Head, Education Library
UBC Library | Vancouver Campus
Full-time, ongoing General Librarian position with 5 year renewable Head term
Anticipated Start Date: November 1, 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 https://about.library.ubc.ca/about-us/strategic-framework/. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Work with us.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Education Library provides reference, information, instruction, bibliographic and circulation services in support of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty of the Faculty of Education and to others requiring the use of the collection.  The Head is responsible for providing strategic leadership necessary to develop facilities, collections, and programs including organization, administration, and operation of services. Within the context of a changing environment, the Head will facilitate the planning for and implementation of a service model which focuses on meeting user needs. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to change as the Library organization evolves.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A graduate degree from an accredited program in Library, Archival and Information Science.  An academic background in education or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience working in the educational sector.  A B.Ed. degree is preferred.  Relevant professional experience appropriate to academic education librarianship. Familiarity with effective teaching methodologies, computer technology, and commitment to responsive and innovative information services.  Strong leadership, administrative and management skills, including the development and monitoring of budgets. Supervisory experience.  Demonstrated ability to develop, assess and refine library services and facilities.  Effectiveness in collaborating and building relationships.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and colleagues, inspire innovation, and experience developing and motivating teams and individuals. Ability to contribute 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. Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Head of the Education Library works under the general direction of and reports to an Associate University Librarian (AUL).  The Head interacts and consults with relevant individuals relating to collection development and budgeting, finance, information technology, facilities and human resources.  The Head cooperates with other Heads and AULs in the provision of services and ensures that relevant issues are discussed with the Dean of Education, Associate Deans, or other administrators within the Faculty.  The Head also works with relevant external organizations and community partners. 

DUTIES:

  1. Provides vision and leadership for the Education Library operations and services. Develops and implements goals and objectives that support the strategic directions of the Library, the Faculty of Education, and the University.
  2. Assesses needs of library users and opportunities for new services by consulting with students and faculty, reviewing curriculum changes and program development and new areas of research, and maintaining strong relationships with faculty and participating in departmental and faculty meetings.
  3. Evaluates existing services and adjusts priorities. Plans and implements new services, obtaining the necessary associated resources and technology required to support these.
  4. Evaluates space needs and plans new spaces to meet new and evolving user needs.
  5. Allocates and monitors resources by setting unit priorities, allocating funds, human resources and time, and controlling expenditures.
  6. Participates in the development and delivery of reference, research and instructional services in the Education Library.
  7. Assists in the management of the UBC Library by participating in Library-wide planning, budgeting and monitoring of activities. Sets unit goals that are related to the missions of the Library and the University.
  8. Provides leadership for the librarians and staff in the Education Library. Participates in the recruitment and selection of librarians and staff. Manages organizational planning, conducts annual reviews, assesses and recommends training and learning opportunities, makes merit recommendations and engages with librarians and staff through open dialogue.
  9. Enables an environment that is collegial, based on mutual trust and respect, is open and supportive, and that creates a positive and effective work environment for employees and patrons. This environment will be built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth, where everyone is able to listen, contribute and engage with colleagues and ideas and provide and receive timely, constructive feedback. 
  10. Coordinates the development of collections in the Education Library. Ensures that faculty are consulted about collection development.  In consultation with librarians and staff, develops criteria for the selection of material for purchase, for the transfer of materials to storage, and for weeding decisions.
  11. Supports the University Librarian in fund raising initiatives, as requested, and participates in the preparation of grant requests and administration of grants.
  12. Participates in professional and university wide initiatives.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Effective development of collections and services in the Education Library. Administrative efficiency and effectiveness. Excellent public, interlibrary and staff communications. Collegial, respectful and collaborative working relationships with staff and librarians. Familiarity with the Library’s organization of services and adherence to its policies and procedures. Awareness of developments in relevant areas of librarianship, disciplines supported by the Education Library, scholarly publishing, and information technology. Imaginative, innovative and analytical approaches to service delivery.  Effective supervision, leadership and team building.  Effective development, delivery and assessment of instructional programs.

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, Education 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.

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 September 20, 2020.

Instruction Librarian
UBC Library, Vancouver Campus
Full-time, ongoing position
Anticipated Start Date: November 1, 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 https://about.library.ubc.ca/about-us/strategic-framework/. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Work with us.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Law Library provides reference, teaching, bibliographic, and circulation services in support of students and faculty of the Peter A. Allard School  of Law and to others requiring the use of its collections and services. 

