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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA LIBRARIES
Invites Applications for the Position of Off-Campus Librarian Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus
The University of Manitoba Libraries consists of nine unit libraries and six satellite information centers located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses and at the St. Boniface and Victoria General Hospitals. With collections of over 2 million volumes, an annual operating budget of over 13 million dollars and a full-time equivalent staff of approximately 205 employees, the Libraries serves a community of approximately 38,000 students, faculty and citizen borrowers.
The Elizabeth Dafoe Library serves primarily the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students of the Faculties of Arts, Education, Human Ecology, Nursing, Physical Education and Recreation Studies, and Social Work. Service is also provided to other members of the university community including off-campus students, and to the general public. The Off-Campus Library Service is the primary resource of students and faculty respectively enrolled in and teaching off-campus courses in all disciplines with the exception of Medicine, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, and Medical Rehabilitation. Staff consists of 1 academic librarian, 1 library assistant and 1 part-time staff.
Position: Off Campus Librarian
Reporting to the Head of the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, the incumbent is responsible for the following: to be responsible for the overall operation of the Off-Campus Library Services in all its aspects, including personnel management, planning and organization, and budget administration; to develop and maintain an understanding of the off-campus programs and to plan and implement services in support of these programs; to participate in the Libraries' policy-making decisions and development of services affecting off-campus students; to provide traditional and virtual library services, including reference services, orientation and bibliographic instruction, and delivery of materials, and to serve as a liaison between the library user and the library system; to develop and offer various modes of print and electronic instructional services; to design and maintain a virtual library Web site which will include discipline-specific information resources and links to electronic resources and instructional materials; to survey the needs with respect to library resources and services for off-campus students and to evaluate services on an on-going basis; to promote the services available to off-campus students; to evaluate and select materials for purchase in support of the off-campus programs and to manage the acquisitions funds allocated to off-campus library services; to visit off-campus teaching sites in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba to evaluate the service and to provide instructional support; to serve as the Libraries' liaison with Continuing Education and other faculties offering off-campus programs, thus ensuring communication and collaboration between the Libraries and the program providers; in cooperation with the library units on the Fort Garry Campus and off-campus providers, to cultivate and maintain working partnerships with the community served and with community resources, i.e. community colleges, schools, public libraries; to represent the Libraries on appropriate committees.
Qualification: A Master's degree from an ALA accredited library program. An undergraduate degree in a discipline served by the Off-Campus Library Service, preferably in the humanities, social sciences, nursing, or social work. Previous experience in an academic library and familiarity with reference services, bibliographic instruction, and collection development are desired. Previous experience serving library users working at a distance. Knowledge of and experience with computing technology and its application to libraries. Experience with CD-ROM, online database and Internet searching is required. Must be highly motivated and self-directed, and have a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are required to work successfully with patrons and staff in a variety of situations.
Must have ability and desire to travel to remote locations. The successful candidate should have a commitment to professional growth and is expected to participate in professional development activities.
Effective Date: Spring 2002 time frame
Rank and Salary Range: This position has a two year probationary period. 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 encourages applications from qualified men and women, including members of visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Submit application, including resume, salary expectations and the names of three references by 20 February 2002 to:
Carolynne Presser Director of Libraries The
University of Manitoba Libraries