Field of Specialization: Technology and Resource Acquisition
Academic Unit: Maxwell MacOdrum Library
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-track)
Rank/Position Title: Librarian IV – Associate University Librarian
Start Date: January 1, 2020
Closing Date: Applications will be reviewed starting August 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Library at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time position as Associate University Librarian (Technology and Resource Acquisition) This position is a preliminary continuing track appointment at the rank of Librarian IV (the highest rank).

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 137 FTE positions in the Library including about 25 librarians, 75 support staff, 3 senior management librarians, and about 75 part-time 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.


Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school is required. A minimum of eight years of substantial and progressively more responsible experience in management in an academic or research library. Evidence of successful project management. Solid record of working with all levels of library personnel, as well as faculty and students. A record of professional involvement and contribution at the provincial or national levels

Under the direction of the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian (Technology and Resource Acquisition) is responsible for the Acquisitions; Cataloguing, Metadata, and Digitization (CMD); and Library Technology Services departments, which together comprise a staff of about 40 people.

As a member of the Library Executive Committee, assists the University Librarian in the strategic development and operational management of the Library by:

  • Building a shared service ethic and commitment to the success of the Library
  • Drafting and reviewing annual and strategic plans for the Library
  • Reviewing the annual budget and identifying resources required for future development
  • Representing the Library Executive Committee on internal Carleton committees and representing Carleton Library on external committees at the local, provincial, and national levels, assuming a leadership role as appropriate
  • Chairing Library committees and cross-departmental projects as required
  • Acting as the Library spokesperson on key strategic professional areas (e.g. digitization and preservation, acquisitions, technology)
  • Working with LEC colleagues in pursuing various funding sources in support of Library collections and initiatives
  • Acting for the University Librarian or for the AUL (Collections and Academic Services) in case of absence and managing other teams in the Library as required by the University Librarian.

The complete position description is available at:

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on August 6, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send an application package to the Office of the University Librarian by email in one single PDF document with” Associate University Librarian (Technology and Resource Acquisition)” in the subject line to Candidates must include a statement of interest and current curriculum vitae. In addition, short-listed candidates will be asked to provide letters of support from three references.

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

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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