Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian. This is a half-time (17.5 hours/week) twelve-month appointment commencing July 1, 2013. Hiring is subject to budgetary approval.


As a member of the Public Services team, responsibilities will include reference service, collection development for selected subjects, information literacy instruction, and the development of reference and instructional materials. The successful candidate may also be assigned responsibilities in other areas befitting the Libraries' priorities and dependent on the successful candidate's strengths and expertise. Shift duties for reference service include evenings and weekends.

Qualifications and requirements

Qualifications for this position include an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities in reference service, information literacy instruction, and collection development in an academic environment. The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong public service centred philosophy; and a keen interest in reference, collection development, teaching, and outreach in a collegial environment. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with government information, or commerce and economics. A background in geography, environmental studies, German literature, linguistics, or law, or a graduate degree in a related subject area, are also assets.

This position is represented by the Mount Allison Faculty Association and participation and involvement in scholarship, teaching and service is expected. The appointment will be made at the rank of General Librarian. Salary will be within the established range and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin April 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to:

Laura Snyder, Chair of the Search Committee
Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
49 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1C6
Fax: (506) 364-2617

Applications will also be accepted in electronic form [pdf format or Microsoft Word] and should be e-mailed to Carol Wilson, Administrative Assistant, at [log in to unmask].

Mount Allison University, located in Sackville, NB, is a leader in providing quality liberal education to undergraduate students in arts, sciences, social sciences, fine arts and music. Mount Allison's intimate educational environment extends learning beyond the classroom, encouraging the growth of the whole person through a full range of experiences in the campus and community.

The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives is committed to working with students and faculty in order to meet their academic and research needs. Mount Allison Libraries includes the Ralph Pickard Bell Library which is the main library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives. We invite you to look at our website for more information about the Libraries and about the University at
Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.