Digital Scholarship Librarian

Koerner Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Ongoing

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019 

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us. 

POSITION SUMMARY

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

The Digital Scholarship Librarian establishes and develops a dynamic, multifaceted program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts, humanities and social sciences partnerships and support on campus. The librarian works closely with the UBC Library Research Commons, Digital Programs and Services, Advanced Research Computing (ARC), and other campus entities to identify innovative and evolving digital tools and resources that advance scholarly investigation in the arts, humanities and social science disciplines, while building on traditional research methodologies. The Digital Scholarship Librarian is a change agent, partner, and resource person for librarians and specialists involved in facilitating faculty and student digital projects and keeps abreast of the campus environment to identify emerging areas of interest. The Digital Scholarship Librarian also works as a subject librarian for assigned humanities or social sciences disciplines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Education or experience in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
  • Strong information and digital literacy skills.
  • A proactive, user-centred vision of services and a commitment to responsive and innovative service practices.
  • Familiarity with research methodologies across a variety of arts, humanities and social science disciplines including emerging tools and technologies relevant to the production, dissemination and reception of research.
  • Experience with digital arts, humanities, and social science research tools and approaches (e.g., text mining, data analysis and visualization, image analysis, augmented reality), and the ability to provide research and consultation services to researchers with varying levels of technical expertise.
  • Knowledge of data issues in the research/knowledge creation lifecycle.
  • Experience developing and delivering instructional sessions, teaching workshops, and making presentations.
  • Familiarity with bibliographic management tools in academic institutions and trends in library collections.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and develop partnerships with faculty, librarians, and others to advance digital arts, humanities and social sciences research, within and across a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and carry out projects both independently and as member of a team; flexibility, and willingness to assume a variety of assignments.
  • Open to experiment with and improvise new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • 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.

Preferred:

  • Experience developing a multifaceted program for a multidisciplinary constituency.
  • An academic background or related experience in Digital Humanities, English or Journalism.
  • Programming or scripting experience for digital scholarship.
  • Experience with writing grant proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change.
  • Experience supervising staff.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Koerner Library. In consultation with the Head, plans and implements digital scholarship services for users. Consults and works collaboratively with colleagues both within the unit and across the UBC Library in the provision of services. A high degree of planning, collaboration and coordination is required with colleagues in the Library, including the Research Commons Librarian, Research Data Management Librarian, GIS and Maps Librarian, Assessment Librarian, as well as Scholarly Communications and Digital Programs and Services.  Actively collaborates beyond the Library with UBC IT staff, ARC, and other campus and external partners.  The Digital Scholarship Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of digital arts, humanities and social science approaches to research, teaching, and learning, in collaboration with faculty, students and librarians. Works in collaboration with UBC Collections Services to support the collections needs of assigned liaison area. May supervise the work of library staff and students in the provision of services.

DUTIES:

Digital Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Provide expertise to arts, social sciences and humanities scholars and students on digital techniques and tools that will advance their research and the Library’s contributions to faculty and student research projects in the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Serve as a strategist and resource person for the Library on trends in the digital arts and humanities. Provide support and regular training programs for the Library staff focused on digital arts and humanities.
  • Coordinate and disseminate information about digital scholarship in the arts on campus and connect scholars across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinarity.
  • Identify and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies that support arts, humanities and social sciences scholars.
  • Develop strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects.
  • Conduct environmental scans of arts, humanities, and social science departments in conjunction with subject librarians and specialists to identify current and emerging scholarly projects for which digital tools and methodologies are appropriate.
  • Provide support and advice to the Music, Art and Architecture and Asian Libraries, and other branches as the need arises, in order to develop strategies focused on scholars’ digital production and curation needs.

Collection and Resource Development

  • Provide input and analysis into the selection, acquisition, and renewal of Library resources in print and electronic formats, with a focus on resources specific to the digital research environment in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Proactively ensure that collections meet information needs in assigned subject areas, and that digital research resources (e.g., text and data mining) meet the needs of arts, humanities and social sciences researchers.
  • Assist in special projects and the development of collection policies.

Reference, Instruction, Liaison

  • Serve as subject librarian for assigned humanities or social science disciplines.
  • Initiate and maintain strong working relationships and collaboration with faculty in assigned departments and subject areas. Collaborate with faculty on course-integrated instruction and deliver workshops for students in assigned liaison areas.
  • Develop and maintain 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.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to support users in assigned liaison areas, specialized research assistance and consultation in the digital humanities, and across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in general.

