Librarian

Website Library and Archives Canada

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Assessment accommodation

Work environment
*** VIRTUAL WORK : This position is located in Gatineau, Quebec and requires an on-site presence. This selection process may be used to staff other positions that may provide flexibility by offering employees the opportunity to work remotely (virtually) from anywhere in Canada. Therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of where they live or work.

Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to staff one position on a permanent basis.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff identical or similar positions within Library and Archives Canada using various languages requirements (English or French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB) and/or various tenures (Acting, Assignment, Secondment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Specific period) according to the positions being staffed.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

EDUCATION :
A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from a recognized university, or graduation from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science for which another Bachelor’s degree was a prerequisite.

***NOTE: STUDENTS COMPLETING THEIR PROGRAM OF STUDY IN LIBRARY SCIENCE OR IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE BY DECEMBER 31ST, 2022 ARE ALSO INVITED TO APPLY***

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE :
Experience in conducting research and analysis in support of one or more library functions.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
English or French Essential
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE :
Knowledge of trends in the cultural heritage organizations.
Knowledge of cataloguing and/or acquisitions practices.

ABILITIES :
Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY :
Client service orientation
Working effectively with others
Thinking things through
Attention to detail

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

ASSET EXPERIENCE:
Experience in bibliographic description, subject analysis and/or classification using an integrated library system.

Experience acquiring publications in a variety of formats using an integrated library system.

Experience with library standards such as Resource Description and Access (RDA), MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Répertoire de vedettes-matière and/or Canadian Subject Headings.

Experience with metadata standards and the creation and use of metadata in the management of cultural collections.

Experience reading Western classical music notation, possibly gained from university or college studies in music and/or music conservatory certification at level (grade) 6 or above.

Experience speaking or reading a language other than English or French.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Communications with Candidate :
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. We will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Application Information :

Our intention is to communicate with the candidates by email. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include in their application the following:

  • A valid email address. Please make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).   If you do not respond to our communications, we will interpret this as your withdrawal from the process
  • Your substantive group and level and your employment status
  • Your Personal Record Identifier (PRI).

You must provide proof of your education credentials later in the process. Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at: http://www.cicic.ca.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

An assignment or a secondment appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Applicants are responsible for referring to the Public Service Resourcing Systems where any announcements related to this process will be posted.

Preference
Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
Mélanie Dagenais, Human Resources Advisor
dotation-staffing@bac-lac.gc.ca

Apply online

Application Deadline:  October 3, 2022

To apply for this job please visit emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca.