Librarian
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, ON
Job Number: 849370

Category: Education

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 2

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Sep 13, 2019

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Library Services
Education

Position Description

Coordinate one or more of the library’s core functions as listed below. Respond to information request from clients, professionals and the general public. Recommend enhancements to library services. Provide training and outreach programs to CAMH staff on the use of the library’s collections and resources. Participate in the selection of new resources for the library’s collections.

Duties:
Develop, coordinate and participate in the delivery of one or more of the following library core functions:
Collection development and management activities
Reference and research services
In-person and online instruction and training
Systems support and technical services operations
Document delivery/interlibrary loan services
Develop, deliver, and evaluate the reference, education and outreach programs of the library, including the direct provision of reference service to staff, clients, health care professionals and the general public.
Develop, deliver, and evaluate the training programs and promotional materials to highlight library services and collections.
Promote CAMH library services to CAMH staff and the public.
Participate in the selection, development and maintenance of the library’s automated systems, the library’s web pages and intranet pages.
Act as a liaison between Library and CAMH’s information technology staff.
Participate in the selection and evaluation of library books, journals, audio-visual and electronic resources.
Prepare information on, and participate in, the annual journal renewal process.
Establish and maintain excellent relationships with a wide range of publishers, vendors and agents.
Provide guidance to staff involved in the acquisition and cataloguing of library materials.
Research electronic licensing issues, monitor usage of electronic resources, and liaise with electronic publishers to resolve access issues and problems.
Coordinate the library’s participation in consortium arrangements to lend and borrow resources from other libraries.
Coordinate administrative and transaction service functions such as circulation, shelving, stack maintenance and inventory control.
Participate in the activities of professional associations and library consortia, and appropriate CAMH committees.
Work effectively and strategically with diverse programs, staff and internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
Support and participate in risk management, patient safety, and quality improvement activities departmentally and organization-wide.
Perform work in accordance with applicable revisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, professional standards and guidelines, and CAMH corporate and departmental Policies and Procedures.
Qualifications

Masters degree in information or library studies from an ALA-accredited institution.
Two years reference experience in a service-oriented environment, preferably in a special, health or academic library setting.
Knowledge of, and practical experience with, the evaluation and use of electronic resources and automated library applications.
Experience in the development and delivery of bibliographic instruction in health sciences librarianship are assets.
Knowledge of health-related research literature and an understanding of mental health and addictions would be an asset.
Strong analytical and planning skills and the ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external partners are required.
Demonstrated interpersonal, communication (oral/written) and creative problem-solving abilities are required.
Excellent organization skills are required to effectively deal with competing priorities and deadlines.
Ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as collaboration and teamwork.
Sensitivity, skills and experience working with diverse workforce and communities.
Proficiency in the use of computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite of Products, and Internet/Intranet technologies is essential.
Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset.

Please note: This full-time, permanent position, is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $30.60 - $41.26 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities,women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.