Dalhousie University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to coordinate the development and management of its library collections within the context of a dynamic scholarly communication and publishing environment.  The individual we are seeking will undertake the challenge of transforming accepted practices and attitudes related to collection building and organization by taking advantage of new technologies and new emerging relationships between content suppliers and users. 

The Assistant University Librarian will work with a team of multi-disciplinary subject specialists/library liaison staff in the Killam, Kellogg Health Sciences and Sexton Design and Technology libraries.  He/she will report directly to the University Librarian and serve on the University Librarian's Council responsible for the overall management and development of the Dalhousie Libraries.

 Dalhousie Libraries, as members of Novanet, a Nova Scotia academic library consortium, share the Geac ADVANCE library management system.  The consortium is currently in the process of acquiring a new system (Ex Libris, Aleph 500) to be implemented by January 2006.   Additional information is available at  and


The successful candidate must have a Master's degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; extensive experience in collection development and dealing with library vendors; and experience with budget management.

The preferred candidate will have good interpersonal skills; the ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and library patrons individually and in groups; a high degree of flexibility and openness to change; strong communication abilities; a collaborative and enthusiastic outlook; and the ability to work openly and effectively with diverse user groups.


Experience with approval plans and donor relations;  a thorough understanding of bibliographic sources and processes, collection assessment, knowledge of the publishing trade and an interest in preservation; and working knowledge of one or more automated library management systems.


The position is available immediately. This is a full-time probationary appointment. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience, and subject to the terms of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  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 July 22, 2005

Please submit a letter of interest, current resume and names of three references to:

Jane Duffy,
Associate University Librarian
Dalhousie University Killam Library
Halifax, NS   B3H 4H8

Alternatively, electronic submissions may be made c/o:  [log in to unmask]

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