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Posting number 2017.205
Position On-Call Librarians
Department Library
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (part time)
Start date As soon as possible
End date April 30, 2018 (with possible extension)
Review date January 15, 2018

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

The UFV Library has two branches located on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack (Canada Education Park) campuses, and provides services to students, faculty and staff at all UFV campuses and online. 

Working scheduled and on-call shifts, the successful applicant will provide excellent reference service in all disciplines to students and faculty, both face-to-face and in the AskAway chat environment.  The librarian will teach library instruction classes across a wide range of disciplines, working closely with classroom faculty.  Other projects will be assigned as time and expertise permit.  Evening and weekend work may be required.


Master of Library and Information Studies (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited school is required.  Experience providing a high level of reference and instructional services in a library setting is required.  Experience providing reference services through a variety of technologies such as AskAway is an asset. Thorough knowledge of library resources including a variety of electronic databases as well as excellent search skills are required. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service is essential.  Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and organizational skills are required.  Must be able to work in a collaborative environment as a part of a team.   Demonstrated proficiency is required in the use of computer applications including electronic databases, search engines, webpage development and design software, with knowledge of course development software an asset.   LibGuides experience is an asset.  Must have experience presenting to groups; teaching experience is an asset. Must have own transportation and be able to work a flexible schedule, primarily at the Abbotsford campus.

How to apply

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by January 15, 2018, referring to Posting #2017.205 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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