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Librarian - Continuous Probationary

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The position is open until a suitable candidate is identified with the first review of applications taking place April 9, 2024.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Librarian - Continuous Probationary
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:

★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence-based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities
We are seeking a permanent full-time Librarian to join our Student Success team.

At Red Deer Polytechnic, Librarians collaborate with other faculty to develop and deliver information literacy classes. You will support and help develop curriculum by integrating information literacy into program and course learning outcomes. The incumbent will keep current on research around learning, pedagogy, and emerging technologies that can be used in various delivery modes (in a classroom, at a service desk, or virtually).

Librarians support the research goals and needs of both students and faculty, providing library services via an integrated service model, whereby all library staff have the necessary skills to facilitate access to services, direct enquiries appropriately, and to aid students and other library patrons in their learning. Librarians serve as the first point of contact for faculty, providing guidance on topics such as copyright, Open Educational Resources (OER), academic integrity, scholarly publishing, and open access. Working collaboratively with faculty and staff, Librarians also develop, maintain, and promote the library collection.

As faculty themselves, Librarians will have the opportunity to contribute to the larger Polytechnic community and engage in professional development.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program
  • Experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge of research at a post-secondary level
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent reference service
  • Knowledge of information literacy pedagogy, practice and assessment techniques
  • Experience in the design and delivery of instruction for traditional, blended and/or online learning environments
  • Ability to use emerging technologies effectively in the delivery of services
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills
  • Experience in leadership roles with teams considered an asset
Preferred Qualifications
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental care through Blue Cross, access to a health spending account, pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program, generous vacation allotments, credit tuition waivers and opportunities for professional development funding. Additional time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays.
Eligibility to access the above-mentioned benefits is dependent upon the FARDP Collective Agreement and related RDP policies.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.
Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2030 Strategic Plan

Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.

Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.
Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2024-F-009
Faculty Employment Type Continuous Probationary
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/19/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain)
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Open Date 03/07/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The position is open until a suitable candidate is identified with the first review of applications taking place April 9, 2024.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  2. * Do you have a masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents