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Reference Librarian I
 
Recognized as a leader in innovative education, Mount SaintVincent
University (MSVU) is a dynamic, challenging and welcoming environment. 
Our reputation for academic excellence, personal approach to education
and distinctive programs attract outstanding faculty, staff, and
students from across Canada and around the globe.  MSVU is primarily an
undergraduate university with strong programs in arts and science, and
several professional areas; the University also offers graduate programs
in six areas. 

The Library, with its total collection of 488,000 print and microform
volumes, provides a full range of services to a community of 5,000
students and 500 employees, with a current staff of 5 professional
librarians. The Library has a mission to serve both on-campus students
and those studying from a distance, and is a member of the Novanet
consortium of 10 post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia.  Please
visit us at www.msvu.ca/library.
 
The Library seeks an energetic, team-oriented Reference Librarian with
excellent technological skills, a strong service orientation, and an
aptitude for instruction to fill the 10-month term sabbatical leave
replacement August 1, 2008 - May 31, 2009.  Duties may include: 
provision of reference services to students, staff, and faculty, on a
regular schedule, including one Sunday per month; delivery of customized
library instruction sessions; conducting library orientations;
conducting one-on-one in-depth “research consultations”; creating
research guides and publications (print or electronic) on specific
topics; assisting with other designated projects as appropriate, such as
scheduling, library surveys, and/or collection development.
 
Qualifications: Candidates should hold an ALA-accredited Master of
Library Science (or Library and Information Science) or equivalent. 
Experience in the following areas would be an asset: reference services
using print and electronic resources, library instruction and
orientation, website development and/or maintenance, development and
creation of research guides, development of digital collections or
resources, experience in an academic library would be an asset.  Salary
and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the
MSVU Faculty Association.  
 
The search committee will begin considering applications on April 14,
2008, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications,
including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information for three references (who will not be contacted without the
consent of the applicant), should be submitted to: Donna Bourne-Tyson,
University Librarian, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford
Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, e-mail: [log in to unmask], Fax:
902-457-6445.
 
MountSaint Vincent Universityis committed to the principles of
employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified
candidates including women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and
persons with disabilities.  Priority will be given to Canadians and
permanent residents.
Donna Bourne-Tyson
University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS  B3M 2J6
P: (902) 457-6108  F: (902) 457-6445
e-mail: [log in to unmask] 
http://www.msvu.ca/library


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