INFORMATION LITERACY COORDINATOR
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Position availability:  January 1, 2005

Dalhousie University Libraries is seeking an experienced, forward-looking and enthusiastic individual to serve as Information Literacy Coordinator.

Possessing a strong service ethic, the Information Literacy Coordinator, in collaboration with librarians, library staff, and departmental teaching faculty, is responsible for the coordination of information literacy initiatives at Dalhousie. The Information Literacy Coordinator works in partnership with librarians and other library staff to develop responsive and innovative instruction programs that reflect the Librariesí Strategic Directions and the diverse needs of Dalhousie University students. The Information Literacy Coordinator reports to the Associate University Librarian and meets as required with Library Administration.

QUALIFICATIONS AND DESIRED ABILITIES:

An MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or comparable educational qualifications, demonstrated teaching ability and knowledge of and a strong commitment to ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards is required. Desired qualifications include instructional experience as well as knowledge of current post-secondary instructional and educational technologies; relevant experience in information literacy program development in an academic library; and  a record of active participation in the academic library profession.

AVAILABILITY OF THE POSITION:

The position is available January 1, 2005, subject to final budget approval. This is a full-time probationary appointment. Rank, level and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience and are subject to the terms of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

Deadline for applications is: February 14, 2005

Please submit a letter of interest, current resume and names and contact information of three references to:  Jane Duffy, Associate University Librarian, Dalhousie University

Submission of materials in electronic form is strongly encouraged and can be addressed to: [log in to unmask]

Killam Library
Dalhousie University
6225 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia   B3H 4H8

For a full job description see
http://www.library.dal.ca/news/jobs/InfoLitCoordinator.pdf