Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure-track
position in the University Library System.
Public Services Librarian
Health Sciences Library
This position reports to the Head of Public Services in the Health Sciences
Library. The major responsibilities are in the areas of reference and
instruction, with an emphasis on the development and expansion of the
Library's information literacy programs. The successful applicant will
participate in the planning, design, and delivery of instruction sessions,
promotion and liaison with faculty, providing reference assistance (some
evening and weekend hours required), the development of innovative reference
services, collection development, and other library service duties.
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. 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 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.
The Health Sciences Library is seeking an energetic, outgoing and service-
oriented individual with an interest in health sciences librarianship. A
degree from an ALA accredited graduate 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 information resources, World Wide Web applications and computer
applications are highly desirable.
An appointment at the rank of Librarian I or II is anticipated. The salary
ranges for Librarian I and II positions as of September 1, 2003 are $37,667 to
$47,950 and $43,543 to $58,233 respectively. Memorial offers standard
academic benefits including opportunities for development time.
Deadline for applications is October 20, 2003. Please cite
competition number 2003/2004-LIB-007. Processing of applications
will begin upon receipt. Expected hire date is January 1, 2004.
Interested qualified individuals should send a resume and names, mailing
addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
George Beckett Tel: (709) 777-6670
Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences) Fax: (709) 777-
Health Sciences Library Email: [log in to unmask]
Memorial University of Newfoundland http://www.library.mun.ca/hsl/
St. John's, NL A1B 3V6
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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and
permanent residents will be given priority.