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Systems Librarian

Organization Name: Library and Archives Canada
Location: Gatineau (Québec)
Classification: LS - 03
Salary: $72,844 to $82,201
Closing Date: February 11, 2015 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference number: BAL15J-011827-000009
Selection Process Number: 14-BAL-EA-5347
Vacancies: 2
Employment tenure: You must ensure that you select at least one employment type when submitting your application: Employment tenure

Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Library and Archives Canada

Process intent

The immediate need is to staff one (1) term (temporary, full-time) position for a period of one year (with possibility of extension) and one indeterminate full-time position. A pool of qualified candidates will be established. This process may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures, linguistic profiles and levels, and security clearance levels, within Library and Archives Canada.

Who Can Apply

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Applicants who meet the following criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment for this position.

Essential Qualifications

Qualifications that are necessary for the work to be performed and that must be met in order for a person to be appointed.

Official Language Proficiency

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Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)


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Graduation from a recognized university no later than 31 May 2015 with a master's degree in library science or in library and information science.


Experience developing system and/or business requirements.

Experience in the analysis, design and/or testing of automated library systems.

Significant and recent experience in using one or more modules of a library management system (*Significant is defined as experience of approximately two years. Recent is defined as in the last five years.)

Experience in managing multiple priorities and/or projects.

Asset Qualifications

Qualifications that are not essential to perform the work, but that would benefit the organization or enhance the work to be performed currently or in the future.


Recent*** experience in using the AMICUS library system (***Recent is defined as in the last five years).

Experience in leading project teams.

Experience in a programming language, such as C/++, Java/Script, PHP, JQuery, Ruby, etc."

Experience working with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Experience in the migration of bibliographic, authority and/or acquisitions data and databases.

Experience in managing and/or negotiating licenses for electronic information resources.

Experience in conducting research and analysis.

Significant experience** in acquisition, collection development, management, or description of digital library resources (**Significant is defined as experience of approximately two years of experience.)


Knowledge of linked data and its use in library and cultural heritage projects.

Abilities and Skills

Ability to provide strategic advice and recommendations to management.

Conditions of Employment

Requirements that a person must meet or comply with for as long as they occupy the position.

Security and Reliability

Reliability Status security clearance
Positions may require Reliability or Secret (Level II) security clearance.

Information to be provided:

You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Other Information (Notes)

Please respond to pre-screening questions.

Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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