Assessment and Management

  • Initiate and participate in needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation for the provision of services in areas of responsibility, and for the Library; consult with Assessment Librarian to undertake this work and engage in evidence-based decision-making.
  • Plan and implement services for users, or other activities as assigned, which may include supervision of staff and/or student employees.

Professional Development and Library Service

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

Current Awareness:

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing position. 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.

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.

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

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.  

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 3, 2019.

 

 

Southern Medical Program Librarian (Full Time, Ongoing)

The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus 

Job ID: 31582

Position No:  00028259

Anticipated Start Date:  January 2, 2019 

 

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Southern Medical Program Librarian (SMP Librarian) is responsible for the coordination of library services and collections for the Southern Medical Program (SMP) based at UBC Okanagan. The SMP is one of four distributed undergraduate medical education programs within The University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine (FoM). In collaboration with the MD Undergraduate Librarians at the other distributed sites in Prince George, Victoria and Vancouver, the SMP Librarian coordinates and participates in the provision of in-depth reference and instruction services to medical students enrolled in the Southern Medical Program. In collaboration with medical faculty and the librarians across the distributed sites and within Interior Health Authority and local hospitals, the SMP Librarian coordinates ongoing development of collections to support the students, faculty and staff across the four years of the program. Working closely with the MD Undergraduate Librarians across all sites, this librarian monitors budget expenditures throughout the year and contributes to the development of an annual SMP library budget.  The SMP Librarian supports the overall success of the Southern Medical Program through additional liaison duties in complementary health and life science related subject areas. Coordinates an ongoing programme of monitoring and evaluation and serves on committees as appropriate. The SMP Librarian is a valued member of the Okanagan Library and participates in the planning, development and delivery of services, collections and space for students and faculty on the Okanagan Campus at large.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent; knowledge of library systems and applications; demonstrated competencies in reference and instructional methodologies in an academic, hospital or research setting, with an emphasis on evidence based practice; excellent organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate at a distance; proven ability to work well independently and within large and complex teams; commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis; the ability and willingness to travel to various locations in British Columbia as required. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Academic library experience; a background working in health sciences libraries and with emerging technologies; e-resource acquisition and evaluation experience.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports jointly to the Associate Chief Librarian, Okanagan Campus and the Regional Associate Dean, Interior, UBC Faculty of Medicine. Works closely with MD Undergraduate Librarians supporting the distributed program at University of Victoria, University of Northern British Columbia and UBC’s Vancouver Campus, and the various clinical sites across the province. Consults with library staff and colleagues as required. Works with faculty, students, staff and the public in the MD Undergraduate program. Collaborates with UBC colleagues.

DUTIES:

REFERENCE AND RESEARCH SUPPORT

  • Provides in-depth reference service for medical, health, and life sciences, assigned liaison subject areas, and participates in an on-call rota. Provision of these services may take place on campus or remotely, and will include services provided in relevant hospital or health authority settings.
  • Liaises with SMP researchers and students conducting research, examples include: FLEX projects and Summer Student Research Program.

INFORMATICS AND INSTRUCTION

  • Participates in teaching with a particular emphasis on information literacy and support of evidence-based practice.
  • Develops web and print instructional materials for faculty and students, including web-based subject research guides.
  • Participates in the general orientation and instruction programme.
  • Supports first and second year Case-Based Learning as required.
  • Provides health and life sciences related instruction for librarians and Library Services Assistants.

COLLECTIONS

  • Develops a strategy for building knowledge of the library collections in support of medical, health and life sciences and keeps abreast and selects new resources.
  • Selects print and digital resources for in the medical, health, and life sciences, in collaboration with SMP faculty and librarians from partner universities.
  • Develops and reviews collections policies and vendor profiles on a regular basis.
  • Undertakes self-initiated reviews of reference and general collections relying on established guidelines for withdrawal or removal to low-use storage.

MEETINGS AND COMMITTEES

  • Participates on SMP and library committees and, as appropriate, in other library projects.
  • Participates on Library and University committees, councils, task forces and teams.

RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Develops and maintains an active, collaborative working relationship with the medical librarians in the partner hospital and university libraries.
  • Develops and maintains an active, collaborative working relationship with SMP faculty, staff, and students on matters dealing with informatics, collections and reference activities.
  • Develops and maintains an active, collaborative relationship with UBC librarians regarding the planning and provision of library collections, services and space on the Okanagan Campus.

