Legal Information Specialist

at Manitoba Law Library Inc. (view profile)
Location Winnipeg, Canada
Date Posted March 31, 2019
Category Law Librarians and Libraries
Job Type Full-Time


The Manitoba Law Library is the library for the legal profession in Manitoba. A not-for-profit organization under the Law Society of Manitoba, staff provide reference and research assistance to lawyers and self-represented litigants.

The role of the legal information professional is to support the Director of Legal Resources in the day-to-day running of the library.


  • MLIS or Library Technician diploma
  • Customer service experience


  • Legal research experience
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage
  • Experience with dBTextworks
  • Experience using legal databases
  • Experience troubleshooting computer issues


  • Open and close the library; greet visitors and assist with their needs
  • Advise visitors how to use the catalogue and other resources in the library
  • Maintain the collection: update looseleaf titles, return books to shelves, weed unnecessary resources, retrieve items from reserve room
  • Legal Research : find cases, legislation, and secondary sources as requested
  • Cataloguing: update and add records as required using dBTextworks
  • Other duties as required.

This is a full time position, 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday, beginning May 13, 2019. Please forward a cover letter and resume by Friday, April 12, 2019 to:

Karen Sawatzky

Director of Legal Resources, Manitoba Law Library

331 – 408 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 0P9

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