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Information Specialist

Closes on Sunday, February 13, 2022
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada
Full Time (Permanent)


Organization Name
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Job Title
Information Specialist
Job Type
Full Time (Permanent)
Toronto, Ontario
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Target Audience
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
  • Library – Special
Job Description
We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for an Information Specialist (Library) in the Library Services at our Bayview campus.Hours of Work: Weekdays: Days, 8 hrs; As per schedule with some flexibility required

Summary of Duties:

  • Conduct literature searching including systematic and scoping reviews; provide reference services, orientation and provide research consultations and assist/train library users in the use of electronic medical and scientific databases, online catalogues, internet, books, journals, etc.
  • Design and deliver library instructional activities i.e. classroom training, orientation, workshops, one-on-one training, etc. and organize and assist in promotional activities such as exhibitions, displays, open house, demos, educational seminars, etc.
  • Assist Manager in planning, maintaining, updating, designing, developing and launching of information architecture such as online information portals, Intranet and Internet websites, as well as various databases, other online resources, guides and service projects to promote technology-enhanced teaching and learning activities
  • Make use of LibGuides and other software to develop and host online information portals
  • Planning, designing and information gathering, holding focus groups with stakeholders; traveling between campuses to provide services as required
  • Adding curated and recommended e-content; reviewing and revising portal links
  • Maintenance and data input for online journals and e-books holdings lists; communicate with vendors to resolve access issues.
  • Develop (online/print) marketing materials for the library’s services, resources, facilities and initiatives
  • Liaise with Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto, other library networks, and content providers/vendors to maintain resource subscriptions/purchases; research on cost effectiveness and usage on different types of resources and make recommendations to the manager.
  • Conduct user surveys to collect users’ feedback in collection development and library services.
  • Assist Manager in planning and organizing meetings and reviewing meeting materials, minute taking and management of department’s files and documents
  • Assist Manager in tracking spending on collection development areas, budgeting of assigned areas and in creating policies, procedures, and workflows of library operations
  • Maintain daily statistics of all services and usage of resources, assist Manager in the compilation and reporting of data
  • Any other work as assigned by the Manager



  • Master degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association
  • Minimum experience of 3 years is preferred in an academic health sciences environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software and systems and demonstrated skills such as LibGuides, Screencast-o-matic, Canva,
  • Microsoft Office, EndNote, CMS, and SharePoint
  • Experience with library automation technology e.g. Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo and initiatives to learn new technologies with some knowledge in cataloguing
  • Experience in developing library promotional and instructional materials/activities and strong interest in planning and developing creative promotional, teaching/learning materials including interactive tutorials for library users
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian medical libraries, health care system, copyright laws and library legislations, ILL
  • Systems, bio-medical and scientific print and e-resources, products and services and experience delivering instruction and library tours and orientations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in evidence-based research and information sources and bio-medical database searching
  • Project planning, planning of events and library displays and outreach; ability to communicate and collaborate with health care professionals and scientists
  • Enthusiastic, resourceful, punctual and detail-oriented with excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills and passion for continuous improvement
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Reference Manager and other programs/applications and internet-based resources), and verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity (artistic/design skills) and forward thinking
  • Commitment to customer oriented service and ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimum supervision
  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 220098 to:Human Resources, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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