Associate Librarian London , ON


St. Peter's Seminary, affiliated with King’s University College and Western University, serves the Church in Canada and beyond as the Roman Catholic Seminary of the Diocese of London, providing formation and education for those preparing for priestly ministry, the permanent diaconate, lay ministry, and for those seeking to enrich their faith education. The library supports the mission of the seminary in all areas of formation: intellectual, pastoral, human and spiritual by working collaboratively within an integrated library system to provide access, encourage research, support learning and preserve the theological heritage of the seminary.


Associate Librarian


Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Associate Librarian is responsible for all areas of operation in the management of Information Services and Information Resources functions of the A. P. Mahoney library. The incumbent will perform all library functions, including Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Circulation, Reserves, Reference, and Instruction to the seminarians, lay students, faculty and staff of St. Peter’s Seminary, members of its wider academic community, and to the general community as necessary.


  • Manage library operations through initiative, coordination and consultation
  • Using an integrated library system (ExLibris – Alma/Primo) to perform technical functions of acquisitions, cataloguing and circulation.
  • Plan and provide reference and instruction services
  • Coordinates library/student assistant hiring, scheduling and training
  • Monitor and update library sections on Seminary website


  • The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLIS degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in an academic or theological library.
  • M.Div. degree or Bachelor’s degree with some theology and religious studies preferred.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications, relationship building, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proven cataloguing experience with knowledge of MARC21 and RDA records.
  • Reference and circulation experience required.
  • Awareness of the Roman Catholic Seminary Formation Program would be helpful.

TYPE OF JOB: Full-time Permanent ongoing


St. Peter’s Seminary
1040 Waterloo Street North
London, Ontario. N6A 3Y1

POSITION LEVEL: $60,000 - $75,000 per annum, dependent on experience, plus benefits.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 16th, 2020

Adrienne Co-Dyre
King’s University College
266 Epworth Avenue
London, Ontario N6A 2M3

CLOSING DATE: Letter of application, resume, and the names of three references must be received by December 7th, 2020; 4:30 pm.
Only applicants being granted an interview will be contacted. All others are thanked for their interest.

Job description is available upon request

Closes: 7 December, 2020

St. Peter's Seminary
London , ON