EVALUATION

  • Develops, monitors and reports on accountability measures for health and life science library services.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Accepts responsibility for personal continuing professional education.
  • Willingly develops skills beyond the job’s parameters and assumes appropriate leadership.
  • Keeps up-to-date on developments in library service, resources and technology and on broader issues that affect the practice of librarianship.
  • Participates in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Undertakes research, assessment projects, and engages in scholarship as appropriate.

BUDGET

  • Monitors fiscal year expenditures of relevant departments/programs and deals with over expenditures according to established principles.
  • Contributes to the development of the annual SMP library budget working with the SMP Financial Officer and SMP Administrative Director for submission.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Interprets and communicates UBC Library policies and procedures to faculty, staff, and students and keeps up-to-date on the latest library policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to the policy and planning discussions in various forums as part of the Libraries’ strategic planning activity.

SUPERVISION GIVEN

  • Provides input, direction, and manages staff, where appropriate, who are performing functions related to the support of SMP faculty and students within the Library.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Assists with the continued development of a Library climate and culture that supports assessment and evidence based decision making.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity within the UBC Library system to meet assessment and evidence based decision making goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

  • Provision of effective and professional reference and research services.
  • Development of in-depth knowledge of the collections supporting research and education within the SMP and related health and life sciences including e-resources and web tools.
  • Develops collections responsive to expressed needs of students.
  • Develops and maintains effective and co-operative working relationships with support staff, colleagues and management, UBC faculty, staff and students and librarians in the health authorities.
  • Strong collaboration with all librarians supporting the UBC Medical Undergraduate program.
  • Develops and monitors accurate and effective budgets.
  • Produces timely reports.
  • Is flexible and willingly adapts to change.
  • Employs innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Effectively focuses on important issues and balances responsibilities. Sets priorities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures and appropriately interprets them to staff and users.
  • Awareness and effective application of trends in reference service and collection development in the health and life sciences.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on November 15, 2018.

To apply for this position, please visit the following link:

www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/31582

OR

http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php  and select Job ID 31582

Please direct your questions to:
Lois Marshall, Manager, Planning and Operations | Library
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Or by e-mail to lois.marshall@ubc.ca

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.

Reference Librarian

Woodward Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Term Ending April 18, 2020

Anticipated Start Date: November 1, 2018

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit 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. 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 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 April 18, 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 on September 21, 2018.

Visualization and Emerging Media Librarian

The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus

Full-Time, Ongoing

Anticipated Start Date: December 1, 2018 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

The Visualization and Emerging Media Librarian leads the design, creation, development and implementation of programs and services to support data visualization and emerging media needs in teaching, learning, scholarship, and research.

The Librarian will manage, and assist users in managing, data visualization projects including developing project plans, assessment, identification of appropriate resources required, design, data mining/analysis and implementation as required to achieve successful data visualization.  This individual collaborates with users, teams, and departments across the University and in the community, and works collegially to develop a planned and strategic approach to this new area of service. The position conducts individual and specific needs assessments to inform service, technical, teaching & learning, and infrastructural requirements. This position is also responsible for designing and delivering training, presentations, workshops, and classes on approaching, creating, implementing and using visualization and immersion tools in a variety of academic settings.

The position also provides reference and information services to faculty, students and other users in UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Assumes responsibility for designated subject areas and liaison with assigned departments. Provides web-based and classroom instruction and assistance in use of information resources. Plans and implements services that respond to needs of users in UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Participates in the development of Library policy, procedures and services. Assumes responsibility for coordination and management of staff, 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A graduate degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program is required. An academic background in a subject area within the scope of UBC’s Okanagan campus or equivalent knowledge gained through professional experience is required.

Demonstrated knowledge of data extraction, analysis, and visualization methods. Experience using proprietary and open-source digital technologies, such as geographic information systems, statistical software, and visualization tools such as Unity, D3.js, Tableau, Mathematica, and/or R.

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work in a team situation; ability to make decisions based on problem solving skills; and the ability to focus on important issues are essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience developing and supporting visualizations in teaching, scholarship, and scholarly communication projects. Knowledge of research data management and digital preservation.

Experience in assisting scholars in the development of digital scholarship.

As this position will have a strong focus on supporting the academic mission of the University, experience with the following would be considered a significant asset:

  • preparing and facilitating workshops and presentations
  • planning, creating, and updating digital learning objects (including tutorials, learning modules, and instructional materials)
  • formal teaching experience

An advanced academic degree in a field related to the responsibilities of the position (such as humanities, sciences, social sciences, computer science, data sciences, or design) preferred.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Associate Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus Library. Coordinates activities with other Librarians at UBC’s Okanagan campus and collaborates with Librarians throughout the UBC Library system. Works closely and collaboratively with the Senior Manager, Media and Classroom Services and the Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning. Maintains a strong working relationship with the Manager, UBC Studios, and Director, Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and members of the ARC team.

