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Director, Library and Scholarly Resources - Req. Code : 1621

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Full-time Permanent
Athabasca, AB
As Per Job Requirements
Salary Grade
$104880 - $137598
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Job Description

Athabasca University is a publicly-funded comprehensive and research intensive university in the province of Alberta. The University offers a range of certificate, diploma, undergraduate and graduate programs and courses leading to degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Distance Education, Health Disciplines and Science and Technology and currently has more than 40,000 students.  As Canada’s Open University, the University is committed to the removal of barriers that restrict access to and success in university-level study and to increasing equality of educational opportunity for adult learners worldwide.  It is committed to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship and to being of service to the general public.

As the Director, Library and Scholarly Resources, you will hold responsibility for a broad and distributed portfolio that encompasses Library Services, Institutional Records & Archives, and the Copyright Office.  Leading a team of dedicated staff, you will ensure the department’s strategic plan matches the strategic direction of the University and incorporates developments from the higher education and academic library as appropriate.  You will be a dynamic and visionary leader, promoting and supporting the development of high quality, innovative services and resources for students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders. A passionate, change-oriented leader, you will champion the delivery of innovative offerings as you go beyond what is possible in a traditional brick and mortar institution.

This is your opportunity to revitalize the library and scholarly resources function in an environment that is redefining the delivery of post-secondary education. 

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The Director, Library and Scholarly Resources is located in Athabasca, Alberta.  Please visit the town of Athabasca website:

For more information regarding this portfolio, please visit the following sites:

Library and Scholarly Resources:

Institutional Records and Archives:                                  

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Alain May, Associate Vice President, Student and Academic Services at (780)675-6206 or via email:

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

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found; however the committee will commence reviewing the applications May 31, 2015.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will only be received and accepted through our online recruitment system. When applying, please include your letter of application, resume, and three references including email addresses.


Job Requirements

In addition to holding a Master of Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) or an equivalent accredited school; the ideal candidate has a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience working in an academic library. Additionally, the incumbent has substantial experience with collection development and maintenance, including collection analysis and strategies for accessioning and de-accessioning materials; knowledge of distance education development and delivery methods and has experience in program management and in the successful supervision and motivation of professional and support staff.  All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.

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