Horizon Health Network -  Librarian -  PCN 1252631 - Saint John, NB

Language: English essential, Location: Saint John area (Horizon), Type: Permanent Full Time, _Management and Business Professional - Saint John Area, New Brunswick - Full-time, Permanent


November 23, 2017


December 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm (Atlantic Standard Time)

Competition #:

2017-29453 External

Library Services

Saint John Regional Hospital ~ Saint John ~ Horizon Health Network ~ Health Network

Horizon Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPETITION #: 2017-29453


ZONE: Saint John

DEPARTMENT: Library Services

FACILITY: Saint John Regional Hospital

POSTING TYPE: Permanent Full Time

JOB TITLE: Librarian


LANGUAGE: English Essential

HOURS OF WORK: Days, Subject to change due to operational requirements

SALARY:  $24.5867 to $34.3733 per hour (Pay Band 4)


Horizon Library Services supports healthcare teams by providing timely access to knowledge-based resources, evidence-based research and best practice information. It provides a distributed service across the health authority with physical libraries in five hospitals. Library Services is an arm of, and works in tandem with, the Horizon Workforce Development team.

As the librarian for the Saint John Area, you will work with your colleagues in other Horizon areas, and the library technicians you supervise, to contribute to the overall strategic and operational planning, management, development and promotion of the regional service. You will bring current knowledge of the issues and trends in library services, information technologies, copyright, and the Canadian health care system to the organization. You will assure Horizon values and policies are applied in your service.

You will also contribute to the broader Workforce Development mandate by facilitating classroom teaching, including a rotating role in delivering General Orientation classroom sessions and participating in other Workforce Development initiatives.

You will bring a dynamic enthusiasm for continuous growth and a commitment to customer-focused service, evidence-based practice and continuous quality improvement to the position. Living Horizon values, you will demonstrate positive innovative thinking, effective communication and respectful behavior in all situations.  You will demonstrate professionalism in all areas, and apply your critical thinking skills to high-level planning and implementation to meet deadlines and established goals.


  *   Master's degree in library or information services from an ALA accredited program
  *   Special training or experience in health sciences librarianship and management
  *   Knowledge of evidence-based practice processes and tools through completion of a recognized
  *   program
  *   Knowledge of information literacy and research methodologies
  *   Experience in classroom-based learning facilitation
  *   Knowledge of the application of the electronic/network environment to library and information
  *   services
  *   Ability to perform the duties of the position
  *   Ability to attend work on a regular basis
  *   Written and spoken competence in English is required
  *   Ability to travel within the regional health authority


  *   Conducts literature searches
  *   Provides high level reference services, as required
  *   Facilitates transfer of best evidence into practice through collaboration with others
  *   Supervises and conducts performance development of library technician(s)
  *   Facilitates classroom-based general orientation and other programs as required and appropriate
  *   Coordinates functional library services including reference and current awareness services, document delivery, collection management of print and online resources, purchasing and cataloguing, information literacy
  *   Responsible for area library budget


Competencies identified by Horizon Health Network:

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

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line December 13, 2017.

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.

Please quote Competition # 2017-29453-External. Horizon Health Network appreciates expressed interest, however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources Department, Horizon Health Network.

APPLY here:

Alison Manley, MLIS
Health Sciences Librarian / Bibliothécaire en sciences de la santé
Horizon Health Network / Réseau de santé Horizon
500 rue Water St.
Miramichi, NB E1V 3G5
Tel/Tél:  506-623-3216
Fax/Téléc:  506-623-3280
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