Memorial University Libraries seeks candidates for the following tenure
track librarian position in the University Library System.
Head, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Archives Queen
Elizabeth II Library
Competition Number QEII-2004-003
The Archives' mandate is to collect original material dealing with all
aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador history and culture, particularly
literature, the performing arts, labour, military matters and politics, to
preserve them and provide research support to their content. The Archives
serves a variety of patrons and groups, e.g., faculty, undergraduate and
graduate students, classes, visiting researchers, journalists, authors,
filmmakers and the general public.
This position will lead a team that is responsible for performing a full
range of archival functions, including collection development, financial
appraisal, arrangement and description, reference services, database
management, alternative media storage and related technologies management,
marketing and outreach. The Head of Archives also joins the Library
management group as a Division Head in the Queen Elizabeth II Library.
The Queen Elizabeth II Library is the central library of a highly
centralized library system serving Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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 17,000 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.
A Master of Library and Information Science from an accredited programme
with a specialization in archives; a minimum of 3 years experience in a
university archives working to RAD standards; an undergraduate degree with a
major concentration in the area of Newfoundland and Labrador studies.
Knowledge of historical research methodology and knowledge of the primary,
secondary, rare and manuscript sources of Newfoundland and Labrador studies.
Excellent interpersonal skills, effective written and oral communications
skills, strong planning, organizational, project management and
problem-solving skills. Grant-writing experience would be an asset, as would
a second language and an interest in copyright law.
An appointment at the rank of Librarian I or II is anticipated, based on
experience and qualifications. As of September 1, 2004, salary floors are
$39,574 and $45,750 respectively. Memorial offers standard academic
benefits including opportunities for professional development and research.
This administrative appointment carries a stipend of $2500 in addition to
Positions are subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications
is March 4, 2005. Please cite competition number QEII-2004-003. Processing
of applications will begin upon receipt.
Interested, qualified individuals should send a resume with names, mailing
addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to:
Richard H. Ellis Tel:
University Librarian FAX: (709)737-2153
Memorial University of Newfoundland Net: [log in to unmask]
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada A1B 3Y1
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, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.