Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Public Services Librarian

Contractual Position to August 31, 2006

Memorial University of Newfoundland is seeking applicants for a contractual appointment as Public Services Librarian in the Health Sciences Library. This position is available as of May 1, 2004.


This position reports to the Head of Public Services in the Health Sciences Library. The major responsibilities are to perform reference, database searching and instruction. The successful applicant will participate in the planning, design, and delivery of instruction sessions, promotion and liaison with faculty, providing reference assistance (some evening and weekend hours required), the development of innovative reference services, collection development, and other library service duties.

The Health Sciences Library serves the faculty, staff and students of Memorial Universityís Faculty of Medicine, and Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, and the staff and students of the Health Sciences Centre site of the Health Care Corporation of St. Johnís. This role includes a commitment by the Health Sciences Library to support education, clinical practice and research in health care through the teaching of information skills. The Library also supports the information needs of health care professionals throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the provinceís only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to 17,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. Johnís, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.


The Health Sciences Library is seeking an energetic, outgoing and service oriented individual with an interest in health sciences librarianship. A degree from an ALA accredited graduate programme is required. Experience in the provision of reference services and instruction within an academic or health sciences environment is essential. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are mandatory. Familiarity with the use of electronic information resources, Internet applications, database searching and computer applications are highly desirable.


This position will be filled at the Librarian I level. The salary floor for a Librarian I position is $38,609 as or March 1, 2004.


Interested persons should forward their resume and the names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Mr. George Beckett
Associate University Librarian (Health Sciences)
Health Sciences Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
A1B 3V6
Telephone: (709) 777-6670
Fax: (709) 777-6866
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.