UBC The University of British Columbia
UBC The University of British Columbia Canada Canada
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Academic Job Category Faculty Bargaining Job Title Collections Services Librarian - Renewals and eResources Access Department UBC Library | Collections Services (Moon Kim) Posting End Date June 4, 2023 Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above. Job End Date Collections Services Librarian – Renewals and eResources Access Collections Services, UBC Library | Vancouver Campus Full-time, Confirmation-track Librarian Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2023 UBC LIBRARY As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. We honour, celebrate and thank the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) and Syilx Okanagan peoples on whose territories the main campuses of the University of British Columbia have the privilege... to be situated. 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 across two campuses (Vancouver and Kelowna), including an off-site hospital library; a multi-purpose teaching and learning facility, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre; and the Xwi7xwa Library, a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Over 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 is committed to being a respectful, healthy environment that encourages leadership, collegiality, diversity, individual growth and opportunity. Explore our aspirational values that we strive to uphold and actively incorporate into all aspects of our organization. We are committed to eliminating institutional and structural systems of oppression and power (such as colonialism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ableism, and white supremacy). Learn more about the UBC Library Strategic Framework and about working with us. POSITION OVERVIEW The Collections Services Division is a central library service responsible for leading and coordinating the licensing, acquisition, access management, and budgetary/financial system processes to support UBC Library collection development and management. The Collections Services Division serves all UBC Vancouver Library branches in their collection development activities in all subject areas for all library material formats. As a member of the Collections Services team on the Vancouver campus, the Collection Services Librarian with a focus on ongoing resources, plans and implements services that respond to the changing needs of the user communities in support of UBC Library's Strategic Framework. The Collections Services Librarian is primarily responsible for the negotiation, procurement, access, and management of resources with ongoing budget impact and provides leadership for the Serials Acquisitions, and eResources & Access Teams. In this context, the Collections Services Librarian participates in the development of library policy, procedures, and services. The Collections Services Librarian will join UBC Library during an exciting period of pivotal transition and collections growth as we operationalize a new strategic investment in the collections program through the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative. The Library is also actively reimagining a new library systems and discovery environment to ensure a user-centered experience of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of library resources. The nature and scope of responsibilities for this and other library positions are expected to change as the Library organization evolves. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS This position reports to the Head, Collections Services and consults and works collaboratively with colleagues within the division and throughout the Library system. The position partners with selectors on the building and management of responsive collections, members of Technology, Discovery, and User Experience Unit (TDUX) on metadata, discovery, usage, and accessibility of collections resources, Library Finance on transactions, and the UBC Okanagan Collections Librarian on system-wide endeavours. The position coordinates workflows and communication across the Library to ensure efficiency and understanding. The position recruits, trains, supervises and supports unionized staff (CUPE 2950) and management –and professional staff (AAPS), and may supervise student employees. The position interacts with members of the UBC community (faculty, students, staff, and the public), and develops and sustains working relationships with those external to UBC (e.g., domestic and international content providers, consortial colleagues). DUTIES Collection Services Works collaboratively with Library colleagues to provide guidance in the development, management, access, preservation and assessment of the Library’s ongoing physical and online collections. Leads the workflows for the life cycle management of continuing resources, including trialing, negotiating, licensing, reviewing accessibility compliance, ordering, establishing and maintaining access, invoicing, and renewing of resources in different formats. Serves as a key member of the Collections Services leadership team and provides leadership and vision for the Serials Acquisitions and eResources & Access Teams. Supervises, supports and coaches direct reports centering an equity-oriented and inclusive approach; coordinates and sets the team priorities for members of the Serials Acquisitions and eResources & Access Teams, and other departmental colleagues with interconnected or shared responsibilities. Develops and maintains effective policies, standards, goals and procedures for the on-going acquisition of library materials in all formats. Ensures that resources are acquired in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner that complies with University legal and financial policies and requirements. Provides support and leadership to subject liaisons on matters of resource renewals and the licensing of new continuing resources. Provides technical advice, training and troubleshooting related to lifecycle of collections resources. Manages activities involving vendors and publishers, including selection, negotiation, assessment of performance, monitoring of services and related costs, communication and advocacy in advancing emerging library acquisitions and scholarly publishing business models. Assists in the management of the UBC Library collections budget by participating in the planning, budgeting and monitoring of activities. Evaluates, plans and assesses new and evolving user needs. Serves as a resource and back-up for the Collections Services Librarian with a focus on one-time acquisitions. Accepts new assignments as required. Library Collaboration Builds productive relationships and works collegially with a diverse population of Library employees. Collaborates with library employees in other areas of the library system, such as through unit wide and library-wide teams and working groups. Keeps up to date on developments within the Library. Supervision and Administration Provides leadership and supervision for the CUPE2950 staff in Serials Acquisitions and eResources & Access Teams. During assigned periods may have responsibility for operation of Collections Services. Works closely with the Head, Collections Services and Human Resources on recruitment, onboarding, development and support, and retention of staff; manages the performance review cycle for staff, including the development and review of job descriptions, annual setting of goals and objectives and conducting annual reviews. May be required to supervise student employees. Ensures equitable and supportive policies, practices, and culture that reduce barriers, increase accessibility, and provide opportunities for engagement and growth for all employees. