(Posted on behalf of Mary Jane Pittman, Acting College Librarian, Nova Scotia Community College.  We apologize for the duplication of this posting)



Director - Library Services
(Continuing, Full-time Position)
Central Office - Halifax, NS
Competition No. 2009-125

Location: Halifax

Nova Scotia Community College is at a pivotal time in our history. NSCC is on a path to 2011 to redevelop learning spaces, and launched a new Strategic Plan in 2006. Already at the forefront of education innovation in Canada, this plan uses that foundation to deliver on our goal of being a national-calibre college.                  
Our Opportunity: As the Director, Library Services, reporting to the Associate Vice President of Academics, you will ensure that the College’s library service meets the information needs of the students, staff, and faculty, and contributes to learning outcomes through information literacy, both directly and indirectly.  You will also create planning for substantial user and non-user education, liaison with individual faculty and staff, Program Advisory Committees, and Faculty Working Groups, as well as senior management of the College.
You will be accountable for achieving the balance between the centralized service, and its benefits, and meeting the unique needs of individual campus sites, which will include managing both the centralized operation, and the geographically dispersed staff of librarians, library technicians and library assistants.

Your Credentials:

·         You have a Master of Library Science/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, combined with a minimum of seven years of occupational experience.

·         You have demonstrated strategic and long term planning skills.

·         You are innovative, responsive and capable of leading the college libraries within the electronic environment.

·         You have exceptional communication, decision-making, and strategic and long term planning skills.

·         You have demonstrated capacity to build consensus and work across diverse college departments.

Cultivating Diversity:  The College values diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles.  Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self identify may do so in their cover letters or by filling out the attached questionnaire on Cultivating Diversity at the end of the application process.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.  As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner.

Finalist candidates will be expected to provide recent, relevant references.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

To apply for College jobs,visit http://www.careerbeacon.com/corpprof/nscc/index.html .  To serve you better, NSCC has implemented a new, user-friendly on-line application in partnership with Career Beacon.  First time users will complete a basic registration and receive a username and password via email (NOTE: email may appear in "Junk Mail" folder depending upon your mail management configuration). You will then have the option of uploading your existing resume(s) and cover letter(s) in seconds or creating them on-the-spot in the "editor".  For more information on the College, please visit our website at www.nscc.ca