The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan employer proving stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset, so we offer excellent benefits, four weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries and more!
Our Information and Document Resource Service (IDRS) provides high-quality, substantive and timely information and documentation to Parliament and its staff by building, managing, preserving and optimizing access to the Library’s information assets.
The IDRS is currently looking for a manager in the Knowledge Organization and Discovery division to coordinate and develop Resource Discovery and Access activities.
The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing a vision for the optimal use of the Library of Parliament’s Integrated Library System (ILS), web-based tools and other systems that facilitate access to a wide range of print and electronic documentary resources.
The incumbent manages and coordinates the implementation of a training strategy and plan to meet the different learning needs of various clients.
The incumbent manages a professional and technical team whose mandate is to optimize access to documentation and resources by developing training tools specific to various clients and by organizing information and documentation resources for intuitive discovery.
The incumbent’s responsibilities also include establishing policies governing the circulation of resources and interlibrary loans (ILL), and related client services. The incumbent uses various methods to promote IDRS products and services.
We are seeking a candidate known for innovative ideas and a vision for integrated development of library services and access. The incumbent establishes mechanisms to promote, review and propose improvements to client services. The incumbent looks for better collaborative methods to increase awareness and use of print and electronic information and documentary resources.
If you have leadership qualities and can contribute to managing innovation and mobilizing a team to adopt new practices, your application will be seriously considered.
Manager, Resource Discovery and Access
Information and Document Resource Service
(bilingual imperative: CBC/CBC)
Our ideal candidate has the following competencies:
- Organizational and parliamentary knowledge
- Analytical ability
- Strategic orientation and leadership
- Resource and priority management
- Client orientation
- Cooperation and partnerships
- Change management
- Employee support
- Employee development
Our ideal candidate has knowledge of the following:
- New generation discovery tools (faceted search, metasearch, federated search, etc.)
- Principles governing interlibrary loan and circulation policies
- Information technologies for libraries (ILS) and their optimal use
- Interactive tools for dynamic resource promotion
- Web 2.0 tools, collaborative workspaces and social media
- New issues in management and information sciences
To be considered, you must have:
- A master’s degree in Information Sciences or Library and Information Sciences from a recognized university
- Experience in project management
- Experience in a leadership role, including human resource management.
Preference will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate the ability to:
- Quickly understand and analyze the relevance of a duty or task to determine how to optimize it, taking into account system-level impacts
- Promote the Library’s services, collections and electronic resources to a diverse clientele
- Use technologies, integrated systems and collaborative tools
- Develop and implement policies and guidelines
Candidates selected through this process will be required to obtain:
- A second-language evaluation (bilingual imperative: CBC/CBC)
- A successful pre-employment screening
- This selection process is open to employees of the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and the public service, as well as the public
- An exam may be administered
- Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for temporary or indeterminate positions requiring similar competencies at the Library of Parliament
- Satisfactory references are a condition of appointment
- Education and experience requirements will be used in the initial selection process
- Proof of education is required
- We are committed to employment equity
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter clearly indicating how you meet each of the position’s requirements no later than July 9, 2012. If you have valid second language evaluation results, please include them in your application package.
Please quote Competition 12-I-12 :
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By fax: 613-995-9582
Please address questions to Human Resources at 613-947-4905 or email@example.com.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.