New Job Bilingual Cataloguing Librarian In Manitoba

Bilingual Cataloguing Librarian
Bilingual Cataloguing Librarian

Bilingual Cataloguing Librarian

Company : Manitoba Government
Salary : $59,557–$72,986 a year
Location : Manitoba

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Bilingual Cataloguing Librarian

LN3 Librarian 3


Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning

Direction des ressources éducatives françaises, Bureau de l'éducation française, Student Achievement and Inclusion

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 41371

Salary(s): LN3 $59,557.00 - $72,986.00 per year

Closing Date: July 9, 2023

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be established for similar positions and will remain in effect until exhausted or cancelled.
This position is designated bilingual. The successful candidate must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in both official languages (English and French).

The Department of Education is seeking to fill a Bilingual Cataloguing Librarian within the Bureau de l'éducation française (BEF) / Direction des ressources éducatives françaises (DREF).
The DREF is a unique French language educational resource centre in Manitoba. It provides physical and digital educational resources, library and information services, support for the development and production of provincial standardized tests, and media production services for K-12 educators throughout the province, in the Français and French Immersion programs, and in the French courses within the English Program.
The Manitoba government has a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers). Training and career development opportunities are also available for employees.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in both official languages (French and English)


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with experience working in a library setting. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may also be considered.
  • Experience in cataloguing; both original and copy cataloguing of physical and digital resources.
  • Recent experience working with an Integrated Library System, the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2) and the Marc format.
  • Ability to coordinate a team to meet performance expectations.
  • Strong organizational skills with experience working independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of French Language programs and curricula in Manitoba.

Under the supervision of the Head Librarian, the Cataloguing Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining the online public access catalogue. This includes cataloguing all French resources in the Direction des ressources éducatives’s collection according to current cataloguing standards using bibliographic cataloguing tools and preparing original bibliographic notices that align with DREF’s customized formats. The incumbent monitors the latest developments in digital content and online library services and responds to school personnel who request bibliographical records for their libraries. The incumbent supervises a team of professionals responsible for acquisitions and processing of physical resources. The Cataloguing Librarian participates in all initiatives and promotional activities of the library.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 41371
Service Centre 3
Human Resource Services
600-155 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3H8
Phone: 204-945-8819
Fax: 204-948-3382


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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.