University of Alberta

Public Services Librarian, Science and Technology Library

University of Alberta Libraries

Competition No.  -    A101737128
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

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, liaison, consulting and research support, and instruction for faculty, researchers and students. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching, research and liaison activities for the faculties served by the Science and Technology Library including contributing to research data management services, digital scholarship and providing expertise in measuring research productivity and impact and research support services.

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in Canada, with a collection exceeding seven million titles and ten million volumes.  The Libraries has a unique relationship with the broader community through NEOS, a central Alberta consortium consisting of 18 government, hospital, college and university libraries and through The Alberta Library. For more information, visit our website at

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

Qualifications include:

  • A Masters in Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.

  • Previous experience in a science and technology library including teaching experience.

  • Knowledge of research data management services and research impact is required.

Evening and weekend work may be required when the University is in session.

Applicants must also possess a strong service orientation, excellent instructional and communication skills, superior information management skills, and a commitment to cooperative and innovative solutions. The candidate will demonstrate evidence of ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment, and the ability to be flexible to changing circumstances. The candidate 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. Successful candidates will also be interested in and seek opportunities for conducting research and the evaluation of services and collections.

This is a tenure-track position at the Librarian I level with a current salary range of $62,231 - $124,387 (subject to 2018 salary negotiations). 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. Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact Olenka Li 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.