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

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:


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:

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library ( ) 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 ( 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

                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.