Extended Services Librarian
Recognized as a leader in innovative education, Mount Saint Vincent University
(MSVU) is a dynamic, challenging and welcoming environment. Our reputation
for academic excellence, personal approach to education and distinctive
programs attract outstanding faculty, staff, and students from across Canada
and around the globe. MSVU is primarily an undergraduate university with
strong programs in arts and science, and several professional areas; the
University also offers graduate programs in six areas.
The Library, with its total collection of 488,000 print and microform volumes,
provides a full range of services to a community of 4,400 students and 500
employees, with a current staff of 4 professional librarians. The Library has
a mission to serve both on-campus students and those studying from a distance,
and is a member of the Novanet consortium of 10 post-secondary institutions in
Nova Scotia. Please visit us at www.msvu.ca/library.
The Library seeks an energetic, team-oriented librarian with excellent
technological skills, a strong service orientation, and an aptitude for
instruction to fill the full-time, probationary position of Extended Services
Librarian. Duties may include:
• Reference services to students, staff, and faculty, on a regular schedule
including one Sunday per month
• Customized library instruction sessions, general library orientations, and
one-on-one, in-depth research consultations.
• Creation of research guides and publications (print and electronic) on
• Support for faculty in their development of courseware and/or resources to
• Virtual reference and outreach services to remote users of the Library.
• Maintenance of the Library website, in consultation with other departments.
• Development of digital resources or collections, in collaboration with
Qualifications: Candidates should hold an ALA-accredited Master of Library
Science (or Library and Information Science) or equivalent. Experience in the
following areas would be an asset: reference services using print and
electronic resources, library instruction and orientation, website development
and/or maintenance, development and creation of research guides, development
of digital collections or resources, grant-writing an asset. Experience in an
academic library would be a strong asset. Salary and benefits are in
accordance with the Collective Agreement with the MSVU Faculty Association.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The search committee will begin considering applications on June 4, 2004, and
will continue until the position is filled. Applications, including cover
letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three
references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the applicant),
should be submitted to: Stephanie Walker, University Librarian, Mount Saint
Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, e-mail:
[log in to unmask], Fax: 902-457-6445.
Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment
equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including
women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
Priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.