May be requested to act on behalf of the Associate Chief Librarian at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Library. Works closely with colleagues in other units within UBC. Works with faculty, students, staff and the public.

DUTIES:

Visualization and Emerging Media Services:

  1. Designs, develops and implements programming and services for The Commons visualization, immersion, and emerging media spaces.
  2. Assists faculty with the integration of data visualization and emerging media into the design, assessment, and delivery of their courses.
  3. Collaborates with students, faculty, and staff to contribute expertise to visualization projects, research, practice, teaching, and classes in a range of disciplines.
  4. Leads presentations, workshops, and classes, for faculty, staff, and students, and creates and shares learning materials and guides for users, to facilitate the creation of visualizations and the use of visualization and immersive tools.
  5. Leads the identification and deployment of applications, software, and technology requirements.
  6. Provides consultation, support, teaching, and training to users about tools, techniques, and methods.
  7. Leads the development of policy and procedures related to The Commons Visualization and Emerging Media Studio.
  8. Partners with internal outreach teams and with campus service and support areas to promote and encourage use of campus visualization spaces.

Reference and Research Services:

  1. Provides reference and research services to UBC’s Okanagan campus students, staff and faculty members as well as collaborates with UBC’s Vancouver campus Librarians to provide services to all UBC faculty, staff and students and members of the public, as required.
  2. Provides training and back-up for Library Services Assistants.
  3. Works with other staff to develop and maintain the UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library presence on the UBC Library web pages and throughout UBC, as appropriate.
  4. 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, as required.

Library Teaching and Orientation:

  1. Teaches classes in the use of resources available to users of the Library, including the Library’s catalogue, print resources and e-resources. May also provide instruction in the use of a variety of types of software.
  2. Undertakes specialized instructional programs including planning, designing and organizing and using various formats for presentation.
  3. Participates in orientation tours and Library-use instruction programs.
  4. Prepares handouts, research guides and informational brochures in collaboration with UBC’s Vancouver campus Library.
  5. Provides instruction/presentations to faculty, staff, and students (in the Library, online and in the faculty departments).

Faculty Liaison:

  1. Initiates and maintains contact with faculty in assigned departments
  2. Liaises with faculty on issues of copyright, collection development and management, and on issues related to properly archiving research outputs.
  3. Works with faculty on the development and delivery of information and research modules, services and courses or workshops and course readings for students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
  4. Attends faculty meetings and events and participates in faculty committees in designated subject areas as appropriate.
  5. Responds to requests from faculty for Library involvement in accreditation, new course proposals, etc., in consultation with the Associate Chief Librarian.

Collection Development and Management:

  1. Responsible for the selection of new resources in designated subject areas for the Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus in consultation with other UBC Librarians and departmental representatives.
  2. Participates in the development and application of criteria for the review of electronic subscriptions, transfer of print materials to storage and for weeding.
  3. In consultation with other UBC Librarians, participates in the evaluation of potential gifts-in-kind to the Library at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
  4. Participates in the monitoring and maintenance of UBC’s Okanagan Campus Library reference collection.

Supervision and Administration:

  1. May be required to supervise staff.
  2. May be required to act as Associate Chief Librarian in their absence.

Library Liaison:

  1. Represents the UBC Okanagan campus Library on Library committees, working groups and task forces.
  2. Liaises with Librarians in other areas of the UBC Library system.
  3. Maintains an awareness of new literature and research developments in areas of specialization and emerging trends in academic libraries.
  4. Keeps abreast of developments in public services across UBC Library and more widely.

Other Activities:

  1. Identifies best practices and implements as appropriate.
  2. Participates in professional and university-wide initiatives.
  3. Seeks funding opportunities and completes grant applications within UBC’s Okanagan campus Library portfolio and in collaboration with UBC’s Vancouver campus as appropriate.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

Provision of competent, professional library services.

  • Effective, cooperative working relationships with support staff, colleagues and management at UBC’s Okanagan campus and, more generally, across UBC.
  • Flexible, innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Effective focus on important issues and demonstrated ability to balance a multitude of responsibilities.
  • Current knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures and appropriate interpretation of these to staff and users.
  • Effective application of current developments in information resources.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications are to be submitted by 11:59 pm PDT on August 18, 2018.

