Position availability:  July 1, 2004

Dalhousie University Libraries is seeking an experienced, forward-looking and enthusiastic individual to serve as Associate University Librarian.

Possessing a strong service ethic, the Associate University Librarian will advise and assist the University Librarian in the management of the libraries and act for him in his absence.  He/she will provide support and advice for Associates and Heads in Human Resources matters in consultation with University Personnel Services, as required.  A critical function of the position is to provide leadership in delivering an array of public services in response to the needs of a diverse user community by taking full advantage of the opportunities provided by current and emerging information technologies and the skills of staff.  


The successful candidate will have an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or comparable educational qualifications; familiarity with library automation and technologies; demonstrated management skills developed in a variety of settings and locations and through increasing levels of responsibility within libraries, preferably in an academic environment; experience in a public services environment and in the effective delivery of instructional services; experience in human resource management; and evidence of active participation in library professional associations.

The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills; be an innovator and self-starter; have a strong sense of honesty and integrity; exhibit energy and enthusiasm; be flexible and resilient; and possess a strong sense of humour.


Employees of Dalhousie enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, generous vacation entitlement, and tuition discounts and waivers. The work environment encourages career advancement and professional growth, fostering dedication and innovation. Please refer to our web site for more information:


The position is available July 1, 2004, subject to final budget approval. This is a full-time appointment outside the bargaining unit.  Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The position carries a stipend. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

Deadline for applications is May 14, 2004

Please submit a letter of interest, current resumé and names of three references to:

William Maes, University Librarian
Killam Library,
Dalhousie University,
6225 University Avenue,
Halifax, Nova Scotia   B3H 4H8

Submission of materials in electronic form is encouraged and can be addressed to:  [log in to unmask]

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