Manager, Library Operations Edmonton , AB



People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.


Library Operations

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 18,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.


MacEwan University invites applicants for a full-time continuing Manager, Library Operations position with our Library Department. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Library, you are accountable for the effective operation of the John L. Haar Library. You will be a crucial member of the Library's management team.

You will manage all library support staff (except for Library IT), including library services, writing centre, makerspace, archives, scholarly communications, and collection services. You will work collaboratively with library faculty unit coordinators and the Director, Financial Operations, to ensure the effective operation of all Library services and projects.


  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid technology skills and the ability to learn new programs quickly and with minimal support
  • Knowledge of academic library operations and the important role that the library plays in the success of post-secondary students
  • Capacity to take decisive action where appropriate and to gather the correct information to facilitate decision making
  • Understanding of staff collective agreements and management's responsibilities to consult and report as appropriate
  • Innovative and creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate ideas and initiatives effectively to generate excitement and support
  • Exemplary professional conduct and adherence to the university's Code of Conduct policies
  • Ability to handle a challenging workload and to prioritize many competing demands
  • A passion for self-improvement and lifelong learning and skills development
  • Ability to support staff in the development of their technology skills as needed
  • A skilled researcher and resource manager to support the ongoing learning needs of students and department staff
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A high degree of initiative and good judgment
  • Team builder who can create a positive and highly professional team in service of students


  • Library Technician diploma plus an undergraduate degree is required.
  • Experience using an integrated library system for circulation and other functions
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible library experience, including supervisory/management experience, preferably in circulation services
  • Experience with using an ILS, particularly the circulation, reserve, and fines modules.
  • Experience with Sirsi Dynix Symphony is an asset


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

  • Competitive base pay
  • Generous vacation time
  • Secure pension plan
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Continuous learning culture
  • Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

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

This position is included under the Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact and we will support you to the best of our ability.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date January 28, 2022
Competition No. 22.01.02
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Closes: 28 January, 2022

MacEwan University John L. Haar Library
Edmonton , AB