University Librarian (Canada)

The University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia) invites nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian. 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 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 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 anticipated starting date of this appointment is October 18 (negotiable), and the term of the appointment will three years (renewable).

The deadline for applications is 3 August 2021. Please apply via the website.