Librarian, Systems + Technical Services

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Created: June 27, 2012


Applications are invited for a tenure-track Librarian (Systems + Technical Services) to assist in directing the operations of the University’s Library and provide services in areas such as overseeing Systems + Technical Services functions, website development and maintenance, as well as providing leadership in information technology, including the Evergreen Integrated Library System. Duties also include cataloguing and authority control, collection development, information services and research skills instruction. The successful candidate with have an Undergraduate degree with a strong focus in visual art, media or design studio or history courses is preferred, and a Masters degree in Library science, or equivalent, from an accredited institution. Two years of related work experience as a professional Librarian, or an equivalent combination of prior work experiences, that includes experience with technical services functions, managing Library automation systems, introducing emerging technologies in relation to their Library and teaching applications, and working with web publishing tools. Experience in providing information services, Library instruction, and staff supervision is also required. An active interest or involvement in the contemporary arts is desirable. Knowledge of innovative approaches to providing technical services functions, information services and Library instruction. Keen interest in new and emerging technologies. Familiarity with current cataloguing standards and digital asset management practices. Knowledge of electronic resources and bibliographic tools related to visual art, media, design and cross-disciplinary issues. Proactive in exploring new service opportunities and modifying existing ones. Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects in terms of budgeting, staffing and allocating resources. Superior communication skills and demonstrated competence in technical writing. Strong problem solving skills with an attention to detail. Dedicated to team development and excellent peer interactions. Ability to set priorities in an environment with multiple, simultaneous demands.

Some Typical Duties:

1. Oversees Technical Services functions, and staff involved in the acquisition of print, digital and audio visual materials, serials management, cataloguing and processing of Library resources. Optimizes the use of existing technologies employed in Technical Services and investigates new technologies related to these functions. Ensures that standards are consistently maintained.

2. Plays an active role in web development and maintenance, digital initiatives, digitization and planning for new technologies. Participates in the development and coordination of all Library systems. Works with vendors, staff and users to optimize the application and use of technologies employed in the Library.

3. Advises and assists with the introduction of new technologies, such as digital image or document management tools, or other instructional technologies throughout the University.

4. Performs original and complex cataloguing of materials in all formats and resolves cataloguing problems referred by other staff. Assists with the organization of University archival materials.

5. Participates in collection development, including selection and recommendation of audio visual materials (dvd, video, slides, digital images, audio), print materials and electronic resources. Negotiates subscriptions and licenses for information resources as required.

6. Oversees Library operations on assigned weekend and evening shifts, including assuming responsibility for opening and closing the Library, overseeing staff and students and maintaining a high standard of Library service.

7. Provides instruction and assistance to students, faculty and the general public in the use of electronic, audio visual and print information sources; provides leadership and training in information technologies and services to a team of Library staff engaged in providing these services.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. Please send a cover letter and resume (quoting competition #F003-2012) by 4:00pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to: Human Resources, Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R9, Fax: (604) 844-3885, Email:

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