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GERARD V. LA FOREST LAW LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
The Gerard V. La Forest Law Library invites applications for an eleven-month term position, which is expected to
be filled at the rank of Librarian I. The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2006. The Gerard V.
La Forest Law Library serves the legal information needs of students and faculty at UNB’s Faculty of Law, as well
as those of the larger UNB and STU community. This position will provide a new librarian with excellent
exposure to many facets of librarianship within a dynamic law library environment.
Reporting to the Acting Head Law Librarian, this position is responsible for the cataloguing function at the Library,
for the selection and organization of the library’s government documents collection, as well as for assisting in the
provision of reference and bibliographic instruction services as demand requires.
Directs the cataloguing function by establishing cataloguing policy in consultation with the Acting Head Law
Librarian, cataloguing materials needing original cataloguing or substantial revision to available cataloguing copy,
and overseeing the work of the Cataloguing Assistant in regard to bibliographic searching, copy cataloguing, and
input of records into UNB’s online catalogue.
Represents the Law Library at university-wide technical services librarians meetings, particularly in regard to the
implementation and use of the SIRSI UNICORN integrated library system.
Provides metadata for legal electronic resources purchased by the Law Library.
Maintains the government documents collection by choosing items for acquisition, providing bibliographic access
and detailed holdings information, and organizing the collection for convenient use.
Provides reference assistance to library users.
Shares with the other librarians in the conducting of library tours, orientation sessions, and bibliographic
Other duties may include work on the Law Library’s Digital Archives initiative, upgrading content on the library’s
website, and assisting with the implementation of the ASIN (Atlantic Scholarly Information Network) Portal
Qualifications: MLS degree or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution is required, as is knowledge of
cataloguing principles and practice within an automated integrated library system environment. A service-oriented
approach to librarianship, superior time- management and organizational skills, and effective written and verbal
communication skills in English are essential. In addition, any and all of the following would be highly desirable:
knowledge of the law, legal materials (both print and electronic), and legal research methodology; experience with
legal cataloguing and classification, including use of the KF Modified Classification scheme; experience with a
variety of modules in SIRSI or a similar integrated library system; familiarity with methods for acquiring and
making accessible government publications and government information; experience in providing reference
assistance or bibliographic instruction; experience with scanning technology and webpage creation and editing.
Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should
mail, fax, or e-mail a letter of application, resume, and the names of 3 references to the address below (recent
graduates should also include a copy of their transcript from their MLS program):
Law Library Assessment Committee
Gerard V. La Forest Law Library, University of New Brunswick
Bag Service 44999, 41 Dineen Dr.
Fredericton, NB E3B 6C9
Phone: 506-447-3266 Fax: 506-453-5186 Email: [log in to unmask]
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given
priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. Position is subject to budgetary approval.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLE
OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY