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 Framework can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

In support of UBC Library’s Strategic Framework and UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, the Indigenous Programs and Information Services Librarian will work to promote Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Indigenous research collections across UBC and the broader community. This position will help implement the UBC Library’s Indigenous engagement priorities through the Xwi7xwa Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s community engagement programming. The Indigenous Programs and Information Services Librarian will take innovative and creative approaches to the sustainability of existing services and programs and the development of innovative services and programs. This position will work closely with librarians and staff in the Xwi7xwa Library. Initiatives will be undertaken in consultation with the Xwi7xwa Head.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head of Xwi7xwa Library. May hire, train and supervise graduate and other student assistants working in areas for which the librarian is responsible. Works closely with Indigenous students, faculty, staff, the wider campus community, First Nations and Indigenous communities and organizations, and the general public. Works collaboratively with librarians and other colleagues on a range of initiatives related to Indigenous education, research, and scholarship.  Consults with the UBC Library Communications and Marketing team and the First Nations House of Learning communications team to ensure UBC brand guidelines and processes are adhered to. 

 

DUTIES:

LIAISON, STUDENT OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Leads the implementation of external Indigenous community engagement programs prioritized by Xwi7xwa and IKBLC, especially in support of community-led, Indigenous information management capacity building training workshops (i.e. archives, libraries, records, digital preservation, and digitization). Serves as Program Manager of the Indigitization program, in collaboration with experts at the Museum of Anthropology, the iSchool, and the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections at the University of Northern British Columbia. Works with program partners in other UBC academic departments and external organizations to maximize program reach across B.C. Works with the Head, Xwi7xwa Library on engagement projects and programs in support of Musqueam Indian Band priorities and participates in related engagement meetings. Networks with the broader community of local, provincial, national, and international Indigenous libraries and information services. Leads the programming of an annual June exhibition in IKBLC by identifying prospective partners, supporting their content development, and coordinating the exhibit installation.

Liaises with assigned academic departments that deliver Indigenous content to enhance the value of the Library as a partner in research and scholarship. Works with UBC librarians and student services units that support Indigenous students and scholarship. Participates in campus and community engagement activities in support of the First Nations House of Learning and UBC Library. Develops outreach and engagement initiatives that bring mutual benefit to the University and communities involved.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Works with UBC Library Communications and Marketing and the First Nations House of Learning communications team to create, update and distribute promotional and informational materials for the Xwi7xwa branch and specific programs, including social media, branch website, digital signage, and promotional and community outreach materials.

 

PUBLIC SERVICES

Participates in the delivery of public services, including reference, information services, orientation, and instruction. Participates in maintaining and developing Indigenous content for teaching and research, including the branch website, user guides, and collections in repositories such as cIRcle. Makes recommendations on the application of current and emerging technologies for scholarship and public services. Assists with the assessment of public services and programs at UBC Library. 

 

COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT

Contributes to collection development work in the Xwi7xwa Library. Assists with the selection, assessment, and processing of gifts. Liaises with potential donors and contributors to the Library’s institutional repository, cIRcle.  Participates in community engagement work associated with Indigenous metadata to develop culturally appropriate representations of Indigenous scholarship. Contributes to the ongoing development of Indigenous collections policies for Indigenous library, archival and digital library collection. 

 

OTHER

Serves on library and other committees where appropriate.  Carries out other projects and assignments as determined by the Head, Xwi7xwa Library. Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required. May represent UBC Library at wider community events.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Canadian Aboriginal people’s histories and cultures
  • Strong information technology and digital literacy skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a team member with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Cultural fluency for Indigenous contexts
  • A personal commitment to diversity and inclusion with particular emphasis on barrier identification and removal

Preferred

  • Experience within an academic library
  • Degree in First Nations and Indigenous Studies or a related discipline
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities
  • Understanding of community engagement processes and strategies, in particular within the context of post-secondary education
  • Understanding of Indigenous advisory models, in particular within the context of post-secondary education
  • Experience writing for the web (especially using WordPress)
  • Experience using multiple social media platforms and experience extracting and interpreting analytics data
  • Experience working with informational and instructional content, including basic knowledge in using Adobe programs
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous language
  • Prior team dynamics training (e.g. conflict resolution, leadership, or appreciative inquiry)
  • Up to three years of experience as a professional librarian working in areas related to the above qualifications

 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Courteous and effective provision of reference and instruction services. Timely, well organized communications, including written reports and promotion materials. Effective training and supervision of student assistants. Stays informed about current developments in the field, including emergent technologies, and shares this knowledge with colleagues and users. Knowledge of Aboriginal collections, services, relationships and protocols, especially as they relate to B.C. Knowledge of Indigenous scholarship, histories, and cultures. Commitment to and competence in culturally safe engagement and program delivery with Indigenous peoples.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

This position is a full-time, ongoing appointment.

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.

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.

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.

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 January 4, 2020.

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 Framework can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/.  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides reference and information services for Indigenous research topics to Indigenous students, members of the University community, and Indigenous people and organizations.  Assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with assigned departments. Participates in the development of the Xwi7xwa library collection. Provides instruction and assistance in use of information resources. Plans and implements services that respond to the information needs of users in the Xwi7xwa Library. Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services. Assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, services and projects as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Canadian Aboriginal people’s histories and cultures
  • Experience working with Indigenous people
  • Cultural fluency for Indigenous contexts
  • A personal commitment to diversity and inclusion with particular emphasis on barrier identification and removal
  • Strong information technology and digital literacy skills
  • Enthusiasm and ability to teach classes and make presentations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with experience writing for online platforms
  • Strong organizational and program management skills
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a team member with strong interpersonal skills

Preferred

  • Experience within an academic library
  • Degree in First Nations and Indigenous Studies or a related discipline
  • Proficiency in an Indigenous language
  • Prior team dynamics training (e.g. conflict resolution, leadership, or appreciative inquiry)
  • Up to two years of experience as a professional librarian working in areas related to the above qualifications is preferred

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Xwi7xwa Library. Consults with colleagues as required. Contributes to and participated in the UBC First Nations Longhouse community. Works with faculty, staff, students and the public. Supervises work of library assistants. Assigns and supervises work of public services student assistants. Reports on student work to the Head, Xwi7xwa Library.

