From: Debbie Clark
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Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007 2:36 PM
Subject: Librarian position posting
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Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian
Continuing Track Appointment, Available Immediately
Queen’s University Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and service-oriented Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian. As a learning organization, we are committed to providing learning opportunities and mentoring that will contribute to a successful career in the library technical services field.
Reporting to the Head of Central Technical Services unit, the Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the supervision of the Serials Group and for managing the acquisition of electronic resources as well as serials and other continuing resources in all formats. The librarian oversees the group’s work, troubleshoots electronic resource access problems, and cooperates with other areas (including Collections, Systems, and individual unit libraries) in implementing and maintaining the Library’s electronic resources management system. The librarian monitors trends in electronic resource management and technical services, providing leadership in the formulation of policies. In cooperation with the Unit Head, the Cataloguing/Training Librarian, and others, the librarian develops and delivers training initiatives. The librarian assists and advises the Unit Head with the effective and efficient organization of work in the Unit. The librarian acts as a cataloguing resource for staff, and performs original cataloguing of serials and other continuing resources. The librarian works collaboratively with all staff and participates beyond the Unit in the promotion of Queen’s University Library’s vision of the learning organization.
Required: An ALA-accredited MLIS; a minimum of two years experience with the acquisition of electronic resources, preferably in an academic or research library; demonstrated supervisory experience and the ability to mentor and motivate staff in an environment that supports the goals of a learning organization; cataloguing experience and knowledge of cataloguing standards and trends; knowledge of current trends and new technologies relating to electronic resources and academic publishing; ability to plan, develop, and deliver training programs; superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment; strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; flexibility and openness to change; strong commitment to user service; ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed environment.
Preferred: Experience with serials acquisitions; experience with cataloguing serials and other continuing resources; experience with Endeavor Voyager ILS; experience with Serials Solutions and SFX.
Queen’s University Library comprises five major libraries in well-equipped facilities. It serves a user community of approximately 18,000 students and 800 faculty with research collections exceeding 7 million items, more than 25,900 electronic journals and 570 databases, and a staff of 149. The Library’s budget exceeds $17 million. A team-based organization based on the goals of the learning organization was introduced in 1999 to encourage innovation and flexibility in meeting the service needs of the Library’s user community.
The Central Technical Services unit has a staff complement of 26 (4 librarians and 22 library technicians) and is responsible, either entirely or in part, for acquiring and making accessible library resources to meet the research, teaching and learning needs of the humanities and social sciences, physical and applied sciences, law and education library communities.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Librarians are members of the Faculty Association and terms and conditions of work are governed by a collective agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/qufa/ . Salary and rank for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Minimum salary for an Assistant Librarian is $51,838 and for an Associate Librarian is $60,478.)
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
For a complete position guide: http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/posguide.htm
Learn more about Queen’s University Library: http://library.queensu.ca/
Learn more about Queen’s University: http://www.queensu.ca/
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis beginning March 31, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of application outlining your suitability for this position, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, one of whom is a current or recent supervisor, should be sent to:
Barbara Teatero, Associate University Librarian
Joseph S. Stauffer Library
101 Union Street
FAX: (613) 533-6362
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