The Instruction Librarian coordinates the Law Library’s instruction program which includes the first year legal research and writing program offered by the Peter A. Allard School of Law.  Duties include developing and delivering both credit and non-credit courses, assisting with the recruitment of instructors, and delivering classes and workshops.  In addition, the Instruction Librarian provides access to the collection and meets the information needs of Law Library clients by providing reference and research services as well as participating in collection development. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Relevant professional experience appropriate to academic law librarianship and teaching legal research and writing courses, both in-person and online.
  • A law degree from a common law jurisdiction.
  • Familiarity with Canadian legal research tools and methods.
  • Familiarity with effective teaching methodologies, computer technology, and a commitment to responsive and innovative information services.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • 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 experimenting with and improvising new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

PREFERRED:

  • Collection development experience in an academic library.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Instruction Librarian reports jointly to the Head of the Law Library and the Dean (or designate) of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.  The Instruction Librarian contacts and consults with colleagues in the Law Library and throughout the Library System on various issues relating to position responsibilities.  As coordinator of the Peter A. Allard School of Law’s first year legal research and writing program, consults and works closely with members of the Allard Faculty.  There are daily contacts with students, faculty members, and other Law Library users.  Supervision of staff and student assistants may be required, as well as providing leadership to instructors in legal research courses and workshops.

DUTIES:

  1. Provides strategic leadership, direction, and planning to the legal research and writing programs offered by the Law Library and the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
  2. Works collaboratively to develop a cohesive program that strengthens legal research and writing skills across the Peter A. Allard School of Law’s first year curriculum, as well as in upper years.
  3. Develops and coordinates Law Library instruction programs including a refresher series for upper year JD students and incoming graduate students, online research classes on major legal database platforms, as well as specialized workshops related to courses in both Law and other faculties.
  4. Develops course content, teaches workshops and classes, and evaluates their success. Further, coordinates the work of other instructors in these activities, including developing assignments and exams.
  5. Provides reference and research services to University of British Columbia students, staff and faculty members; members of the legal profession; and members of the public.
  6. Participates in collection development activities.
  7. Participates in professional, library system, and university-wide initiatives.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Effective development of a comprehensive legal research and writing program.  Effective teaching techniques.  Excellent communication, coordination and collaboration skills.  Competent, courteous and professional reference service to library clientele.  Awareness and implementation of developments in relevant areas of librarianship, law, teaching methodology and assessment, and information technology. 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 7 years of experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and 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 September 19, 2020.

Assistant Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
UBC Library, Vancouver Campus
Full-time, ongoing General Librarian position
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 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 https://about.library.ubc.ca/about-us/strategic-framework/. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Work with us.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) is a facility dedicated to the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development of the people of British Columbia. We provide educational resources and services, open spaces for study, research and innovation, and we work with community partners on initiatives to promote lifelong learning across the province. Working with the Library and Learning Centre staff, the University and external communities, the Assistant Director is responsible for leading and managing the Learning Centre’s outreach and engagement initiatives and for the daily operations of IKBLC, including programs and services such as the Chapman Learning Commons and Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited program in Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • At least six years of experience in developing and managing programs and services for a broad-based community of users.
  • Experience in managing staff, budgets, services and facilities, including experience with library renovation projects.
  • A proven commitment to service excellence and a vision of library services to support 21st century learners.
  • Experience with organization change and change management best practises.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and colleagues, inspire innovation, and develop and motivate teams and individuals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in a variety of media, and experience working with a wide range of community users. Community-focused, strong organizational skills and the ability to contribute to the operationalization of the Statement of Purpose and Charter of Principles for IKBLC.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a diverse set of responsibilities.
  • Flexibility, innovation, and demonstrated ability implementing new and emerging technologies in the library environment.
  • Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.
  • Works to build a team environment built on positive working relationships, provides guidance and resources to teams while trusting them to excel.
  • Creates an environment that embraces curiosity, ideas, creativity and innovation and provides opportunities and flexibility to explore new initiatives.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Assistant Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre works closely with and reports directly to the Associate University Librarian and Director, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Works with a broad range of partners and stakeholders including the UBC Library, campus units, community service organizations and agencies and representatives from the education and government sectors. The Assistant Director interacts and consults with relevant individuals at UBC Library relating to information technology, facilities, human resources, and development.  The Assistant Director cooperates with the other Heads and AULs in the provision of programs and services.

DUTIES:

  • Ensures programs and services support the Statement of Purpose and Charter of Principles of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, with a focus on the Learning Centre’s outreach and engagement activities. Helps to foster community engagement activities across the UBC Library.
  • Responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and assessment of programs offered through the Learning Centre, including IKBLC Program Services, the Chapman Learning Commons and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication. Works directly with these teams to contribute to the vision and mission of IKBLC and its stakeholders, including UBC Library.
  • Provides leadership for the librarians and staff in IKBLC Program Services, the Chapman Learning Commons and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication. Participates in the recruitment and selection of librarians and staff. Manages organizational planning, conducts annual reviews, assesses and recommends training and learning opportunities, makes merit recommendations and engages with librarians and staff through open dialogue.
  • Enables an environment that is collegial, based on mutual trust and respect, is open and supportive, and that creates a positive and effective work environment for employees and patrons.  This environment will be built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth, where everyone is able to listen, contribute and engage with colleagues and ideas and provide and receive timely, constructive feedback.
  • Works closely with the Facilities Management team, Library units and campus partners to ensure the Learning Centre’s spaces offer innovative technologies to support 21st century learners, are welcoming and accessible to a broad range of users including community members, and works with other campus partners to position the Learning Centre as a key gateway to the UBC Library and Vancouver campus. Addresses and monitors facility issues of concern.
  • Prepares budgets and annual reports, sets priorities, allocates resources, and is accountable for the use of resources related to the Chapman Learning Commons, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication, community outreach and engagement initiatives, public spaces, and special projects.
  • Participates in the long-term planning and development of the Learning Centre and assessment of resource requirements.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures for IKBLC.
  • Manages the on-going development and maintenance of IKBLC website and related websites.
  • Supports fund raising initiatives in IKBLC and participates in the preparation of grant requests and administration of grants.
  • Supports IKBLC campus and community communications when appropriate.
  • Participates in professional and university-wide activities.
  • Other activities as appropriate or assigned.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Takes a collaborative and innovative approach to the development and evolution of user-centred services and spaces offered by IKBLC.  Effectively manages and supports a team of professional and support staff.  Works within and assists in the formulation of policies and procedures for the successful operation of IKBLC. Stays informed about current developments in library and information studies, community development practices, learning commons, writing centres and related fields including information technology, knowledge transfer and scholarly publishing.  Works effectively as a member of a team.  Demonstrates excellent communication skills, both written and oral.  Demonstrates flexibility, enthusiasm and willingness to work in a rapidly changing environment.  Actively supports and assists in the evolution of the IKBLC’s programs, services and spaces.  Understands and is able to assist in the operationalization of the Statement of Purpose and Charter of Principles for the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the strategic plans of the Library and University.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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 June 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. To view the UBC Library Strategic Framework, click here. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Work with us.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Law Library provides reference, information, instruction, bibliographic and circulation services in support of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty of the Peter A. Allard School of Law and to others requiring the use of the collection. The Head is responsible for providing strategic leadership necessary to develop facilities, collections, and programs including organization, administration, and operation of services. Within the context of a changing environment, the Head will facilitate the planning for and implementation of a service model which focuses on meeting user needs. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to change as the Library organization evolves. The Head is a voting member of the Faculty Council of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A graduate degree from an accredited program in Library, Archival and Information Science and a Law degree from a common law jurisdiction. Relevant professional experience appropriate to academic law librarianship and teaching legal research and writing courses both in-person and online. Familiarity with Canadian legal research collections, tools and methods. Familiarity with effective teaching methodologies, computer technology, and a commitment to responsive and innovative information services. Strong leadership, administrative and management skills, including the development and monitoring of budgets. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to develop, assess and refine library services and facilities. Effectiveness in collaborating and building relationships. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with staff and colleagues, inspire innovation, and experience developing and motivating teams and individuals. Ability to contribute to the Library’s sense of community and achievement of common goals through cooperation across units and encouragement of equitable and balanced involvement in decisions making. Dedicated to cultivating an inclusive environment that recognizes barriers faced by people and encourages and incorporates contributions from diverse groups and individuals.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Head of the Law Library works under the general direction of and reports to the University Librarian. The Head interacts and consults with relevant individuals relating to collection development and budgeting, finance, information technology, facilities and human resources. The Head cooperates with other Heads and AULs in the provision of services and ensures that relevant issues are discussed with the Dean, Associate Deans, and other administrators in the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

