Alberta University of the Arts | Calgary, Alberta
Full-time, Limited Term
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, 2024. Hours of work are 35 hours per week.
Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories, the oral and visual practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.
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.
The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Design, 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.
Reporting to the Associate Dean, Innovation & Learning Resources, 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.
- 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 following qualifications have been determined to promote likelihood of success in the role. In alignment with the principles of inclusion, individuals with an alternative equivalent qualification may be considered.
- 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.
- 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.
- Background in Fine Art, Design or Art History an asset.
- 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
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the AUArts Faculty Agreement under Salary Schedule A-1.
How to Apply
Applications to be submitted as a single PDF document and should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research, and professional practice; and include a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (CV).
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While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Further information about AUArts is available on our website at www.auarts.ca.
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AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering inclusion and belonging within our community.
We welcome applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
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