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Library Assistant

Closes on Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Part Time (Permanent)
Organization Name
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Job Title
Library Assistant
Job Type
Part Time (Permanent)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posting Date
Application Deadline
$26.57 – $32.75 per hour
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
  • 5–10 Years of Experience
  • 10+ Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Special
Job Description
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. Based in Toronto, Ontario, CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. CAMH was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2022.

As a valued service and resource, the Library at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health supports the education, research, and clinical activities of CAMH and provides information services to healthcare professionals, patients, families, and communities across the province. The CAMH Library’s clientele includes hospital staff, both clinical and administrative, as well as researchers and a broad range of students. With our provincial mandate, the library also serves and supports patients, their families, members of the public, and professionals from across the province.

We are currently seeking a part-time, permanent Library Assistant to join our team. The successful candidate will be an advocate for mental health with a commitment to evidence-based practice and public service.

Reporting to the Manager, Library & Archives, the Library Assistant will work as part of a team delivering information services and supporting evidence-based practice in patient care, health education, and clinical and health systems research. The Library Technician will be an advocate for mental health and:

Act as the first point of contact for patrons in person, by phone, or by email
Respond to information requests promptly and accurately and make appropriate referrals to CAMH librarians or to other departments and programs as required
Locate and deliver print or electronic materials to internal and external clients, including via interlibrary loan with DOCLINE and AMICUS
Participate in the selection, purchase, and evaluation of library resources
Conduct original and copied cataloguing of library materials
Circulate print and AV materials; Organize and shelve library material
Collect, track and report statistics on usage of library resources and services
Contribute to marketing and promotion initiatives for the library, its services, and the collection
Provide various administrative and office support functions
Propose and/or take the lead on special projects
Take an active role in the activities of professional associations and consortia
The successful candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 1025 Queen Street West.


Accredited 2-year Library Technician diploma
At least one year of library experience in a public-facing role is required, preferably in a health sciences setting
Proven sensitivity, skills and experience working with a diverse workforce and communities is essential
Knowledge of electronic tools and integrated library systems
Aptitude for or interest in cataloguing library materials, including copy cataloguing
Fluency with computer applications and web technologies
Excellent analytical and organization skills to effectively deal with competing priorities and deadlines
The ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as flexibility and teamwork
Demonstrated interpersonal, communication (oral/written) sills and creative problem-solving abilities
Familiarity with searching biomedical databases would be considered an asset
Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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