Library - Section Head, Victoria General Hospital Library

University of Manitoba Libraries

Location: Manitoba
Date posted: 2013-04-05

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA LIBRARIES
Section Head, Victoria General Hospital Library


The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks a dynamic, highly-motivated person for the position of Section Head, Victoria General Hospital Library at a Assistant Librarian rank to begin August 1, 2013, 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;
  • Ability to manage a complex workload in a timely, effective manner;
  • Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in academic or health sciences libraries;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience providing literature searches.

Candidates with the following qualifications will be preferred:
  • At least 2 year's professional library experience in a health sciences library;
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related discipline;
  • Experience in the areas of reference and research service, information literacy, collection management and library promotion.


Reporting to the Head, Health Sciences Libraries, the Section Head, Victoria General Hospital Library is responsible for the overall operation of the Victoria General Hospital Library in all its aspects including recommendations on staffing, planning, computing, organization and accom-plishment of the workload. A more detailed position description is available at:
http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/directors_office/employment.html

The University of Manitoba Libraries (http://umanitoba.ca/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 (http://www.winnipeg.ca/) 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 16277 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
Karen_Adams@umanitoba.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 17, 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.


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