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Graduate Assistant, Research, Libraries & Cultural Resources

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Job ID: 14423

Updated: December 18, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

Libraries and Cultural Resources invites applications for a Graduate Assistant, Research to assist with researching and developing online instruction modules around systematic reviews and other forms of research synthesis. This part-time fixed term position is for approximately 13 weeks.

This position reports to the Liaison Librarian for Nursing and Kinesiology, and will undertake an environmental scan of existing teaching tools, assist with facilitation of focus groups of librarians, faculty and graduate students on their instructional and support needs in this area, and will develop online instruction modules based on this research.

This position is for approximately 12 hours per week


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Responsible for researching existing resources and developing new tools and resources to support learning around systematic reviews, including the following procedures:

  • Undertake a review of existing web-based instruction around systematic reviews, and development of an inventory of existing modules and resources
  • Facilitating as a note-taker or assistant at three focus groups we are planning to conduct with librarians, graduate students, and faculty
  • Use software to create online tutorials related to systematic review methods

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a master’s degree, preferably in education with a focus on educational technology
  • Experience and understanding of library and information science an asset
  • Some experience/previous involvement with systematic reviews or other complex literature reviews, and an understanding of review methods an asset
  • Ability to function independently yet collaboratively in a team
  • Experience creating online tutorials would be an asset

Application Deadline: December 11, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position falls under the Specialist Advisor Job Family, Phase I, but is exempt from the AUPE bargaining unit.

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