Collections and Public Services Librarian (Limited Term) North Vancouver , BC


Competition Number: F18197P

Title:Collections and Public Services Librarian (Limited Term)

Employee Group Faculty

Workload Amount: Full-time temporary

Nature and Scope of Work

Capilano University Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Collections and Public Services Librarian for a limited term position (Aug 17, 2020 to May 31, 2021).

This position will be responsible for managing the Library collection within a dispersed acquisitions model, overseeing the liaison purchase calendar and coordinating the collection budget. Working closely with the Technical Services Supervisor, the successful candidate will manage all library purchasing, subscription and licensing agreements, requiring a high degree of organization and an understanding of library financial practice in a post-secondary environment.

The Collections and Public Services Librarian also provides support for teaching, collections and research in the Education and Childhood Studies (Early Childhood Care and Education, Education Assistant), Access and Academic Preparation (English for Academic Purposes, Access to Work, University Success Strategies), English 100 and other courses as required. 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. As we move forward in a remote-delivery environment, this will involve liaising closely with programs to adapt previous library information literacy opportunities while maintaining our commitment to active learning. The librarian in this position should be an engaging and confident teacher who is willing to teach a high volume of classes in first through fourth years, and to work with their liaison areas to enhance information literacy at the structural level. This position requires exemplary skills in relationship development and advocacy across a complex organization.

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

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
    Two years experience or more professional experience in a library, preferably an academic library
  • One year experience or more managing a library collections budget, or equivalent in a related profession
  • Demonstrated understanding of academic subscription models and licensing
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a library team, preferably one comprised of both librarians and technicians
  • 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 effectively across a variety of working groups and professional relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Demonstrable understanding of the principles of education, diversity and inclusion and of indigenization/decolonization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education or reference/teaching experience in Education, English for Academic Purposes (
  • Completion of an Instructional Skills Workshop (
  • Two years’ experience teaching in an active-learning post-secondary environment
  • Demonstrated experience applying the principles of education, diversity and inclusion and indigenization/decolonization in a professional library environment

Appointment Date: Aug 17, 2020

Salary Scale: Faculty Scale

Link to official posting:

Applications must be submitted through the official posting on the Capilano University employment site.

Closes: 22 July, 2020

Capilano University
North Vancouver , BC