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                       UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

Mount Allison University invites nominations and applications for the
position of University Librarian. Located in Sackville, New Brunswick,
Mount Allison University is one of Canada's leading undergraduate liberal
arts and science universities. The University has 2250 full-time students
enrolled in degree programs in Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Commerce and
Science. The Library is a focal point for research and learning in a close,
collegial environment.

The University Librarian reports to the Vice President (Academic and
Research) and is responsible for overall administration, budget, planning,
assessment and policy development for library services, collections, and
facilities. The University Librarian oversees the operation of the main
library, the music library and the University Archives, while remaining
engaged in the life of the library by working collaboratively with
Librarians. The University Librarian promotes and manages consortial
agreements and licensing agreements for electronic resources. The
University Librarian manages and leads the development of a full and
part-time staff of 22 and professional development of 7.5 librarian
colleagues. The initial appointment is for a five-year term, commencing
July 1, 2003, with the possibility of renewal.

      Candidates must hold an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or
equivalent; an additional
      advanced degree is preferred;
      at least five years experience within an academic library;
      demonstrated record of increasing administrative responsibility and
success in a university library;
      demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of current issues in
academic librarianship;
      a record of achievement in the development and implementation of new
technologies and of innovative
      services in a complex library environment;
      excellent leadership ability in a collegial environment and a strong
commitment to the teaching,
      research and service missions of a university;
      ability to communicate and work effectively with university
administrators, faculty, librarians,
      staff and students; a demonstrated commitment as a Librarian to
scholarship and professional growth.

Application Procedure:
Preference will be given to applications received before February 28, 2003.
Applications, including a covering letter and a current curriculum vitae, a
statement of vision for a successful academic library and the role of a
university librarian, along with the names, telephone, address and e-mail
addresses of at least three references (note: references will not be
contacted until authorized by applicants), should be submitted to:

Dr. Michael Fox
Vice President (Academic & Research)
Mount Allison University, 65 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada  E4L 1E4
Email:, Fax: (506) 364-2299

This position is open to both internal and external candidates and is
subject to budgetary approval.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to
apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.