To apply for this position, please visit the following link:

Please direct your questions to:

Lois Marshall
Manager, Planning and Operations | Library
The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Or by e-mail to lois.marshall@ubc.ca

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.

Japanese Language Librarian

Asian Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Ongoing

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018 

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

ASIAN LIBRARY

The Asian Library is a hub of scholarship, learning and community connections, where research meets community.  The Asian Library’s collections, totaling over 684,000 volumes across Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indic languages, provide key resources in support of teaching and research of Asian studies. The Council on East Asian Libraries consistently ranks UBC among the best in the world—#1 in Canada and #12 in library holdings across North America.  The Asian Library’s rare and special materials further distinguish it as a top-tier research library.  For more information about the Asian Library, please visit us at http://asian.library.ubc.ca/.

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides reference, information services and collection development in support of Japanese studies. Assumes responsibility for liaison with scholars working with Japanese language materials. Provides instruction and assistance in the use of information resources. Supervises the handling of Japanese materials. Acts as liaison with the Japanese specialists at the University and the Japanese-Canadian community. Participates in selection, configuration and presentation of electronic resources in Japanese languages. Participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services as required. Works collaboratively with library colleagues to strengthen system-wide practices and initiatives. Participates in library committees and contributes to the university’s goals, including those related to diversity and inclusion. May be required to work evenings or weekends. Performs other assigned duties and related projects.

WORKING relationships:

Reports to the Head, Asian Library. Consults with library colleagues, faculty members, Digital Initiatives and the Library Development Office, as necessary. Works with the Technical Services staff on the cataloguing and processing of Japanese language materials. May supervise the work of library support staff and student assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Excellent proficiency in reading, written and spoken Japanese, as well as an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Modified Hepburn Romanization System.
  • Ability to write professional reports and to deliver presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong track record in working collaboratively with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Demonstrated interest in issues facing libraries and academic institutions such as open access, digital scholarship and metrics.
  • Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Japanese.
  • Knowledge of current collections trends and databases related to Japanese Studies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Japanese Studies bibliography and resources.
  • Experience handling a budget for collections, projects and/or programs.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating, planning and carrying out projects, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience with electronic information technologies and their applications to reference, as well as knowledge of best practices in online learning pedagogies.
  • Ability to adjust to and accommodate changing demands within Libraries and academic institutions.
  • Evidence of active participation in professional or community organizations. 
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.  Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experimenting with and improvising new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of Chinese or Korean.
  • Advanced degree in Asian Studies.
  • Experience with collections development for both print and electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification.
  • Experience using LibGuides
  • Experience using OCLC.
  • Experience with digitization projects.

DUTIES:

Reference, Instruction and Liaison Services

  1. Develops and participates in instructional programs related to the Japanese language collection and the use of information sources. Undertakes specialized instructional programs for both undergraduate and graduate learners. Prepares guides and handouts in electronic and paper formats and organizes user groups on the advanced use of electronic resources. Participates in Library orientations and bibliographic instruction programmes for new students, faculty, and staff.
  1. Provides comprehensive reference and research services in Japanese studies. Develops web resources to support and extend reference services. Assists users in locating Japanese materials from other East Asian collections in North America as well as Japan and facilitates inter-library loans when required.
  1. Acts as liaison between the Asian Library and the Japanese specialists at UBC in matters concerning the Japanese collections and Library services and other units in the Library System in matters concerning Japanese materials.
  2. Translates Japanese into English and English into Japanese within the framework of the services and practices of the Asian Library.

Digital Projects

  1. Works with Digital Initiatives on the selection and implementation of digitization projects.
  2. Provides guidance to scholars and students on data analysis tools relevant to Japanese Studies and digitized collections.
  3. Continually builds on expertise in this area through a combination of self study and professional development opportunities.

Rare Books and Special Collections

  1. Works closely with colleagues in Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) on projects concerning Japanese language rare and archival materials.
  2. Collaborates with RBSC colleagues on collection development issues.
  3. Coordinates the digitization of rare materials in conjunction with RBSC.

