University of Alberta

Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian

University Libraries - Information Resources

Competition No.  -    A101733130
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL), with a long tradition of technological innovation and service excellence, seeks a dynamic and engaged professional to play a key role in the planning and execution of a growing program of digital library initiatives.

Reporting to the Digital Repository Services Coordinator, and working within a highly engaged team-based environment, the Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian proposes, guides, monitors and assesses a variety of digital library projects, with a particular focus on digital repositories (ERA, ERA A+V, and Dataverse), research data management and open initiatives, e.g. open data and open educational resources. The successful candidate will participate and shape all phases of the planning and development of digital library projects in these areas, including the development of business cases and project plans, organizing and implementing workflows, coordinating project activities, communication planning and delivery, training, outreach, quality control, and assessment. The successful candidate will liaise and collaborate with Canadian and international communities of practice in order to enhance and improve repository and data services.

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada, supporting user-focused services and a wide-ranging collection of physical and digital resources. UAL enjoys many relationships with the broader library and research community, and is actively involved in partnerships such as HathiTrust, CLOCKSS, Public Knowledge Project, Portage (CARL), CASRAI, Internet Archive, and the Hydra/Samvera Project open source development community. The Libraries, utilizing positions such as this one, endeavour to actively support and shape scholarly communication, higher education and lifelong learning. For more information, visit our website at

Qualifications include an MLS degree from an accredited library school and demonstrated experience in successful project management. In addition to an MLS, training in project management, humanities computing, data management, or other technical backgrounds may be an asset. Applicants must possess a strong service orientation, outstanding communication skills, a thorough understanding and awareness of open access, repositories and research data management, data services, and digital library development, an interest in implementing new initiatives and in evaluation of current practice, superior leadership skills, a demonstrated commitment to cooperative action and collaborative work, and a demonstrated interest in the goals of the Libraries and the profession.

This is a permanent tenure-track position classified at the Librarian 1 level with a salary range of $62,231 - $124,387 per annum, effective July 1, 2017. Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous benefits program.

To apply, please include your resume and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.