Job: Associate University Librarian

3/12/15 –  Associate University Librarian
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Sarah P’s comments:  I don’t  normally post Canadian positions as they generally are restricted to Canadian citizens.  However this position is open to all candidates with only a preference for Canadians stated.  So, if you have archival qualifications and/or knowledge or experience with this area, then apply.  Personally, I would apply even without local knowledge as this would be a unique experience as Newfoundland is a country unto itself!  Make sure to read The Shipping News before you apply…

3/18 update:  If anyone knows of some literature about Newfoundland which better represents the culture please share!

 

Memorial University is an inclusive community dedicated to innovation and excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, as well as public engagement and service. The only university in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial has a complement of 18,300 full and part-time students. While honouring its special obligation to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial also welcomes students and scholars from all over the world and shares expertise locally, nationally and internationally, holding principles of collaboration and relationship-building at its core. Memorial’s Archives and Special Collections, including the third largest digital archives in Canada, are integral to making this happen.

Recognizing the importance of archives and special collections, Memorial University Libraries is seeking its first Associate University Librarian (Archives). The AUL (Archives) will lead the development of Archives & Special Collections, the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, and the Digital Archives Initiative, all of which are located in the Queen Elizabeth II Library on Memorial’s St. John’s campus. Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL (Archives) will be responsible for the administration of these units which are dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as preserving and providing access to a variety of other unique collections from around the world. Development and application of the methodology and standards of archival best practice for material in all formats will be expected, as will contributions toward personal and institutional research interests. The AUL (Archives) will also strengthen relations with other university archival units and with other archives and special collections, both provincially and nationally.

The ideal candidate will have an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science or archival studies (or equivalent), a passion for libraries, archives and cultural heritage, and extensive experience processing multi-media archival collections, preferably in a university environment. Candidates must be fluent in digital technologies and have proven strategic leadership, project management, marketing, and communication skills.

A strong interest in the history and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador is required, as well as knowledge of Canadian history, culture and current affairs. Formal education in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies would be considered an asset. Preferred candidates will have led successful organizational change, be exceptional relationship-builders, and able to engage and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including the public.

To learn more about this permanent, full-time opportunity with a salary range in accordance with Memorial’s collective agreement, please contact Anna Stuart or Kathryn Morse at 902-424-1103902-424-1103. To submit your application online, visit http://www.kbrs.ca/Careers/10694.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will receive priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including Aboriginal persons, women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and members of sexual minorities.

Institution Address: Memorial University, 230 Elizabeth Avenue, St John’s, Newfoundland, A1B 3X9

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2 responses to “Job: Associate University Librarian

  1. You had right me up to the Shipping News comment. I’m from the island, currently living away and part way through an MLIS degree. I would love to go back to Newfoundland and to MUN. That all said, Newfoundland is unique, but the Shipping News paints a very inaccurate picture, however good the story might be. Still, I thank you for posting this!

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    • Hi John,

      My apologies and thanks or setting me straight. So, naturally my question is can you recommend any books which portray life there more accurately?
      I am glad to hear you would like to return home and hope you can do so. (I am from an island in Maine where employment opps are few and far between – which is partly how I ended up working overseas.) Sarah P.

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