Learning and Research Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Learning and Research Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : University of Victoria Libraries
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Victoria , Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-01 à 2017-08-18 (15 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 24,69 $

The University of Victoria Libraries' Learning and Research Unit is seeking one dynamic and self-motivated YCW student for the position of Learning and Research Assistant.


In this position, the successful candidate will help create online learning video tutorials and related educational resources related to information literacy for UVic Libraries, as well as provide reference services online and in person. The duration of the position is from Monday September 11, 2017 – Friday, December 22, 2017 and pays $24.69/hour + 4% vacation pay (inclusive of benefits). Excellent writing and communication skills are a must. English fluency is essential; and although French is not required, it will be considered an asset.


The University of Victoria Libraries supports a variety of digital initiatives to promote wider access to its unique collections. The digital content ranges from medieval manuscripts to archival materials from the late 20th and early 21st century. The University of Victoria Libraries’ Learning and Research Unit supports the Libraries' commitment to dynamic learning and vital impact by supporting the life cycle of research, teaching and learning at the university.


Tasks include, but are not limited to:

- working with the Learning and Research Unit to plan, design, and build information fluency tutorials and online videos

- researching, producing and updating the Learning and Research educational resources

- writing, developing and maintaining web page content related to videos and tutorials

- attending meetings of the Learning and Research Instruction Group to improve information literacy initiatives at UVic Libraries

- providing reference services online and in person


In order to be most successful, the candidate should:

- be enrolled in a MLIS/MAS program at a Canadian university (preferred) or equivalent ALA-accredited library science degree

- have completed library-related course work and instruction (preferred); or have had experience working in a Canadian heritage/memory institution (archives, library, museum, historical society)

- have firm grasp of basic and advanced information literacy concepts and approaches

- have high level of computer skill and digital fluency for creating online learning objects like videos, online self-tests, and other self-guided learning tutorials

- be able to work both collaboratively and independently

- have experience creating online web content


The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all gender orientations, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. Interested candidates who are eligible under the YCW Internship program, are asked to apply in writing or by email, with a cover letter and CV, by August 11, 2017 and addressed to:


Justin Harrison, MLIS

Learning and Research Coordinator

University of Victoria Libraries

University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)

Victoria, BC

V8P 5C2

Email: justinh@uvic.ca


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