User Experience Librarian
University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks a dynamic, highly motivated,
service-oriented person the position
of User Experience Librarian at a General/Assistant Librarian rank to begin
February1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. This
position normally has a two year probationary periodand the
salary is 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;
  * Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in assessment and usability;
  * Effective oral and written communication skills.
Candidates with the following qualifications will be preferred:

  * Relevant experience in a library or research environment;
  * Course work or credentials in usability testing;
  * Experience with assessment instruments.
Reporting to the Head, Discovery and Delivery Services, the User Experience
Librarian will assumea key role in managing a program to
gather Libraries' assessment data for dissemination
andcompilation, fostering a culture of assessment within
the Libraries and ensuring a user-centredwebsite. A more
detailed position description is available at:

The University of Manitoba Libraries ( consists
of 8 unit libraries and11 satellite information centers
located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses and in
WinnipegRegional Health Authority hospitals across the City
of Winnipeg. With collections of over 2.3million volumes,
an annual operating budget of over 25 million dollars and over 200 employees,
theLibraries serves a community of approximately 38,000
students, faculty and citizen borrowers.

Winnipeg ( is the vibrant, creative capital of
Manitoba, right at thegeographical centre of Canada and
North America. A mid-sized city of 700,000 culturally
diversepeople, 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 tosatisfy every
taste; and within an easy drive of the city there are lakes, beaches and
pristinewilderness areas.

Librarians enjoy academic status and are appointed to one of four ranks:
General, Assistant,Associate and Librarian, with
possibility of promotion.

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