Mount Allison University
Reference/Information Literacy Librarian
Mount Allison University Libraries invite applications from qualified
candidates for the position of Reference/Information Literacy Librarian.
This is a 2-year term appointment.
The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives are committed to
working with students and faculty to promote its services. We seek an
innovative and dynamic professional capable of meeting user needs through
the provision of reference services and via the vibrant Information
As a member of the Public Services team, responsibilities will include
reference service, information literacy instruction, the development of
reference and instructional materials in a variety of media, collection
development for multiple subject areas, and outreach activities in the
Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives.
In the first year of the appointment, the successful candidate will work
closely with faculty and librarians to continue the development,
promotion, delivery and assessment of information literacy initiatives
for the Mount Allison University Libraries. The librarian will also be
expected to focus on meeting user needs through the provision of
excellent reference service. The second year will involve working in
close collaboration with the Information Literacy Coordinator to
integrate more fully the information literacy programme into the
curricula at Mount Allison and participate in related research projects.
Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Qualifications or requirements
Qualifications for this position include an MLS or equivalent from an ALA
accredited library school. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated
abilities in providing instructional and reference services in a
collegial, academic environment; and experience in the planning,
designing, delivery and evaluation of information literacy programmes.
The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written
communication skills; a strong public service centred philosophy; and a
keen interest in teaching, reference, and outreach. Familiarity with
web-based and instructional technologies would be an asset.
Mount Allison University, located in Sackville, N.B., is a leader in
providing quality liberal education to undergraduate students in arts,
sciences, social sciences, fine arts and music. Mount Allisonís intimate
educational environment extends learning beyond the classroom,
encouraging the growth of the whole person through a full range of
experiences in the campus and community.
Mount Allison Libraries include the Ralph Pickard Bell Library which is
the main library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library and the University
Archives. We invite you to look at our website for more information about
the Libraries and about the University at
This appointment will be
made at the rank of General Librarian. Salary will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience. A letter of application, curriculum vitae
and the names of three references should be sent to:
Bruno Gnassi, University Librarian and Chair of the Search
Ralph Pickard Bell Library
Mount Allison University
49 York Street, Sackville,
N.B., E4L 1E6
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Candidates who applied for the earlier posting of this position need not
reapply. They will be considered when the review of applications begins
on Friday August 27, 2004
R. P. Bell Library, Mount Allison University
49 York Street, Sackville, N.B. E4L
Phone: (506) 364-2698
Fax: (506) 364-2617