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Digital Curation Librarian/Archivist

Closes on Sunday, December 16, 2018
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
Full Time
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA LIBRARIES Digital Curation Librarian/Archivist The University of Manitoba Libraries seeks an effective, highly-motivated person for the position of Digital Curation Librarian/Archivist at a General/Assistant Librarian rank to begin April 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. This position normally has a two year probationary period and the salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Reporting to the Coordinator, Research Services & Digital Strategies, the Digital Curation Librarian/Archivist will assist in the development of a preservation and curation program for digital assets at the University of Manitoba Libraries. Working with the University community and the Libraries, the Digital Curation Librarian/Archivist will work to acquire, preserve, and provide access to digital content across a number of different formats and media types. A more detailed position description is available at: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/jobs
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: -A Master’s degree in archival studies or a Master’s degree in library and/or information studies from an ALA accredited institution; -Professional experience working in an archives, preferably in an academic institution; -Knowledge of and experience with library and archives standards, processes, and technologies, including both open source and proprietary; -Demonstrated experience working with digitized and born-digital content; -Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload in a timely and effective manner; -Effective oral and written communication skills; -Demonstrated teamwork and interpersonal skills. Candidates with the following additional qualifications will be preferred: -Professional experience with born-digital archival materials; -Professional experience working with digital curation hardware systems and software applications; -Professional experience developing a preservation program for digitized and born-digital materials.
The University of Manitoba Libraries (http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/) consists of 11 unit libraries located on the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses. With collections of over 2 million volumes, an annual operating budget of 28 million and approximately 150 employees, the Libraries support, enhance and transform learning, teaching and research for a campus community of approximately 38,000 students, faculty and staff. Winnipeg (http://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. 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 is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should submit their application referring to Position #26199 including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of three references to the address below. Lisa O’Hara Acting University Librarian The University of Manitoba Libraries Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2 Email: University.Librarian@umanitoba.ca Review of applications will begin December 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. At this time, do not click apply to submit your materials online. Please send your materials to the department contact listed in the ad.