Technical Services, Collection Development and Management

  1. Selects material for the Japanese language collections and both print and electronic material from the collection for storage, according to curricular and research needs of faculty and students. Suggests new print and electronic serials titles based on faculty needs and monitors and evaluates the Japanese language periodical collections. Assists in the development of collection policies.
  2. For electronic material in Japanese, works with the Head and other library staff to create access and resolve user support issues, which may include licensing, systems configuration, presentation and evaluation.
  3. Selects monographs and serials in print and electronic format. Consults with the Head and the AUL, Collections Management in cases of expensive and rare materials.
  4. Identifies Japanese language materials that should be moved to a storage facility, or weeded from the collection.
  5. Administers the Japanese Government Publications Depository Programme and scans the new shipments before they are sent to other divisions for processing. Maintains and facilitates access to the Japanese special collections.
  6. Assesses, selects, and processes Japanese materials received through gift or exchange. Handles book donations from individuals or organizations. Performs monetary evaluations as required.
  7. Maintains and facilitates access to the Japanese special collections.
  8. Keeps up with literature and research developments in support of the Asian Library. Maintains expertise in electronic information resources and technologies and assists in the acquisition and application of Japanese software for technical services.
  9. Advises and assists regarding Japanese monographs and serials for binding.
  10. Manages the Japanese book funds and monitors expenditures to ensure consistency with the allocations. Assesses, selects and processes materials received as gifts or on exchange.  Does monetary evaluations as required.
  11. Works closely with Technical Services staff regarding acquisition and cataloguing of Japanese materials.

Community and Professional Engagement

  1. Organizes community engagement activities or events related to Japan or Japanese Studies. Creates project plans for these activities, including budgetary planning.
  2. Contributes to branch-wide initiatives, working together with the Head and other language librarians.
  3. Prepares or curates book displays or exhibits on Japan or Japanese Studies.
  4. Serves as liaison with the Japanese-Canadian Community.
  5. Actively participates in professional associations and bodies related to Japanese studies librarianship.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing position. 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.

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.

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 July 24, 2018.

Art Librarian

Music, Art & Architecture Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, One Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018

 

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

MUSIC, ART & ARCHITECTURE LIBRARY

The Music, Art and Architecture (MAA) Library supports the study, research and teaching needs of the faculty, students and staff in the School of Music; the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory; the School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture; and the School of Community & Regional Planning. In addition, MAA Library holds the research collections belonging to the School of Library, Archival & Information Studies and the Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science departments. MAA Library is home to the ASRS, UBC Library’s Automated Storage and Retrieval System, and as such is responsible for the circulation of the facility’s materials which span all subject areas. MAA Library prioritizes collecting, preserving and making accessible our Canadian cultural heritage (e.g., the Canadian Art Exhibition Catalogue Collection, the Canadian Women Composers Archive). For more detailed branch information, please see MAA Library’s website: https://barber.library.ubc.ca

POSITION SUMMARY

Provides reference and information services to faculty, students, staff, and community users and assumes responsibility for designated subject areas, including but not limited to art history and visual art, and liaison with assigned departments, including but not limited to the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA).  Participates in the development and assessment of the library collections and leads the development, preservation, and evolution of UBC Library’s art history and visual art collection. Provides web-based and classroom instruction and assistance in the use of information resources. Plans and implements services that respond to the needs of our users.  Participates in the development and review of library policies, procedures, and services.  Is responsible for the coordination and management of services and projects as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

  • A graduate degree from an ALA accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science
  • Experience with art history and visual art resources
  • Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to teach classes as well as initiate, plan, and carry out projects both independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comprehensive information technology and digital literacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team
  • A high-level service commitment and flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of assignments
  • Ability to recognize, respect, and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect for colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experimenting with and improvising new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

PREFERRED

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in art history or related discipline
  • Library experience in the additional disciplines of architecture, music, and/or planning
  • Reading knowledge of French and at least one other foreign language
  • Experience with outreach, promotion, and marketing of library services and resources

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to the Head, Music, Art & Architecture (MAA) Library.  Works cooperatively with librarians and support staff in the MAA Library, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Rare Books & Special Collections, Technical Services, Digital Initiatives, and other departmental employees. Builds relationships with faculty, students, and the community as part of Reference, Teaching, Collections, and Liaison duties.

 DUTIES:

REFERENCE

Provides online and in-person reference and information services to faculty, students, and other users. Advises and assists in difficult or extensive searches for related subject areas of responsibility.  Employs the full range of internet, electronic, and print sources.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaches classes to students and faculty in the use of the Library’s resources, including the Library’s databases, print resources, and e-resources. Participates in orientation tours and other Library instruction programs. Prepares handouts, research guides, and informational brochures in appropriate formats.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Selects art resources across all formats with consideration of the art collection’s role supporting research, faculty teaching, and identity as a major local, provincial, and national art resource. Develops and maintains the art collection policies and procedures. Oversees the art collection’s budgets to ensure allotments are spent out on time and encumbrances kept within funding allocations. Proactively assesses the state of the collection to align purchasing activities with users’ needs.  Liaises with UBC Library Development Office, UBC Development Office, donors, and AHVA to coordinate receipt of gifts-in-kind.

