Librarians attending CLA can discuss this position with Ms. Mary Lochhead,
Associate University Librarian at memorial.
POSITION BEING READVERTISED. INFORMAL INQUIRIES WELCOME.
Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a permanent,
tenure- track position in the University Library System.
Head, Bibliographic Control Services
Queen Elizabeth II Library
At a time of many challenges, Memorial is looking for an individual with
proven leadership qualities, excellent oral and written communication
skills, experience in and an aptitude for personnel management, and the
ability to set and carry out goals, both cooperatively within a system and
The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree from an ALA
accredited graduate program and at least five years cataloguing experience
in an academic library with an automated environment. Evidence of
creative thinking about the evolving role of technical services and the
changing contribution of technical services personnel will be sought as
will evidence of effective staff management.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of current
technical services developments, issues and trends.
Bibliographic Control Services is the largest of the technical services
units in the library system. It is responsible for the processes
traditionally associated with cataloguing and acquisitions for the entire
system. It supports both a central unit and some satellite units. The
relationship between the central unit and the satellite units, and with
other aspects of technical services, are evolving.
Bibliographic Control Services has a history of excellence as the first
Canadian site to participate in the Cooperative Name Authority Project
(exact title needed), as the home of the Cataloguer's Toolbox, and a solid
record of process- oriented efficiency and innovation. Today, technical
service units are challenged to respond to the proliferation of access
mechanisms that the communications revolution has brought with it and
Bibliographic Control Services at Memorial is not an exception.
Additionally, the unit is responsible for a considerable amount of
original cataloguing in support of a comprehensive collection of material
relating to Newfoundland and Labrador.
The position currently reports directly to the University Librarian and is
part of the senior management structure in the central branch of the
library system. The position will play a role in the broader development
of access and services for the whole library system, reflecting the role
of the unit itself.
There will be an opportunity to participate in collection development
activities or direct public service.
Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the
province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the
educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering
diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 16,000 students,
Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning
in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a
vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor
Memorial's practice is to hire individuals into tenure track positions at
an appropriate rank and salary. Administrative appointments such as
headships are made for three year terms (renewable on review) with a $2500
stipend in excess of salary. It is anticipated that the successful
applicant will qualify for appointment at the rank of Librarian III or IV,
the combined salary range being $44,561 - $92,225.
Benefits include a moving allowance, standard pension and health plans,
and eligibility for sabbatical leaves and professional development
support. The current contract covering librarians between Memorial and
its faculty union can be found at <www.mun.ca/munfa/ca0002toc.htm>.
The appointment is available 1 September, 2001. Processing of applications
will begin on receipt. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2001.
Interested qualified individuals should send a resume and names of three
Richard H. Ellis Tel: (709) 737-7428
University Librarian FAX: (709) 737-2153
Memorial University of Newfoundland Net: [log in to unmask]
St. John's, Newfoundland
CANADA A1B 3Y1
Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and
encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities,
aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.