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Job Location: Miramichi

Competition #:  2013-8228CB
Bargaining Unit:  Non Bargaining

Area:  Miramichi
Location/Department: Miramichi Regional Hospital; Library Services

Position Type: Temporary Full Time, English Essential
Job Title/Classification: Librarian/Non-Bargaining
Hours Of Work:  Day, TEMP: November 11, 2013 - November 11, 2014, Subject to change due
to operational requirements.
Rate Of Pay: As Per Pay Band

Job Purpose:

The Librarian reports to the Regional Manager of Library Services, and is responsible for regional initiatives as well as the day-to-day operations of library services in their area. The role is to support and adhere to the mission, goals, policies and processes of Horizon Health Network, Organizational Development, and to accepted library standards and relevant legislation.

As a leader, this position requires a commitment to customer-focused service, evidence-based practice and continuous quality improvement. It requires effective and respectful supervisory, decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills; and, the initiative, cooperation and dependability to be part of the Organizational Development team. The position requires the ability to plan, prioritize and implement activities, using resources effectively, achieving output and deadline requirements and maximizing productivity. The Librarian performs the duties with a high level of professionalism, a dedication to lifelong learning and the maintenance of professional skills. The position requires current knowledge of the issues and trends in library services, information technologies, copyright, and the Canadian health care system.

The Librarian contributes to overall strategic and operational planning, management, development and promotion of Library Services.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in library or information services
  • Special training or experience in management and health sciences librarianship
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice processes and tools through completion of a recognized program
  • Experience in learning facilitation or bibliographic instruction
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Knowledge of the application of the electronic/computer environment to library and information services
  • Knowledge of the social, economic and legal issues affecting the Canadian health care system
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to attend work on a regular basis.
  • Good work record.
  • Written and spoken competence in English is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and conducts performance development of library technicians/clerks
  • Coordinates and schedules Library Service's daily activities, including reference and current awareness services, serials management, document delivery, purchasing and cataloguing
  • Conducts literature searches
  • Facilitates transfer of best evidence into practice through collaboration with others, e.g. policy development team, Health Technology Assessment program, etc.
  • Provides evidence-based practice (EBP) expertise to the organization, building productive relationships and acting as a change agent for EBP
  • Provides high level reference services, as required
  • Responsible for collection development, including price and licensing negotiations with vendors
  • Responsible for content and organization of online library
  • Designs and implements information literacy opportunities
  • Responsible for area library expenses
  • Assists Regional Manager of Library Services in various management activities, including QI and promotional activities
  • Facilitates other Organizational Development programs, as required
  • Ensures applicable organizational practices are implemented throughout Library Services


  • Analytical Thinking
  • Commitment and Engagement
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Decision Making
  • Focus on Performance
  • Leadership
  • Results Orientation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

Note:  There will be no further postings for this position should there be no fully qualified applicants. If you wish to be considered for this position and have most of the qualifications as posted and the registration or licensure where required, you are encouraged to apply at this time.



Paul Clark, BSc, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian / Bibliothécaire des sciences de santé
Horizon Health Network / Réseau de santé Horizon
700 rue Priestman Street
Fredericton, NB   E3B 5N5 Canada

Ph : (506) 452-5432  Fax : 506-452-5585

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