|The University of King’s College|
|Full Time (Contract)|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|The University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia) invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian.
Reporting to the Vice-President, the University Librarian provides strategic leadership in all aspects of library and archival services for the University of King’s College including the planning, development and implementation of library and records management policies, leading and managing staff, administering the library budget, and long-range visioning and planning.
The University Librarian collaborates with Dalhousie University to ensure the provision of effective, contemporary and efficient user-centred services, including reference and research services, instruction, access services, information literacy, e- learning, research data management, copyright and scholarly communications. The University Librarian works collaboratively to build and manage the library collections and ensures the design and maintenance of library facilities – both physical and virtual — meet student, faculty and staff needs.
The University Librarian represents the Library on the Board of Directors of Novanet, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries, the Dalhousie Libraries Library Council, and as a faculty member is an integral part of the academic and administrative community of the University.
The successful candidate will have an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science Degree or acceptable equivalent plus five years professional experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library. The candidate must have a proven record of successful leadership and demonstrated experience in supervising staff and coordinating workflows as well as an ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities of the Library, Archives and the University. The candidate will have demonstrated skills and knowledge of information management and of emerging trends in digital scholarship and open access initiatives, as well as an understanding of library technical services including cataloguing, acquisitions, and circulation practices, and a proven ability to establish budgetary priorities. The candidate should have experience managing a range of library functions, including acquisitions, circulation, cataloguing, archives, records management, copyright, research data management, and reference services.
Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong organizational, client service and teamwork skills.
The University of King’s College Library
The University of King’s College Library collection of more than 80,000 volumes serves the curriculum and research needs of its students and faculty (see the description of the College below). The General Collection of more than 60,000 print volumes serves the Foundation Year Program, the three upper-year programs and the School of Journalism. The Library’s Special Collections of almost 20,000 volumes includes Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, incunabula and Early Modern books, with notable eighteenth-century representation. The University of King’s College Archives, established in 1992, serves as the depository for inactive University Records having permanent legal, administrative or historical value. The King’s College Library is a member of the Novanet library consortium and the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL).
The University of King’s College
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