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Indigenous librarian internship opportunity

Gain a master's degree and work part-time in Libraries - tuition and salary paid.

April 4, 2022 — 

Are you looking for a career that provides exciting potential and immense satisfaction in developing and serving your community? Become part of the transformation of libraries and information services by pursuing a career in librarianship.

A career in library and information studies can involve serving the public, collaborating in teams, innovating with technology, and ensuring access to information for generations to come.

A unique opportunity has been created by UM Libraries for two internships for Indigenous graduates to work in the Libraries while pursuing a Master of Information and Library Studies (MILS) through the University of Alberta’s online program.

Join us April 14, 12 to 1 p.m. to learn more about the internships and what a career in library and information studies looks like from the experiences of our guest speakers:

  • Heather Bidzinski, Head, Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba
  • Melissa Raynard, Acting Head, Technical Services, University of Manitoba
  • Justin Fuhr, Humanities Librarian, University of Manitoba
  • Monique Woroniak, Customer Services Librarian, Winnipeg Public Library

Contact Lyle Ford, Acting Indigenous Strategies Librarian, to obtain the session link or to learn more about the internships.

The Libraries will provide part-time paid library positions through which the interns will obtain practical knowledge and work experience while completing their University of Alberta MILS Online Program with tuition paid by the Libraries. 

The objective of the internships is to create a pool of qualified Indigenous academic librarians who will add needed unique and cultural perspectives to our collections, spaces, and services to our community.

This summer, the Libraries will post the two CUPE Indigenous Librarian Intern positions, for four-year terms.  These positions are designated for Indigenous (First Nation, Metis and/or Inuit) candidates who are looking to pursue a career in librarianship. Preference will be given to applicants with a four-year degree from the University of Manitoba or who are a resident of Manitoba.

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