Public Services Librarian

Website Fisheries and Marine Institute - Memorial University

Public Services Librarian
Dr. C.R. Barrett Library
Fisheries and Marine Institute
Permanent, Tenure Track position

Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries (Memorial Libraries) invites applications for a permanent, tenure track Public Services Librarian located at the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s Dr. C.R. Barrett Library.

Memorial Libraries and the Fisheries and Marine Institute (Marine Institute) is seeking an experienced, reliable, and outgoing individual with a commitment to providing exceptional library services. The successful applicant should be a creative, user-centred librarian who thrives on working in a collaborative and constantly changing environment. The Public Services Librarian supports all learners, faculty, instructors, industry partners, and researchers at the Marine Institute.

The successful applicant will participate in the planning, design, and delivery of innovative instruction, reference services and consultations, collection development, literature searching, and research support. The successful applicant will work closely with Memorial Libraries colleagues to develop and implement innovative course-based instruction and advanced research support. The academic, research, and service mission of the Marine Institute continuously grows and evolves and the candidate will have an opportunity to explore and contribute multi-disciplinary expertise. In addition, the applicant will actively participate in initiatives related to strategic planning for both Memorial Libraries and the Marine Institute.

The ideal candidate should have a grounding in maritime, public safety, and ocean science and a commitment to excellence in program delivery and assessment. An ALA-accredited graduate degree is required. The candidate should have a strong background with information literacy and pedagogy, online instructional methods, and literature searching. Knowledge of evidence synthesis methods and other research methods is required. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

An undergraduate degree or coursework in the sciences, engineering, or a health-related field is an asset. Education or experience in a marine-related field such as fisheries science, aquaculture, nautical science, naval architecture, or ocean technology is desirable. Familiarity with emerging areas of librarianship such as research data management and research metrics is also desirable.

Who we are

Memorial University of Newfoundland is one of the largest universities in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 19,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe and friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

The Marine Institute is one of six campuses of Memorial University of Newfoundland and is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. The Marine Institute provides more than 20 industry-driven programs ranging from technical certificates to doctoral degrees. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees, the Institute offers advanced diplomas, diplomas of technology and technical certificates. Additionally, the Institute has three schools and a number of specialized centres and units focused on applied research and the provision of training to a variety of industry clients.

The Dr. C.R. Barrett Library is one of eight libraries within the Memorial Libraries system. It supports the marine learning and applied research information-based needs for the faculty, staff, lecturers, researchers and learners of Memorial University’s Marine Institute. The Library’s evolving mandate also requires the provision of services to the marine industry in the province. For more details about the Dr. C.R. Barrett Library see

Memorial University is committed to employment equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including: women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous Peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.


An appointment at the rank of Librarian II or III is anticipated. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Salary ranges as of September 1, 2023, will be $73,286 to $98,773 (Librarian II) and $82,554 to $133,528 (Librarian III) respectively.

To apply:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees, stating competition # F01132-2023-42 no later than June 16, 2023, electronically or in writing to:

Dr. Dianne Keeping Dean of Libraries Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Email:

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