Library Technician (Scholarly Communications) Edmonton , AB


Library Technician (Scholarly Communications)

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 seeks highly skilled individuals for a full-time continuing Library Technician (Scholarly Communications) position with the John L. Haar Library. The Library Technician (Scholarly Communications) assists with the operational and frontline service requirements of the library’s research repository, data repository, and open access web publishing platforms.

You will provide technical support and respond to general inquiries from faculty and student users of these services while helping to maintain operational documentation, perform copyright assessments, review metadata, and support training and promotion strategies. You will also participate in the provision of reference and circulation services.


  • Experienced in the use of library-related technology tools and systems
  • Familiarity with open access publishing and repository platforms
  • Familiarity with copyright, including creative commons licensing
  • Familiarity with metadata standards
  • Familiarity with spreadsheet applications and content management platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational and leadership skills
  • Analytical in their approach to problem-solving
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Ability to effectively prioritize competing tasks and adapt to rapidly changing technical environments
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Graduate of a two-year library technician program from an accredited institution
  • Two years of additional post-secondary education in related fields such as communications or information technology, or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience as a library technician in a public service area is preferred
  • Experience with computer applications including Microsoft Office and bibliographic library databases
  • Experience providing circulation and reference services in a post-secondary (or large public) library and familiarity with a wide variety of print, audiovisual and electronic reference sources 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 MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

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 MSA Band D (Steps 1-5): $25.38 - $31.44 per hour
Closing Date January 28, 2022
Competition No. 22.01.04
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Closes: 28 January, 2022

MacEwan University John L. Haar Library
Edmonton , AB