Memorial University of Newfoundland
Health Sciences Library
Public Services Librarian

Closing Date:  June 15, 2001

Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking applicants for a
tenure-track appointment as a Public Services Librarian in the Health
Sciences Library.

QUALIFICATIONS The Health Sciences Library is seeking a service-oriented
individual with an interest in health sciences librarianship.  A MLS from
an accredited program is required.  Experience in the provision of
reference services and bibliographic instruction within an academic or
health science environment is essential.  Strong interpersonal and
communication skills are mandatory.  Familiarity with Web-based resources,
microcomputer applications and searching electronic databases is highly

DESCRIPTION This position reports to the Head of Public Services in the
Health Sciences Library.  The major responsibilities are to provide
reference and information services.  A key role is the co-ordination,
planning, and design of the library's bibliographic instruction programs.
This includes a program to integrate information-seeking skills into the
curriculum.  As a member of the Library's professional staff, the
successful applicant will participate in collection development and other

The Health Sciences Library uses an integrated online library system
(SIRSI Unicorn).  Databases such as Medline, CINAHL and IPA are mounted on
a local SilverPlatter ERL server.  A local area network is used for
library administrative applications as well as access to university data
networks and the Internet.

The Health Sciences Library serves the faculty, staff and students of
Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine, Schools of Nursing and
Pharmacy, and the staff and students of the Health Sciences Centre site of
the Health Care Corporation of St. John's.  The library also supports the
information needs of health care professionals throughout the Province of
Newfoundland and Labrador.  For more information about the Library, visit

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 16,000 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

BENEFITS This position will be filled at the Librarian I or II level.  The
salary ranges for Librarian I and II positions as of April 1, 2001 are
$33,969-$43,237 and $39,265-$52,505.  Memorial offers standard academic
benefits including opportunities for development time.

PROCEDURES Deadline for applications is June 15, 2001.  Interested persons
should forward their resume and the names of three references to:

George Beckett
Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences)
Health Sciences Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
Tel: 709-777-6670
Fax: 709-777-6866
Email: [log in to unmask]

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages
applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal
people and persons with disabilities.