Communication and Journalism Librarian

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Communication and Journalism Librarian – MacOdrum Library (Research Support Services) Ottawa , ON


About the Position:

Field of Specialization: Research Support Services

Academic Unit: Maxwell MacOdrum Library

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Confirmation-Track)

Rank/Position Title: Communication and Journalism Librarian

Start Date: January 9, 2023

Closing Date: December 2, 2022

A member of the Business and Public Affairs subject team, the Communication and Journalism Librarian provides an array of services to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of library users both within the Faculty of Public Affairs. As the liaison for Psychology also provides these services within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Communication and Journalism Librarian is a member of the CUASA bargaining unit.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at

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 103 FTE positions in the Library including about 31 Librarians, 68 Professional Services Staff, and about 50 casual 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:

  • an undergraduate degree plus a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited library school are required;
  • at least 3 years of library experience in an academic setting; and
  • knowledge of qualitative data analysis software preferred.
    The complete position description is available below.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2022 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 “Communication and Journalism Librarian” in the subject line to:  Lib-  Candidates must include a cover letter (expression of interest) and current curriculum vitae. In addition, short-listed candidates will be asked to provide letters of support from three references.

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

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

Compensation: $73,599 – $116,883

Closes: 2 December, 2022

Carleton University
Ottawa , ON

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