May be required to supervise student librarians, student assistants and library assistants. Interacts with faculty, students, staff and the public.

DUTIES:

REFERENCE SERVICES

  • Provides reference and research services to UBC students, staff and faculty members, and members of the public.
  • As the librarian responsible for particular subjects, advises and assists in difficult or extensive searches in these areas. Employs the full range of Internet, electronic and print resources.
  • Participates in collection development in liaison areas.
  • Works with others to develop and maintain the Woodward and Asian Library presence on the UBC Library webpage and throughout the UBC campus, as appropriate.
  • Provides Information/Reference training for support staff and UBC iSchool student librarians.

TEACHING AND ORIENTATION

  • Prepares handouts, research guides and informational brochures in appropriate formats.
  • Provides instruction/presentations to faculty, students and staff (in the library, online, within the classroom and in the faculty departments) related to the Library’s services, tools and collections.
  • Involved in the planning, designing and organization of these instructional programs.

FACULTY LIAISON

  • Initiates and maintains contact with faculty in assigned departments.
  • Liaises with faculty on issues of collection development, including serials and databases.
  • Works with faculty on the development of information and research modules
  • Attends faculty meetings and participates in faculty committees in the life sciences.
  • Responds to faculty requests for accreditation, new course proposals, etc., in consultation with the appropriate Head.

DIGITAL PROJECTS

  • Works with Digital Initiatives on the selection and implementation of digitization projects.
  • Provides guidance to scholars and students on data analysis tools relevant to Korean Studies, health sciences studies, and digitized collections.
  • Continually builds on expertise in this area through a combination of self-study and professional development opportunities.

TECHNICAL SERVICES, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

  • Participates in collection development in health sciences liaison areas as well as for Korean language monograph and serials collections, in both print and electronic formats. Consults with the Head and the AUL, Collections Management in cases of expensive and rare materials.
  • Works with other library employees to ensure access and resolve user support issues for electronic resources, which may include licensing, systems configuration, presentation and evaluation.
  • Assesses and selects Korean materials received through gift or exchange. Handles book donations from individuals or organizations. Performs monetary evaluations as required.
  • Advises and assists regarding Korean language monographs and serials for binding and preservation.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Organizes community engagement activities or events. Creates project plans for these activities, including budgetary planning.
  • Prepares or curates book displays or exhibits.
  • Serves as liaison with the Korean-Canadian Community.

SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION

  • May be required to supervise student employees and staff in the absence of the supervisor(s).
  • May be assigned supervisory responsibility for building maintenance, collections management and storage.
  • May be assigned coordination of reference or instruction services within Woodward: reference, information desk scheduling, teaching and instruction, web presence, subject guides and/or information guides, etc.
  • During assigned periods may have responsibility for operation of either the Woodward Library or the Asian Library.

CURRENT AWARENESS AND LIBRARY LIAISON

  • Represents respective branches on library committees and working groups.
  • Liaises with librarians in other areas of the UBC library system, as well as library professionals from external organizations through professional development activities.
  • Maintains an awareness of new literature and research developments in areas of specialization and emerging trends in sciences libraries.
  • Keeps abreast of public services developments in the rest of the Library.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, two-year term position.

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. 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 the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 20, 2019.

 

 

 

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