Electronic Resources Librarian (non‐teaching faculty)
Competition #F010‐2021

Emily Carr University of Art + Design invites applications for a full‐time tenure‐track Librarian in Electronic Resources. Situated on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səli􀹂 lw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil‐Waututh) territories in Vancouver, Canada, Emily Carr University is a world‐renowned learning and research community dedicated to the education of artists and designers.

From our 2019 Indigenous faculty member cluster hire to our commitment to Indigeneity and diversification as seen in our 2017 ‐ 2021 Strategic Plan, Emily Carr University continues to be focused on building a workplace environment reflective of the student community that it serves. To that end, and with special permission granted by BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, this opportunity is open only to qualified individuals who self‐identify as Indigenous or racialized. To ensure the University further encourages Indigenous and racialized persons to apply, and generates interest from historically disadvantaged and marginalized groups, Emily Carr University is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search. Individuals from BIPOC communities seeking more information and support during the application process can email Candice Frederick at cfrederick@bipocsearch.com.

Under the general supervision of the University Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership and expertise in the management and organization of electronic resources to meet the teaching and learning needs of Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The Electronic Resources Librarian actively participates in library liaison work including reference, instruction, and departmental outreach. Duties may also include participation in the planning and implementation of new library services and technologies. This is a public‐facing position that regularly interacts with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the public. The successful candidate will join a committed team of library professionals and will be expected to be a full participant, along with the rest of the library team, in the defining and achieving of library goals. As faculty members librarians are expected to serve on administrative committees, engage in research, and to be an active member of the Emily Carr community.

Typical duties associated with this role include: overseeing the management and organization of the library’s electronic resources, including actively researching emerging trends and new developments; collaborating with colleagues to select electronic resources that meet the collection mandate of the library; and proposing and implementing solutions for the effective management of electronic resources. This role will act as a liaison librarian for the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media and the Masters of Design program and will work with faculty to plan and provide library resources and services that support the delivery of university curriculum. Liaison librarians also plan and deliver library research instruction, both in person and online, including workshops, orientations and tours. The Electronic Resources Librarian will contribute to the planning, content, and implementation of web‐based resources and participate in the preparation and revision of library policies, procedures, documentation, and reports.

Additionally, this role will advance the values and goals outlined in ECU’s equity, diversity and inclusion commitments.

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications and/or related experience:
  • master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, or equivalent, from an accredited institution;
  • undergraduate degree with a strong focus in visual art, media, design, or art history;
  • two years related work experience as a professional Librarian, or an equivalent combination of prior work experiences;
  • an active interest or involvement in contemporary arts, design, or media practices is preferred.

Experience in the following areas will be considered an asset:
  • experience performing the management and acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library or an academic library consortium;
  • experience providing information services and library instruction;
  • supervision of staff;
  • mentoring co‐op students and interns;
  • demonstrated interest in professional development and involvement in library professional organizations.

  • Knowledge of innovative approaches to managing electronic resources and providing library instruction.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources and bibliographic tools for visual art, media, design, critical studies and cross‐disciplinary subjects.
  • Keen interest in new and emerging technologies.
  • Proactive in exploring new outreach and service opportunities and modifying existing ones.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Dedication to team development and excellent peer interactions.
  • Ability to set priorities in an environment with multiple, simultaneous demands.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our teaching and learning community merges studio practice, research creation, and critical scholarship in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award‐winning creators and thought leaders who have significant impact in 21st‐century cultural production and cultural sustainability. We engage students, industry, and society to iterate and explore, and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Located in beautiful and culturally diverse Vancouver, British Columbia, Emily Carr attracts more than 1800 students from 60 countries to our undergraduate and graduate programs. There are four university faculties (Audain Faculty of Art, Faculty of Culture + Community, Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media and Jake Kerr Faculty of Graduate Studies) which, together with the Aboriginal Gathering Place, Library + Learning Commons, Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, Libby Leshgold Gallery, READ Books, and the research centres and workshops in our new state‐of-the‐art, custom‐built campus, offer vibrant conditions for the development of practice‐based and practice‐led research and education.

Applications should address the candidate’s expertise in the areas of teaching, research, and professional practice; and include:
  • a cover letter;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of research;
  • a personal statement on the candidate’s contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics, describing any professional skills, community experience, or willingness to engage in activities that advance institutional diversity and equity in teaching, research, and service;
  • any relevant supporting materials;
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

Submissions are welcome at: https://ecuad.peopleadmin.ca

The review of applications will begin on March 31, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate commencement in August 2021. Salary and rank will be commensurate with professional status and teaching experience.

Our Equity Statement
acknowledge the potential impact that career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness, etc.) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Applicants are encouraged to identify in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of practice and research achievement; this will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Emily Carr University is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible and barrier free workplace. We want to ensure that all participants are able to engage fully in interviews and other activities that are part of the hiring process. If you have any accommodation requests please contact Human Resources (hr@ecuad.ca). All requests for accommodation will be treated confidentially.

All qualified candidates who identify as Indigenous or as a member of a racialized group are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short‐listed will be contacted.