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Home to the Bluenose II tall ship, Nova Scotia's South Shore is known  
for its lively festivals, mild temperatures, and great surfing.  
Residents enjoy some of the most affordable housing in the country, a  
relaxed pace of life and a strong sense of community.

Chief Librarian/CEO
South Shore Public Libraries

South Shore beaches South Shore Public Libraries is the primary  
library service provider to 60,000 residents in Lunenburg and Queens  
Counties, Nova Scotia and takes particular pride in its responsive  
collections and programs. Since 2004, the board and staff have been  
creating and implementing a vision of excellence in rural public  
library development and delivery. Recent successes include a  
rebranding of the library's look, an increase of more than 100% to its  
collections budget, the replacement of the bookmobile, and the opening  
of a new rural satellite branch.

The new Chief Librarian/CEO will have the opportunity to build a  
flagship branch and administrative headquarters, work with more than  
one community in developing a long-term vision for their library  
services, and develop a comprehensive plan for collection evaluation.  
In addition, Nova Scotia boasts strong working relationships amongst  
its public libraries and other types of libraries in the province  
through the Council of Regional Librarians and the Libraries Nova  
Scotia Steering Committee. These  groups have created one of the  
strongest reciprocal borrowing agreements in the country and are  
looking to cooperate on further projects such as joint collections and  
training initiatives. The Library Board is seeking candidates who  
possess the following:

     * Confidence and strong character to represent the library in  
external political and community arenas
     * A high level of energy and enthusiasm, and a positive attitude
     * Highly developed decision-making skills
     * A sense of community and a willingness to represent the library  
in innovative ways
     * Demonstration of effective leadership, both within work  
organizations and the profession
     * Solid communication and negotiation skills
     * An ability to seek out and develop responsive initiatives

A Master's Degree in Librarianship and previous administration  
experience is required. Experience with public libraries preferred.  
Applications will be accepted for the position until it is filled;  
however a review will begin on March 31, 2010.

The full description is attached and more information about the  
library can be found at southshorepubliclibraries.ca. Questions and  
applications can be directed to [log in to unmask]