Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Permanent Full-time 

The library of Atlantic School of Theology seeks an enthusiastic, multi-talented, entry-level Instruction and Outreach Librarian to fill a permanent, full-time position. 

Reporting to the Library Director, and working collaboratively with other librarians, library staff and faculty, this librarian position is responsible to plan, develop, implement and assess the instructional services program of the AST Library, within the context of the academic curriculum and mission of Atlantic School of Theology. 

The Instruction and Outreach Librarian also: 

    • Provides instruction, reference and circulation services, including one to one reference appointments, as a member of the library’s public service team; 
    • Assesses and advises students regarding their information literacy competencies; 
    • Communicates and cooperates effectively with faculty and librarians regarding student information literacy competencies and related curriculum issues; 
    • Supports other library staff to develop information resource competencies; 
    • Participates in Collection Development; 
    • Develops and maintains library relationships with alumni and other relevant external groups; 
    • Develops and implements library outreach events and opportunities, in consultation with AST Library Director, Advancement Office and other relevant groups and individuals; 
    • Liaises with relevant service groups associated with Novanet and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries; 
    • Keeps relevant statistics and reports on activities; 
    • Serves on AST Committees as required; 


    • A Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program of library or information studies; 
    • Demonstrated teaching skills and aptitude for library public services; 
    • Familiarity with trends and best practices in information literacy, library teaching and learning methods and academic reference services; 
    • A working knowledge of computer and Web-based applications in reference , information literacy and instructional technology; 
    • Ability to multi-task successfully in a service-oriented environment; 
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
    • Friendly demeanor, curiosity and a positive approach to problem-solving. 

Highly Desirable Assets: 

    • Post-secondary education in Theology, Religious Studies, or other relevant humanities or social science discipline(s); 
    • Previous library work experience. 

This is a full-time, permanent position, and is available immediately. Work schedule may include evening and weekend hours. Salary will be determined with regard to experience and qualifications, within the current salary range applied to professional librarians at Atlantic School of Theology. 

Founded in 1971, Atlantic School of Theology is an ecumenical, tri-denominational theological school, accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada . We provide Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate level education, through both on-campus and online course options; A diverse range of continuing education and public interest events also take place each year on our picturesque campus, on the shores of the Northwest Arm of Halifax Harbour. Since March 2002 Atlantic School of Theology has been affiliated with Saint Mary’s University in Halifax . 

For more information, please see our website: . 

Applications should be sent to: 

Joyce Thomson 

Library Director, 

Atlantic School of Theology 

624 Francklyn Street 

Halifax , Nova Scotia B3H 3B9 

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Closing date for applications is June 15, 2009. 

Although candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Atlantic School of Theology is committed to the principles of Employment Equity.