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Librarian I, Full-Time Temporary Appointment
Mount Saint Vincent University



Inspired by a strong tradition of social responsibility and an enduring commitment to the advancement of women, Mount Saint Vincent University promotes academic excellence and the pursuit of knowledge through scholarship, teaching, and intellectual endeavour of the highest quality.  Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, the Mount sits on a beautiful wooded property overlooking the picturesque Halifax Harbour on Canada's east coast.  Our blend of passion and individuality attracts outstanding faculty, staff and students from around the world.

The Library seeks a forward thinking, energetic, self-motivated individual with excellent technological skills and an aptitude for instruction to fill:


  *   a 6-month full-time temporary appointment from January 4 to June 30, 2016

The successful candidate will be responsible for Scholarly Communication & Archives and will also be the Liaison Librarian for the Humanities.  Additional responsibilities include serving as a member of the reference team and teaching LIBR 2100 Introduction to Research in the Information Age.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates should hold an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (or equivalent).  Demonstrated experience with all aspects of core archival functions is required.  Candidates should have reference and information service experience.  Applicants with experience in an academic library are preferred.

Experience in the following areas would be considered an asset:

  *   a background in the disciplines of cultural studies, English, history, philosophy, or religious studies
  *   credit or non-credit teaching, library instruction, or library orientation
  *   familiarity with the online delivery of information services
  *   development of web-based research guides and tutorials

*         experience with the Rules for Archival Description and other metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, EAD, TEI, RDF, PREMIS)

*         experience with digital repository/asset management platforms (e.g. AtoM, Dspace, Islandora, Omeka)

*         skills in web design and development (XML/XSLT, HTML/CSS, PHP/MySQL, Python)

*         experience in records management activities (development of retention schedules, policy development, etc.)

Some Sunday afternoon shifts will be required during the academic term.  Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the University and the MSVU Faculty Association.

The search committee will begin considering applications on November 16, 2015.  Applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references should be submitted to:

Tanja Harrison, University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
e-mail: [log in to unmask], telephone: 902-457-6108

Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal persons, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Candidates who identify as being from one of these groups are welcome to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.