Professional Librarian Vacancy

Cataloguing and Metadata Librarian

Patrick Power Library

Saint Mary's University


The Patrick Power Library seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to
lead our cataloguing programs into the future. We require an individual with
a mastery of traditional cataloguing standards and practices for the
everyday work of original and copy cataloguing, and one who is also excited
about working with others to explore and develop new ways to approach the
description, organization of, and access to information resources.  The
successful applicant will report to the University Librarian within a
collegial working environment.


The Librarian is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the
Cataloguing and Metadata Services Department, including the cataloguing and
classification of library materials and the final preparation of materials
added to the library collection. The Librarian participates in the hiring,
training, and evaluation of department staff and student assistants;
determines work assignments for cataloguing staff; supervises procedures to
ensure appropriate records are added into the Integrated Library System
(Aleph); manages authority control; establishes procedures and recommends
policy on all matters pertaining to the Cataloguing and Metadata Services
Department. The Librarian represents the Library at Novanet on cataloguing
related issues.


The Librarian is expected to take a leadership and training role in the
investigation and implementation of changing cataloguing standards and
procedures, including the introduction of RDA (Resource Description and
Access), FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), and
emerging metadata schemas used to make electronic and other resources
accessible, and to support the Library's institutional objectives.


In addition to overseeing the operations of Cataloguing and Metadata
Services, the Librarian will maintain Collection Development Liaison
responsibilities for two to three academic departments, provide Reference
and Research services, and participate in the Library's Information Literacy


The Librarian must have a Master's degree in library science from an ALA
accredited institution as well as extensive knowledge of and experience with
various phases of cataloguing activities including OCLC, Anglo-American
Cataloging Rules (latest edition), Library of Congress Classification
System, authority control, and online catalogs.  Experience in an academic
library as well as with the Aleph Integrated Library System would be an


Interested individuals are invited to submit a cover letter, a current
resume with the names and contact information of three references.
Submissions must be received by mail, special delivery, or fax by 4:30 PM on
the closing date. 


If submitting your Application and Resume electronically, please merge into
one MS Word formatted document and send to  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask] or fax 1.902.491-8698. 

If submitting your Application and Resume by Regular mail or drop off in
person, please send to:


University Librarian

Patrick Power Library
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Deadline for applications is October 2, 2009.

We thank all applicants for applying, but only those selected for interviews
will be contacted.