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Mount Allison University
Public Services Librarian
 
Mount Allison University Libraries invite applications from qualified candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian.  This is a 1-year term appointment, from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.
 
The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives is committed to working with students and faculty in order to meet their academic and research needs.  We seek an innovative and dynamic professional to provide reference services and library instruction and to participate in collection development.  Along with librarian colleagues, the incumbent may also be assigned responsibilities in other areas befitting the Librariesí priorities and dependent on the incumbentís skill sets (e.g. cataloguing, web editing, etc.).
 
Duties
In the primary role as a member of the Public Services team, responsibilities will include reference service, collection development for selected subject areas, library instruction, and development of reference and instructional materials.
 
In a secondary role, responsibilities will be assigned in accordance with the priorities of the Libraries and Archives.  This may include cataloguing, web editing or other professional responsibilities which best match the Libraries and Archivesí needs and the candidateís strengths and expertise.
 
Qualifications or requirements
Qualifications for this position include an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities and experience in collections development, library instruction, and reference services in a collegial, academic environment.  The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong public service centred philosophy; and a keen interest in collections development, teaching, reference, and outreach.  A background in the Humanities is preferred and a second graduate degree is an asset.  Knowledge of French and/or German would also be an asset.
 
This appointment will be made at the rank of General Librarian.  Salary will be within the established range and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the letters of three references should be received no later than the 16th of April, and sent to:
 
Bruno Gnassi, University Librarian
Chair of the Search Committee
Ralph Pickard Bell Library
Mount Allison University
49 York Street
Sackville, NB   E4L 1C6
Phone: (506) 364-2562
Fax: (506) 364-2617
Applications will be accepted in electronic form and should be e-mailed to [log in to unmask].  [A paper copy must follow by fax or post mail.]
 
Mount Allison University, located in Sackville, NB, is a leader in providing quality liberal education to undergraduate students in arts, sciences, social sciences, fine arts and music.  Mount Allisonís intimate educational environment extends learning beyond the classroom, encouraging the growth of the whole person through a full range of experiences in the campus and community.

Mount Allison Libraries includes the Ralph Pickard Bell Library which is the main library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives.  We invite you to look at our website for more information about the Libraries and about the University at www.mta.ca.

Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

 
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Jeff Lilburn
Public Services Librarian
R.P. Bell Library
Mount Allison University
49 York Street
Sackville, NB, Canada
E4L 1C6

tel: 506-364-2237