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Librarian - Robertson Library (Kindred Spaces Project)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 10, 2014
Date of Posting: 
December 19, 2013
Robertson Library (Kindred Spaces Project)
Part-Time Term

 The University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a part-time term Librarian, for approximately 20 hours per week, subject budgetary approval.

The University of PEI is one of Canada’s leading liberal undergraduate institutions. Located in Charlottetown, it is a central educational, cultural and social institution in the City and the Province. The University has a population of 4,000 part-time and full-time students and offers traditional programs as well as many unique areas of study. We have a strong research record in a number of areas.

Reporting to the University Librarian, and working in close consultation with the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, the successful applicant will be responsible for implementing the first phase of the Kindred Spaces project plan, including the following key elements:

• Completion of an online-searchable inventory of all existing items in the Ryrie-Campbell Collection (~ 1,000 -item special collection of publications and memorabilia related to Lucy Maud Montgomery), as well as related collections.

• Enriched cataloguing, compliant with established library rules and standards, of selected items within the collections.

• Digitization of selected items from the collections, to provide access to their contents online, and to complement the Library’s preservation efforts for these items by reducing the need to handle the originals.

• Creation of a Montgomery Collections website, to be integrated with other sites, including the Library and the LM Montgomery Institute websites.

Applicants will have a degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent accreditation in library and information science. As indicated in the project plan summarized above, this position requires a candidate with demonstrated knowledge and skills in the areas of library cataloguing and metadata, and the creation of online databases/finding aids. Experience with digital imaging/digitization and Web authoring skills would also be assets. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated knowledge of the work and legacy of LM Montgomery. All candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

This is a term appointment with academic status. The position is part of the UPEI Faculty Association Bargaining Unit #1, and will be filled at the Librarian I Level, with salary pro-rated.
Term: February 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014, with flexibility regarding exact dates and number of hours per week.

Application Instructions: 

Applications should include curriculum vitae, names of three or more referees and a covering letter providing an overview and discussion of qualifications and interests as they relate to this position. Inquiries and applications should be directed to:
Mark Leggott, University Librarian
Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Ave., Charlottetown PEI C1A 4P3 902-566-0460 FAX 902-628-4305
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.