University Librarian

McMaster University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-03-13

University Librarian

Lead the continued evolution of our dynamic library system

Founded in 1887, McMaster University is one of the Top 100 universities in the world. The "McMaster model" - a student-centred, knowledge-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning - has been adopted by universities around the globe and is aligned to its vision of achieving international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence.

McMaster University Library plays a central role in the University's core teaching, learning and discovery mission. Over the last five years, the Library has been transformed into an innovative, technologically advanced service provider, with more than two million patrons and over 64,000 research questions answered each year.

This is a unique opportunity for a builder of teams, culture, relationships and capacity to lead the continued evolution and management of a major library system. The University Librarian will provide vision and leadership in planning and managing the Library, including the development of a strategic plan and priorities, managing human, physical and financial resources, and promoting the interests of the Library and the University on the local, national and international stages.

A senior librarian leader in a comparable setting, you are a visionary and strategic thinker who can conceptualize the future of academic libraries and identify priorities at an institutional level. Your collaborative approach to stakeholder management - internally and externally - underpins your strengths as an administrator with solid business acumen and awareness of issues, processes and outcomes. Both a supportive team leader and a willing delegator, you are ready to deliver measurable results in support of McMaster's mission, vision and values.

Please reply in confidence, with a current resume referencing the position, to We appreciate your interest and will contact you if a meeting is required.

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