Business Liaison and Instruction Librarian (Maternity Leave) North Vancouver , BC


Competition NumberF18168P
Position TitleBusiness Liaison and Instruction Librarian (Maternity Leave)
Employee GroupFaculty
Position StatusRegular Limited Term
Position TypeLibrarian
Special Appointee
Others please specify
Workload Amount8 sections (possible extension)
Additional Notes
LocationNorth Vancouver
Nature and Scope of Work

Capilano University Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Business Liaison and Instruction Librarian for a limited term (12-month with possibility of extension) maternity leave placement.

This position will be responsible for research, collections, and teaching in the Faculty of Business and Professional studies, supporting three departments: Business, Legal Studies, and Public Administration. The position will also be responsible for advancing the development of a scaffolded information literacy curriculum in undergraduate and post-baccalaureate Business programs. This will involve sitting on the Faculty’s Academic Planning Committee, assessing current information literacy learning outcomes and classes, and proposing and/or piloting new classes to meet the needs of Business students. There will also be an opportunity to develop online learning materials. The librarian in this position should be an engaging and confident teacher who is willing to learn marketing, industry, and other Business research skills, to teach a high volume of classes in first through fourth years, and to work with Business faculty to enhance information literacy at the structural level. This position requires exemplary skills in relationship development and advocacy across a complex organization. We need a librarian who can affect real change by making information literacy matter to faculty, administrators, and students.

In addition to responsibilities for the liaison areas, this position will also coordinate the library’s teaching and learning program, scheduling classes and overseeing logistics of the library classroom and teaching equipment. The position also includes teaching in the library’s ENGL 100 program and other areas as needed. At Capilano University, we are committed to creating engaging, high-impact classroom experiences which include lesson planning, outcomes-based design, active learning techniques, and assessment. The librarian in this position will be expected to adopt this commitment, and support the librarian team in its teaching practice as well as promote the library’s teaching services to faculty across campus.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of eight faculty librarians who pride ourselves on our commitment to developing innovative service models, including pedagogically sound programs and resources for students and faculty. Our library operates on a collegial model and is committed to using data (quantitative and qualitative) to reflect on our practice, align the library to its users’ needs and continuously improve. This librarian will need to collaborate closely with librarian colleagues, the University Librarian, Library staff, and partners across campus. This position reports to the University Librarian.

Required Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications:
MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Required Skills and Experience:
• Training and some classroom experience in instructional design, including the use of learning outcomes, active learning techniques, and pre- and post-assessment, preferably in a post-secondary institution
• Demonstrated ability to initiate, sustain, and grow collaborative relationships with a variety of individuals and groups across an organization
• Demonstrated skill in communicating persuasively and building support for new initiatives
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
• Working knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Education or reference/teaching experience in Business
• Completion of an Instructional Skills Workshop (
• Two years’ experience teaching in an active-learning post-secondary environment

Posting Detail Information
Internal or External PositionExternal
Appointment Date (mm/dd/yyyy)05/01/2020
Salary ScaleFaculty Scale
Post Date02/11/2020
Close Date03/06/2020
Open Until FilledNo
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Closes: 6 March, 2020

Capilano University
North Vancouver , BC