Associate University Librarian, Learning & Research Services

Athabasca, Alberta
Library & Scholarly Resources
AU Athabasca
123,613.00  Annual
93,833.00  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division Library & Scholarly Resources Wage Min 93833.0000
Location Name AU Athabasca Wage Max 123613.0000
Location Athabasca, Alberta Position Type Permanent Full Time
Posted 02/01/2018 FTE 1.0
Closing Date 02/28/2018 Job ID 1316


Reporting to the Director, Library & Scholarly Resources, the Associate University Librarian, Learning & Research Services (AUL, L&RS) leads the Learning & Research Services unit of the Library, which includes digital literacy, reference services, the copyright office, the Library information desk and interlibrary loans.  The incumbent establishes priorities and plans for the unit to ensure that departmental objectives and operational requirements are met, and align with broader University plans; reviews staff training needs, and assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of Learning & Research Services.  The AUL, L&RS leads and coordinates AU Library's digital literacy initiatives, including the design and delivery of the Library's instruction activities.  The position is responsible for expanding awareness of Library support for learning and teaching at AU.  The incumbent has full supervisory responsibilities for the Learning & Research Services unit and positions reporting to and through to the AUL.

Qualifications relating to the position include:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent is required.  Educational background in adult education or a related field is a definite asset.
  • Minimum five years' experience with digital literacy or information literacy and reference service is required, preferably in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver effective information literacy training materials to library users is required.
  • Two to three years' supervisory experience is required, preferably in an academic library.
  • Experience supervising across bargaining units is a definite asset.
  • Experience in the provision of training and the assessment of employee performance is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of Canadian copyright legislation is highly desirable.
  • Collection development and maintenance experience is highly desired.
  • A demonstrated understanding of graduate research requirements and processes and of the provision of library services in the context of a distance education environment is desired.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of searching and researching techniques for both electronic and print materials.
  • Excellent organizational skills, coupled with excellent communication skills, are required.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail are important, as is the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel when required.

The full job description can be viewed at Associate University Librarian, Learning & Research Services.

For further information regarding this position, contact Elaine Fabbro at (780) 675-6819 or via email at