Research and Instruction Librarian Williams Lake , BC


TRU's Williams Lake campus is located in the small city that is the heart of the Cariboo. Enjoy four seasons of outdoor adventures, a region rich in history and a friendly, close-knit campus community of nearly 1,800 students.

In support of Thompson Rivers University Strategic Priorities and the TRU Library Strategic Plan, the University Library is seeking a collaborative, learner-centred, and enthusiastic Research & Instruction Librarian to join our Williams Lake Campus. This sessional contract (280 hours from January 28 to April 26) requires that the librarian be a strong presence in the campus community by building and maintaining a close relationship with the Williams Lake Campus Librarian in order to collaboratively meet the teaching, learning, research and publication needs of the Williams Lake Campus faculty and students. The successful candidate will engage students in the learning process by providing instruction sessions, workshops, and online guides and tutorials. They will provide individual research assistance, including consultations, and participate in collection maintenance projects.


Reference and Instruction
• Engage with Williams Lake Campus faculty to provide information literacy instruction in related courses, and assist other liaison librarians' information literacy classes.
• Create and maintain online instructional materials and content for the Library's web presence.
• Participate in assessment of instruction in coordination with other instruction librarians.
• Provide general reference services through face to face and/or online reference tools, including some evenings and weekends.
• Provide in-depth research consultations for Williams Lake Campus library users.
• Collaborate with other liaisons to support interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and collections.
• Collaborate with other liaison librarians to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach.

General responsibilities:

• Consult closely and meet regularly with department colleagues and the Williams Lake Campus Librarian and support them in their daily work and interaction with users.
• Participate in library events, workshops, and other outreach activities.
• Work with the Williams Lake Campus Librarian and Kamloops Campus Collections Librarian on collaborative collection maintenance projects.
• Participate in library-wide planning and projects through service on teams, committees, task forces, and special projects as assigned.
• Work collaboratively and collegially with library staff.

Sessional contract (280 hours, between January 28 to April 26).
Will include evening and weekends.

• ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science (MLS) or library and information science (MLIS), conferred prior to appointment.
• Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching information literacy to undergraduates and graduates.
• Ability to create training materials and to conduct workshops.
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment.
• Demonstrated ability to engage in outreach to build, enhance, and sustain partnerships with the campus community.
• Maintain a positive attitude that will promote a healthy cultural climate in the Library.
• Demonstrated interest in student success and student learning.

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Closes: 9 April, 2019

Thompson Rivers University
Williams Lake , BC