University Libraries (Psychology) Head, Engagement and Learning (HEL)
|Workplace||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
Regular, Full Time Librarian
Situated at the University of Victoria Libraries, on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to
Using a team approach, the HEL leads a diverse group of employees in the development, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of UVic Libraries’ services and programming related to engagement and learning. This includes information services, library instruction and digital information fluency, librarian engagement and learning work, and orientation/first-year experience. The HEL chairs or is involved in relevant committees and task groups related to engagement and learning in the Libraries, and is responsible for coordinating the UVic Libraries’ C.W. Lui Learning Commons.
The HEL supports the design and development of new programs, services, and initiatives that support engagement and learning through the Libraries, and takes leadership in evaluating their effectiveness, outcomes, and impact. UVic Libraries is committed to providing differentiated approaches to supporting learning, research, digital citizenship, and the critical and creative inquiry skills needed to navigate complex, information-rich environments in order to nurture adaptable, resilient, life-long learners.
The HEL reports to the Director, Engagement and Learning, who is a member of UVic Libraries’ executive team. In collaboration with the Director, the HEL builds partnerships within the Libraries and with campus partners including the LTSI and Student Affairs. The HEL maintains positive relationships with existing partners and works towards building relationships with additional campus partners focused on students’ learning and academic support.
The HEL works closely with the Manager of Access Services on the development, implementation, and management of the Libraries’ integrated public service model to support students, faculty, staff, and community members with their library and research help needs.
Summary of Responsibilities
Scholarly and Professional Activities
Participates in Libraries and University committees, councils, task forces, and teams as appropriate. Keeps up-to-date with developments in digital scholarship in the profession and related fields, and on broader issues that affect the practice of librarianship. Participates in professional organizations as appropriate. Undertakes research and engages in scholarship as appropriate.
About the University of Victoria
The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next-for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.
Faculty, Librarians, and Archivists at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement . Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association . Standards of performance are assessed as set out in the Evaluation Policy for Librarians. Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Please submit a letter of application stating your suitability for the role (this should also include a statement of diversity knowledge, experience, and skills); a CV; and, the names and contact details of three references by end of day Wednesday, August 12, 2022 to Lisa Goddard, Acting University Librarian, University of Victoria Libraries at ulouvic.ca.
Application deadlineAugust 12, 2022
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: ?url=www.uvic.ca%2Fequitystatement&module=jobs&id=2322266" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.uvic.ca%2Fequitystatement&module=jobs&id=2322266" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.uvic.ca/equitystatement . The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.
Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruituvic.ca . Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2322266.
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