Saint Mary's University

Patrick Power Library

Professional Librarian (Systems)

Temporary Position

September 2007 - May 2008


Saint Mary's University - Patrick Power Library seeks an enthusiastic,
innovative librarian to fill an 8-month contract position.  The successful
applicant will report to the University Librarian within a collegial working


Systems duties will include monitoring library systems maintenance, and
liaison with the University's Information Technology Systems and Support
Department (ITSS), the Novanet library consortium, and the Atlantic
Scholarly Information Network (ASIN).  Duties will also include: liaison
with vendors on technical and support issues; management and maintenance of
vendor databases, electronic collections and research software, and of
business, statistical and data sources. The candidate may have some
collection development, reference, and information literacy


A Master's degree from an ALA accredited program of library or information
studies is required.  Training and experience with online library systems is
required.  Proficiency with web-based applications (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
is required.  Knowledge of university networked server environments is


The successful candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal
skills as well as a commitment to working cooperatively to provide quality
library service.    


This is a limited term contract, up to May 2008, and is available
immediately. Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian 1 or 2, and will
be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint
Mary's University Faculty Union Collective Agreement. 


Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority
will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Saint Mary's
University is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. 


Applications should be sent to:


Peter Webster

Acting University Librarian,

Patrick Power Library,

Saint Mary's University,

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3


Closing date for applications is:  September 10th, 2007.