University of Alberta

Digital Initiatives Projects Librarian

University of Alberta Libraries

Competition No.  -    A101736855
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 Head, Library Publishing and Digital Production Services, and working within a highly engaged team-based environment, the successful candidate proposes, guides, monitors and assesses a variety of digital library projects, with a particular focus on the UAL’s digitization program and library publishing activities, eg. open journal publishing and open educational resources (OER). The successful candidate will participate in 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 establish, enhance and improve publishing and digitization services at UAL.

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, and the Internet Archive. 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, publishing, or other technical backgrounds is an asset. Applicants must possess a strong service orientation, outstanding communication skills, a thorough understanding and awareness of open access, open educational resources, digitization, 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 current salary range of $62,231 - $124,387 per annum (subject to 2018 salary negotiations). 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 September 16, 2018 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.