Librarian, Information Services and Special Projects Ottawa , ON


The Library of Parliament is a non-partisan organization providing stimulating and rewarding work. We recognize that our employees are our most important asset and, as such, we offer excellent benefits, a minimum of four weeks’ vacation leave, learning opportunities to support professional and career development, competitive salaries, and more!

Our Information and Document Resource Service (IDRS) provides high-quality, substantive and timely information and documentation to Parliament and its staff by building, managing, preserving and optimizing access to the Library’s information assets.

We are currently looking for candidates to staff the following position: Librarian, Information Services and Special Projects.

The Librarian, Information Services and Special Projects, develops and provides information services, online and in person, to clients of the Library of Parliament. The incumbent works closely with other members of the Resource Discovery and Access team to support various special projects, including the continuous enhancement of the Library’s catalogue and discovery tool, updates to our intranet and other web properties, and activities related to the orientation and training of new and returning members of the House of Commons.

Librarian, Information Services and Special Projects

Information and Document Resource Service
Resource Discovery and Access

Determinate / Acting / Assignment / Secondment Position (one year)

LS-2* ($67,951–$81,376)

(Bilingual staffing – imperative: CBC/CBC)

*Job Description currently under review

For the purposes of this selection process, the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.the competencies listed in the attached Competency Profile will be evaluated.

The following knowledge criteria will also be evaluated:

  • Knowledge of training and outreach tools, techniques and best practices
  • Knowledge of library catalogues and discovery tools used to promote library collections

To be considered, candidates must have:

  • A master’s degree in Library Science or in Library and Information Science from a recognized university
  • Experience delivering presentations, providing training and orientation, or conducting outreach and promotional activities
  • Experience creating information and research guides


  • Experience writing for the web

Candidates retained in this selection process will be required to obtain:

  • A successful second-language evaluation (Bilingual staffing – imperative: CBC/CBC)
  • A successful pre-employment screening

Additional Information:

  • This selection process is open to the public and to employees of the Library of Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, the Parliamentary Protective Service, and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
  • This selection process will include a second-language evaluation, an interview with a presentation and may include a written exam. The interview will consist of behavioural, situational and knowledge-based questions. Candidates will be required to pass each stage in order to move to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Qualified candidates from this selection process may be considered for determinate or indeterminate positions at the Library of Parliament that require similar knowledge and/or competencies.
  • Education and experience requirements will be used to determine which candidates will be asked to participate in the next stage of the selection process.
  • Satisfactory references and proof of education are essential conditions of appointment.
  • Travel and relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidates.
  • The Library of Parliament is committed to employment equity.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and to permanent residents who are legally able to work in Canada. Applicants who have a valid work permit may also be considered.

Apply no later than 28 April 2019 – 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).

To apply, please send us your curriculum vitae, along with a covering letter indicating how you meet each of the education and experience requirements of the position. Please quote Staffing Process 18-LOP-373 in your documents and, if you apply by email, in the subject line of your email.

Send us your application:


By fax:613-995-9582

By mail:50 O’Connor Street
Library of Parliament
Human Resources Directorate
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 613-617-0943 or

We thank all those who apply. Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Closes: 28 April, 2019

Library of Parliament
Ottawa , ON