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APLA-LIST  May 2003

APLA-LIST May 2003

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Position advertisement

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Dalhousie University Libraries
Bibliographic Services Librarian

Dalhousie University Libraries seeks a dynamic librarian to coordinate
and support bibliographic services and the development of access to
electronic information products for its main library.  Reporting to the
Head of Technical Services, Killam Library, the Bibliographic Services
Librarian promotes the access to library’s collections with an emphasis
on electronic resources. The Bibliographic Services Librarian will work
in close cooperation with technical services staff, subject librarians
and system-wide committees.  The Dalhousie Libraries are members of
Novanet, a consortium of Nova Scotia academic libraries sharing a common
library management system (Geac ADVANCE) and other collaborative
initiatives.

The Killam Library serves the research and teaching needs of students,
faculty and staff in the arts, social sciences, sciences and management
and is the largest of the four libraries in the Dalhousie library
system.  The collection of over 1 million volumes includes 3,500+
current serial subscriptions, both print and electronic.  Additional
information is available at http://www.library.dal.ca

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

- maintain ongoing liaison with vendors of information resources;
- monitor current trends in electronic resource development; analyse and
evaluate vendor products and offers; co-ordinate trials and pilots as
needed;
- co-ordinate implementation of and access to electronic resources;
- maintain licensing agreement files for electronic resources
- assist in the resolution of bibliographic access issues especially
with respect to electronic resources;
- troubleshoot technical issues related to electronic product access and
maintenance;
- collaborate with users, staff, subject specialists and vendors on all
electronic resources issues;
- prepare reports as needed including usage statistics;
- assist with the development of standards and procedures for electronic
resources and bibliographic access;
- serve on appropriate Library, University and professional committees;
- maintain liaisons with other electronic resource librarians across the
country and participate actively in professional library associations
and forums;
- participate in the delivery of reference and bibliographic services as
needed;
- maintain and enhance positive, effective and collaborative working
relationships with Library colleagues and with University faculty, staff
and students;
- participate in discussions on collection access issues and
bibliographic support services delivery


QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate must have a Master's degree or equivalent from
an ALA-accredited program with a minimum of two years relevant
experience, preferably in an academic environment; knowledge of current
trends in electronic publishing and licensing;  familiarity with
traditional and emerging bibliographic standards; knowledge of
bibliographic and classification resources such as AACR2r, LCSH, LC
classification; experience in Web technology including Web page design
and database development.

The successful candidate must have good interpersonal skills; the
ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with
colleagues and library patrons individually and in groups; a high degree
of flexibility and openness to change; strong communication abilities; a
collaborative and enthusiastic outlook; and the ability to work openly
and effectively with diverse user groups.


AVAILABILITY OF POSITION:

The position is available June 1, 2003 subject to final budget approval.
This is a full-time probationary appointment. Rank and salary are
dependant upon qualifications and experience, and subject to the terms
of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement. It is
expected that the position will be filled at the mid-Librarian I to
mid-Librarian II level, salary range $32,386 - $38,196.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an
Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages
applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a
disability, racially visible persons and women.

Deadline for applications is June 6, 2003.

Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and names of three
references to:

William Maes, University Librarian
Killam Library
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4H8

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