 

DUTIES:

  • Provides training and supervision of students providing information and reference services.
  • Oversees the provision of reference and information services, including the triaging of questions, and responds to questions escalated due to complex or comprehensive nature
  • Organizes and provides of instruction in research strategies and the use of information sources. Develops and maintains library web resources in designated areas of subject responsibility. Prepares guides and handouts in appropriate formats.
  • Selects collections materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Assists in development of collection policies.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with faculty in assigned departments. Informs faculty of resources and services available. Discusses collection needs with faculty.
  • Keeps up with the literature and research developments in areas of specialization. Maintains expertise in electronic information resources and technologies. Keeps current with changing professional expectations, services requirements, and developments in academic libraries.
  • Other duties as required.

 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Courteous and effective provision of reference and instruction services. Timely, well organized communications, including written reports and promotion materials. Effective training and supervision of student assistants. Stays informed about current developments in the field, including emergent technologies, and shares this knowledge with colleagues and users. Knowledge of Aboriginal collections, services, relationships and protocols, especially as they relate to B.C. Knowledge of Indigenous scholarship, histories, and cultures. Commitment to and competence in culturally safe engagement and program delivery with Indigenous peoples. Effective instruction and teaching. Current and comprehensive knowledge of the range of interdisciplinary Indigenous subject areas.  Effective use of electronic information and technologies. Effective development of collections to support the needs of users.  Innovative and creative approach to ongoing development of services.  Responsiveness to needs of faculty, students, and other users. 

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

This position is a full-time, term appointment for one year with a possibility of extension.

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.

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.

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.

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 January 4, 2020.

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 Framework 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.

 

WOODWARD LIBRARY

Woodward Library collaborates in research, teaching and learning with seven faculties: Applied Science, Dentistry, Forestry, Land & Food Systems, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science. We build relevant collections and provide expertise to empower our community to succeed.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Woodward Science Librarian provides liaison to designated subject areas and departments, with a particular focus on medicine and allied health. Actively engages in integrated information literacy, and collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and other new library initiatives as they arise. Develops re-usable learning objects, designs, develops and maintains a library of digital materials to support information literacy instruction in print and online environments. Conducts assessment of resources, and provides input on collections management.

Participates as a member of the Woodward Library team to provide liaison, reference, instructional programs and information services to faculty, students and community users. Assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with assigned departments. Provides web-based and classroom instruction and assistance in the use of information resources. As a member of the Woodward Library team, plans and implements services that respond to the needs of the sciences communities. Participates in the development and assessment of library collections for designated subject areas. Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services. Assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, services or 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:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited programme in Library Science
  • Knowledge of electronic information technologies and their applications to reference, as well as knowledge of best practices in online learning pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and carry out projects, both independently and as a member of a team
  • 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
  • Ability to adjust and accommodate changing demands within Libraries and academic institutions
  • Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.
  • Contributes to the Library’s sense of community and achievement of common goals through cooperation across units/groups and encouragement of equitable and balanced involvement in decision making.
  • Promotes and fosters a supportive environment built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth.
  • Works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance and resources to teams while trusting them to excel.
  • Creates a supportive and open environment where everyone is able to listen, contribute and engage with colleagues and ideas and provide and receive timely, constructive feedback.
  • Creates an environment that embraces curiosity, ideas, creativity and innovation and provides opportunities and flexibility to explore new initiatives.

Preferred:

  • Academic background in medicine, health sciences or engineering as well as relevant work experience
  • Familiarity with current trends in instruction, knowledge synthesis methodologies and expert searching in the health sciences, data curation, open access, and bibliographic management tools

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Woodward Library or her designate Head in the branch and consults with colleagues and Library staff as required. Works with all other UBC Library Divisions as required, assessing and trouble-shooting information technologies, scheduling and marketing information literacy sessions, etc. May be required to supervise student librarians, student assistants and library assistants for assigned projects or for group-related functions.

 

DUTIES:

Reference Services

  • Provides reference and research services to University of British Columbia 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 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

  • Organizes and teaches classes in the use of the Library’s resources, including the Library’s catalogue, print resources and e-resources.
  • Undertakes specialized instructional programs; including planning, designing and organizing and including various formats for presentations.
  • Participates in library-use instruction programs.
  • Prepares handouts, research guides and informational brochures in appropriate formats.
  • Provides instruction/presentations to faculty and students (in the library, online and in the faculty departments).

 

Faculty Liaison

  • Initiates and maintains contact with faculty in assigned departments.
  • Informs faculty of services and instruction offered.
  • Works with faculty on the development of information and research modules and courses for students.
  • Selects print and electronic materials to support assigned liaison areas.
  • Liaises with faculty on issues of collection development.
  • Responds to faculty requests for accreditation, new course proposals, etc., in consultation with the Head of Woodward Library.
  • Attends faculty meetings and participates in faculty committees.

 

Supervision and Administration

  • May be required to supervise 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 Library: reference, information desk scheduling, teaching and instruction, web presence, subject guides and/or information guides, etc.

 

Library Liaison

  • Represents Woodward Library on library committees and working groups.
  • Liaises with librarians in other areas of the library system.
  • 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, term position ending June 30, 2020.

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 November 23, 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.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

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 Liaison Librarian provides instruction, information and reference services for faculty, students, staff and community users, and assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with relevant departments. The librarian develops and maintains collections and learning resources, including online course and subject guides, and other appropriate tools within the designated subject areas. The librarian participates in the planning and implementation of Library services that support the needs of faculty and students. The librarian works cooperatively with other librarians and staff in the unit, in the Research Commons, at the UBC Library, and faculty and staff in the humanities and social sciences, to develop and maintain high quality Library services and collections in all formats. The librarian participates in the development of Library policy, procedures and services. The librarian assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, students, services and projects, as required.

