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APLA-LIST October 2006

Subject:

Librarian position

From:

Suzanne Sexty <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 21:32:21 -0330

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FORWARDED From: Debbie Clark <[log in to unmask]>

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian
Continuing Track Appointment, Available Immediately


DESCRIPTION

Queen's University Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and
service-oriented Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian.   As a
learning organization, we are committed to providing learning
opportunities and mentoring that will contribute to a successful
career in the library technical services field.

Working collaboratively in a team-based environment, and reporting to
the Head of the Central Technical Services unit, the Serials and
Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the supervision of
the Serials Group (7 Library Technicians) and for managing the
acquisition of serials and other continuing resources in all formats.
The Librarian oversees the group's work in the Endeavor Voyager ILS,
coordinates the unit's management of the Library's Ex Libris Verde
ERM system and troubleshoots electronic resource access
problems.  The librarian monitors trends in electronic resource
acquisitions, cataloguing and metadata standards, providing
leadership in the formulation of policies. The librarian participates
in fostering flexibility, creativity and the development of
innovative methods of service delivery,  building on current
processes and workflows and developing and implementing new
approaches as necessary.  In cooperation with others, the librarian
develops and delivers training initiatives to support the flexible
workflow required to meet the unit's service goals.  The librarian
assists and advises the Unit Head in the continued reorganization of
the Unit; acts as a cataloguing resource for staff, performs original
cataloguing of serials and other continuing resources, and creates
and maintains authority records.  The librarian works collaboratively
with all staff and participates beyond the unit in the promotion of
Queen's University Library's vision of the learning organization.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:  An ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent; demonstrated
supervisory and management ability and the ability to mentor and
motivate staff in an environment that supports the goals of a
learning organization; experience with electronic resources;
knowledge of current trends and new technologies relating to
electronic resources; some knowledge of and/or experience with
acquisitions; ability to plan, develop and deliver training programs;
superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in
a collaborative environment; strong analytical and problem-solving
skills; high degree of flexibility and openness to change; excellent
organizational skills; strong commitment to user services; ability to
work effectively under pressure; ability to work well in a team-based
and self-directed environment.

Preferred:   Experience with the acquisition of serials and/or
electronic resources; experience with cataloguing serials and other
continuing resources.

ENVIRONMENT

Queen's University Library comprises five major libraries in
well-equipped facilities.  It serves a user community of
approximately 18,000 students and 800 faculty with research
collections exceeding 7 million items, more than 16,000 electronic
journals and 400 databases; a staff of 160; and a budget exceeding
$17 million.  A team-based organization based on the goals of the
learning organization was introduced in 1999 to encourage innovation
and flexibility in meeting the service needs of the Library's user community.

The Central Technical Services unit has a staff complement of 27 fte
(4 librarians and 23 library technicians) and is responsible, either
entirely or in part, for acquiring and making accessible library
resources to meet the research, teaching and learning needs of the
humanities and social sciences, physical and applied sciences, law
and education library communities.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by a Collective
Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA)
and the University, which is posted at
<http://www.queensu.ca/qufa/>http://www.queensu.ca/qufa/.  Salary and
rank for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience.  This is a continuing track appointment, available immediately.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.
Queen's University is committed to employment equity and diversity in
the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible
minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons
of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and
permanent residents will be given priority.

For a complete position
guide:
<http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/posguide.htm>http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/posguide.htm
Learn more about Queen's University
Library:  <http://library.queensu.ca/>http://library.queensu.ca/
Learn more about Queen's
University:  <http://www.queensu.ca/>http://www.queensu.ca/

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis beginning December
1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. A letter of
application, accompanied by a curriculum vita and the names of three
referees, one of whom is a current or recent supervisor, should be sent to:

Barbara Teatero, Associate University Librarian
Joseph S. Stauffer Library
Queen's University
101 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4
FAX:   (613) 533-6362
Email:  [log in to unmask]


Debbie Clark
Library Personnel Assistant
Stauffer Library
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

email:  [log in to unmask]
phone: internal:  32517
          external: (613) 533-2517

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