University Librarian

Mount Allison University invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. Located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mount Allison University is one of Canada's leading undergraduate liberal arts and science universities. The University has 2570 full-time students enrolled in degree programs in Arts, Commerce, Fine Arts, Music, and Science. The Library is a focal point for research and learning in a close, collegial environment.

The University Librarian reports to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic and Research), and is responsible for overall administration, budget, planning, assessment, and policy development for library services, collections, and facilities. The University Librarian oversees the operation of the main library, the music library and the University Archives, while remaining engaged in the life of the library by working collaboratively with librarians and the archivist. The University Librarian concludes and manages any consortial agreements and licensing agreements for electronic resources. The University Librarian manages and leads the development of a full and part-time staff of 20 and facilitates the professional development of 7 librarian/archivist colleagues. The initial appointment is intended to be for a five-year term, commencing July 1, 2012, with the possibility of renewal.


 *   An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; an additional advanced degree is preferred
 *   At least five years of successful and progressively more responsible administrative experience in an academic library
 *   Broad knowledge and understanding of current issues in academic librarianship
 *   A record of achievement in the development and implementation of new technologies and innovative services in a complex library environment
 *   Excellent leadership ability in a collegial environment and a strong commitment to the teaching, research, and service missions of a university
 *   Ability to communicate and work effectively with university administrators, faculty, librarians, staff, and students
 *   Demonstrated commitment as a Librarian to scholarship and professional growth

A full position profile may be found at:

Application Procedure
Preference will be given to applications received before January 6, 2012. Applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for a successful academic library and the role of a university librarian, and names, telephone numbers, addresses, and e-mail addresses of at least three people prepared to provide a reference.  (Referees will not be contacted without authorization from the applicant). These materials  should be submitted to:

Berkeley Fleming
Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research
Mount Allison University
62 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada E4L 1E2
Fax: (506) 364-2299
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