Librarian I, Full-Time Position
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 and teaching of the highest quality. Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to recruiting exceptional and diverse scholars and teachers.  Recognized as a leader in flexible education, applied research, and a personalized approach to education, the Mount is located on Canada's east coast in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Please visit<>.

The Library at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for a full-time, probationary position, at the rank of Librarian I, commencing on July 1, 2016. Applicants should hold an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (or equivalent) and have experience with all aspects of core archival functions. Applicants should have reference service experience preferably in an academic library environment.

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
  *   online delivery of information services and development of web-based guides and tutorials
  *   rules for Archival Description and other metadata standards (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, MADS, METS, EAD, TEI, RDF, PREMIS)
  *   digital repository/asset management platforms (e.g. AtoM, Dspace, Islandora, Omeka)
  *   web design and development (XML/XSLT, HTML/CSS, PHP/MySQL, Python)
  *   records management (development of retention schedules, policy, etc.)
  *   grant writing

Responsibilities include serving as the liaison librarian for the humanities and for the areas of scholarly communication and archives. The successful candidate will be a member of the reference team and teach the credit course LIBR 2100 Introduction to Research in the Information Age once per year.

Applications should include a statement of teaching interests and relevant academic and professional experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.  The Library will begin considering applications on January 31, 2016.  Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with the Faculty Association. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Send applications by mail or email to:

Tanja Harrison, University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
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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 encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.