University of Alberta

Public Services Librarian, Science and Technology Library

University of Alberta Library - Public Services

Competition No.  -    A101732349
Closing Date  -    Apr 28, 2017

The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service excellence to the University and its communities, seeks a dynamic professional to join the Science and Technology Library public services team.  Bringing strength in knowledge of the Science and Technology disciplines, the successful candidate will work within a team-based service model to provide information services, outreach, consulting and research support, and teaching for faculty, researchers and students.

The University of Alberta Libraries is committed to supporting the university’s academic mission by continuing to develop and maintain a world class library system that is open, sustainable and responsive to the many communities it serves.  A member of the Association of Research Libraries and other international organizations, it is also a leading partner in local library networks including NEOS, a provincial consortium consisting of 18 government, hospital, college  and university libraries.  It has a recognized expertise in large scale digital initiatives and many outstanding collections of print, archival and electronic resources.  For more information, visit our web-site at

The Science and Technology Library is one of the largest of the eight major subject libraries within the Libraries’ system. It operates in a highly electronic environment with strong monograph collections, extensive electronic journal and database holdings, and services in support of the research and teaching of the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science.

The successful candidate will lead teaching, research and outreach activities for the Faculty of Engineering, including contributing to research data management services, and providing expertise in measuring research impact, and research support services.

Applicants must also possess a strong service orientation, excellent communication skills, superior information management skills, and a commitment to cooperative and innovative solutions. Candidates will demonstrate evidence of the ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment, and the ability to be flexible in changing circumstances. Candidates will possess a high level of competence with electronic information sources and new technologies, demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, organizational and analytical skills, leadership qualities, and evidence of ongoing professional development and involvement.


  • A Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in engineering education, research and scholarly communication would be an asset
  • Knowledge of standards and patents would be an asset
  • Awareness of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board criteria and graduate attributes is desirable

This is a tenure-track position at the Librarian I level with a current salary range of $61,311-$122,545. Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous benefits program. When applying, please include your curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Closing date for the position is April 28, 2017.

For further information, please contact Kathleen De Long at

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.