Education Librarian

Website Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador

Education Librarian

Faculty of Education
Education Library and Commons
Term Position (3 Years, backfill coverage)

Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries (Memorial Libraries) invites applications for a term Education Librarian in the Faculty of Education.

Memorial Libraries and the Faculty of Education are seeking a creative, energetic, and outgoing individual with a commitment to providing exceptional library services and engagement in the Education Library and the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC). The successful candidate will be a creative, flexible, user-centred librarian who thrives on collaboration, with specialized knowledge of and a passion for the promotion of children’s and adolescent literature, in both traditional and emerging formats. The successful candidate will be familiar with literacy models and STEAM education.

The Education Librarian has collection development responsibilities and will advise on and select appropriate resources in all formats and subject areas to meet pedagogical and research needs. This includes development of children’s and adolescent literature and curriculum support materials, as well as the academic education collection housed in the Queen Elizabeth II Library. The Education Librarian maintains regular contact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and extended community, and identifies disciplinary needs and promotes library services and collections for the discipline of education. The Librarian participates in the planning, design, and delivery of instruction, reference services and consultations, literature searching, and research support, and will work closely with Memorial Libraries colleagues to develop and implement innovative collaborations in teaching and research. The Education Librarian also supports acquiring and offering print and digital resources that enable pre-service educators to develop pedagogical skills in hands-on learning, for example, in STEAM and early childhood education, which is offered through the Library-adjacent Discovery Play Centre and Early Childhood Program. The Education Librarian also oversees and continues to innovate in the TLC, a technology-enhanced space for Education students working independently or in groups.

The academic, research, and service mission of the Faculty of Education continues to grow and evolve, and the successful 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 Faculty of Education.

Applications are encouraged from librarians who are attracted to an evolving workplace that strives to meet changing user needs and the dynamic needs of teaching, research and scholarship in the field of education. An ALA-accredited graduate Library degree is required, and additional academic qualifications in education are desirable. The candidate should have a strong background with information literacy and pedagogy, online instructional methods, and database/literature searching. Emerging technologies play a critical role in education, so a commitment to stay informed about new developments in interactive information technologies for both teachers and children is critical. Evidence of an understanding of issues pertaining to library services for children and young adults is highly desirable, as is familiarity with emerging areas of librarianship such as research data management and research metrics. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as the Education Library is a collaborative community space.

A satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police and a Vulnerable Sector Check will be required as a condition of employment.

Who we are

Memorial University 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 Faculty of Education provides comprehensive undergraduate teacher education programs, graduate programs and adult education. They are an interdisciplinary faculty that collaborates with other faculties, educational agencies, government and interest groups. Their research programs are diverse and drives new developments in learning and teaching. Further information on the Faculty can be found at Faculty of Education | Faculty of Education | Memorial University of Newfoundland ( The Education Library and Commons, located within the Faculty of Education, St. John’s Campus, is one of eight libraries within the Memorial University Libraries system. The Education Library is a specialized library designed to provide Education students and faculty with teaching resources including the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial curriculum. It supports the learning and research information-based needs for the faculty, staff, lecturers, researchers and students of Memorial University’s Faculty of Education. In addition to the librarian position, 3.4 FTE staff members and numerous student assistants support the Education Library and Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC). The Library includes a substantial collection of children’s and adolescent literature; current texts and teaching materials authorized for Newfoundland and Labrador’s K-12 schools; current provincial curriculum guides; a medial collection of teacher training materials; a restricted collection of educational tests and measurements; supplementary curriculum materials, including superseded texts and guides; a non-circulating collection of archival textbooks; and a small collection of magazine and journal subscriptions. It also includes coordination of the TLC, a technology space where Education students, instructors and researchers can work collaboratively on projects of current interest. The TLC offers the ability for students and faculty to explore a wide variety of technology and applications, from printing and scanning, to smart boards, graphics and presentation software, and video editing facilities, for designing and developing presentations and classroom activities. For more details about Education Library and Commons, see Education | Memorial University Libraries (

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 I or II is anticipated. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. The salary floors for a Librarian I and II are $64,018 and $73,286 respectively (as of September 1, 2023).

To apply:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees, stating competition #F98760-2023-108, no later than September 29, 2023, electronically or in writing to:

Dr. Dianne Keeping Dean of Libraries Queen Elizabeth II Library Memorial University St. John’s NL A1B 3Y1 Email:

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