Learning & Research Librarian Intern

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail pour une carrière vouée au patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Learning & Research Librarian Intern
  • Nom de l’organisme : University of Victoria Libraries
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Victoria , Colombie-Britannique
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-10-16 à 2018-03-30 (24 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 24,69 $

The University of Victoria Libraries is seeking funding for one Young Canada Works internship position, with the official job title of LEARNING AND RESEARCH LIBRARIAN INTERN. The duration of the proposed position is for a 6-month period, excluding statutory holidays, from Monday October 16, 2017 – Friday, March 30, 2018, and pays $24.69/hr (inclusive of benefits) + 4% vacation pay. English fluency is essential.


The University of Victoria (UVic) Libraries have a mandate to support the university’s strategic directions in research, teaching, and community engagement. UVic Libraries create and steward interdisciplinary, collaborative research environments for the benefit of faculty, students, and the wider community. Our digital information fluency initiatives allow students to acquire technical skills that will support their programs of learning and help them to be competitive in the job market.


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.


The Learning and Research Librarian intern will report to the Coordinator of the Learning and Research Unit, and will work with a team of librarians to provide support for student learning. The intern will work closely within the Learning and Research unit of UVic Libraries, and work closely and collaboratively with other librarians in the unit.


The main goal of this position is to help students learn to use and master digital information fluencies, within the context of the library’s emerging programming in this area. The intern will help the library to understand student needs in this area, and will make recommendations for tools, applications and workshops that would be most helpful for students across disciplines. The intern may teach some digital information literacy workshops, as well as contribute to the planning and promotion of the overall program. We are also open to creative ideas for engaging students.


The intern will be involved in a variety of other professional tasks related to the operation of the Learning and Research Unit. These include working with librarians to improve information fluency tools and techniques, teach first year library instruction sessions, develop online research guides, develop web pages, and provide research support in person and online.


In order to be most successful, the intern should:


- have graduated from 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

- have familiarity with educational technologies

- have experience building and designing web content as well as knowledge of content management software

- be able to work both collaboratively and independently

- have strong written and verbal communication skills in English

- be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);

- be legally entitled to work in Canada;

- be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment


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 by email, with a cover letter and CV by September 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 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


Please note that while we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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