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Indigenous Services Librarian

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks an effective, highly-motivated person for the position of Indigenous Services Librarian (Term) at a General/Assistant Librarian rank to begin August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position is an 18-month term position. The salary and rank are 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;
• Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous peoples;
• Demonstrated experience and familiarity with Indigenous cultures, languages and histories;
• Experience working in a Library;
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in academic libraries;
• Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload in a timely and effective manner;
• Effective oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Candidates with the following additional qualifications will be preferred:

• An undergraduate or graduate degree in a relevant discipline;
• Demonstrated experience providing reference and research services;
• Demonstrated experience in the areas of teaching and instruction support.
Reporting to the Head, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, the Section Head, Public Services, and the Coordinator, Learning & Instruction Support, the Indigenous Services Librarian will take the lead in developing collaborative relationships and innovative library services and instruction programs in support of Indigenous students at the University of Manitoba. A more detailed position description is available at:

The University of Manitoba Libraries ( consists of 11 unit libraries located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. With collections of over 2 million volumes, an annual operating budget of 28 million and approximately 150 employees, the Libraries support, enhance and transform learning, teaching and research for a campus community of approximately 38,000 students, faculty and staff.

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 strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. 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 #26947 including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references to the address below.

Lisa O’Hara
Acting University Librarian
The University of Manitoba Libraries
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Review of applications will begin April 29, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.