Academic Employment Opportunity

UNB Libraries

UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#17-40Closing Date:Review of the applications will begin May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


UNB Libraries is seeking a dynamic and innovative Entrepreneurship Librarian for a new tenure-track position to be based on the Fredericton campus. The Librarian will work in a highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment to develop, promote and deliver research and information services across Faculties, working with research and administration units and a diverse community of university stakeholders in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Key Responsibilities:
·    Connect faculties and departments offering programs and courses in entrepreneurship with library research resources/services and identify new opportunities for collaboration.
·    Build strong interdisciplinary partnerships and connections with university-affiliated innovation and entrepreneurship centres, institutes, incubators and accelerators.
·    Collaborate with UNB’s Office of Research Services on technology and knowledge transfer activities.
·    Offer expert research services to faculty, staff, graduate students and campus researchers in entrepreneurship and grant-related activities.
·    Work collaboratively to offer student information literacy (IL) instruction and research support.
·    Provide onsite and online research support via UNB Libraries’ Research Help services, library subject guides and instructional materials.
·    Collections development activities which include the selection, evaluation, licensing and review of appropriate market and industry research tools, business and economics resources.
·    Engage with our campus clientele on issues such as research data services, research.
·    impact/bibliometrics, scholarly communication and repository initiatives, collaboratively with other librarians.
·    Ability to work with flexibility, including some evening and weekend hours is required.
Required Qualifications:
·    MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
·    Two years of business and/or entrepreneurial experience in either an academic or corporate library, or a research institution.
·    Demonstrated success in delivering effective instruction and research support independently, and in a team-based environment.
·    Excellent communication, interpersonal, intercultural, time management and problem solving skills.
UNB is the province’s largest university with over 10,000 students. Named as Canada's most entrepreneurial university by Startup Canada for its contributions to innovation and entrepreneurial programming, UNB has expanded to become one of the most dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial ecosystems in the country. To date, UNB is responsible for more than 100 startups. Entrepreneurship is much more than a mindset at UNB, it is an accessible experience that is available to all students no matter what their field of study. UNB’s network of entrepreneurial centres, incubators, accelerators, and creative communities demonstrate our university-wide focus on experiential learning, mentorship, entrepreneurial thinking and creativity. Our innovative and experiential programing offers students a wide variety of opportunities to collaborate with their peers and with faculty to develop new ideas, new technologies, new businesses and startup ventures both inside and outside of the classroom environment.
UNB Libraries consists of four libraries across two campuses, with a strong reputation for innovation and development. We collaborate with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Canadian Research Knowledge Network, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries and other associations.   For more information, see our web site at
Review of the applications will begin May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment and rank will be made commensurate with qualifications and professional experience, subject to final budgetary approval.   To apply, qualified candidates should send a letter of application, a CV and the names of three referees to in a single PDF to:
Lesley Balcom, Dean of Libraries, UNB
Email to Susan Oliver:

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.