University Librarian

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This opening is a unique opportunity for a forward-looking University Librarian to play a critical role in fostering active and collaborative learning within one of Canada's most innovative and premier urban universities. With 7,000 faculty and staff, along with 46,000 students, Concordia University in Montreal boasts a unique legacy for supporting and developing individuals and their aspirations to contribute to the world’s wealth of knowledge, bridge communities and make it possible for individuals to grow academically, professionally and personally. Looking towards the future, Concordia has invested significantly to renew its faculty, improve its facilities and promote its sustainability efforts. Concordia University is seeking as its new University Librarian a visionary leader who is committed to excellence in librarianship and has a well-regarded reputation for advancing research, learning and teaching at a university. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent education and training; a scholarly profile and career consistent with the vision of a modern academic library; and experience delivering outstanding library service which reflect the aspirations and trends in higher education. The ideal candidate has a broad knowledge and understanding of current issues in academic librarianship, a successful track record in managing and shaping change, strong collaborative skills, experience managing human resources, preferably in a unionized environment, and, above all, a passion for creating an intellectually stimulating learning environment and cultivating a positive high-service culture. Excellent communication in English is essential, and French language skills are a distinct advantage. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter online at Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate for this position should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the nominee to Inquiries may be directed to or at 514-937-1000, ext. 223. Consideration of candidates begins in October 2013 and will continue until the successful candidate is selected. Concordia University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In accordance with immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants and will personally contact only those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.

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