Specific subjects and areas of responsibility will include Economics; Journalism; Philosophy; and Political Science. Other subjects may be assigned as required.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head of Koerner Library. Consults and works collaboratively with colleagues both within the unit and across the UBC Library in the provision of services, as required. A high degree of planning, collaboration and coordination with colleagues and staff in the Library, including with librarians in the Research Commons, and with campus and external partners is required.  Works with faculty, students and staff, as well as members of the public. Also works with colleagues at other libraries on shared initiatives. May supervise the work of library staff and students in the provision of services.

DUTIES:

Reference, Instruction and Liaison

  • Initiates and maintains strong working relationships and collaboration with faculty in assigned departments and subject areas. Collaborates with faculty to provide service and course-integrated instruction to students in assigned liaison areas. Engages with faculty to identify collection needs.
  • Develops and maintains a range of web-based resources to deliver information to users, including the creation of web pages, instructional materials, subject and research guides, tutorials, and other learning objects, within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Provides research assistance, consultation, and support to users in assigned liaison areas, and across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in general.
  • Creates and teaches workshops in relevant areas of responsibility and collaborates with researchers and scholars to provide the same.
  • Participates in a community of practice with UBC researchers and librarians to support digital scholarship research needs and projects.
  • Participates in program and service development and delivery in the UBC Library Research Commons.   Designs, develops, and delivers workshops targeted to graduate students and faculty on relevant topics and tools, including the data and digital humanities. May supervise graduate student employees in the UBC Library Research Commons in the development and delivery of workshops and consults.
  • Engages in a range of liaison and outreach activities with departments in areas of assigned responsibility, and across the UBC campus with other interested academic departments and individuals.
  • Participates in UBC Library committees and working groups, and other University, Library and campus committees, planning groups, 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.

Collection Development

  • Selects materials, both print and electronic, and cooperates with other librarians in the selection of material for the collections.
  • Assists in special projects and the development of collection policies. Proactively accesses the use of the collections, adjusting purchasing activities to align with user needs and interests.

Supervision and Management

  • In consultation with the Head, plans and implements services for users, or other activities as assigned, which may include supervisory responsibilities. 
  • Initiates and participates in needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation for the provision of services for the Library.
  • Undertakes, or assists with, special projects, committee work, or other temporary assignments as required.

Current Awareness

  • Keeps up with research developments and literature in the areas of specialization through scanning of journal literature, monitoring of electronic sources, and engagement with scholars. 
  • Maintains expertise in information resources and technologies. 
  • Keeps current with changing professional expectations, services requirements, and developments in academic libraries.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Current and comprehensive knowledge of specialized subject areas. Responsiveness to needs of faculty, students, and other users. Provision of competent and professional research and reference service. Effective instruction and teaching. Effective use of information sources and technologies. Effective development and assessment of collections to support user needs. Innovative, efficient and creative approach to improvement of services. Strong working relations with staff and users. Effective supervision of services and staff. Familiarity with the Library’s policies, procedures, and operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • A strong educational background in the humanities or social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for developing, delivering and updating instructional sessions and workshops
  • Strong information technology and digital literacy skills
  • A solid understanding of the research process and the ways in which new tools and technologies are affecting the production, dissemination, and reception of research in the humanities and social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in exploring and evaluating emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and carry out projects, both independently and as a member of a team
  • Familiarity with current trends in library services, instruction, and bibliographic management tools within libraries and academic institutions
  • A proactive, user-centred vision of services
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility, and willingness to assume a variety of assignments
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience developing partnerships and evidence of successful collaboration around the provision of programs and services
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • An academic background or related experience in Economics; Journalism; Philosophy; or Political Science
  • Knowledge of data issues in the research and knowledge creation lifecycle
  • Ability to identify, retrieve and use data resources as well as communicate knowledge to researchers with varying levels of technical expertise
  • Familiarity with Canadian census and demographic data
  • Knowledge of and experience with data analysis techniques and tools, including quantitative and qualitative software packages for data and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience with data visualization techniques and tools
  • Work experience in an academic library or educational setting relevant to the position

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.

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.

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.

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 October 10, 2019.

Archivist

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

Full-time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: September 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 can be viewed here. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

Summary of Responsibility:

The University Archives serves as the central repository for recorded data in all formats created by, for, and about the University of British Columbia. The Archives’ mandate is to identify, select, preserve and make available for use the University’s permanently valuable records.  Working with the Acting University Archivist, the Term Archivist is responsible for the organization and description of materials in the Archives’ holdings, disseminates information about the value and uses of the archival records in the administration of the University and to historical research, and participates in other records-related activities as appropriate.  The Term Archivist supervises staff and student workers as required; participates in library and campus committees, professional organizations, and the University community; and provides general reference services.

Required Qualifications:

A Graduate Degree in Archival Studies (MAS), or equivalent from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.  Experience working with archival material in all formats including born digital and digitized documents.  Excellent ability to speak, read and write English.  Experience with computer technology and software, particularly library and archival management systems.  The ability to work in a collaborative team environment and engage with professional and library assistant staff and the public is required.  Works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance and resources to teams while trusting them to excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

A second degree in History is desirable. Previous experience working in an archives or library special collections environment would be an asset.  A strong interest in and demonstrated broad knowledge of B.C. and Canadian history and current affairs would be an asset.

Working Relationships:

Reports to the Acting University Archivist.  Works closely with other professionals and support staff in the Archives and the Library.