DUTIES:

  1. Provides vision and leadership for the Law Library operations and services. Develops and implements goals and objectives that support the strategic directions of the Library, Peter A. Allard School of Law, and the University. 
  2. Assesses needs of Library users and opportunities for new services by consulting with students and faculty, reviewing curriculum changes and program development, maintaining liaison with faculty and participating in departmental and faculty meetings.
  3. Evaluates existing services and adjusts priorities. Plans and implements new services, obtaining the necessary associated resources and technology required to support these.
  4. Evaluates space needs and transforms spaces to meet new and evolving user needs.
  5. Allocates and monitors resources by setting unit priorities, allocating funds, human resources and time, and controlling expenditures.
  6. Participates in the development and delivery of reference, research, and instructional services, which may include teaching in the Legal Research and Writing program of the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
  7. Assists in the management of the UBC Library by participating in Library-wide planning, budgeting and monitoring of activities. Sets unit goals that are related to the missions of the Library and the University.
  8. Provides leadership for the librarians and staff in the Law Library. Participates in the recruitment and selection of librarians and staff. Manages organizational planning, conducts annual reviews, assesses and recommends training and learning opportunities, makes merit recommendations and engages with librarians and staff through open dialogue.
  9. Enables an environment that is collegial, based on mutual trust and respect, is open and supportive, and that creates a positive and effective work environment for employees and patrons. This environment will be built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth, where everyone is able to listen, contribute and engage with colleagues and ideas and provide and receive timely, constructive feedback.
  10. Coordinates the development of collections in the Law Library. Ensures that faculty are consulted about collection development. In consultation with faculty and staff, develops criteria for the selection of material for purchase, for the transfer of materials to storage, and for weeding decisions.
  11. Supports the University Librarian in fund raising initiatives and participates in the preparation of grant requests and administration of grants.
  12. Participates in professional and university wide initiatives.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Effective development of collections and services in the Law Library. Administrative efficiency and effectiveness. Excellent public, interlibrary and staff communications. Collegial, respectful and collaborative working relationships with staff and faculty. Familiarity with the Library’s organization of services and adherence to its policies and procedures. Awareness of developments in relevant areas of librarianship, disciplines supported by the Law Library, scholarly publishing, and information technology. Imaginative, innovative and analytical approaches to service delivery. Effective supervision, leadership and team building. Effective development, delivery and assessment of instructional programs.

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, Law 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. 

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 17, 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. To view the UBC Library Strategic Framework, click here. To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – 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 the faculties of Forestry, Science, and Land & Food Systems. 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 students, staff, faculty, and members of the public. 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-centered 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 the sciences as well as relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with current trends in instruction and expert searching, data management, 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 and collection management 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 December 31, 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 March 7, 2020.

UBC Learning Exchange

The UBC Learning Exchange is situated in the VP External Relations portfolio and the Academic Director reports to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. The Learning Exchange was established in 1999 and pursues its mandate by providing a place in the community where UBC students and faculty, and Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents and organizations connect, pursue common interests and learn from each other with the long-term goal of bringing about social change. At its DTES premises, the Learning Exchange offers a unique learning environment, supporting key components of UBC’s strategic plan. The Learning Exchange acts as a hub in three interrelated areas: 1) providing free community-based programs for residents and organizations, primarily in the DTES; 2) facilitating student experiential learning on site and in some community partner organizations in the DTES, in collaboration with faculty; and 3) supporting community-based research and knowledge exchange activities, in partnership with researchers and DTES organizations.

The relationship between the Learning Exchange and UBC Library has been formalized, with the foundation being the Making Research Accessible in the Downtown Eastside initiative (MRAi). This initiative is a campus-community collaboration, led by the Learning Exchange that seeks to improve access to academic research and community-generated materials with a focus on Vancouver’s DTES.  MRAi provides a multifaceted approach to knowledge exchange developed in collaboration with the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC Library, UBC iSchool, SFU Library, Vancouver Public Library, researchers, and DTES organizations.

