Assessment & Planning Librarian
UBC Library, Vancouver Campus
Full time, One-Year Term
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2019
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.
UBC Library’s Assessment Team helps improve the quality of UBC Library programs and the experience of library users by supporting evidence based planning throughout the library.The Assessment & Planning Librarian leads the Assessment Team and works with library administrators and managers to coordinate assessment initiatives; improve access to existing library data; collect new data to inform Library decisions; and incorporate evidence based planning into the implementation of UBC Library’s Strategic Framework.
Effective assessment is collaborative and depends on the curiosity and engagement of library employees who strive to understand and meet user needs. The Assessment & Planning Librarian champions evidence based planning and helps colleagues develop expertise in practical assessment methods.Their work moves UBC Library closer to its vision for assessment, a place where:
Reports to and receives general direction from the Deputy University Librarian (DUL) [or another member of the Library Executive team].Works in cooperation and consultation with members of the Library Executive Team (LibExec), Library Operations Team (LOT), and other library to support evidence based planning throughout the Library.Supervises and coordinates the work of the Assessment Team (1.5 FTE in addition to the Assessment & Planning Librarian).Works collaboratively with library managers, making recommendations as required to maintain effective statistics gathering and reporting.Serves on committees and working groups as required.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE
Current and comprehensive knowledge of academic library assessment resources, methods, and tools.Effective project management skills.Timely, clear written reports and oral presentations. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in an evolving library assessment environment. Good working relations with library employees, including administrators and managers.Awareness of developments in relevant areas of library assessment. Ability to handle complexity and diversity in the academic research environment.Imaginative, innovative and analytical approaches to providing timely and cost-effective services. Commitment to iterative improvement of services.Effective management skills.
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 10 years of experience.However, all internal candidates will be considered regardless of years of experience and are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.
Applications will include: a detailed and current curriculum vitae; and a letter of application that includes a statement of citizenship/immigration status and indicates the candidate's education, training and work experience in the areas listed above.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
To view the complete job description and to submit an application, please visit the UBC Careers page at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php by midnight on June 15th, 2019.