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
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
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
AVAILABILITY OF POSITION:
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
Associate University Librarian
Dalhousie University Killam Library
Halifax, NS B3H 4H8
Alternatively, electronic submissions may be made c/o:
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