Librarian, User-Experience, Outreach and Assessment Victoria , BC


Department: Library

Requisition: # FL006.1

Recruitment Type: 5 Year Probationary

Job Description

As a part of the Library team, and under the direction of the University Librarian or designate, this Librarian works collaboratively with all Library unit and other university staff to eliminate/reduce service silos and make library resources more findable by library users, regardless of location or format. The Librarian, User Experience, Outreach, and Assessment develops relationships, seeks out opportunities, and organizes and facilitates the delivery of data driven initiatives that meet the user experience and assessment objectives of RRU and its Library. This Librarian will help to optimize the power of a suite of discovery and retrieval systems, ensuring that they expose the Library’s investment in collections and leverage relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery. Via a team-based, consultative approach, this Librarian gathers evidence and creates buy-in for best practices related to systems and emerging technologies and the integration of those services across the portfolio of services within the Library and elsewhere on campus, ensuring that services remain responsive to the current and future needs of the university user community. The incumbent also provides individualized and group research services to students, faculty, and the wider community, both in-person and online, by providing reference service, conducting research appointments, and delivering relevant, participatory course- related instructional sessions in partnership with faculty that advance the teaching and learning mission of Royal Roads University.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications/Competencies (education, skills and abilities):

  • An ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent graduate degree (a second graduate degree is an asset)
  • At least one year of relevant experience within an academic library performing reference and instruction
  • Experience with the configuration of integrated library technical systems and services
  • Strong analytical skills to develop and implement successful technology strategies for library operations and functions
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills which enable collaboration
  • Strong interest in metadata issues, emerging technologies, and user information needs
  • A strong commitment to user-centred service delivery
  • An ability and eagerness to anticipate, adapt, and respond to changing needs and priorities and create positive outcomes
  • Strong instructional skills

The position also requires an individual who possesses a commitment to service and is able to work effectively in a changing and innovative institutional environment.

Additional Information

At Royal Roads University, Librarians are members of the Royal Roads University Faculty Association (RRUFA) and are defined by excellence and achievement in a combination of three areas: librarianship, research and scholarship, and service. This is an initial three-year appointment with the possibility of conversion into a continuing appointment, subject to performance and operational needs. In addition to a collegial learning community, RRU offers a comprehensive compensation package, with a starting salary and rank based on qualifications and experience. Royal Roads University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Application submission information:

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While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates shortlisted for further consideration will be contacted. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact us directly at attention: Anna Brigham or 250-391-2600 extension 4833, so we can offer you individualized assistance and ensure equity in our recruitment and hiring process. ALL COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT 10.00 P.M. ON THE DATE OF CLOSING

Closes: 31 March, 2020

Royal Roads University
Victoria , BC