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.

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.

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