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The University of Waikato is located in Hamilton, a city within the North
Island of New Zealand with excellent recreational facilities and a
population of approximately 120,000 people.  The University is an integral
part of a national network of New Zealand Universities and has a strong
regional character which reflects the demographic, cultural and economic
life of its region in which a significant proportion of the population are

The University of Waikato provides an education of international quality in
a bi-cultural environment, based on excellence in teaching and research.
The University is seeking an experienced Librarian to assume responsibility
for the University Library.  The position requires an accomplished manager
with the vision, knowledge, and skills to maintain the Library at the
forefront of technological advances and library management practices.

The University Library consists of a central library and two branches (Law
and Education), is fully automated and has a staff of seventy.  Total
volumes exceed 730,000 and almost 6,000 serials are currently received.

The Librarian is accountable to the Vice-Chancellor and participates in the
overall strategic direction of the University as a member of the senior
management team.  The Librarian is responsible for the development of
library policy and planning, and for developing, maintaining and managing
the provision of library services.  This encompasses effective staff

A University degree and graduate qualifications in Librarianship or
comparable and relevant qualifications and experience are essential.
Strongly developed interpersonal skills and dynamic leadership are
essential in what is a vital time of change and development. Candidates
should have proven managerial ability  and be able to demonstrate
familiarity with technological advances as applicable to libraries.  A
commitment to bi-culturalism and the wider community is also important.

To apply, please send a full resume to Ian Taylor or Moira Parsons at our
Auckland address below, quoting Reference 15682.  All applications will be
discussed, in confidence, with the University.  Closing date for receipt of
applications is 25 August 1995.

Sheffield Consulting Group
PO Box 5621

Telephone:      64-9-377 3119
Facsimile:      64-9-307 2322

Vicki Fabling
Personnel & Mgmt Services       | e-mail:
University of Waikato           | phone : +64 7 8384003 ex 6240
Private Bag 3105                | fax   : +64 7 8560135
Hamilton, New Zealand