University Librarian

Mount Allison University invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. Located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mount Allison University is one of Canada’s leading undergraduate liberal arts and science universities. The University has 2250 full-time students enrolled in degree programs in Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Commerce and Science. The Library is a focal point for research and learning in a close, collegial environment.

The University Librarian reports to the Vice President (Academic and Research) and is responsible for overall administration, budget, planning, assessment and policy development for library services, collections, and facilities. The University Librarian oversees the operation of the main library, the music library and the University Archives, while remaining engaged in the life of the library by working collaboratively with Librarians. The University Librarian promotes and manages consortial agreements and licensing agreements for electronic resources. The University Librarian manages and leads the development of a full and part-time staff of 22 and professional development of 7.5 librarian colleagues. The initial appointment is for a five-year term, commencing July 1, 2003, with the possibility of renewal.

- candidates must hold an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; an additional advanced degree is preferred;
- at least five years experience within an academic library;
- demonstrated record of increasing administrative responsibility and success in a university library;
- demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of current issues in academic librarianship;
- a record of achievement in the development and implementation of new technologies and of innovative services in a complex library environment;
-       excellent leadership ability in a collegial environment and a strong commitment to the teaching, research and service missions of a university;
-       ability to communicate and work effectively with university administrators, faculty, librarians, staff and students;
- a demonstrated commitment as a Librarian to scholarship and professional growth.

Application Procedure:
Preference will be given to applications received before February 28, 2003. Applications, including a covering letter and a current curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for a successful academic library and the role of a university librarian, along with the names, telephone, address and e-mail addresses of at least three references (note: references will not be contacted until authorized by applicants), should be submitted to:

Dr. Michael Fox
Vice President (Academic & Research)
Mount Allison University, 65 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada  E4L 1E4
Email: [log in to unmask], Fax: (506) 364-2299

This position is open to both internal and external candidates and is subject to budgetary approval.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.