User Experience Librarian

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Created: November 15, 2013


The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks a dynamic, highly motivated, service-oriented person  or the position of User Experience Librarian at a General/Assistant Librarian rank to begin February 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. This position normally has a two year probationary period and 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 assume a key role in managing a program to gather Libraries’ assessment data for dissemination and compilation, fostering a culture of assessment within the Libraries and ensuring a user–centred website. A more detailed position description is available at:

The University of Manitoba Libraries ( consists of 8 unit libraries and 11 satellite information centers located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campuses and in Winnipeg Regional Health Authority hospitals across the City of Winnipeg. With collections of over 2.3 million volumes, an annual operating budget of over 25 million dollars and over 200 employees, the Libraries serves a community of approximately 38,000 students, faculty and citizen borrowers.

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.


Published: Friday, November 15, 2013 02:58 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC