Archivist

UBC Library, Vancouver Campus

Full-time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019

 UBC Library

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

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

Summary of Responsibility:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Working Relationships:

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

Duties:

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

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

Standards of Performance:

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

Terms of Appointment and Salary:

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Ya Min Wu has worked at UBC Library for the last five years. But his experience working with Chinese rare books goes back even earlier.

“Before I came to Canada [in 2001], I worked in a public library in China, Liaoning Provincial Library. I was there for about 15 years,” he says. “I primarily worked on the Chinese rare books, so I have lots of time spent on rare books authentication, cataloguing and some preservation.”

Moving from China to Canada with his family, he switched tracks to work in business and manufacturing in Vancouver for the next decade before returning to library work at a small company in Burnaby that provided library services to the Richmond, Burnaby and Vancouver Public Libraries. Later, when an opportunity came up to work at UBC Library, he joined the Technical Services team in 2014 to work with Chinese language materials.

“UBC has a great Chinese rare book collection. It’s a huge collection, outside China,” he says, noting that the entire collection includes about 4,000 titles in 60,000 volumes, making UBC a top-tier research library for Chinese Studies in North America.

One of his first major projects at the library was to work on Discovering Modern China, a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) project that involved close collaboration between UBC’s Asian Library and the University of Washington East Asia Library to catalogue large volumes of valuable but hidden scholarly material: “At Asian Library there are lots of uncatalogued materials that have not been touched before. We worked very hard, together with some student assistants and Asian Library’s Chinese Studies Librarian to originally catalogue more than 1,000 items in one year.”

In 2018, the library got funding support through donors to work on the Puban Collection, UBC’s largest Chinese rare books collection, consisting of 45,000 volumes spanning subject fields like history, literature, philology and philosophy. Ya Min’s work is now centered on the Puban Collection, both cataloguing the collection and planning for its future storage, preservation, conservation and digitization.

“The project is focused on how to organize and make the Puban Collection support teaching and research. For the past 60 years, the collection has helped to make UBC Asian Studies one of the best in the world,” he says. “So how can it benefit new students in the future? This is the project.”

In honour of the 60th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of the Puban Collection in 1959, Ya Min Wu will be hosting bi-weekly tours highlighting items from the collection at UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. Learn more about the tours.

Deputy University Librarian

UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

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

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019

 

Opportunity 

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

UBC Library

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

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

Position Overview

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

DUTIES:

Library Leadership

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

Portfolio Leadership

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing Librarian position with a five year renewable administrative term as Deputy University Librarian. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment.  Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of the appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by July 15th, 2019.

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

Korean Studies and Woodward Medical Librarian

Asian Library & Woodward Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Two-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2019


UBC LIBRARY

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

<p”>DUTIES:

REFERENCE SERVICES

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

TEACHING AND ORIENTATION

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

FACULTY LIAISON

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

DIGITAL PROJECTS

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

TECHNICAL SERVICES, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

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

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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

SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION

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

CURRENT AWARENESS AND LIBRARY LIAISON

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

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

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on June 29, 2019.

Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC)

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

Anticipated Start Date: June 3, 2019

 

INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT/LANDSCAPE:

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

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

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

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

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED

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

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

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

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

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

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

DUTIES:

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing General Librarian position with a five year renewable administrative term as Director, IRSHDC Digital, Strategic & Indigenous Partnerships. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment. Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of the appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

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

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on May 1, 2019.

Head, X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Xwi7xwa Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

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

Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2019

INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT/LANDSCAPE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summary of Responsibility:

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

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

Working relationships:

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

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

Duties:

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

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

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

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

This position will be filled as a full-time, ongoing General Librarian position with a five year renewable administrative term as Head, Xwi7xwa Library. If eligible and qualified, the successful applicant may be appointed with a confirmed appointment. Otherwise, there will be an initial three-year probationary appointment.  Normally, such an appointment is reviewed by the end of the second year of the appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant a confirmed appointment.

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

Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply. 

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on April 21st, 2019.

Digital Repository Librarian

Digital Initiatives, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019 

UBC LIBRARY

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • A graduate degree from an accredited school of Library, Archival and Information Science.
  • Knowledge of digital repository software platforms, as well as other tools in the digital library environment. Knowledge of open access mandates and agreements regarding the deposit of materials into open access repositories.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to faculty, students, library colleagues, etc.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, both independently and as a team member.
  • Public service experience and demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • An aptitude for entrepreneurial activity in project identification and project development.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of assignments.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Takes initiative in learning about language and issues relating to equity and diversity.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships and engage in workplace culture.
  • Ability to recognize and appreciate the contributions of colleagues.
  • Committed to demonstrating respect for colleagues at every level by trusting in their abilities and knowledge to perform their roles and earning respect through meeting commitments.
  • Models and demonstrates good communication through active listening and appreciative inquiry and open to providing and receiving timely, constructive feedback.
  • Listens to, encourages and expresses creative and innovative ideas. Open to experiment and improvise with new ways of approaching processes, tasks or problems.

Preferred

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

DUTIES:

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

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

We are seeking applications from Librarians with up to 2 years of experience.  However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 21, 2018.

Data Librarian

Koerner Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, One-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019 

UBC LIBRARY

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

DUTIES:

Collection Development and Access 

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

Reference, Instruction, and Liaison

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

Technology and Space

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

Assessment

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

Professional Development and Library Service

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

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

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 20, 2019.

Korean Studies and Woodward Medical Librarian

Asian Library & Woodward Library, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus

Full-Time, Two-Year Term

Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2019

UBC LIBRARY

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

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

DUTIES:

REFERENCE SERVICES

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

TEACHING AND ORIENTATION

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

FACULTY LIAISON

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

DIGITAL PROJECTS

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

TECHNICAL SERVICES, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

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

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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

SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION

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

CURRENT AWARENESS AND LIBRARY LIAISON

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

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY:

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

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

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

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

To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on January 20, 2019.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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