Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking applicants for a contractual
appointment as a Public Services Librarian in the Health Sciences Library.
Public Services Librarian
(September 3, 2002 - April 30, 2003)
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 information literacy 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 information literacy 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.
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.
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 $34,998 - 44,553.
Deadline for applications is August 16, 2002. Interested persons should
forward their resume and the names of three references to:
Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences)
Health Sciences Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
Telephone: (709) 777-6670
Fax: (709) 777-6866
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Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity and
encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities and
persons with disabilities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.