LIAISON RESPONSIBILITIES

Initiates and maintains contact with faculty, staff, and students in assigned departments.  Attends departmental meetings as needed.  Informs faculty of services and instruction offered.  Liaises with faculty on issues of collection development.  Responds to faculty requests for accreditation/review, new course proposals, etc., in consultation with the Head, MAA Library. Represents MAA Library on library committees and working groups. In collaboration with other Library employees and adhering to UBC Library Communications & Marketing standards, plans, develops, delivers and assesses orientation, promotional, and event-based initiatives. Participates in the advancement and support of UBC Library scholarly communications initiatives, including copyright, open access activities, open education resources (OER), data management, and institutional repository.

MANAGEMENT

In consultation with the Head, plans and implements services for users, processing tasks in the Branch, or other activities as assigned.  Initiates and participates in needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation for the provision of information services for the Library.  Undertakes, or assists with, special projects, committee work, or other temporary assignments as required.  Acts on behalf of the Head Librarian as required.

CURRENT AWARENESS

Remains up-to-date with new 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.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 5 years of experience.  However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

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

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.  

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on July 22, 2018.

 

Education Librarian

Education Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Ongoing

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2018

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning.  The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/  To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit UBC Library – Why work with us.

EDUCATION LIBRARY

The Education Library collections are comprised of children’s books, school texts, and multimedia for K-12, as well as, professional monographs, serials, microfiche and electronic resources dealing with teaching strategies, ideas and research in Education.  A high priority is placed on materials that reflect Canadian content and approach and materials pertaining to BC Education.  For more detailed information see the Branch website at http://education.library.ubc.ca/.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Education Librarian provides information and research support services to faculty, students, and the UBC community.  Liaison with assigned departments and units.  Participates in the development and assessment of the library collections. Maintains liaison with branch and library technical service units to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of current practices. Participates in activities supporting scholarly communications and flexible learning initiatives – directly through liaison role as well as through collaborative participation with UBC Library. Participates in the planning, development, delivery and assessment of instructional programming to support the information and digital literacy mandate of the Faculty of Education as well as that of the UBC Library.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Experience and familiarity with education specific resources.
  • A commitment to providing responsive and innovative information services.
  • Ability to design and implement informational and instructional content both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong service commitment, flexibility, and willingness to assume a variety of assignments.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect for colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experiment and improvise with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred:

  • A Bachelor of Education or related academic background and experience in the education sector.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to Head of the Education Library; may represent the Head in their absence where appropriate. Works closely with all library employees within branch and in other units as necessary.  Builds relationships with faculty, students and other branch employees as part of Information Services, Liaison, and Collections duties and in a manner reflective of aspirational values of UBC Library. In consultation with the Head and in communication with Circulation and Office Manager, develops the duties and supervises the performance of GAA student employees in the branch.

DUTIES:

Information Services, Instruction & Liaison

In consultation with the Head, works collaboratively with other Education librarian(s) and other branch employees in commitment to ongoing growth, development and provision of responsive, inclusive, and impactful information services. Works collaboratively as part of the branch’s Librarian cohort to provide responsive liaison to assigned Faculty department/unit areas and to build overall branch capacity to serve all department/unit areas.

  • Provides information services to faculty, students, and the wider UBC community.  Advises and assists in difficult or extensive searches.
  • Works collaboratively with branch and other UBC Library technical service areas to ensure effective search, discovery and retrieval features of collection.
  • In collaboration with other Library employees and adhering to UBC Library Communications & Marketing standards, plans, develops, delivers and assesses orientation, promotional, and event-based initiatives.
  • Using the Library’s content management tools and adhering to UBC Library Communications & Marketing standards, develops and maintains a wide range of web-based resources, including the creation of web pages, instructional materials, subject and research guides, tutorials, and other learning objects. 
  • Initiates and maintains strong working relationships and collaboration with faculty in assigned liaison areas; communicates regularly, attends department or unit meetings as necessary.
  • Collaborates with faculty and works independently to provide responsive instruction to students, incorporating program-identified information and digital literacy outcomes for graduates; the flexible learning mandate of UBC; and other frameworks for information literacy in higher education.
  • Provides general and specialized research assistance and consultation to support knowledge production within the Faculty of Education.
  • Participates in the advancement and support of UBC Library scholarly communications initiatives, including copyright, open access activities, open education resources (OER), data management, and institutional repository.

