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Librarian, Research & Academics

Closes on Monday, December 10, 2018
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Whitby, ON
Full Time

LIBRARIAN, RESEARCH & ACADEMICS – 1156
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that
provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness.
Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration
and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health
care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on
innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and
Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.

Division
This position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit
Job Title
LIBRARIAN, RESEARCH & ACADEMICS
Number of Vacancies
1
Classification
Librarian
Employment Type
Full-time
Contract End Date

Hours of Work
Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) Days
Location
Main Site – 700 Gordon Street – Whitby, ON L1N 5S9 CA (Primary)

Position Summary
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Manager of Research and Academics, the Solo Librarian will work as part of a team
delivering information services and supporting evidence-based practice in patient care, health
education and clinical research by conducting in-depth reference services and literature searches;
developing and teaching courses related to research and critical appraisal; and establishing
current awareness services. The Librarian provides clinical library services; engages in health
information literacy; supports and conducts research; markets and promotes the library’s services
and the collection staff, affiliated physicians, residents, students, patients and caregivers.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provides in-person reference services which involves interviewing, interpreting requirements, and
establishing level and detail of information needed
• Responsible for conducting expert literature searches and providing in depth reference services
and instruction
• Provides marketing and promotion of library services to clients and staff
• Actively engages in planning, collection development, special projects and best practice
improvement initiatives
• Using the integrated library system (ILS) loans materials and maintains/updates borrower accounts
• Arranges interlibrary loans for items not owned by the Library, and completes interlibrary loan
requests from other libraries through DOCLINE;
• Performs core library services such as cataloguing according to the National Library of Medicine
and Library of Congress classification standards;
• Prepares statistical supports of usage of Library resources and functions;
• Prepares and delivers education sessions to enhance information research skills and prepares and
disseminates online/electronic training materials and tools

• Participates on Hospital committees and councils
• Provides support and guidance for open access journal publication
• Supports an online learning management system
• Performs other duties as needed
Qualifications Required and Preferred
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED & PREFERRED
• Accredited Master’s degree in library/information sciences;
• Experience working in a health sciences library ;
• Experience in systematic literature searches;
• Proficient with biomedical databases such as PsycINFO, Medline and other electronic health
information resources;
• Advanced computer skills and experience with Docline
• Initiative, accountability, creativity and outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills

• An enthusiastic, energetic and engaging style that inspires and motivates others;
• Time management skills including planning, organizing and prioritizing work;
• Knowledge of intellectual property and copyright laws and other relevant legislation;
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and improvement of professional knowledge and
skills;
• Excellent problem-solving skills;
• Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills;
• Excellent customer service skills;
• Proven good attendance record with the capability of maintaining this same standard.
• Ability to perform the physical demands of the position.

Closing Date
12/10/2018

Apply here: https://ontarioshores.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1156

Personal information you provide to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario
Shores) is collected pursuant to the Public Hospitals Act R.S.O 1990, c. P.40. It will be used for
the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. At all times it will be treated in
accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you
have questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Leader, Privacy &
Access at 700 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N 5S9; 905-430-4055 ext. 6712 or refer to the Privacy &
Access pages on the Ontario Shores website. Upon request, individual accommodation can be provided
to applicants who meet the required qualifications outlined in the job descriptions, and have been
invited for an interview. For questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at
905.430.4055 ext. 6191.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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