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Liaison Librarian (Architecture & Humanities)

University of Manitoba


Liaison Librarian (Architecture & Humanities)

The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks an effective, highly-motivated person for the position of Liaison Librarian (Architecture & Humanities) at a General/Assistant Librarian rank to begin October 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position normally has a two year probationary period and 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 providing reference and research services in an academic library;
• Demonstrated experience in the areas of teaching and instruction support;
• 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:

• Bachelor’s degree in design, planning, visual arts, humanities or related discipline;
• Experience in architecture, humanities, or similar library;
• Experience with digital humanities;
• Experience with collections development and management.
Reporting to the Acting Head, Architecture/Fine Arts, Management, & Music Libraries, the Architecture & Humanities Liaison Librarian provides library services to support the teaching and research requirements of the faculty, students, and staff of the Faculty of Architecture, School of Art, Faculty of Arts and the University community. 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 #26112 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 June 28, 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.