Recent highlights of the Library’s collaboration with the Learning Exchange include an increase in the number of items in cIRcle’s DTES collection from 40 to 400, a successful community digitization pilot project, co-op employment for iSchool students, and participation in the iSchool’s successful 3-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant application for the Supporting Transparent and Open Research Engagement and Exchange (STOREE) project that builds on the work of the MRAi.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Participates in the planning, development, delivery of partnerships, programs, services, and the assessment of outreach and community engagement activities at the Learning Exchange. This position has been developed to enable deeper connections between the UBC Library and local DTES community, with a focus on the MRAi. The Outreach Librarian would work across various disciplines to support the Learning Exchange through community-driven projects, liaison work and community engagement.  

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Assistant Director, IKBLC and works under the general direction of the Academic Director of the Learning Exchange. Works closely with the Director of the Learning Exchange, other members of the Learning Exchange team, and librarians and staff focused on community engagement at UBC.  Collaborates with UBC Library units, UBC departments, and external institutions and organizations in the development of programs, partnerships and services. Works with Library IT and the marketing and communication teams in the VP External Portfolio and UBC Library.

 

DUTIES:

  1. Plans, delivers, and evaluates outreach services. Identifies and develops best practices for outreach and engagement in academic libraries.
  2. Keeps content current on the MRAi web application, the DTES Research Access Portal (DTES RAP). Solicits feedback from community to inform planning of the MRAi, and contributes to its ongoing development. Works with the DTES community to fulfil needs for preservation of local materials and/or public access on the DTES RAP.  Identifies and develops new partnerships and collaborations in the Vancouver DTES for the MRAi.
  3. Leads and participates in the digital engagement efforts of MRAi (social media, blog, etc.). Designs literacy programs for students, faculty and community that foster community-university knowledge exchange using the DTES RAP.
  4. Designs, delivers and assesses instructional programs and related assistance to community groups, using a variety of methodologies, including in-person workshops and online tutorials. Applies new and emerging technologies such as social, mobile and interactive media, and open access to the development of resources and delivery of services.  Promotes UBC library services and resources.
  5. Demonstrates the value and impact of Learning Exchange outreach programming and works with others to promote engagement efforts and successes. Shares information on programs and services through appropriate channels such as presentations and publications.
  6. Provides research assistance embedded in the DTES community or on campus, as needed.
  7. Hires, supervises and manages student employees, as required.
  8. Assists in the evaluation of the DTES RAP, which is led by the Supporting Transparent & Open Research Engagement & Exchange (STOREE)
  9. Supports existing grant funded projects and participates in seeking new grant funded opportunities.
  10. Supports the development of a DTES Librarians’ Community of Practice with Vancouver Public Library, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Community College, and others.
  11. Stays current on developments and emerging trends in community engagement and knowledge exchange.
  12. Participates in relevant working groups and committees, including the MRAi steering committee. Participates in project work and other initiatives, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A graduate degree from an ALA accredited program in library and information science is required with a minimum of one year of experience in providing services to a broad community of users. 

Demonstrated commitment, experience, and application of best practices in developing, delivering and assessing collection and information services, research support, literacy instruction, and outreach that emphasize access and inclusion to a broad community of users. Demonstrated ability to teach and present effectively, both in-person and online, to individuals and groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated ability to establish and foster productive and effective working relationships.

Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Experience working with people who belong to marginalized groups or with Indigenous communities are assets. Experience in developing partnerships and evidence of successful collaboration around the provision of programs and services. 

Strong information technology and digital literacy skills, including instructional technologies, social media, content management systems, digital projects, and productivity tools. General knowledge of online information resources and systems, as well as an excellent understanding of online tools such as UBC Blogs, UBC CMS (WordPress) and UBC Wiki. 

Ability to hire, train, and manage graduate students. Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse set of responsibilities and to initiate, plan and carry-out projects, both independently and as a member of a team. Willingness and flexibility to be based primarily at the Learning Exchange in the DTES and commute to the library at UBC Vancouver Point Grey Campus as needed. 

Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity. Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture. Promotes and fosters a supportive environment built on appreciation, recognition, learning and professional growth. 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.

 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE: 

Tactful and diplomatic interactions with patrons and program participants as well as people from UBC and external community and government organizations. Courteous and effective provision of services that are appropriately designed and delivered. Adherence to policies and procedures relating to confidential information. Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including timely and well organized written documentation. Effective training and supervision of student assistants. Stays informed about current developments in the field and shares this knowledge with colleagues and others. Commitment to and competence in culturally safe engagement and program delivery with Indigenous peoples and other community members.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

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

We are seeking applicants 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 21, 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:

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.

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