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The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

The Patrick Power Library seeks an energetic and innovative Reference Librarian or an eight-month contract position, to begin August 19th, 2019. The successful applicant will report to the University Librarian, within a collegial working environment.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

General responsibilities include:

  • In-depth research and general reference services (scheduled public shifts and individual consultations, may include evening and weekend shifts);
  • Delivery of information literacy sessions, as required;
  • Development of user-support materials for reference and assigned collection areas;
  • Participate in library-wide projects, planning and development;
  • Collection development: liaise with faculty, select materials, and analyze collections for courses and program reviews in assigned areas;
  • Participate in professional development activities.

What you'll need

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Knowledge of reference services and current trends in library research services; 
  • Demonstrated practical experience with the process of academic research;
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in service development and delivery;
  • Demonstrated aptitude and knowledge related to instruction, data services and technologies and systems common to a 21st century academic library;
  • Ability to work courteously and effectively with patrons and colleagues in a team environment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Asset Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic or research library, especially in reference, collections, instruction, or data services;
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Academic or professional subject expertise;
  • Experience working internationally or with international students.

This position is suitable for a recent graduate or an individual with less than two years of professional experience.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

The Patrick Power Library is dedicated to meeting the academic research needs of the University's students, faculty and staff. 

Interested individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and a current resume with the names and contact information of three references. Submissions must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date of May 30, 2019.

If submitting your cover letter and resume electronically, please merge into one document and send to Suzanne van den Hoogen Suzanne.vandenHoogen@smu.ca

If submitting your cover letter and resume by mail or in person, please send to:

Suzanne van den Hoogen

University Librarian

Patrick Power Library

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Deadline for applications is May 30th, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.