Resident Librarian: University of Alberta

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Academic Library Residency Program

University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

The Residency is designed to provide experience to recent graduates interested in exploring a career in research libraries, provide an opportunity to discover the multitude of opportunities within an academic library setting, and create mentoring and networking opportunities for recent graduates, as well as provide for professional development and training.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2016 or 2017
  • Commit to a one year contract appointment with the University of Alberta Libraries

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. This year, the University of Alberta Libraries is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in: humanities and social sciences librarianship; libraries and entrepreneurship; information technology; indigenization and decolonization of libraries; library assessment. Successful candidates will possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and a variety of clients. All candidates will possess superior information management skills.

Please apply online with a copy of your resume, the name of a reference (a former professor/instructor is preferred) and a one-page statement of career goals and interest in academic librarianship. Please submit as one document.

Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2017 to be considered for a July 1, 2017 appointment. This is a sessional librarian appointment with a salary of $61,992 and a comprehensive benefits package found at The appointment is for a one-year term.

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