Duties:

In conjunction with the University Archivist and Archives’ staff, the Term Archivist is responsible for the development and delivery of archival services. More specifically, the responsibilities of the Archivist include: 

  • Identification, acquisition, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation of, and access to the University’s permanently valuable records in all formats including electronic records.
  • Negotiation for the acquisition of private papers of faculty members and administrators, research collections, and the records of other organizations closely affiliated with the University.
  • Assisting in the formulation and implementation of programs for the creation of digital archives and associated metadata.
  • Supervision of library assistants, Work Learn and other student assistants, and project contractors carrying out specific work on archival collections.
  • Liaison and co-operation with other Archives or Library staff on projects and issues of mutual interest.
  • Overseeing the creation and maintenance of finding aids conforming to evolving national and international standards for all material held in the University Archives.
  • Providing general reference service for the Archives.
  • Promoting the value of archival of archival holdings and services by means of publicity, publications and exhibitions.
  • Performs other duties as necessary, including participating in Library committees, professional initiatives, and University initiatives.

Standards of Performance:

Provides competent professional service to users in a courteous manner. Is aware of developments at the University and in the Library. Maintains a good relationship with administrators, faculty, staff and students.  Keeps current with developments in the fields of archival science and records management and maintains contact with other professionals in the field through archival and records management associations and meetings.

Terms of Appointment and Salary:

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

We are seeking applications from Archivists 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.

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.

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.

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page by midnight on August 29, 2019.

 

 

 

Deputy University Librarian

UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-time, ongoing Librarian position, five year renewable administrative term as Deputy University Librarian

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019

 

Opportunity 

The University of British Columbia seeks a senior leader to serve as Deputy University Librarian, a key member of the leadership team who will be instrumental in the implementation of the UBC Library’s Strategic Framework. 

UBC Library

Established in 1908, UBC has consistently ranked among the top fifty universities in the world. It is a publicly supported, comprehensive university comprising 18 faculties and several schools across two campuses. UBC’s sees its purpose as preparing students to become exceptional global citizens, promoting the values of a civil and sustainable society, and conducting outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

The UBC Library is among the three largest academic research library systems in Canada and has 16 branches and divisions at 11 library locations. There are 250 full-time equivalent employees – librarians, management and professional staff, and support staff – and a temporary hourly staff complement of over 200 students work in the UBC Library system. The UBC Library participates in the broader research library community as a member of both the Canadian Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Research Libraries.

Position Overview

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Deputy University Librarian is a key member of the Library’s Executive team and a leader of change. Working collaboratively with the University Librarian and other colleagues in the Library and the larger University community, the Deputy University Librarian provides leadership in the implementation of the Library’s strategic framework, including reconfiguration and implementation of services based on outcomes of the strategic framework. The Deputy University Librarian supports the University Librarian in the administration of the Library including development and assessment of services and spaces, budget management and assessment of librarianship/teaching, research, and service activities of the Library.

The Deputy University Librarian will assume overall responsibility for a portfolio including Finance & Facilities, Assessment and University Archives. Leadership of public service and other areas will be required as well as general flexibility in taking on new responsibilities in a changing environment. The Deputy University Librarian collaborates with department heads; provides oversight of operations and budgets; and provides leadership for projects and other initiatives supporting the strategic direction of the Library.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • A successful record of leadership, planning, developing and managing library programs and services.
  • Proven administrative, public relations, and managerial skills, gained through at least five years of experience in library management positions.
  • Experience with organizational change and change management best practices. Ability to develop and implement strategic change enablement plans
  • Creative yet practical in finding new solutions, developing processes, reconfiguring services.
  • Proven planning, budgeting, and project management skills. 
  • Experience with large scale renovations of library spaces.
  • Success with donor relations, experience in fundraising. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to function effectively as a member of a senior management team working within a collegial environment and experience in building and managing relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, and proven research abilities. 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with developments in higher education and the issues facing research libraries, especially in North America, and an understanding of academic and scholarly processes.
  • A proven commitment to service excellence and a vision of research library services in the 21st century and the skills to advocate for and communicate that vision.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of diplomacy, tact and discretion when working with information of a confidential and/or sensitive nature and in dealing with various levels of senior administration and external agencies.
  • Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.
  • Contributes to the Library’s sense of community and achievement of common goals through cooperation across units/groups and encouragement of equitable and balanced involvement in decision making.
  • Promotes and fosters a supportive environment built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth.
  • Works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance and resources to teams while trusting them to excel.
  • Creates a supportive and open environment where everyone is able to listen, contribute and engage with colleagues and ideas and provide and receive timely, constructive feedback.
  • Creates an environment that embraces curiosity, ideas, creativity and innovation and provides opportunities and flexibility to explore new initiatives.
  • An additional graduate degree with an emphasis on management is preferred.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Works under the general direction of the University Librarian and in collaboration with other members of the Library Executive Team, division/branch heads and managers, and other staff including at UBC Okanagan. 

DUTIES:

Library Leadership

  • Working closely with the University Librarian and other Library stakeholders, the Deputy University Librarian collaborates with the Library Executive Team and Heads on the implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Provision of strategic leadership and stewardship to the realization of the vision of the Library, and portfolio goals.
  • In consultation with the University Librarian, oversees management of Library budget and makes recommendations to the University Librarian on budget reallocations, opportunities for efficiencies and cost reduction opportunities.   Supports the University Librarian in the securing of grants, foundation support, industry partnerships and philanthropy.
  • Works with Associate University Librarians to assess, review and identify funding sources for new services, new programs and changes in the delivery of existing services to the Library’s communities of users.
  • In consultation with the University Librarian and in collaboration with the Library Executive Team, the Deputy University Librarian will develop strategic recommendations and system-wide policies related to the operation and development of the Library and its services.
  • In consultation with the University Librarian and the Library Executive Team, the Deputy University Librarian will be involved in the assessment of Library program and services as they related to the evolving needs of Students and Faculty.
  • Provides the leadership necessary to develop programs within the portfolio. Keeps portfolio informed of the Library’s policies, plans, and priorities, and fosters understanding of and support for these.  Keeps the University Librarian and colleagues in Library Administration informed of developments in the portfolio.
  • Works with Library Facilities to ensure that the University provides appropriate space for reporting branches/units and, in consultation with Heads/Assistant Directors, ensures that the spaces are appropriate for an evolving service model.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of developments affecting academic librarianship
  • Represents the University Librarian, at his/her request and in his/her absence in the capacity of Acting University Librarian
  • Represents the University Librarian in meetings with representatives of the Faculty Association. 
  • Participates actively in the Library’s fundraising and donor stewardship activities.
  • Represents the University Librarian on Senate committees and other university committees as required.

