Job Opportunity: University of Alberta Library Residency
April 15, 2023
The University of Alberta Library (UAL) invites applications for a term appointment from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. At least one residency position will be allocated to the Indigenous Initiatives Team.
UA Library Residency
LIB Office of Chief Librarian
Competition No.: A101750831
Closing Date: Apr 27, 2023
This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).
In Accordance with the Temporary Librarian, Administrative and Professional Officer (TLAPO) Agreement, this position is a sessional librarian appointment ending March 31, 2024 and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $63,009.
The University of Alberta Library (UAL) invites applications for a term appointment from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. At least one residency position will be allocated to the Indigenous Initiatives Team. First Nations, Metis, or Inuit applicants are encouraged to apply*.
Qualified applicants must:
- Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2022 or 2023
- Possess superior information management skills
- Possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and to a variety of clients
The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in a large research library setting. 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, create mentoring and networking opportunities, as well as provide for professional learning and development of recent graduates.
It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. In addition to their residency focus, each resident will be assigned and work on a unique project and will be paired with a Librarian Mentor.
This year, the University of Alberta Library is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in: Humanities & Social Sciences, Open Scholarship, Digital Scholarship, Collections, and User Experience. We are also interested in European and East Asian language skills sets.
Please apply online with a copy of your resume, the name of a reference (a supervisor or former professor/instructor is preferred) and a one-page statement of career goals and interest in academic librarianship. Please submit your application as one document.
*If you are stating that you are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit people of Canada in your application, we kindly ask you to provide one of the following forms of documentation along with your resume.
- a certified copy** of a Status card from the Government of Canada;
- a certified copy** of a Métis membership card from one of the five Métis Provincial Affiliates or recognized Territorial organizations; Métis Nation of Alberta, Métis Nation of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation, Métis Nation Saskatchewan, Métis Nation British Columbia, Northwest Territory Métis Nation. Additionally, the student may present a membership card from the Métis Settlements General Council showing membership in a Métis Settlement of Alberta;
- a certified copy** of a Nunavut Trust Certificate card;
- documentation that an ancestor’s name has been entered 1) in the Indian Register according to the Indian Act, or 2) on the band list of an individual band, or 3) as beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement or other claim regions such as Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, and Inuvialuit;
- written confirmation of Indigenous identity from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada or Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated;
- written confirmation of membership by a band council which has enacted its own band membership code
**Certified copy references that the documents will be from a certified organization. Documentation does not need to be notarized to be submitted