Librarian - Health and Community Studies
MacEwan University Library

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

MacEwan University Library invites applications for a full-time probationary track position at the City Centre Campus. The successful candidate will be dynamic, innovative, and proactive, with a genuine interest and commitment to reference service, collection development, faculty liaison, information literacy instruction and scholarly communication.

Supporting students and faculty in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies, this position will provide liaison services in a variety of program areas including acupuncture, child and youth care, physical education, hearing aid practitioner, massage therapy, social work, and physical and occupational therapist. With a Bachelor of Social Work degree launching in fall 2016 and several new degrees in development within the Faculty, the incumbent will further develop collections, instructional programming, and other library services in support of these new degrees.

As a member of the instructional team, the incumbent will join in the delivery of face-to-face and online reference services, and participate in the Library’s information literacy program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve on library and university committees, and will be involved in various projects and initiatives that advance the Library’s strategic plan.


• Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program is required
• Post-secondary education and/ or relevant experience in one or more of the program areas listed above
• Two or more years of professional experience in an academic library providing instructional programming, faculty liaison and collection development services
• Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Superior presentation and teaching skills
• Experience with learning management systems and other online instruction delivery modes
• Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment
• Demonstrated project management skills

Librarians are members of the MacEwan University Faculty Association. The University has a generous benefits package. Term and conditions of employment are outlined in the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

This position will be filled at the rank of Librarian I or Librarian II.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Probationary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date January 10, 2016
Competition No. 15.12.156
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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