University of Manitoba Libraries Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-071-09) Position start date: January 1, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter Position number: EA381 Posting Information THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA LIBRARIES Dentistry Librarian, Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Libraries The University of Manitoba Libraries invites applications for an innovative and energetic Dentistry Librarian to provide leadership in meeting the research, instruction and patient-care needs of faculty, students, researchers and clinicians in the Faculty of Dentistry and School of Dental Hygiene. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who works well with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment, and who has a commitment to customer service, information literacy and evidence-based research. Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head, Health Sciences Libraries, the incumbent will act as the primary liaison with the Faculty of Dentistry and School of Dental Hygiene. The incumbent will develop and maintain an understanding of the research and teaching programs of the Faculty and School. The incumbent will develop and co-ordinate an information literacy program for the Faculty and School and will plan and develop web-based resources to meet the learning, informatics and technology needs of these clients. Collection development in the areas of dentistry and dental hygiene, and new course/program evaluations are also required. Other duties will include: participating in the Libraries’ collection management program; participating in the education, reference, outreach services and collection development programs of the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library; participating in the planning and development of programs and systems in support of the Libraries’ strategic and operational goals; participating on appropriate Libraries and Faculty of Dentistry committees and assisting in specific projects. The incumbent will also be responsible for assisting users to access materials in the Rare Book Room and in the Faculty of Medicine Archives when the Archivist is absent. A more detailed position description is available at: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/health/media/DentalLibrarian-JD.pdf Qualifications: A Master’s degree in library and/or information studies from an ALA accredited or equivalent institution is essential. An undergraduate or graduate degree in education, informatics or instructional design will be preferred. At least two years experience in an academic, government or special library with an emphasis on health sciences and experience in the areas of reference services, information literacy and collection management would be preferred. Must have a demonstrated ability to plan, design, deliver and evaluate curriculum-based educational content. Must have an understanding of evidence-based practice and an awareness of critical appraisal techniques. Must have a demonstrated ability to plan and implement new programs and services and demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative and integrated environment. High level of technical knowledge is required; database searching, the Internet and social media, and knowledge of current technology and library trends are required. Direct experience with electronic learning environments and assisting faculty incorporate technology into their teaching approaches is preferred. Promotion and marketing skills are required. Must be confident, dynamic, highly motivated and self-directed, and have the ability to work independently as well as with a team. Networking skills are required, must be able to build coalitions of clients and supporters. Demonstrated high level of creativity, motivation, initiative and responsibility. Communication and presentations skills of a high order are required to work successfully with faculty, clinicians, students and staff in a variety of situations. The successful candidate will have an interest in health care, be committed to the continuing development of professional knowledge, and engage in an active program of scholarship and research. About the Libraries, the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library and the City of Winnipeg: Setting: The University of Manitoba Libraries consists of 9 unit libraries and 11 satellite information centres located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses, and at Winnipeg’s eight hospitals and health centres. With collections of over 2 million volumes, an annual operating budget of over 24 million dollars and a staff of approximately 275 employees, the Libraries serves a community of approximately 38,000 students, faculty and citizen borrowers. For more information on the University of Manitoba, its libraries and programs see: http://umanitoba.ca/ The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library ( www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/health/ ) supports the teaching, research and patient care requirements of the staff and students of the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmacy and the Schools of Dental Hygiene and Medical Rehabilitation. It serves eight Winnipeg hospitals, supporting the teaching, research and patient care activities of all staff and students in the hospital-based educational programs. The Health Sciences Libraries have collections of over 229,341 volumes comprised of print, audiovisual and computer-based media, receive over 6420 current serial titles and serve a primary clientele of over 7,000 health care workers. The Faculty of Dentistry and School of Dental Hygiene is dedicated to educating students to become caring oral health professionals in a progressive learning environment, conducting oral health and related research and serving the oral health professions and society as a source of knowledge and expertise. Winnipeg (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. Winnipeg is a four-season place that celebrates its past and its people through many historic sites, exhibits, attractions and festivals. From the architecturally distinctive Exchange District, to the joie de vivre of Old St. Boniface, to the central gathering place of The Forks, Winnipeg is a striking blend of old and new, traditional and avant-garde – a cultural oasis without pretension. Rank: General Librarian/Assistant Librarian Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary minimums: General $48,820 (CDN) / Assistant $58,662 (CDN) This position normally 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 women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. This position will commence on January 1, 2010, or as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants should submit their application referring to Position #EA381 including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including phone, e-mail address and fax numbers) of three references to the address below Ms Karen Adams Director of Libraries The University of Manitoba Libraries Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2 The deadline for receipt of applications is September 21, 2009, however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.