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Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a
tenure-track position in the University Library System.

        Information Services Librarian (Maps)
        Queen Elizabeth II Library


The University Library is seeking an energetic, outgoing, innovative,
and service-oriented individual with a commitment to academic
librarianship and the flexibility to enjoy a changing environment of
practice.  The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited graduate
degree with a strong academic background, preferably at the Master's
level, in geography, GIS, or a closely related discipline. The
successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively,
demonstrated or potential competency in librarianship, and a service
philosophy.  A minimum of one year's professional experience in public
service within an academic library, demonstrated teaching ability,
knowledge of cartographic materials, and a working knowledge of GIS
software tools (e.g., ArcInfo, ArcGIS, MapInfo) and geospatial files are
required. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the current
trends in GIS and cartographic resources. Working knowledge of languages
in addition to English would be an asset.


Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the position involves
work at the central reference desk, library instruction, use of data
sources, and responsibility for the Map Library. The latter includes
reference work, collection development, supervision of Map Library
staff, policy review and development, and outreach activities.
Collection development relating to another area of competence is a
possibility.  Some evening and weekend work is required.  The successful
applicant will join a library with a large, progressive and
professionally active group of librarians with a strong orientation
toward user services.

The Queen Elizabeth II Library is the central library of a highly
centralized library system serving Memorial University of Newfoundland.
The Information Services Division provides reference and bibliographic
aid to patrons of the Library.  The central reference desk assists
students, faculty, staff and the general public with over 38,000
reference queries annually.  As well, the Division conducts classes in
library research, mediates online searches, and maintains a reference
collection of some 26,000 titles.

The Map Library houses the University's primary map collection and works
closely with the Centre for Newfoundland Studies which holds mostly
pre-1900 maps, especially of Newfoundland.  The focus of the Map Library
is to provide a well-rounded collection of world-wide coverage comprised
of general and thematic, small and large scale maps; national,
provincial and state, regional, and thematic atlases; and related
reference materials with the emphasis on maps of Newfoundland, Canada,
and the oceans around Newfoundland.  There are about 2,500 users,
primarily students, per year and close to 2,000 reference questions
handled annually.  In addition to approximately 94,000 maps, the
collection has about 2,200 atlases, 3,000 reference works, 13,000
microfiche, 47,000 air photos, 1,000 slides, globes, plastic relief
maps, and a rapidly increasing group of digital cartographic resources.
Through consortia, there is access to a broad range of online spatial

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada.  As
the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the
educational and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Offering
diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students,
Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning
in St. John's, a very safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a
vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor


Appointments at the rank of Librarian I or II are anticipated.  Based on
experience and qualifications, salary ranges are $39,574 - $50,382 and
$45,750 - $61,190 respectively.  Memorial offers standard academic
benefits including opportunities for professional development time.


The deadline for applications is January 27, 2005. Please cite
competition number 2004/2005-LIB-004. Processing of applications will
begin upon receipt.  The position is available April 1, 2005.

Interested qualified individuals should send a resume and names, mailing
addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references

Richard H. Ellis
University Librarian
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland
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FAX: (709) 737-2153
Tel:    (709) 737-3862

Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to employment equity
and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible
minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.