Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a
two-year contractual appointment in the University Library
Public Services Librarian
Contractual Position to August 31, 2003
Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library is seeking a service oriented
individual with an interest in health sciences librarianship. An
MLS from an accredited programme is required. Experience in the
provision of reference services and bibliographic instruction
within an academic or health sciences environment is essential.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills are mandatory.
Familiarity with the use of electronic databases, internet and
World Wide Web applications, remote database searching and
microcomputer applications are highly desirable.
This position reports to the Head of Public Services in the
Health Sciences Library. The major responsibilities are to
perform reference, computer database searching and bibliographic
instruction duties. As a member of the Library's professional
staff, the successful applicant will assist in the provision of
services to the Library's clientele and will participate in the
Library's collection development program.
The Health Sciences Library currently uses an integrated online
library system (SIRSI Unicorn) for support of library operations.
A local area network is used for library administrative
applications, public electronic database access and access to
university data networks and the Internet. Access to databases
such as MEDLINE, CINAHL and IPA are provided through a local
SilverPlatter ERL server. The library is dedicated to using
computer technology to improve information access for patrons.
This role includes a commitment by the Health Sciences Library to
support education, clinical practice and research in health care
through the teaching of information skills.
The Health Sciences Library serves the faculty, staff and
students of Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine, and
Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, and the staff and students of
the Health Sciences Centre site of the Health Care Corporation of
St. John's. The Library also supports the information needs of
health care professionals throughout the province of Newfoundland
and Labrador. For more information about the library, visit
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 activities.
This position will be filled at the Librarian I level. The
salary range for a Librarian I position is $34,650 - $44,107.
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2001.
Interested persons should forward their resume and the names of
three references to:
Mr. George Beckett
Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences)
Health Sciences Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
Telephone: (709) 777-6670
Fax: (709) 777-6866
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment
equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men,
visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with