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University of Winnipeg
Information Resources Coordinator
Build an Innovative Library Program As A Member of
Western Canada’s Premiere Undergraduate University
The University of Winnipeg Library invites applications for a continuing
appointment to fill the newly created position of Information Resources
Coordinator. The Library is a leader in the provision of new services in
academic libraries and offers many exciting opportunities for defining the
future of librarianship. We want creative thinkers and doers who can take
us to the leading edge and keep us there.
Who We Are - The University of Winnipeg is one of Canada’s leading liberal
undergraduate institutions. It is located in downtown Winnipeg and is a
central educational, cultural and social institution in the city. The
University has a diverse population of over 8,000 part-time and full-time
students and offers traditional programs as well as many unique areas of
study. The Library has undergone significant change and new program
development, and provides a truly innovative and collaborative environment.
The Information Resources Coordinator will head up the Unit providing
Collections support services and will work closely with the Metadata and
Acquisitions Units. Who You Are – You are one of 7 librarians and a member
of the Library management team reporting to the University Librarian. You
play a leadership role in the development and maintenance of print and
digital resource support services for both internal and licensed resources.
You will work closely with the University Librarian to manage an
Acquisitions budget of $1.4 million as well as a large endowment fund. A
creative approach to coordinating the acquisition and maintenance of print
and digital collections is key to this position. You are responsible for
supervising the Collections Unit and managing special projects such as
collections analysis, storage rationalization and donations. You will
participate in the development of services like MyCybrary and the Scholar’s
Web, a system of learning and institutional repositories. Other duties will
include the provision of physical and virtual reference services, as well
as Subject Specialist liaison for specific academic departments.
What You Need – The successful candidate will have a degree from an
ALA-accredited institution or equivalent accreditation in library and
information science with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in an academic
library; experience with the acquisition, maintenance and delivery of print
and electronic resources; an excellent knowledge of new and emerging
digital library technologies and metadata standards; demonstrated success
as an innovator with a creative spark and a strong team approach, together
with outstanding communication and organizational skills.
What You Get – This is a continuing appointment with academic status within
the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association. Librarians are appointed to
one of 4 ranks depending on qualifications and experience. The appointment
is effective January 1, 2005, but date of appointment may be adjusted to
suit the needs of the successful candidate.
Applications will be accepted until August 27 and should include curriculum
vitae, names of 3 or more referees and a covering letter providing an
overview and discussion of qualifications and interests as they relate to
this position. Digital portfolios will also be accepted. In accordance with
Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is initially directed
to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. The University of
Winnipeg is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the
workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals
including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and
persons with disabilities. Hiring is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applications should be sent to:
Mark Leggott, University Librarian
University of Winnipeg Library <cybrary.uwinnipeg.ca>
515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB Canada R3B 2E9
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204-786-9801 FAX 204-783-8910