Mount Saint Vincent University
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian

Closing Date: November 15, 2002

Mount Saint Vincent University Library is seeking a Reference &
Instructional Services Librarian 1 for a full-time limited-term appointment.
The term shall start as soon as possible and end June 30, 2003.

Reporting to the Head Librarian, the incumbent's primary responsibilities
will be working regular reference shifts (including one Sunday afternoon
per month and possibly one evening per week), and providing library
instruction in a classroom setting and during one-on-one scheduled
appointments. The incumbent will also assist with ongoing projects
which presently include: organization of electronic resources such as
databases, journals and statistical data, management of the Library's
Web page, preparation and updating of library instruction
documentation, and evaluation of electronic reference resources.   The
incumbent may be called upon to represent the Library and/or faculty on
university committees, and the MSVU Library on external committees.

This is an entry level-position.  Requirements are: an ALA-accredited
MLIS with a background in the social sciences or humanities; academic
reference and library instruction experience; knowledge of a wide range
of electronic and print information resources; strong interpersonal and
communication skills; ability to work productively in a collegial
environment; initiative, flexibility, and a commitment to service; ability to
interact and communicate effectively with faculty, students, and staff;
and experience with a wide range of library technology (including Web
page design).  Librarians at MSVU are part of the Faculty Association;
salary and benefits are in accordance with the Mount Saint Vincent
University Collective Agreement.  This appointment is subject to final
budgetary approval.

About the Library
The MSVU Library is a member of the Novanet library consortium which
uses the GEAC Advance library system.  The library has a variety of
networked and stand-alone databases.  The university is committed to a
strong liberal arts and science core and selected professional disciplines.
The university and library stress a high degree of personalized
education. Applicants should be sensitive to MSVU's mission as a
university dedicated primarily to the education of women.  Mount Saint
Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity
and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including
women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities  and persons with
disabilities.  In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this
advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
For more information on the university and library, go to

How to apply
Submit letters of application including resume and names and addresses
of three current references to:

Mr. Terry Paris, Head Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University Library
Halifax, NS, B3M 2J6
Fax: (902) 457-6445
Email: [log in to unmask]

Applications are requested immediately; however, they will be accepted
until November 15, 2002.  We thank everyone for their interest in this
position; however we are only able to contact individuals selected for an


Meg Raven
Coordinator of Public Services
Mount Saint Vincent University Library
Halifax, NS, B3M 2J6

Tel: (902) 457-6403   Fax: (902) 457-6445   [log in to unmask]