St. Francis Xavier University invites applications for the position of:

University Librarian

The University:
A top ranked Canadian university, St. Francis Xavier University is a
primarily undergraduate institution with an enrolment of 4000 located in
Antigonish, Nova Scotia. With 28 academic departments and 3 professional
schools, the University offers a comprehensive array of academic
programs under the faculties of arts and sciences and is focused on
academic excellence, innovation in teaching and research, service to
society, and international outreach. Please visit our web site at

The Library:
The Angus L. Macdonald Library houses a diverse collection of over
450,000 volumes which also provides facilities for government documents,
a large music and microfilm collection, the university archives, rare
books room, a unique Celtic collection, in-house bindery as well as two
computer labs housing 55 computers.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Academic Vice President and Provost, the University
Librarian is responsible for the effective functioning of the Library,
including: leadership and administration of the library with a staff
complement of 38 (including nine professional librarians), budget
management, integration of emerging technologies, maintenance of
traditional resources, participation on local and national library
consortia and associations, promotion of library services, establishing
long range goals and maintaining the library's memberships in the
Novanet Consortium and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries. The
initial appointment is a six year term commencing May 1, 2004 or as soon
after as possible, with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree with
a minimum of five years administrative experience in a post-secondary
academic library. The applicant should also have shown progressive
leadership and management skills, strong written, oral and interpersonal
communication skills, demonstrated familiarity with current and
developing technologies, an understanding of information literacy
issues, a commitment to staff development, and commitment to the
provision of distance services. In addition, the candidate will be
conversant with current issues facing academic libraries, promote the
integration of information resources into teaching, research and
learning, and advocate for the library, within the library, university
and beyond.

The committee will begin considering applications January 15, 2004 and
will continue until the position is filled.

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter and the
names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees should be sent to
the address below. Please note that references will not be contacted
without the consent of the applicant.

Chair - University Librarian Search Committee
Office of the Academic Vice-President and Provost
St. Francis Xavier University
P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish
Nova Scotia, Canada B2G 2W5

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