Thursday, March 17, 2011

Job Posting: Junior Librarians Library of Parliament

Junior Librarians Library of Parliament

Our ideal candidate:
  • Has in-depth knowledge of online searching techniques, of reference sources in print and electronic format, official publications and major commercial databases in Canadian, political and current affairs
  • Has the ability to conduct an effective reference interview and to provide substantive responses to clients in writing
  • Has general knowledge of the parliamentary process, and Canadian parliamentary and current affairs
  • Analyzes problems and identifies creative and innovative solutions
  • Negotiates conflicting priorities and deadlines according to workload
  • Is an excellent communicator orally and in writing
  • Has a strong client service orientation and effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and flexibility
  • Demonstrates team spirit, initiative, motivation and a love for learning
To be considered you must have:
  • A Master’s degree in Library Sciences or Library and Information Sciences from a recognized university
  • Recent experience in providing reference services is essential; using online and database sources among others

Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain:
  • A successful second language evaluation (Bilingual staffing- imperative: CBC/CBC)
  • A successful pre-employment screening

Additional Information:

This selection process is opened to Employees of the Senate, the House of Commons, the Library of Parliament, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Public Service, and to the public.

  • A written exam may be administered
  • Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions requiring similar competencies at the Library of Parliament
  • Satisfactory references are an essential condition of appointment
  • Education and experience requirements will be used as part of the initial selection process. Proof of education is an essential condition of appointment. 
  • We are committed to employment equity

To apply, please send your C.V. and cover letter which clearly indicate how you meet each of the requirements of the position, no later than April 15, 2011. Please quote Competition 10-R-30 [Contact information on original posting]

This is an on-going recruitment process and will serve to establish a pool of pre-qualified candidates. Your application will be processed as it is received.

Please address questions to [contact information on original posting]
We thank all those who apply.  Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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