Portfolio Leadership

  • With input from Heads/Directors/Assistant Directors, prepares budget requests and allocates/monitors resources to ensure portfolio priorities are met.  May work to secure grants, foundation support, and industry partnerships. Ensures that expenditures are managed and controlled. 
  • Ensures that the needs of library users and opportunities for new programs, systems and services are assessed regularly through consultation with Heads/Directors/Assistant Directors, and through them with students, staff, faculty, and other stakeholders.  Ensures that curriculum changes and program developments affecting the portfolio are reviewed.
  • Leads and participates in projects, working groups and committees related to areas of responsibility.
  • In consultation with Heads/Assistant Directors, determines the skills needed for reporting branches/units and plans for staff development and training.  Works to enable a highly supportive work environment.
  • Maintains good working relationships with Deans, Associate Deans, senior UBC administrators, community groups, and others to support the work of the Library and portfolio.  Participates in departmental, faculty, and other meetings as necessary.
  • Strategic leadership in the effective use of the physical facility and all related operational and administrative matters.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing Librarian position with a five year renewable administrative term as Deputy University Librarian. 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 the 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.

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.

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 July 15th, 2019.

The application package should include a statement illustrating how a candidate’s experience relates to the requirements of this position.

Korean Studies and Woodward Medical Librarian

Asian Library & Woodward Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Two-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: September 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 – 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 written and spoken Korean, as well as an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Familiarity with the McCune-Reischauer Romanization system, and the capacity to develop proficiency in Hancha.
  • 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.

<p”>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 June 29, 2019.

Assessment & Planning Librarian

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

Full time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: July 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 – Work with us.

POSITION SUMMARY

UBC Library’s Assessment Team helps improve the quality of UBC Library programs and the experience of library users by supporting evidence based planning throughout the library.  The Assessment & Planning Librarian leads the Assessment Team and works with library administrators and managers to coordinate assessment initiatives; improve access to existing library data; collect new data to inform Library decisions; and incorporate evidence based planning into the implementation of UBC Library’s Strategic Framework. 

Effective assessment is collaborative and depends on the curiosity and engagement of library employees who strive to understand and meet user needs.  The Assessment & Planning Librarian champions evidence based planning and helps colleagues develop expertise in practical assessment methods.  Their work moves UBC Library closer to its vision for assessment, a place where: 

  • library managers and administrators collaborate with the Assessment & Planning Librarian to answer specific questions about services and user needs;
  • existing data is accessible, presented with clarity, and used in creative new ways;
  • relationships with faculty and students are strengthened through responsive feedback cycles; 
  • library management employs a range of relevant metrics and reports in their decisions;
  • University administrators are confident that UBC Library decisions are based on the best available evidence.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to and receives general direction from the Deputy University Librarian (DUL) [or another member of the Library Executive team].  Works in cooperation and consultation with members of the Library Executive Team (LibExec), Library Operations Team (LOT), and other library to support evidence based planning throughout the Library.  Supervises and coordinates the work of the Assessment Team (1.5 FTE in addition to the Assessment & Planning Librarian).  Works collaboratively with library managers, making recommendations as required to maintain effective statistics gathering and reporting.  Serves on committees and working groups as required. 

DUTIES

  1. Provide leadership in the prioritization, coordination, and promotion of assessment activities with emphasis on two projects:
    1. Analyze, interpret, and present results of the 2019 Library Survey, including making recommendations and identifying questions to explore in follow-up assessments.
    2. Work collaboratively with administrators, managers, and committees to incorporate evidence based planning into the implementation of UBC Library’s Strategic Framework.
  2. Foster a culture of inquiry among Library employees, including helping colleagues develop expertise in assessment tools and methods.
  3. Provide assessment design consultations, helping internal stakeholders plan and implement assessment projects by drawing on a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods (may include focus groups, surveys, user experience studies, observation studies).
  4. Prepare and deliver reports and presentations to a range of internal stakeholders.
  5. Lead the Assessment Team, coordinating its data and reporting functions.  As a member of the Team, prioritize and respond to library employee requests for data, reports, and visualizations.
  6. Oversee the Library’s implementation of Tableau Server in cooperation with the Assessment Analyst and UBC IT.
  7. Oversee the collection and reporting of data for statistical surveys (ARL, CARL, CPSLD) and for internal library needs, in cooperation with the Administrative & Project Assistant.
  8. Chair the Assessment Advisory Group (AAG) and serve as a member of the Library Operations Team (LOT); participate in other working groups or committees as required.
  9. Perform other duties related to the qualifications and requirements of the job.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival, and Information Science
  • Experience with assessment in an academic library environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with a range of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods
  • Familiarity with data visualization concepts and experience with visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
  • Experience developing partnerships and successful collaborations with a variety of stakeholders
  • Record of planning and leading projects, and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion
  • Open to experiment and improvise with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively through active listening and appreciative inquiry; open to providing and receiving constructive feedback
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of responsibilities in a changing work environment
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills

Preferred

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience planning and facilitating focus groups or other group discussions
  • Experience teaching workshops
  • Familiarity with academic library statistical surveys (e.g. ARL, CARL)
  • Engagement in the library assessment community

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

Current and comprehensive knowledge of academic library assessment resources, methods, and tools.  Effective project management skills.  Timely, clear written reports and oral presentations. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in an evolving library assessment environment. Good working relations with library employees, including administrators and managers.  Awareness of developments in relevant areas of library assessment. Ability to handle complexity and diversity in the academic research environment.  Imaginative, innovative and analytical approaches to providing timely and cost-effective services.  Commitment to iterative improvement of services.  Effective management skills. 

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 10 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.

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.

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.

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 June 15th, 2019.

Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC)

Full-Time, Ongoing General Librarian position with 5 year renewable Head term

Anticipated Start Date: June 3, 2019

 

INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT/LANDSCAPE:

When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report was published in June 2015, it documented a devastating history of abuse and neglect of Indigenous children. Non-Indigenous Canadians were confronted with the stark reality of the nation’s history as experienced by Indigenous peoples. It provided a sobering look at Canada’s history and a meaningful context for the complex reality many Indigenous people face today, including relationships between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians. Despite the work of the TRC, Canadians remain largely unaware of this history or its lasting effects. To respond to the need for more informed understandings, UBC is establishing the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC).

The IRSHDC at the University of British Columbia will provide access for former Indian Residential School students, their families, and communities to information and records of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and other sources for education and public information. The Centre will also support research and dialogue about IRS history and its legacies and bring together UBC researchers and educators with community-based experts to address key questions that underline economic development, health, and sustainability of Indigenous communities in British Columbia and across the country.

The design and development of the IRSHDC’s digital infrastructure privileges open, transparent and pluralistic design principles, collaborative development, and the incorporation of Indigenous research methodologies. The IRSHDC strives to provide those affected by the Indian Residential School (IRS) system, community and academic collaborators, with platforms designed to support partnership building, aid in improving understanding, and contribute to meaningful and effective dialogue.

The IRSHDC has an important, ongoing role in strategic initiatives in Indigenous research and knowledge organization, and the role of the Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships is critical to that function. The nature and scope of this position may evolve as the IRSHDC grows and establishes its internal and external relationships and research program.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships has responsibility to work with the IRSHDC Academic Director in overall strategic leadership, visioning, planning, development and implementation of systems, programs and services to meet the Centre’s goals. This position has responsibility for working with the Academic Director in planning and developing the IRSHDC operating budget, special funds, and securing grants and partnerships; facilitating the effective use of the budget to meet the Centre’s mandate. As the digital lead, this position is responsible for the strategic leadership of people, services, and operations in the ongoing development and implementation of IRSHDC collection management and interactive systems, content collections, reference services and user spaces. The scope of this position includes the organization, administration, and operation of the IRSHDC information infrastructure, for the development of its collections, and digital infrastructure and systems, for the provision of effective reference, for instruction and for outreach to partners on and off campus, and Indigenous and archives, library, gallery, museum and information communities and organizations in Canada and abroad. This position is responsible for developing partnerships with stakeholders internal and external to the

University in support of the IRSHDC’s mandate and work. This position facilitates effective digital content and systems collaborations between internal and external partners. This role is responsible for engaging in ongoing research and teaching in the areas of digital records, digital systems design and development, and policy to ensure the IRSHDC is operating at the forefront in these areas.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science and experience in information management and/or information & collection systems development and implementation, is required, including working with archival records and digital media collections, developing and managing digital information systems, including policy development and digital preservation and experience in developing data models and system requirements.

A proven record of successful strategic leadership, visioning and implementation of ideas and programs, preferably, within a large academic research environment, through the development and management of effective and collaborative working relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders is necessary.

Knowledge of data access issues and applications, metadata standards, tools and systems is required. Knowledge of Indigenous and IRS histories, initiatives and materials, and related intellectual property issues and community access protocols, intellectual property laws and relevant knowledge management issues is required. Demonstrated effective administrative, management and leadership skills through progressively responsible work experiences.

Excellence in verbal and written communication skills. Experience managing complex budgets. Dedication to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals is necessary.

Experience engaging with First Nations peoples and/or communities, demonstrated First Nations cultural competency including knowledge of Indian Residential School system, and prior work with Survivors of schools and their families, is required. If candidate does not have adequate experience and cultural competency with First Nations peoples, professional development requirements to achieve proven competency may be a requirement imposed during the probationary period.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships reports to the University Librarian and works under the general direction of the Academic Director of the IRSHDC. The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous directly and indirectly supervises a team of professionals including librarians and archivists and M&P staff and provides indirect supervision of CUPE 2950 and student employees The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships consults with the Academic Director concerning the budget for systems development, collections, ordering and processing of materials, and collection development and preservation; financial and facilities matters; systems issues; human resources; and development. The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships cooperates with Heads and AULs in the UBC Library and information spaces in the provision of services and the development of collections and digital systems, and ensures that relevant issues are discussed with the Academic Director. The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships works with various

Indigenous and non-Indigenous academic concentrations across UBC, including First Nations and Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Research Support Initiative, First Nations and Endangered Languages, the First Nations Curriculum Concentration at the iSchool, the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technologies, etc. The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships consults with other members of the UBC information community (e.g. library, archives), First Nations House of Learning, community members, and an advisory committee. The Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships also works in developing and fostering partnerships with relevant external organizations and community partners. The nature and scope of this position may change as the IRSHDC opens and establishes its role within the University and beyond.

DUTIES:

