Librarian, Berman Library

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Apr 2023

Organization Name
University of Ottawa

Job Title

Librarian, Berkman Library (3 month contract, from June to August 2023)

Job Type

Full Time (Contract)


Berkman Library, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON

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Staffed at the rank of Librarian I (Annual salary scale: $65,922 – $110,458) or Librarian II (Annual salary scale: $78,119- $125,683)

Target Audience

0–5 Years of Experience
5–10 Years of Experience
10+ Years of Experience

Job Category
Information Systems
Library – Academic
Library – Public
Library – Special
Records Management

Job Description
Job Number: J0323-1074
Job Type: Contract
Contract Duration : 3 month / 3 mois
Job Category: Librarian
Faculty: UO Library
Department: Research Services
Union: The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

The University of Ottawa Library seeks an innovative, motivated, and service-oriented Librarian for the Berkman Library, University of Ottawa Heart Institute to join the Health Sciences, Medicine, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HMSTEM) department. The successful candidate will be a creative individual who works well both on their own and in collaboration with other colleagues in a challenging and changing environment.

Setting: The University of Ottawa is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in the country and the largest bilingual university (French and English) in the world. Located on the unceded territory of Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada’s Capital.

Title of the position: Berkman Librarian (Part-time Librarian), HMSTEM department

Duties: Reporting to the Head, Research Support (HMSTEM) and in close collaboration with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), the incumbent manages the Berkman Library, a satellite library of the University of Ottawa; coordinates and promotes the services that are offered to the UOHI; is responsible for the provision of effective reference and information literacy services; and ensures the development and the control of a collection to meet the teaching and research needs of users.

The main functions of this position include the provision of in-depth reference services for individuals as well as research project liaison and support for research teams; the planning and delivery of instructional programs and workshops; ensuring that effective document delivery and inter-library loan services are provided; and the development of the collection including non-bibliographic information resources and analysis tools.

The main objectives of this position are to develop and deliver library services to ensure the optimal use of the information resources of the library and to ensure the effective management of human, financial, and documentation resources to respond effectively to the information needs of the UOHI.

Terms: This selection process will identify librarians eligible for upcoming opportunities at the University of Ottawa Library as Part-time Librarians, working 4 months out of 6 for a maximum of 8 months out of 12, as per article of the APUO Collective Agreement. The incumbent will be expected to work 36.25 hours per week from June 1, 2023, to August 31, 2023. If librarians currently employed at the University of Ottawa are interested in this position, the opportunity of an interim appointment would be available.

Wage: Staffed at the rank of Librarian I (Annual salary scale: $65,922 – $110,458) or Librarian II (Annual salary scale: $78,119- $125,683)

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work: Berkman Library, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON

Contact information: Talia Chung, University Librarian and Vice-Provost (Knowledge Systems), University of Ottawa Library, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Skills requirements:

Education: A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent.

Work experience:

At least 2 years of professional experience, or fewer if the experience is particularly pertinent to the position;
University degree, preferably from within the disciplines of life sciences or medicine;
High level of knowledge and experience of information technologies relevant to libraries;
Knowledge of scholarly information in general with an emphasis on the life sciences, acquired through studies or professional experience;
Experience in planning, organization, and coordination of library services;
Pertinent knowledge of and experience in the areas of teaching, collection development and reference;
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
Must demonstrate collaboration, judgment, and the capacity to work in a changing environment;
Bilingual (English and French), spoken and written, including the ability to teach in both official languages.
Application deadline: This position will be open until filled, but applications will be reviewed starting on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with their name in the document title.

The University of Ottawa Library thanks all those who apply. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

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