Provincial Librarian - Director, Nova Scotia Provincial Library Department of Education Please Quote Competition #210090-CB Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying. In the cover letter, please quote department and competition number. Please quote the competition number in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Duties We are seeking an experienced, dynamic librarian to provide leadership in the delivery of public library services in Nova Scotia. The Provincial Librarian will work with public librarians and other information professionals to provide for the evolving information needs of Nova Scotians. Given that the 77 public libraries in Nova Scotia's regional library system are fully automated and provide public access to the Internet, the Provincial Librarian is responsible for providing leadership in the area of library technology. With a staff of 23 and an annual budget of $1.5m, the Nova Scotia Provincial Library administers the Libraries Act and Regulations, coordinates library services throughout the province and promotes library cooperation at provincial and national levels. In addition, it operates and supports NcompasS, an automated library system and network, which provides access to the holdings of major Nova Scotia libraries and a gateway to other library and information databases. The Provincial Librarian manages the operation of the Provincial Library which provides expert consulting and reference services, centralized cataloguing and database management and training to client libraries, as well as administering $10.6m in grants to regional public libraries. Qualifications Post graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program of library and information studies plus substantial experience in progressively responsible positions, including several years in a senior capacity managing a team of professionals and at least five years in a public library setting. Emphasis will be on strong management skills, including budgeting, human resource management, long range planning and policy development; knowledge of current library technologies; experience in community relations, facility and technology management. This position requires a professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a demonstrated ability to lead as well as to build and maintain strong relationships with public librarians. Occasional travel will be required. Classification Range: MCP 25 Salary Range: $60,044 - $78,057 Closing Date: March 1, 2005 Notes: Applications/resumes can also be sent to: Human Resources Division Department of Education PO Box 578, Halifax, NS B3J 2S9 or fax (902)424-0657 Email Contact: [log in to unmask] Submissions must be received by mail/delivery by 4:30pm or fax by midnight on the closing date.