University of Alberta

Academic Library Residency Program

University of Alberta - Office of the Chief Librarian

Competition No.  -    A101735508
Closing Date  -    May 31, 2018

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

The Residency is designed to provide experience to recent graduates interested in exploring a career in research libraries, provide an opportunity to discover the multitude of opportunities within an academic library setting, and create mentoring and networking opportunities for recent graduates, as well as provide for professional development and training.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2017 or 2018

  • Commit to a one year contract appointment with the University of Alberta Libraries

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. This year, the University of Alberta Libraries is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in: Public Services Librarianship (French); Public Services Librarianship (Health Sciences); Digital Initiatives (Indigenous). Successful candidates will possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and a variety of clients. All candidates will possess superior information management skills.

Please apply online with a copy of your resume, the name of a reference (a former professor/instructor is preferred) and a one-page statement of career goals and interest in academic librarianship. Please submit as one document.

Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2018 to be considered for a July 1, 2018 appointment. This is a sessional librarian appointment with a salary of $61,992 and a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits. The appointment is for a one-year term.

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.