Associate University Librarian - University of Alberta Library
Competition 894

Department Library and Museums - Chief Librarian Office
Salary range $105,199-$174,787
Hours per week 45
Posted date May 7, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


The University of Alberta seeks a creative, dynamic, and collaborative Associate University Librarian to join the leadership team in guiding one of Canada’s largest and most active research library systems.

Associate University Librarians (AULs) at the University of Alberta have flexible portfolios that evolve along with organizational needs and strategies. Flexible portfolios also enable us to ensure that all areas of the organization receive necessary administrative support and guidance. With this position, we are looking to address needs in some of the following areas: faculty engagement, teaching and learning, library spaces, digital scholarship, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. This is neither a comprehensive nor exclusive list. Successful candidates will work with the entire strategic leadership team to craft balanced portfolios that best support the University’s goals. We seek a broadly experienced individual whose interests range across the spectrum of library work and initiatives. Associate University Librarians report to the Vice-Provost (Library & Museums) and Chief Librarian.

The successful candidate will be able to show evidence of significant engagement and experience in libraries, however, we are open to considering individuals who have followed various career paths. In our organization, important assets are creativity, vision, critical thinking, and a proven ability to lead and inspire others. A strong commitment to support our goal of fostering and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workplace culture is paramount. We are guided in all our work by the University’s strategic plans including Shape, Forward with Purpose, Braiding Past, Present and Future, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and A Culture of Care, among others.

The University of Alberta Library (UAL) is a leading research library in Canada, with an incredible team of people dedicated to working with the university and community to achieve goals, solve problems, and create new opportunities. The Library values inclusivity, partnership, and collaboration as necessary and vital components of our success. UAL leverages its tremendous physical and digital collections, including rich special collections and archives, to provide learners of all levels the opportunity to grow and succeed. We actively engage in collaboration at all levels, from our campuses outward to the city, province, nation, and world. We believe in the power of collaboration as a way to move forward with new initiatives that benefit our faculty and students, and provide value to the library community and our users. Our AULs take leadership roles in this work. For more information about our people, activities, and resources, visit the University of Alberta Library website.

This is a tenure-track appointment classified at the Librarian 3 level with a current salary range of $105,199-$174,787. The minimum required qualification is an MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or a recognized, accredited MLS/MLIS from one of these international institutions. Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a comprehensive benefits program found at Faculty & Staff Benefits. When applying, please provide in PDF format a cover letter, a current CV, and contact details for three references. This position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin June 3, 2024. 

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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, M├ętis 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.