COLLECTIONS

In consultation with the Head and faculty in liaison areas, works collaboratively to ensure the Education Library’s print, electronic, other materials and historic collections are reflective of current practices in education as well as allowing for extensive scholarly research.

  • Selects library materials reflecting the breadth and scope of scholarship in education including: professional literature, children’s and young adult reading and learning material, other classroom support materials reflecting current pedagogical practice in education.
  • Remains current in liaison area publications; especially those produced by UBC Faculty of Education.
  • Uses analytics and other assessment tools to develop the collection, including participating in ongoing monitoring and evaluation of collection holdings, and making decisions for retention or deselection based on branch collection development policies.
  • Participates in projects, both within the branch and in collaboration with other UBC library branches, designed to curate and preserve historic education material for use in education research.
  • Participates in ongoing development and revision of branch collection policies.

Current Awareness

Remains current with new literature and research developments in areas of specialization through scanning of journal and other professional literature, monitoring of electronic sources, etc. Maintains expertise in electronic information resources and technologies. Keeps current with changing professional expectations, services requirements, and developments in academic libraries. Keeps current with developments in education policy and professional practice, specifically in the province of BC, and in areas of special interest. Participates in a community of practice with other Education librarians, ensuring currency in subject specific scholarship, practice and collaborative librarianship.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing position. 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.

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.

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 May 16, 2018.

Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian , Technical Services

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

(Full-Time, One Year Term)

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2018

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at http://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/ To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit http://about.library.ubc.ca/work-with-us/why-work-with-us/.

PUBAN COLLECTION

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (including knowledge of traditional & simplified characters). Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Pinyin and Wade-Giles systems of Chinese romanization.
  • Working knowledge of or study of classical Chinese.
  • In-depth knowledge of AACR2R, RDA, Cataloguing Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form and other relevant rare book cataloguing standards.
  • Demonstrated experience carrying out original cataloguing and authority work on Chinese materials using online bibliographic systems (preferably OCLC Connexion and ExLibris Voyager).
  • Familiarity with LCSH, Siku thesaurus, LC-PCC & CONSER cataloguing guidelines and policy statements.
  • Experience with Chinese rare book authentication to distinguish the correct edition from later or forged editions, reprints and commentaries.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and developing donor relations with individuals, organizations, and community groups.
  • Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Chinese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect to colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experimenting and improvising new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred:

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

DUTIES:

Working with the Puban Collection:

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

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

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

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.

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

Chinese Rare Books Cataloguer Librarian , Technical Services

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

(Full-Time, One Year Term)

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2018

UBC LIBRARY

The University of British Columbia Library is one of the largest academic libraries in Canada and consistently ranks among the top university research libraries in North America. UBC Library has 14 branches and divisions, two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), one off-site hospital library, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre – a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility.

The Library’s collection of over 7M items includes 1.4M ebooks, 229,020 electronic journals, 850,000 maps, audio, DVD/video and graphic materials, and 1,703 bibliographic and fulltext databases.

More than 300 knowledgeable employees – librarians, management and professional staff, support staff and student staff – provide users with the excellent resources and services that they need to further their research, teaching and learning. The UBC Library Strategic Plan 2015-2017 can be viewed at https://about.library.ubc.ca/strategic-plan/ To learn more about working with UBC Library and to explore our aspirational values visit https://about.library.ubc.ca/work-with-us/why-work-with-us/.

PUBAN COLLECTION

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

POSITION SUMMARY:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (including knowledge of traditional & simplified characters). Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Pinyin and Wade-Giles systems of Chinese romanization.
  • Working knowledge of or study of classical Chinese.
  • In-depth knowledge of AACR2R, RDA, Cataloguing Guidelines for Creating Chinese Rare Book Records in Machine-Readable Form and other relevant rare book cataloguing standards.
  • Demonstrated experience carrying out original cataloguing and authority work on Chinese materials using online bibliographic systems (preferably OCLC Connexion and ExLibris Voyager).
  • Familiarity with LCSH, Siku thesaurus, LC-PCC & CONSER cataloguing guidelines and policy statements.
  • Experience with Chinese rare book authentication to distinguish the correct edition from later or forged editions, reprints and commentaries.
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and developing donor relations with individuals, organizations, and community groups.
  • Strong computer skills, including word-processing for English and Chinese, as well as knowledge of bibliographic databases.
  • Good organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect to colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experimenting and improvising new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred:

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

DUTIES:

Working with the Puban Collection:

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

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

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

Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate’s education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.

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

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