  • Provides vision and leadership for the IRSHDC collections, data models and formats, and ongoing digital infrastructure and systems development upon which the effectiveness of the Centre
  • Develops and implements strategies, goals, and objectives in collaboration with the Academic Director, that support the IRSHDC mandate, UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan and UBC Strategic Plan, and are responsive to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to
  • In collaboration with the Academic Director assesses the needs of IRSHDC users by consulting broadly with IRS survivors, UBC’s Indigenous community and faculty, researchers, staff and students engaged in First Nations research and Maintains knowledge of curriculum changes, program development, and new areas of research. Leads in the development of content, services and programs in response to expressed needs.
  • Provides leadership in planning and developing the IRSHDC operating budget in collaboration with the Academic Director. Allocates and monitors resources by setting unit priorities, allocating funds/human resources and monitoring expenditures
  • Provides leadership and directly and indirectly supervises a team of professionals including librarians and archivists and M&P staff and provides indirect supervision of CUPE 2950 and student employees, including performance reviews, development and review of job descriptions and annual setting of goals and objectives; lead unit recruitment and
  • Liaises with internal and external partners such as the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, Library and Archives Canada, other University information systems and UBC Library staff (e.g., RBSC and digital infrastructure) regarding coordinated management of digital and physical collections, including long-term preservation and rights management
  • Strategic leadership to the ongoing development of the IRSHDC communications and promotions; liaising with the Communications Strategist and IRSHDC team to ensure development of materials and programs
  • Engages in ongoing research and teaching in the areas of digital records, digital systems design and development, and information policy; maintains awareness of trends and advances in digital and interactive systems and evaluates their application to the IRSHDC and UBC more broadly
  • Leads and participates in projects, working groups and committees related to areas of responsibility
  • Leads the IRSHDC in data governance and digital strategy, liaising with key University stakeholders (e.g. Chief Data Officer, UBC Legal, UBC Librarian)
  • Leads in the development of data sharing agreements with external partners; facilitates the acquisition and management of partner data and records
  • Oversees the development of collections ensuring ongoing stakeholder consultation and engagement with UBC Libraries (e.g. Technical Services, Xwi7xwa Library, Digital Initiatives, )
  • Leads in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, models, standards, technologies and processes that ensure the data and records are treated as high value assets
  • Participates in the long-term planning and development of the IRSHDC, assessment of resource requirements and annual budgeting
  • In collaboration with the Academic Director sets and implements the Centre’s strategic priorities. Plans, organizes and manages the people, services and operation of the IRSHDC to enable the successful fulfilment of its mission and Creates a supportive environment for the staff at the IRSHDC. Plans for employee development and training by determining the needs of the unit including individual staff needs. Allocates resources for training and development.
  • Participates in curriculum support and program development, maintaining liaison with faculty and CTLT, participating in departmental and faculty meetings as
  • Works with UBC Library Technical Services in the development of descriptive systems that are based in Indigenous Knowledge
  • Develops and maintains a plan for collection development and curation that maximizes the strategic value of the IRSHDC systems and collections and leverages relationships with other facilities and partners to support collection development and access
  • Develops and maintains a good knowledge of IRS and Indigenous issues, concerns, and programs to ensure that the IRSHDC continues to meet the needs of UBC faculty, staff, and students, and IRS and survivor Indigenous communities and organizations
  • Liaises with IRS survivors and community members to develop access and reference systems to NCTR and IRS related records and information, and provides professional and technical advice as appropriate. Provides leadership with Indigenous librarians, archivists, information managers, and researchers by participation in Indigenous and information management
  • Leads and participates in projects, working groups and committees related to areas of responsibility
  • Promotes and fosters a supportive and open environment built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth; works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance and resources to teams while trusting them to
  • Supports fundraising initiatives for the IRSHDC and participates in the preparation of grant requests and administration of grants. Initiates involvement with the University Development Office as appropriate opportunities occur.
  • Participates in professional and university wide initiatives; represents the IRSHDC and acts as a delegate for the Academic Director as requested

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing General Librarian position with a five year renewable administrative term as Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships. 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 the 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.

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 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 http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on May 1, 2019.

Head, X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Xwi7xwa Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Ongoing General Librarian position with 5 year renewable Head term

Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2019

INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT/LANDSCAPE:

The Xwi7xwa Library is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people.  It is adjacent to the UBC’s First Nations House of Learning, (FNHL) and is the only separate library dedicated to Indigenous collections and services at an academic institution in Canada. An agreement outlines the relationship between the First Nations House of Learning and Library. Xwi7xwa Library’s work is guided by the UBC Library strategic plan, the 2009 UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan, ongoing University initiatives, and responses to the Calls to Action in the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The Xwi7xwa Library is a world leader in the effective organization and respectful use of Indigenous knowledge and information in academic inquiry. The Library is key to developing UBC’s capacity for advanced work in Indigenous studies and engagement by providing expert staff, unique collections and collaborative space for supporting respectful academic inquiry through teaching, research, and community partnerships.

The Xwi7xwa Library provides leadership and support across the UBC Library to develop improved access to collections and services that support Indigenous perspectives in all fields of study and research and to further the development of the skills to do so in all units of UBC Library. In collaboration with UBC Library Technical Services, Xwi7xwa Library leads in the development of descriptive systems that are based in Indigenous Knowledge Organization, an evolving and emergent area of research and operations. The Library fosters collaborative relationships with Indigenous programs and services at UBC and works closely with the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, other academic units, and community partners to ensure respectful access to materials and critical understanding of Canadian and Indigenous history.

Through building and maintaining relationships with a vibrant network of current and former faculty, staff and students, the Xwi7xwa Library connects the intellectual life of the campus with diverse communities, and serves as a facilitator to many longstanding collaborative knowledge-based projects and initiatives.  Community scholars and educators entrust Xwi7xwa Library with locally developed resources, which form many of the unique materials in the collection.  Xwi7xwa Library has an active and well-regarded profile in public programming at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and other venues that helps to increase campus awareness of Indigenous issues and their relevance, depth, and complexity. The Library participates with the Museum of Anthropology, the Barber Centre, the First Nations House of Learning and many other campus units and community partners in information dissemination and service initiatives. 

Xwi7xwa Library has a close relationship with the First Nations Curriculum Concentration, (FNCC) in the iSchool. It draws students from FNCC to work as graduate academic assistants while at the same time acting as a draw for applicants to the iSchool. The Library actively supports FNCC students by participating in the experiential learning programs offered at the iSchool – through hosting class visits and guest lecturing, as well as offering co-op placements, professional, and practicum experiences.

The Xwi7xwa Library has an important and ongoing role in strategic initiatives in Indigenous research and knowledge organization, and the role of Head Librarian is critical to that function. The nature and scope of this position are expected to change as Indigenous studies, the Library’s organizational structure, and the Library’s strategic position evolve.

