UNB Libraries: History/Special Collections Librarian

Academic Employment Opportunity #20-34

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on August 6th and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of New Brunswick Libraries invites applications for History/Special Collections Librarian on the Fredericton campus. The Librarian will serve as liaison for History, actively engaging in digital and information literacy instruction and collections development in print and digital formats, collaborating on scholarly communications and other initiatives. The Librarian will work collaboratively to develop, maintain, preserve and promote UNB Libraries Special Collections, with a particular emphasis on promoting and preserving the province's published print documentary heritage through the development of the New Brunswickana collection. The Librarian will also contribute to library-wide projects and priorities.

The UNB Libraries system consists of four libraries across two campuses, employing close to 90 FTE staff. UNB's Archives & Special Collections, located in the Harriet Irving Library, features a rich collection of cultural, historical and literary papers, photographs, books, and other materials with an emphasis on provincial and regional collections and curates an increasing collection of digitized primary resources. For more information, see our website. UNB, founded in 1785, has two beautiful campuses, one in Fredericton and one in Saint John, New Brunswick. UNB performs world-class research and offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in more than 60 disciplines.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Applications are invited from individuals qualified with an MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution combined with a degree in history or related discipline. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and expertise in using technology for teaching and research support; current and comprehensive knowledge of specialized subject areas; demonstrated experience working with special collections with a background in the history of the book and bibliography; knowledge of appropriate guidelines and standards related to special collections; innovative and creative approach to provision of services; familiarity with emerging approaches to scholarly communication; demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with faculty, students, and other researchers, demonstrated commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion; excellent oral and written communication skills.

The appointment and rank will be made commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. To apply, qualified candidates should send a letter of application, a CV and the names of three references in a single PDF to: Lesley Balcom, Dean of Libraries, UNB; Email to Susan Oliver: suoliver@unb.ca

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.