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Position Information

Job Title Librarian
Faculty Appointment Types Full-time Probationary
Job Summary
Join our dynamic team at the College of New Caledonia as a librarian at the Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre. This team-centred role is pivotal in managing the lifecycle of print and electronic resources, ensuring they are accurately represented in our catalogue and discovery tools and on our library shelves. You will play a vital role in enhancing access to our diverse electronic and physical collections and integrating technology solutions to improve library services. This position emphasizes our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and Indigenization in all aspects of our work.
Skills & Qualifications
Under the supervision of the Department Director, you will:
• Oversee the maintenance and optimization of the library’s technology systems, such as SirsiDynix and Ebsco Discovery or other systems like these and electronic resources, ensuring effective integration and troubleshooting of technical issues with vendors and IT. This includes liaising with IT Services to facilitate the transfer of student user data into the library system.
• Use knowledge of MARC, RDA, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, Canadian subject headings, and AACR2 to oversee the creation and management of metadata records working with various cataloguing sources, including OCLC, for all resources (electronic and physical), in both monograph and serial form to boost discoverability and accessibility while embracing best practices that support the advancement of Indigenization and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
• Manage metadata files with external partners, including BCELN, EHLBC, OCLC, EBSCO, and other vendors, to represent and update the College’s bibliographic records and holdings.
• Coordinate departmental metadata creation and physical material processing activities in collaboration with Technical Services staff to foster effectiveness and efficiency.
• Maintain relevant library collections by participating in collection development decision-making with other librarians and by coordinating inventory controls for library collections at all CNC campuses in collaboration with other librarians and department staff.
• Develop online resources, using platforms such as LibGuides, in collaboration with other faculty and librarians to encourage and facilitate access to relevant library content, especially electronic, to support teaching and learning.
• Compile monthly and annual reports on production, services, and activities of the Technical Services unit.
• Directly support students and faculty at the reference desk or virtually, assisting with research and information literacy.
• Be adaptive and creative, and enjoy problem-solving in a diverse environment.

Skills & Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
• Evidence of recent coursework or professional development related to advanced metadata and technology standards and industry best practices.
• At least one and preferably two years of experience in library systems and metadata management.
• Proficient in metadata standards like MARC, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress classification and subject headings, Canadian subject headings, and Dublin Core.
• Knowledge and experience with library management systems, preferably SirsiDynix and Ebsco Discovery, within the context of libraries, preferably in post-secondary academic settings.
• Strong organizational and communication skills to build collaborative relationships and improve library services.
• Demonstrated ability to engage with students and faculty, providing research assistance and promoting information literacy.
• Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives within library and broader higher education settings.

This position offers the opportunity to be at the forefront of digital library services, contributing to the College of New Caledonia’s mission to foster academic success and lifelong learning in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Salary $73,879 - $105,769 Commensurates with qualifications and relevant experience
Location Prince George
CNC Campus Prince George
Province BC
Country Canada
Department Learning Commons & Academic Success Centre
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-016FP
Employee Group Faculty
Desired Start Date 08/01/2024
Position end date (if sessional or part-time)
Additional Appointment Details
Posting Competition Status Accepting Applications
Number of Positions to fill 1
Open Date 04/19/2024
Screening/Close Date 05/17/2024
Remain Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instruction/Details to Applicant
Note to Applicants for faculty postings:
The College of New Caledonia has a Faculty Database that we use to search all submitted resumes to find faculty with the appropriate qualifications we are looking for. If you would like to be considered for instructional work that you are qualified for, please send your resumes (in MS Word, see note below) and certifications to indicating this submission is for the Faculty Database. Thank you for your interest in instructing at CNC.

Note: Please be aware that your resume MUST be in MS Word (.doc or .docx), in order for our database to perform an accurate search. Other documents like certifications, reference letters, etc. can be submitted as either PDFs or image documents (.rtf, .rtx, .txt).

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally able to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * If you answered no to the ALA-accredited Master's Degree question, please explain whether you expect to obtain such a degree within the next 12 months and detail how you plan to achieve this. (Please restrict your responses to 250 words.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience working in libraries. Clarify the roles and responsibilities you assumed, where you worked, what you did, and for how long. (Please restrict your responses to 250 words.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your experience with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Discuss efforts you've undertaken to familiarize yourself with inequities faced by historically marginalized communities, efforts you've participated in to remedy some of these inequities and explain why these efforts are essential to the work of a post-secondary institution. Provide concrete examples of things a college library could do to be more welcoming and inclusive. (Please restrict your responses to 250 words.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Provide examples of teamwork situations you've experienced. Describe the context, challenges, and benefits, how you overcame any difficulties, your role, what you learned, and how it has influenced your approach to work. (Please restrict your responses to 250 words.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How do you stay current with the latest trends in library services, digital tools, and technology? Can you share an example of how you applied a new tool or trend to improve your library's services? (Please restrict your responses to 250 words.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * In what ways have you contributed to nurturing students' well-being and academic performance through library services in your previous roles? Can you share a specific example of how you tailored library resources or services to support these goals? (Please restrict your answers to 250 words.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Credentials
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Credentials 1
  2. Optional Credentials 2
  3. Optional Credentials 3
  4. Optional Credentials 4