Librarian I – Access Services Ottawa , ON


Field of Specialization:

Access Services

Academic Unit:

Maxwell MacOdrum Library

Category of Appointment:

Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)

Rank/Position Title:

Librarian I

Start Date:

November 1, 2019

Closing Date:

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 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 Access Services Librarian. This position is a preliminary continuing track appointment at the rank of Librarian I.

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. Experience working with students and faculty in an academic setting. Formal coursework and/or experience in copyright, web design/content management systems, cataloguing/metadata standards and resource sharing guidelines.

Under the direction of the Head of Access Services, the Access Services Librarian is responsible for providing leadership for the New Sun Joy Maclaren Adaptive Technology Centre and Transcription Services.This position provides assistance with the coordination of the Course Reserves Unit and the day- to- day operations of the Access Services department including the Library Services Desk, St acks, Interlibrary Loans (ILL) and the supervision of student employees. The Access Services Librarian works in close collaboration with the Department Head, Library colleagues, and campus partners to ensure that these library services meet the needs of students, faculty, and visitors. The incumbent also works closely with the Library Technology Services team with ongoing enhancements and troubleshooting of systems used in Access Services.

The complete position description is available at:

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 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. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. 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.

Closes: 8 December, 2019

Carleton University
Ottawa , ON