Angus L. Macdonald Library

Librarian  Limited Term Position

St. Francis Xavier University invites applications from qualified candidates for a 12- month limited term contract position in the Angus L. Macdonald Library, beginning January 1st, 2011 and ending December 31st, 2011.

The Angus L. Macdonald Library serves one of Canada's top-ranked undergraduate educational institutions and sees its role as a proactive one of service and support for the academic success of its students and faculty.

Description: Reporting to the University Librarian, the incumbent participates in all phases of reference and instruction services to students and faculty; performs collection development activities in assigned subject areas; works on the Reference Desk on regularly scheduled shifts, days, evenings & weekends, and performs other duties as may be assigned.   The incumbent will be expected to be conversant with and participate in, emerging services and technologies.

1. A Master of Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) Degree from an ALA
accredited institution;
2. Knowledge of and experience with library resources and technologies;
3. Knowledge of and experience in the areas of collection development,
teaching, and reference work an asset;
4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Rank and salary will be at the Librarian 1 level.   This position falls under the St. Francis Xavier University Association of University Teachers.

Applications should be accompanied by an up-to-date CurriculumVitae and names and contact details of three referees.  Please submit applications in confidence to:

 Lynne F. Murphy,
Angus L. Macdonald Library, St. Francis Xavier University,
 Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5.
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FAX: 902-867-3735. Telephone: 902-867-3931. Web site:

Appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  StFX respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minority groups