Job posting: Law Librarian, Alberta Law Libraries (Edmonton)

Job Title:                              Law Librarian
Job ID:                                  1007428
Location:                              Edmonton
Full/Part Time:                     Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:          Regular

This position is being re-advertised with revised qualifications.  To apply for this position, you must submit your application under this Job ID, even if you had applied to the previous competition.


Open competition

Closing Date

October 7, 2011


Program Services 3


Justice and Attorney General


Are you a dynamic, innovative person with a passion for legal reference and research?  If so, Alberta Law Libraries has an opening for a Law Librarian in Edmonton.

The Role:

As a Law Librarian, you will:

  • Provide reference and research services primarily to the judiciary but also to members of the bar, law students, Alberta Justice employees and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development and provision of outreach services.
  • Provide tailored personal and group legal research and database instruction.
  • Participate in collection development by recommending materials to be added or withdrawn from the collections.

The Person:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have knowledge of library and information science principles, practices, procedures and trends.
  • Be proficient in utilizing legal print and online databases.
  • Demonstrate advanced research skills.
  • Have experience creating training materials.
  • Possess strong time management skills.
  • Be described as energetic and have the ability to work under pressure.
  • Have excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and a customer-service orientation are essential.


Masters in Library and Information Studies (MLIS/MLS) from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited program is required. Law library experience/legal training is an asset but is not required. Law degree in lieu of experience may be considered.


$2,327.82 to $3,053.34 bi-weekly


Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future permanent and temporary vacancies.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred (  If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job IC, to:  Brenda Swaray, Alberta Justice and Attorney General, 1st Floor Bowker Building, 9833-109 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2E8. Phone: (780) 427-9286 Fax: (780) 422-1330. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.  Note:  As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.

Position Profile

Closing Statement

Applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.