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Positions at Queens

From: Dianne Cook <cookdc>
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2003
Head, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library and Curator
of Special Collections and Conservation Coordinator
(Continuing Track Appointment)
Queen's University Library

Queen's University Library seeks an innovative, energetic and
service-oriented librarian to assume the position of Head of the
W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library, Curator of
Special Collections, and Conservation Coordinator for Queen's
University Library.

Reporting to an Associate University Librarian, the Home Unit leader
is responsible for providing leadership, management and direction in
the planning, development and delivery of high quality library
services and collections to support teaching and research in the
School of Music and in the academic departments who are the primary
users of Special Collections; and to support the use of Special
Collections by the University and the broader community.

As Curator of Special Collections, the librarian develops and
promotes the collections, liaising with actual and potential donors
and acts as Conservation Coordinator for the Library System.  The
Home Unit Leader consults and collaborates with other units within
Queens University Library and participates in the Library's
team-based organization and decision-making processes.

Qualifications: Required:  An ALA accredited MLS or equivalent with
a strong academic background (Masters required) preferably in
Canadian Studies; reading knowledge of French; several years of
successful experience in the management and provision of services
related to Special Collections, preferably in an academic setting,
including significant administrative experience; strong management,
analytical, problem-solving skills, interpersonal and communication
skills (both written or oral); a proven record of success in gifts
and donor-management; demonstrated familiarity with the history of
books and printing, the antiquarian book trade and library
preservation practice and conservation techniques; familiarity with
print and electronic resources that support the collections;
demonstrated collaborative, innovative, proactive and facilitative
leadership; ability to mentor, coach and motivate staff; an
understanding of user needs; a commitment to developing an
environment that supports the creation of a learning organization
and the ability to work productively in a team-based and a
self-directed environment.

Preferred: Familiarity with digital preservation issues and
applications in the Special Collections environment is desirable.
Familiarity with British and European literature and history and
music disciplines are assets. Experience with fund-raising is an

Environment: The services and collections of the W.D. Jordan Special
Collections and Music Library are located in the recently renovated
Douglas Library building.  The W.D. Jordan Library provides services
to the faculty and students of the School of Music, to the academic
departments who are the primary users of Special Collections and to
the University and local community users who use Special
Collections.  In addition, the Library's conservation services are
provided by staff in this unit.

Queens University Library comprises five major libraries in
well-equipped facilities, which serve the teaching and research
needs of the full range of academic and professional disciplines in
the University.  A team-based organization, based on the goals of
the learning organization, was introduced in 1999 to encourage
innovation and flexibility in meeting the service needs of the
Library's users.

Salary and Benefits:  Librarians are members of the Faculty
Association and terms and conditions of work are governed by the
collective agreement between the Association and the University.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience.  It is anticipated that this position will be filled at
the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian (minimum salary for the
Associate Librarian rank is $53,553; minimum salary for the
Librarian rank is $63,753). This is a five-year renewable term
appointment as Head and a continuing track librarian appointment.
There is an administrative stipend associated with the position.

Availability:  Immediate

Queens University is committed to employment equity and welcomes
applications from all qualified women and men, including visible
minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men
and lesbians.  Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be
considered first for this position.

For a complete position guide:
<URL:>. Learn more
about Queens University at <URL:>

Applicants are requested to mail or fax an application letter, with
a resume and the names of three references by August 6, 2003 to:

    Paul Wiens, University Librarian
    Joseph S. Stauffer Library
    Queens University
    Kingston, Ontario, K7L 5C4
    Fax: 613-533-6362

Dianne Cook
Coordinator of Collection Development
Queen's University Libraries
Kingston Ontario K7L 5C4
Fax: 613-533-6819

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