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Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a one-year contract
position in the University Library System.
                         Cataloguing Librarian
                Bibliographic Control Services Division
                      Queen Elizabeth II Library

Memorial University is seeking an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced
cataloguer for a one-year term appointment as a sabbatical leave replacement.
The successful candidate will have a degree from an ALA accredited graduate
program, with several years' cataloguing experience in an online environment
using AACR2 and the Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings.
He/she will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and an ability to
work effectively both independently and as a member of a group.  Knowledge of
non-book cataloguing practices will be desirable, as will experience with the
MARC21 authorities format.  Familiarity with Sirsi/Workflows will be an asset.


The Bibliographic Control Services Division is located in the Queen Elizabeth
II Library, the central library in Memorial's system.  The Division, with a
staff of five librarians and twenty-three library assistants, is the largest of
the technical services units in the library system and is responsible for
acquisitions and cataloguing of resources in all formats.  Memorial's
librarians are forward-looking and dedicated professionals, committed to high
standards of record quality and public service.  Memorial was the first
institution in Canada to participate in NACO (the Name Authority Cooperative
Project). As one of a collegial group of cataloguers, the successful candidate
will perform original cataloguing for resources in any of a range of formats
and subject areas, in accordance with his/her qualifications and the library's
priorities.  Materials for original cataloguing include serials, electronic
resources, government documents, scores and sound recordings, audio-visual
materials, maps, rare books, and academic theses.  Works catalogued may be for
specialized collections such as marine studies, or medicine and health, or may
be unique titles for a comprehensive collection relating to Newfoundland and

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.

An appointment at the rank of Librarian II or III is anticipated.  Based on
experience and qualifications, salary floors are $43,543 and $49,419
respectively.  Memorial offers standard academic benefits including
opportunities for development time.


The deadline for applications October 15, 2003.  Please cite competition number
2003/2004-LIB-002. Processing of applications will begin upon receipt.  The
position is available January 1 - December 31, 2004.

Interested qualified individuals should send a resume and names, mailing
addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Richard H. Ellis                   Tel: (709) 737-3862
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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and
permanent residents will be given priority.