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 Literacy Programme.


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 Committee
Ralph Pickard Bell Library
Mount Allison University
49 York Street, Sackville,
N.B., E4L 1E6
(506) 364-2562
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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

Emma Cross
R. P. Bell Library, Mount Allison University    
49 York Street, Sackville, N.B. E4L 1C6       
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Phone: (506) 364-2698
Fax: (506) 364-2617
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