Digital Library Specialist, MBAR

BC Housing - Burnaby, BC (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Senior Manager - Technical Research & Education, the Digital Library Specialist undertakes a broad range of digital content research, management, reporting, user engagement and education initiatives designed to support the development and growth of the digital library, website, and collaboration platform for the Mobilizing Building Adaptation & Resilience (MBAR) project; and participates in shaping the content strategy of the Research Portal that will shortly be developed by BC Housing, and ensures that the MBAR Body of Knowledge and training curriculum can be seamlessly integrated with the content strategy and user interface of the Research Portal.

MBAR is a new, multi-year, multi-stakeholder knowledge and capacity building project led by BC Housing, with participation and contribution from over 30 organizations, including from industry and national/provincial/local agencies. Through facilitating and piloting sustainable and resilient design and renovation of buildings, MBAR aims at stabilizing communities in a natural disaster (e.g. earthquake) and helping building owners and occupants better protect their investments and adapt to anticipated climate change stresses (e.g. higher precipitation, warmer summers, fire-related air pollution) and climate change shocks (e.g. severe flooding/fire/windstorms) such that no one is stressed beyond his/her ability to cope.


The successful candidate will have the following:
Master’s degree or equivalent graduate education in Library and Information Studies, or other relevant discipline.
Minimum 4 years progressively more complex and responsible work experience
Digital content creation and management
Experience in cataloging technical, spatial and multi-media materials from different sources
Web design (would be an asset)
Using social media to promote library content (would be an asset)

Knowledge and experience in digital content creation and management
Ability to design a digital library for specific, professional target audiences
Ability to engage professional audiences
Ability to develop new communities of practices
Comfortable in reaching out to professionals to solicit new information and collect relevant materials
Knowledge of engagement and promotion strategies related to digital content
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Good knowledge of Windows, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet tools
Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint and social media tools, would be an asset
Ability to play a leadership role in facilitating or carrying out research and education projects
Ability to manage complex issues and build consensus among stakeholders with varying interests
Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a broad range of organizations and individuals, including the general public, residential builders, industry and consumer organizations and all levels of government
Ability to work co-operatively with staff members from other departments in BC Housing
Strong conceptual, analytical thinking, research and writing abilities
Strong organizational and project management skills
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Sound judgment in undertaking the work and reaching conclusions
Strong computer skills, and effective and thorough internet research skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Ability to travel throughout BC.

How to Apply:
Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies. To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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