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What We Do

Our Work

The library plays a critical role in the success and experience of UWinnipeg learners and researchers. We are scholars, educators, and functional leaders supported by a dedicated team of technical and service professionals. This work spans three major categories:

  • Collections Development: We select, acquire, and maintain scholarly resources that support teaching and research.
  • Discovery and Access: We build and manage the infrastructure needed to make academic resources available.
  • Academic Engagement: We help students, faculty, and the institution navigate a global, increasingly complex information ecosystem.

Our People

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, The Dean of the Library is responsible for UWinnipeg’s library, archival and cultural resource units, including the Library, Archives, Oral History Centre, and Art Gallery. The Dean, along with the Associate Dean of the Library, work in partnership with campus stakeholders to ensure the library’s vision and mission are fulfilled.

Academic Librarians

Academic librarians are specialists who serve as strategic heads of the library’s departments and initiatives. They also provide collections development, instruction, and research support for university programmes and the wider UWinnipeg academic community. Academic librarians all hold a graduate degree in the applied disciplines of library, information or archival science, in addition to other credentials, relevant skills and experience; as such, they participate in research and scholarship within their field(s) and contribute to university governance through committees and other service work.

Library Assistants, Technicians, and Systems Staff

Library operations are delivered through the efforts of support staff working across public services, acquisitions, collections, metadata, program delivery, library systems, and administration. They are often the first point-of-contact for library users and are key to keeping library services running smoothly. They have a range of backgrounds and education, and many are graduates of library technician diploma programs.


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