MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Librarian I (Communications and Liaison)
MacEwan University Library

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, Alberta, 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 MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

The John L. Haar Library at MacEwan University is embarking on an exciting multi-year renovation plan and has a renewed library organization structure. The Library has a strong subject liaison model which we are committed to continuing and enhancing. We aspire to deliver evidence-based services and programs that support the strategic directions of MacEwan University. The library employs over 40 full-time employees, including 16 faculty librarians.

MacEwan University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position at the rank of Librarian I (Communications and Liaison), commencing July 1, 2021 at the John L. Haar Library. Serving a diverse community of learners, the ideal candidate will be flexible, innovative, and collaborative, with a genuine interest in and commitment to providing high quality services. The successful candidate will lead in the development and execution of the library’s communications strategy and lead our social media engagement program.

As a member of a dynamic team of professionals, the successful incumbent will also participate in the delivery of services including the teaching of information literacy, online and F2F reference, faculty liaison, and collection development. The subject liaison area will likely be programs in the School of Business.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve on Library Council, library and university committees, engage in professional development and scholarly activities, and participate in various projects and initiatives that advance the University’s vision and mission.


  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program is required

  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in an academic library providing services including faculty liaison, information literacy instruction, and collection development

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective internal and external library communication strategies.

  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment

  • Ability to provide leadership on using a variety of communication tools and approaches including social media and data visualization to effectively connect with students, faculty and staff

  • Identify communication needs and develop appropriate solutions while working closely with library staff, external stakeholders, and university departments.

  • Demonstrated effective teaching ability

  • Experience in project management

  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

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

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vitae.

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Interviews will likely be held by video-conference. We will provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. 

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-time Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Applications will be reviewed starting on December 1, 2020
Competition No. 20.10.092
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