POSITION BEING READVERTISED. INFORMAL INQUIRIES WELCOME. Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a permanent, tenure-track position in the University Library System. Head, Bibliographic Control Services Division Queen Elizabeth II Library Memorial University is seeking an individual with proven leadership qualities, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in and an aptitude for personnel management, receptivity to new ideas and the ability to think creatively. He/she must be able to set and achieve goals, both cooperatively within a system and personally. QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must have a Master's degree from an ALA accredited graduate program and substantial experience in cataloguing and/or acquisitions, including experience in a supervisory or management role, preferably in an academic library. The successful candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of the evolving role of technical services and the changing contribution of technical services personnel to the library. Evidence of the ability to formulate goals and carry them through will be sought. He/she will possess a solid understanding of current issues and trends in technical services. DESCRIPTION The Bibliographic Control Services Division has a staff of five librarians, including the Head, and 21 library assistants. It is the largest of the technical services units in the library system and is responsible for all processes associated with the acquisitions and cataloguing of materials in all formats except serials. The division catalogues many unique titles for a comprehensive collection relating to Newfoundland and for a specialized collection on marine resources. The functional relationship between the division and other technical service units in the system is still evolving. The Memorial University Library system is a Sirsi site. The Division has a history of excellence. It has an established record of efficiency and innovation. It was the first Canadian site to participate in NACO (the Name Authority Cooperative Project) and is the home of the Cataloguer's Toolbox web site. The Head of the Bibliographic Control Services Division reports directly to the University Librarian and is part of the senior management structure in the central branch of the library system. The division head has a leadership role in the broader development of access and services for the whole library system. At Memorial, staff development is a priority at all levels. There will be an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in collection development activities or public service. 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 15,000 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 including a symphony and vital theater, very affordable housing, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. BENEFITS: Memorial's practice is to hire individuals into tenure track positions at an appropriate rank and salary. Administrative appointments such as headships are made for three year terms (renewable on review) with a $2500 stipend in excess of salary. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will qualify for appointment at the rank of Librarian III or IV, the combined salary range being $44,561 - $92,225. Benefits include a moving allowance, standard pension and health plans, and eligibility for sabbatical leaves and professional development support. The current contract covering librarians between Memorial and its faculty union can be found at <www.mun.ca/munfa/ca0002toc.htm>. PROCEDURE: The appointment is available immediately. Processing of applications will begin on receipt. Deadline for applications is November 23, 2001. Interested qualified individuals should send a resume and names of three references to: Richard H. Ellis Tel: (709) 737-7428 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.