From: Debbie Clark [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 3:07 PM
To: Gladwell, Sarah (NBPLS/SBPNB)
Subject: Librarian position posting

 

Hi

Could you please post to your listserv the librarian position posting below.

Thank you

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Cataloguing Librarian
Two Year Non-Renewable Term Appointment
Available Immediately

 
 
DESCRIPTION
 
Queen’s University Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and service-oriented Cataloguing 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 Cataloguing Librarian catalogues and classifies materials in a variety of formats (including electronic resources and other non-print formats) using AACR2, LC subject headings, and LC classification, and creates and maintains authority records.  The librarian monitors trends in electronic resources cataloguing and metadata standards, and provides leadership for the formulation of policies related to access to electronic resources.  The librarian assists with the development and delivery of training initiatives, and acts as a cataloguing resource for staff.  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.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Required: An ALA-accredited MLIS; with previous experience as a cataloguer; demonstrated  experience with MARC formats, AACR2, and Library of Congress classification and subject headings; thorough knowledge of cataloguing and authority control in an online environment; knowledge of current trends and new technologies in technical services; flexible and innovative approach to problem-solving; excellent organizational skills; a strong commitment to user services; ability to work effectively under pressure; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team-based environment.   
 
Preferred:  Knowledge of Endeavor Voyager ILS.  Familiarity with acquisitions and serials processes.
 
ENVIRONMENT
 
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; a staff of 149; and a budget exceeding $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.  
                                  
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/
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
 
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis beginning April 16, 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
Queen’s University
101 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5C4
FAX:   (613) 533-6362
Email:  [log in to unmask]
 
 
 


Debbie Clark
Library Personnel Assistant
Stauffer Library
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

email:  [log in to unmask] 
phone: internal:  32517
         external: (613) 533-2517