About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Academic Services
  • Academic Unit: Maxwell MacOdrum Library
  • Category of Appointment: Confirmed / Academic Administration
  • Rank/Position Title: Associate University Librarian (Academic Services) at the rank of Librarian IV
  • Start Date: July 1, 2022
  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin March 20, 2022 and continue until the position is filled

The Library invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time position as Associate University Librarian (Academic Services). This position is a confirmed appointment at the rank of Librarian IV.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian (Academic Services) is responsible for providing leadership for the strategic planning, management, and operations of the portfolio of departments that provide academic services to the Carleton community.

The incumbent will oversee the Academic Services portfolio consisting of the following departments: Research Support Services, Collections and Assessment, and Archives and Special Collections. In addition, the Scholarly Communications and Research Engagement Librarian and Indigenous Services Librarian are all part of this portfolio and report directly to the Associate University Librarian (Academic Services). The full position description may be found here: https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/wp-content/uploads/2022-07-01-Librarian-IV-AUL-JD.pdf 

About the Academic Unit

The MacOdrum Library promotes excellence at Carleton University by collecting, preserving, and providing access to information resources and services for our teaching, learning, research, and administrative communities, wherever they are located.

The Library consists of a main building at the heart of the campus which holds over 3.7 million items and an on-campus storage facility with a capacity of 800,000 volumes. There are 103 FTE positions in the Library including about 31 Librarians, 68 Professional Services Staff, and about 50 casual student positions. The Library participates in co-operative ventures with area libraries and museums as well as libraries in research institutions across Canada. It is also part of the Ontario Consortium of University Libraries and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.

Further information about the Library can be accessed on our website.


  • Education: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school is required.
  • Experience: At least eight years of progressively responsible experience coordinating or managing projects, services, teams, and departments in an academic or research library setting.
  • Technical experience: At least five years of experience in one or more of the areas included in the Academic Services portfolio.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and a statement of interest. In addition, short-listed candidates will be asked to provide three letters of support as well as do a presentation in a topic related to the position.

Submit your application as a single PDF file to Lib-Admin@Carleton.ca with “Associate University Librarian (Academic Services)” in the subject line.

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your area of expertise and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.