Mount Saint Vincent University invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. Recognized as a leader in innovative education, Mount Saint Vincent is a dynamic, challenging and welcoming environment. Our reputation for academic excellence, personal approach to education and distinctive programs attract outstanding faculty, staff, and students from across Canada and around the globe. MSVU is primarily an undergraduate university with strong programs in arts and science, and several professional areas. The University also offers graduate programs in six areas. The Library, with its total collection of 488,000 print and microform volumes, provides a full range of services to a community of 4,400 students and 500 employees, with a staff of 4 professional librarians and 14.5 library assistants. The Library has a mission to serve both on-campus students and those studying from a distance. The Library is a member of the Novanet consortium of 10 post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. As a member of the senior administrative team, the University Librarian will report to the Vice-President (Academic) and work closely with Deans and the Directors of Information Technology and Distance Learning. The University Librarian will act as a professional Librarian and will, in addition: manage all aspects of library and archival operations, including personnel, public services, cataloguing, collection development, facilities, and purchasing; define and monitor Library goals and set priorities in support of the Academic Plan; develop and administer the Library budget; oversee the selection and integration of emerging library technologies and services; represent MSVU to Novanet and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries for regional resource sharing; manage consortial agreements and licensing agreements for electronic resources; and administer the Collective Agreements with the MSVU Faculty Association and the NSGEU with respect to Library employees. The successful candidate will possess an ALA-accredited MLIS or MLS degree with a minimum of five years of increasing administrative responsibility and success in an academic library. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership ability in a collegial environment, an appreciation of the needs of distance as well as on-campus students , broad knowledge and understanding of current issues in academic librarianship, and achievement in the integration of emerging technologies and electronic resources with traditional library services. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teamwork and staff development, the ability to work effectively with university administrators, faculty, librarians, staff, and students, and the commitment to develop external relations and partnerships. The anticipated start date of this appointment is September 1, 2003. The search committee will begin considering applications on May 20, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, including a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, names and phones numbers of three references (who shall not be contacted without the consent of the applicant) and a statement of vision for this new role in a successful academic library, should be submitted to: Dr. Donna M. Woolcott Vice-President (Academic) Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax, NS B3K 1E3 Email: [log in to unmask]; fax: 902-443-3813 MSVU is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal personas, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.