Librarian, Alberta University of the Arts

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community?
The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Librarian to join the Luke Lindoe Library team.
This is a full-time, limited term appointment until June 30, 2021. Hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Please note this this position has been re-posted as a result of being on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have previously applied and are still interested, please be aware there is no need to re-submit your application again.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

AUArts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

About the Luke Lindoe Library at AUArts

The Library is a physical and virtual place of inspiration, inquiry and support. We collect, maintain and provide access to art and design resources and offer learning services to promote critical thinking and creativity.

The Opportunity
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Reporting to the Director, Learning Services, the Librarian will work in collaboration with the Library team, faculty, and staff to deliver support and services to students, staff, and faculty within a culture of inclusion and respect. The Librarian will help design, implement, coordinate and manage a broad range of programming and activities that incorporate the library’s resources into the teaching, learning, research, and scholarly activities at AUArts. This includes Collection Development, delivery of course and program-integrated information literacy instruction for faculty, staff and students, support for the University’s Learning Management System (Mosaic) and delivering reference services in support of the research and teaching mission of AUArts. As a member of the AUArts Faculty Association, the Librarian will also be involved in scholarship, service activities, and other professional and personal research development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primarily responsible for collection development, including acquisitions, electronic resources management, collections assessment, copyright, and licensing.
  • Work closely with the library team to understand and respond effectively to the collection needs and preferences of faculty and students across academic disciplines.
  • Ensure ongoing collaboration and communication with library staff and the library community on issues related to collections work and strategy.
  • Enhance the Library’s instructional activities and provide peer support for instructional design.
  • Sustain a high-level of awareness of professional issues and current trends in information literacy (IL).
  • Seek opportunities to engage faculty to increase their awareness of IL opportunities and benefits.
  • Design assessment models to determine the effectiveness of IL initiatives on student learning outcomes.
  • Plan and create digital learning objects including tutorials, learning modules and instructional materials for use by students and faculty.
  • Identify, analyze and report on factors that measure the impact of library instruction programs on library services, campus programs, academic departments and student learning.
  • Advise users on effectively discovering, accessing and using the full range of library and information resources available to meet teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Investigate and implement improvements in the Library’s presence in AUArts’ curriculum delivery and achievement of learning outcomes.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library and information studies or recognized equivalent.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in libraries.
  • Background in Fine Art, Design or Art History strongly encouraged.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, expertise and experience in Collection Development and Acquisitions.
  • Experience in conducting library instruction or teaching in an academic environment an asset.
  • Familiarity with the ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is desirable.
  • Extensive knowledge of collection development principles and best practices, collection management processes, and assessment, throughout the collection lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience with license negotiation and management of electronic resources, preferably in the context of higher education.
  • Knowledge of Canadian copyright as it applies in an academic learning environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user instruction and to consultation with users on their information decisions and strategy needs.

For details on how to apply click here.

Applications due May 18, 2020

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