Assessment Librarian – University of Alberta Libraries

The University of Alberta Libraries, with a long tradition of service excellence to the University and its communities, seek a dynamic individual to support service improvements to the Libraries. Reporting to the Director, the Assessment Librarian will co-ordinate and implement assessment activities and create a knowledge base documenting user preferences and behaviours. Responsibilities may also include provision of reference services or collection management/liaison services.

The University of Alberta Libraries is Canada’s second largest research library, with a collection exceeding six million volumes. The Libraries is a leader in evidence-based practice, and is a participant in the Association of Research Libraries new measures program, in particular, the e-measures project and LibQual+ initiative. Visit our web site at:

Qualifications will include an MLS degree from an accredited library school as well as a minimum of 2 years relevant experience. Previous experience with assessment tools in academic libraries is preferred. Academic background or library experience in statistical analysis and program evaluation is desirable.

Applicants must also possess a strong service orientation, excellent instructional and communication skills, superior information management skills, and a commitment to cooperative solutions.

This tenure-track position is classified at the Librarian I level with a current salary range of $48,872 – 93,660. Librarians at the University of Alberta have academic status and participate in a generous benefits program. Closing date for the position is March 14, 2008.

To apply, please mail, fax or e-mail your resume and the names of three references to:

Karen Adams
Director of Library Services and Information Resources
Cameron Library
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2J8
Fax: (780) 492-8302

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity of employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

The University of Alberta has a clear vision – to be indisputably recognized as one of Canada’s finest Universities. The University’s vision of the optimum environment for learning and research demands major investment in information technology services and infrastructure, innovative and resourceful staff and commitment to a dynamic process of change. Further information is available on the University’s web-site at:

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