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Cybrarian
University of Winnipeg

Build an Innovative New Library Program As a Senior Team Member of
Western Canada’s #1 Undergraduate University

You get geeked at the slightest smell of new silicon; you drop packets
with traditional pBooks but can topic spot like an AI in an eBook; you
know a doorway scam or sock puppet when you see one; no way will you be
a meetling or JSO; you keep your cool in the midst of any upgradathon,
need a Cybrarian tattoo and just want to be One with The Grid.

If you understood that, you need to apply for this job...

The University of Winnipeg Library invites applications for a continuing
appointment to fill the newly created position of Cybrarian. The Library
is entering a new era of change that 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 7,000 part-time and
full-time students and offers traditional programs as well as many
unique areas of study. The Library is in the process of significant
change and new program development, and provides a truly innovative and
collaborative environment. Library Systems is a new department tasked
with the development and support of the Library’s information resources
and services.

Who You Are - As a member of the Library management team reporting to
the University Librarian, you are responsible for supervising the
Systems Department and play a leadership role in the development of
innovative new services. A creative approach to delivering customized
services directly to the user desktop is key to this position. You will
design and coordinate projects like MyLibrary, the Scholar’s Web, the
virtual reference environment and others. Your strong technology and
communications skills online as well as in the real world will help
shape these services. You will also participate in reference and
collections development activities.

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 setting (or awesome experience crammed into a shorter
timeframe); experience with the development of Web-based information
services as well as an advanced knowledge of new and emerging digital
library technologies and standards; demonstrated success as an innovator
with a creative spark and a strong team approach to development together
with outstanding interpersonal communication and organizational skills
(personal and virtual).

What You Get - This is a continuing appointment with academic status.
Librarians are appointed to one of 4 ranks depending on qualifications
and experience. The appointment is effective July 1, 2001, but date of
appointment may be adjusted to suit the needs of the successful
candidate.

Applications will be accepted until April 20 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 demos will also be accepted. In
accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is
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.  Applications should
be sent to:

    Mark Leggott, University Librarian
    University of Winnipeg Library  <http://cybrary.uwinnipeg.ca>
    515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB Canada R3B 2E9
    [log in to unmask]  ICQ#14202936  204-786-9801 FAX 204-783-8910