Summary of Responsibility:

The Head, Xwi7xwa Library, is responsible for providing strategic leadership for people, services and operations including the development of collections, services, and user spaces and is charged with positioning the Xwi7xwa Library as a vital resource in advancing Indigenous scholarship at the University and beyond. The scope of this position includes the organization, administration, and operation of the Xwi7xwa Library, for the development of its collection, for the provision of effective reference, instructional, and circulation services, and for outreach to partners on and off campus, and to Indigenous and library communities and organizations in Canada and abroad.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • An undergraduate degree in a subject area relevant to Indigenous studies or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience in relevant subject areas. 
  • A nuanced understanding of Indigenous histories, initiatives and subject materials.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the experiences of Indigenous people and communities and experience working with Indigenous people and communities.
  • Demonstrated effective administrative, management and leadership skills developed and demonstrated by progressively responsible work experiences. 
  • Managerial and supervisory experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience in managing a complex budget.
  • Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.
  • Contributes to the Library’s sense of community and achievement of common goals through cooperation across units and encouragement of equitable and balanced involvement in decision making.
  • Promotes and fosters a supportive and open environment built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth.
  • Works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance and resources to teams while trusting them to excel.

Preferred:

  • A graduate degree with an Indigenous focus.
  • Experience with knowledge-based description systems such as Brian Deer Classification and subject headings used in an Indigenous context.
  • Relevant professional experience, familiarity with bibliography, faculty-library liaison, electronic services, collection development and library instruction.
  • Experience in leading, developing and implementing strategic priorities, preferably within a large academic research library.

Working relationships:

The Head, Xwi7xwa Library works under the general direction of and is responsible to the University Librarian, or designate, and the Director of the First Nations House of Learning.  The Head supervises a team comprising a public services librarian, an Aboriginal engagement librarian in a position shared with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, two support staff and several part-time graduate academic assistants. The Head consults with the appropriate AUL/Manager/Director/Head concerning the budget for collections, ordering and processing of Library materials, and collection development and preservation; financial and facilities matters; systems issues; human resources; and development.  The Head cooperates with the Heads of other branches and divisions in the provision of services and the development of collections, and ensures that relevant issues are discussed with the Director, the Associate Director, or other administrators within the First Nations House of Learning.  The Head consults with other members of the UBC Library, First Nations House of Learning, community members, and an advisory committee.  The Head also works with relevant external organizations and community partners. 

The nature and scope of this position are expected to change as Indigenous studies, the Library’s organizational structure, and the Library’s strategic position evolve.

Duties:

  1. Provides vision and leadership for the Xwi7xwa Library operation and services. Develops and implements strategies, goals, and objectives that support the UBC Aboriginal Strategic Plan and UBC Library’s strategic plan, and are responsive to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action. Creates a supportive environment for the librarians and CUPE staff in Xwi7xwa Library. Plans for staff development and training by determining the needs of the unit including individual staff needs. Allocates time for training and development.
  2. Provides a welcoming environment for Indigenous faculty, staff, students and community members.
  3. Assesses the needs of Xwi7xwa Library users by consulting broadly with UBC’s Indigenous community and faculty, researchers, staff and students engaged in First Nations research and scholarship. Maintain knowledge of curriculum changes, program development, and new areas of research.  Develop programs and services in response to expressed needs.
  4. Establishes develops and works with a Library Advisory Committee comprised of key stakeholders.
  5. Sets and implements branch priorities. Plans, organizes and manages the people, services and operation of Xwi7xwa Library to enable the successful fulfilment of the Library’s and UBC’s mission and vision regarding Indigenous peoples.
  6. Plans, develops and manages the Xwi7xwa Library operating budgets annually. Develops a programs-based budget for the FNHL funds. Allocates and monitors resources by setting unit priorities, allocating funds/human resources and monitoring expenditures.
  7. Reviews curriculum changes and program development, maintaining liaison with faculty and participating in departmental and faculty meetings as invited.
  8. Develops collections policies, determines the scope of the collection, and selects and orders materials. Oversees Xwi7xwa special collections and archives in conjunction with Rare Books and Special Collections and University Archives.
  9. Works with UBC Library Technical Services in the development of descriptive systems that are based in Indigenous Knowledge Organization.
  10. Develops and maintains a plan for collection curation that maximizes the strategic value of the Xwi7xwa Library building and leverages relationships with other facilities to support collection distribution as required.
  11. Oversees and participates in the provision of reference, circulation, cataloguing and instructional services.
  12. Evaluates existing services, adjusts priorities, allocates human resources and seeks funding as appropriate.
  13. Develops and maintains a good knowledge of Indigenous issues, concerns, and programs to ensure that the Xwi7xwa Library continues to meet the needs of UBC faculty, staff, and students, and Indigenous communities and organizations, and groups and individuals with an interest in Indigenous issues. 
  14. Liaises with Indigenous groups to develop Indigenous library and information sciences capacity and provides professional and technical advice as appropriate. Provides leadership to Indigenous librarians, archivists, information managers, and researchers by participation in Indigenous and information management organizations. 
  15. Supports fundraising initiatives for the Xwi7xwa Library and participates in the preparation of grant requests and administration of grants. Initiates involvement with the Library Development Office as appropriate opportunities occur.
  16. Participates in professional and university wide initiatives.
  17. Performs other duties as required.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

Effective development of collections and services in the Xwi7xwa Library and an awareness of developments affecting Administrative effectiveness and a creative approach to cost effective provision of services and the ability to determine priorities and implement changes within a fiscally prudent environment. Excellent interpersonal skills. Effective strategic planning. The unique positioning of the Xwi7xwa Library, its potential as a dedicated space for Indigenous holdings and research, and the necessity for effective use of its limited physical space require acuity in planning and awareness of developments across the Library, university, and larger political and social landscape.

Effective liaison and collaboration with Indigenous faculty, staff, students, community members, and community partners. The very special nature of the Xwi7xwa Library depends upon these relations and the knowledge, skill, and experience of the Head in developing and maintaining them.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing General Librarian position with a five year renewable administrative term as Head, Xwi7xwa Library. 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 the 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.

Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply. 

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 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 http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on April 21st, 2019.

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