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Novanet



Integrated Library System Implementation Project Manager


The Novanet consortium of libraries is seeking a Project Manager to provide
overall guidance and to lead implementation teams for the installation of
an integrated library system.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with demonstrated experience in
project management, and an in-depth understanding of the challenges and
opportunities for collaboration in the post-secondary library community.

For information about the Novanet consortium please
see:  <http://www.novanet.ns.ca/>www.novanet.ns.ca

General Position Description

We are looking for an experienced project manager to manage the
implementation of a new integrated library information system including
client site readiness, application installation and configuration, data
migration, testing, go-live, and support transition, as well as training
and documentation. The project manager will be responsible for leading the
roll out of an existing library management system application to multiple
sites across Nova Scotia.

The Implementation Project Manager will ideally be familiar with library
standards and have technical experience with automated library
systems.  Experience working with the MARC record is desirable.  Thorough
familiarity with web applications and proficiency in Oracle, SML and SQL is
also considered an asset.

The position is for a two year term and reports to the Chair of the Novanet
Integrated Library System Committee.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
    * Roll out readiness preparation for project and for individual client
sites.
    * Management of the project plans for scheduling and performing roll
outs across multiple sites in Nova Scotia, as well as the management of the
implementation team(s).
    * Working closely with the vendor and the Novanet community to ensure
milestones are successfully completed.
    * Communication and coordination with the senior project management
team, including responsibility for timely completion of deliverables.
    * Compliance with project and change management processes of the larger
project.
    * Management of training specific to individual client sites to ensure
knowledge transfer.
    * Managing communications with client sites on roll out initiative.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills
and project experience:
    * Experience in implementation project management is required (minimum
5 years project leadership experience).
    * Experience in project management role leading the roll out of an
application across multiple client sites (minimum 3 successful
implementation projects).
    * Experience with library sector projects is preferable.
    * Knowledge and experience with library and related database technology
is an asset
    * Knowledge of project management methodologies and software is an asset.
    * Strength in working directly with both client site management and
operations staff.
    * Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal and presentation
skills.

Qualifications
    * MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program in Library and Information
Studies is desirable.
    * Relevant certifications or affiliations an asset.


Deadline for applications:
November 5, 2004

Application procedure:

Candidates are requested to:
    * Submit a cover letter and resume by November 5, 2004 to
Novanet Office
1550 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS Canada B4A 1E6
    * Include 3 project references for work similar to what is being
requested in this posting
    * Provide compensation expectations in cover letter.