Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the University Library System
Head, Dr. C.R. Barrett Library
Fisheries & Marine Institute
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University requires an energetic, outgoing individual with a commitment to academic librarianship and the flexibility to enjoy a changing environment of practice. The successful candidate will have a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program, accompanied by experience in a special or academic library, excellent communication skills - both oral and written, expertise in the provision of reference services and experience in library management. Knowledge of engineering or a marine-related industry: fisheries, aquaculture, food technology, nautical science, naval architecture, or marine technologies is desirable. Candidates should also have an interest in staff development and training, management on an appropriate scale, and familiarity with library instruction and the research needs of a diverse body of users.
This position is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Library, including its Information Services, Lending Services, Collections Development, and Information Resources Management; for assessing the potential impact and use of technological innovations within the Division; and for managing staff development and contributions to Library operations. The successful applicant will be heavily involved in the provision and development of reference service, library instruction, and the collection. As a member of the University Libraries' professional staff, the successful applicant will participate in system-wide programs and initiatives.
The Dr. C.R. Barrett Library is one of four libraries within the Memorial University Libraries. It serves the faculty, staff, and students of the University's Fisheries and Marine Institute. It also serves the faculty, staff, and students of the Engineering Technology Centre, College of the North Atlantic. The Library's evolving mandate also requires the provision of services to the marine industry in the province.
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland is a world-class facility for advanced marine research and education. The mission of the Marine Institute is to provide education and training, applied research, and technology transfer in support of client industries on a national and international basis. The Marine Institute designs and delivers programs that provide graduates with highly competitive skills and abilities. The Institute offers a range of Master's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, one-year advanced diplomas, three-year diplomas of technology, two-year technician diplomas, and one-year technical and vocational certificate programs, combined with a variety of industry-oriented and community-based short courses.
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 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning. St. John's is a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.
An appointment at the rank of Librarian I or II is anticipated. Based on experience and qualifications, salary floors are $40,563 and $46,895 respectively. This position carries an administrative stipend of $2500. Memorial offers standard academic benefits including opportunities for development time.
The deadline for applications is July 7, 2006. Please cite competition number QEII-2006-004. Processing of applications will begin upon receipt. This position is available September 1, 2006.
Interested qualified individuals should send a resumé and the names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
Susan Cleyle Tel:(709)737-7646/737-3188
Associate University Librarian FAX:(709)737-2153
Queen Elizabeth II Library NET:[log in to unmask]
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.