Academic Vacancy 800-068-13

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-068-13)
Posted: November 13, 2013.

The University of Manitoba Libraries
Position start date: February 1, 2014
Closing date for applications: December 13, 2013
Position number: 17392
Rank: General/Assistant Librarian
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

User Experience Librarian

The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks a dynamic, highly motivated, service-oriented person for the position of User Experience Librarian at a General/Assistant Librarian rank to begin February 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. This position normally has a two year probationary period and the salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

• A Master’s degree in library and/or information studies from an ALA accredited or equivalent institution;
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in assessment and usability;
• Effective oral and written communication skills.

Candidates with the following qualifications will be preferred:

• Relevant experience in a library or research environment;
• Course work or credentials in usability testing;
• Experience with assessment instruments.

Reporting to the Head, Discovery and Delivery Services, the User Experience Librarian will assume a key role in managing a program to gather Libraries’ assessment data for dissemination and compilation, fostering a culture of assessment within the Libraries and ensuring a user–centred website. A more detailed position description is available at:

The University of Manitoba Libraries ( consists of 8 unit libraries and 11 satellite information centers located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses and in Winnipeg Regional Health Authority hospitals across the City of Winnipeg. With collections of over 2.3 million volumes, an annual operating budget of over 25 million dollars and over 200 employees, the Libraries serves a community of approximately 38,000 students, faculty and citizen borrowers.

Winnipeg ( is the vibrant, creative capital of Manitoba, right at the geographical centre of Canada and North America. A mid-sized city of 700,000 culturally diverse people, Winnipeg offers a community with a cosmopolitan, international flair as well as a warm, welcoming spirit. A variety of arts, culture, sports, recreation and entertainment is available to satisfy every taste; and within an easy drive of the city there are lakes, beaches and pristine wilderness areas.

Librarians enjoy academic status and are appointed to one of four ranks: General, Assistant, Associate and Librarian, with possibility of promotion.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should submit their application referring to Position 17392 including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including e-mail address, phone, and fax numbers) of three references to the address below.

Ms Karen Adams
University Librarian
The University of Manitoba Libraries
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 13, 2013.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.