Associate University Librarian (Archives)



Memorial University is an inclusive community dedicated to innovation and excellence in teaching and

learning, research and scholarship, as well as public engagement and service. The only university in

Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial has a complement of 18,300 full and part-time students. While

honouring its special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial also welcomes

students and scholars from all over the world and shares expertise locally, nationally and

internationally, holding principles of collaboration and relationship-building at its core. Memorial’s

Archives and Special Collections, including the third largest digital archives in Canada, are integral to

making this happen.


Recognizing the importance of archives and special collections, Memorial University Libraries is seeking

its first Associate University Librarian (Archives). The AUL (Archives) will lead the development of

Archives & Special Collections, the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, and the Digital Archives Initiative,

all of which are located in the Queen Elizabeth II Library on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Reporting to

the University Librarian, the AUL (Archives) will be responsible for the administration of these units

which are dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador,

as well as preserving and providing access to a variety of other unique collections from around the

world. Development and application of the methodology and standards of archival best practice for

material in all formats will be expected, as will contributions toward personal and institutional research

interests. The AUL (Archives) will also strengthen relations with other university archival units and with

other archives and special collections, both provincially and nationally.


The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science or archival studies

(or equivalent), a passion for libraries, archives and cultural heritage, and extensive experience

processing multi-media archival collections, preferably in a university environment. Candidates must

be fluent in digital technologies and have proven strategic leadership, project management, marketing,

and communication skills.


A strong interest in the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador is required, as well as

knowledge of Canadian history, culture and current affairs. Formal education in Newfoundland and

Labrador Studies would be considered an asset. Preferred candidates will have led successful

organizational change, be exceptional relationship-builders, and able to engage and collaborate

effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including the public.



To learn more about this permanent, full-time opportunity with a salary range in accordance with

Memorial’s collective agreement, please contact Anna Stuart or Kathryn Morse at 902-424-1103. To

submit your application online, visit .


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents

will receive priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications

from all qualified candidates, including Aboriginal persons, women, members of visible minorities,

persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities.


Institution Address: Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Avenue, St John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9