Dalhousie University Libraries
Full-time, ten-month, limited-term librarian position
August 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013

The Dalhousie University Libraries are seeking an innovative, service-oriented professional librarian to provide sabbatical relief including the provision of front-line reference service, in-class instruction and the creation of online learning resources.  The reference service duties will be located (for 5 months) at the Killam Memorial Library which serves the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty and researchers in the faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Sciences, Management and Computer Science as well as community users; and (for 5 months) at the Kellogg Health Sciences Library which serves the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty and researchers in the faculties of Dentistry, Health Professions and Medicine as well as community users.  The development of online instructional tutorials and other learning resources will involve working with colleagues from all libraries in the Dalhousie Libraries system.


·         Update and further develop the Libraries’ online instructional material -- online tutorials and LibCasts

·         Teach and assist library users to search a variety of print and electronic resources at the Reference and Research Assistance Desks

·         Assist with on-site and Livehelp reference in the Killam Memorial Library and the Kellogg Health Sciences Library

·         Assist in the Libraries’ instructional activities

·         Explore the integration of library content into BBLearn

·         Perform basic Health Science literature searches for external clients

·         Review and improve the Distance Education webpages and Libguides

·         Handle special projects such as compiling Kellogg Public Services annual statistics in early April


·         An MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent is essential

·         A strong commitment to public service, and excellent communication skills in the English language

·         Creativity and ability to present library instructional material in a clear, attractive and understandable way in an online environment

·         Has in-depth, up-to-date working knowledge of specific software used to create LibCasts and tutorials is essential (e.g. Camtasia, Audacity, SoftChalk, Lectora and Blackboard)

·         Successful reference experience in an academic library is desirable

·         Proven ability to work independently, essential

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience, and subject to the terms of the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Please send a letter of application, including the URL for an online tutorial you have created (YouTube submissions acceptable) and current resume including the names of three references by June 15th, 2012 to:

Janice Slauenwhite
Dalhousie Libraries
Killam Library Administration Office
6225 University Avenue, PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS   B3H 4R2

Electronic applications are preferred and can be sent to:  [log in to unmask]

"All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women."

Janice Slauenwhite
Killam Library - Dalhousie University
6225 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS   B3H 4R2
Phone: (902) 494-6685
Fax: (902) 494-2062