Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure-
track position in the University Library System

                  Associate University Librarian


The Associate University Librarian  is an integral part of the senior
management team in the library system, working closely with, and
deputizing for, the University Librarian.  Located in the Queen
Elizabeth II Library, the central branch of a highly centralized
library system, the position carries responsibility for all personnel
matters regarding support staff in the branch and for leading the
library system in the creation of structures and programs supporting
staff development including liaison with the University's Human
Resources Department.  There is likely to be an opportunity to
participate in labour-management affairs.

Immediate challenges for the position include planning for the
renovation of the Queen Elizabeth II Library.  In this role the
position will be actively involved in liaison with Memorial's
Facilities Management unit.  Memorial is in the process of adopting
new planning and budgeting regimes and the position will participate
in the redefinition of the Library's budget in consort as part of that
process.  In the longer term, there is an element of flexibility in
the position which can be molded in accordance with the individual's
experience and capabilities.

The Queen Elizabeth II Library has an annual budget of ca. $10M, a
staff complement of more than 30 librarians and approximately 100
support staff.  The administrative organization of the library is
quite flat and there is a strong tradition of cooperation and mutual
assistance within the branch and between branches of the Memorial
University Libraries.

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 activities.

For an overview of the Memorial University Libraries, visit our web
site at <>. Queries can be addressed to Richard H.
Ellis at the address below.


The University Library is seeking an energetic, outgoing individual
with a commitment to academic librarianship and the flexibility to
enjoy a changing environment of practice.  We are looking for a mid-
career practitioner who enjoys challenges and is looking for something
slightly different in a job, in a location, and in an institution; one
who is attracted by the challenges of providing leadership in a
collaborative and consultative environment.  Organizational and
communication skills of a high order are requisite.  A record of
successful execution of significant administrative responsibility,
including support staff management will be sought and familiarity with
budgeting will be an asset.  The  successful candidate will have an
ALA accredited graduate degree.


An appointment at the rank of Librarian III or IV is anticipated.
Salary ranges are 45,918 - 75,948 and 54,108 - 95,058 respectively
depending on experience and qualifications.  In addition to the base
salary, the position carries an administrative stipend.  Memorial
offers standard academic benefits including access to sabbatical
leaves and release time for professional development.


The deadline for applications is May 17, 2002.  Processing of
applications will begin upon receipt.  The position is available

Interested individuals should apply by sending 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 and persons with disabilities.