Library Information Specialist

Website NOVA Chemicals

Library Information Specialist Calgary , AB


Job ID : 1541

Closing Date: 06/29/2022

Job Category: Technology

Location: Centre for Applied Research

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Who We Are:

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures plastic resins and other petrochemical products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees take pride in our focus on safety and social responsibility by working together to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability, ESG, and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

NOVA Chemicals helps shape a world where products vital to our health and happiness are even better tomorrow than they are today. We are seeking talented and passionate people who enjoy working in a collaborative, innovative environment to join our dynamic team.

The Library is located at the NOVA Chemicals Centre for Applied Research in Calgary, Alberta and provides quality information research and insights to the company. This information comes from external sources such as peer-reviewed journals, patent literature and market data.

NOVA Chemicals Library & Information Services invites applications for the position of Information Specialist. Reporting to the Library Supervisor, the successful candidate will provide research and information services and work as a member of the Library team to provide access to the Library’s diverse services and collections.

You Will Use Your Expertise To:

  • Conduct research and provide information in response to requests from clients using a variety of online research resources. This includes determining the research needs of clients and providing guidance on research processes.
    Identify and monitor trends and insights to support initiatives.
  • Participate in key project teams to provide research support.
  • Provide Library orientation and consultation to NOVA Chemicals staff.
  • Evaluate and acquire new resources based on need, suitability, and cost, to ensure users have access to authoritative resources.
  • Negotiate information contracts with vendors, manage vendor relationships and product troubleshooting.
  • Manage internal information in SharePoint.
  • Create and publish internal Library newsletters.
  • Other duties and projects as required.

What We Are Looking For:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) / Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent accredited program (Library Technician will also be considered) is required with a minimum of 1-3 years of related practical experience.
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in, Science, Chemistry or Engineering. Post-secondary education in the sciences is an asset.
  • Strong customer service and time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Advanced technical skills including MS Word, Excel, Teams, SharePoint, Library Systems, and research databases.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and conducting research in databases with deep technical content and sophisticated search capabilities.
  • Passion for and appreciation of information research.
  • Sound judgement, resourceful, strong troubleshooting skills, ability to embrace change.
  • Technical curiosity and inquisitive nature.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze issues, define problems, set objectives and recommend solutions.

You Can Stand Out If:

  • You are passionate about your work and put care and thought into all that you do.
  • You are responsible and follow through with your commitments to others and to safety.
  • You are innovative and are willing to challenge your biases when problem solving.
  • You are collaborative, inclusive, and work well with others towards team goals.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation will be considered for this position.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.

Why NOVA Chemicals?

NOVA Chemicals’ flexible benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees, because when it comes to benefits, everyone has different priorities. Our benefits offerings will vary based on your work location, and are an element of the “Total Rewards” package used to reward employees.

Check Us Out Online:

  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for company news.
  • Follow us on LinkedIn and Glassdoor for job updates.
  • Read more on our Responsible Care® and sustainability initiatives like Project STOP.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

$79,525.32 – $94,816.80 (depends on experience and education)

Closes: 29 June, 2022

NOVA Chemicals
Calgary , AB

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