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.