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Works to integrate equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) into professional practice. Contributes to the continued development of a library environment and culture that supports and celebrates EDIA. Supports EDIA through professional development opportunities and maintains an awareness of EDIA initiatives at the departmental, campus, institutional and provincial level such as UBC’s Inclusion Action Plan and Indigenous Strategic Plan. Works to ensure the needs of historically oppressed, underrepresented, and underserved groups are integral to Collections Services’ activities and provision of services. Professional Development and Scholarship Accepts responsibility for personal continuing professional education. Proactively develops and maintains skills and assumes appropriate leadership relevant to the position. Keeps up to date on developments in library services, resources and technology and on broader issues that affect the practice of librarianship and proactively seeks to implement and integrate into existing or new practices Participates in appropriate professional organizations. Engages in professional development, scholarly, and service activities under the terms of the Collective Agreement. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Masters-level degree from an accredited program of library, or information science, or equivalent internationally accredited program. Ability to build productive relationships and work collegially with a diverse population of colleagues and/or users in keeping with the UBC Respectful Environment Statement. Experience in acquisitions and/or electronic resources management, including working with library systems, and building and maintaining relationships with content providers. Experience leading and managing an operations-focused team through fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, and transparency. Evidence of strong professional communication skills, including: written and verbal, in-person and digital, active listening, responding to constructive feedback, the ability to explain complex and technical concepts to those with differing levels of experience and expertise. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Experience with standard computing software and Integrated Library Systems (ILS), and the facility to learn and master new software, systems, and technology, and to generate reports and work with data. Experience in project planning, workflow development, and/or writing documentation, both independently and as a member of a team. PREFERRED Demonstrated awareness of trends and developments in collections stewardship. Success in leading and communicating change initiatives. Ability to adjust and accommodate changing priorities within libraries and academic institutions. Experience with electronic resources discovery, resolution, authentication, and administration in a distributed library systems environment. Experience contributing to library consortia activities. Experience or knowledge related to incorporating equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) into collections services and overall professional practice. Familiarity with budgeting. Interest in professional development opportunities. TERMS OF APPOINTMENT AND SALARY Appointment: This is a full-time confirmation-track appointment with an anticipated start date of 1 July 2023. The successful candidate will hold an initial three-year appointment, normally followed by an ongoing confirmed appointment. In most cases confirmation-track appointments are reviewed following the second year of appointment, and a recommendation is made at that time to grant or not to grant an ongoing confirmed appointment. The successful candidate will be a member of The University of British Columbia Faculty Association and the terms and conditions of appointment are governed by the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association (https://hr.ubc.ca/working-ubc/faculty-collective-agreement-and-policies). Eligibility: We are only considering applications from librarians with a maximum of ten years of professional library experience. However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary: Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications, and will meet or exceed the minimum salaries outlined in the Collective Agreement. Information about salary increases can be found in the Collective Agreement: https://hr.ubc.ca/working-ubc/faculty-collective-agreement-and-policies Benefits: Librarians and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including extended health care coverage, dental coverage, Employee and Family Assistance Program, life insurance, pension and travel benefits. To support families, UBC provides a top-up for eligible employees on maternity or parental leave. Tuition assistance is also available for qualifying employees and dependent children. In addition, librarians/archivists are eligible for professional development funding to support career growth at the university, as well as study leave. Details are available in the Collective Agreement, and for more information see UBC Human Resources: https://hr.ubc.ca/benefits/eligibility-enrolment/employee-groups UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified 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. APPLICATION PROCESS: 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. One consolidated PDF is preferred. Please note that Job Alert emails are currently unavailable due to ongoing system updates. Other Recruiting capabilities are not impacted. This alert will be removed once the emails are reactivated. UBC - One of the World's Leading Universities As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified 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, and/or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority
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