Research Librarian (Health and Education Policy) Toronto , ON


Keeping Ontario’s Legislative Assembly running smoothly takes many talented people, doing many different jobs—from camera operators and committee clerks, to purchasing officers and researchers. The Office of the Assembly is dedicated to serving Ontario’s Parliament.

Together, we provide non-partisan administrative and procedural services to all MPPs, as well as operational support for the daily activities of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Our success is determined by the strength and diversity of our staff and by supporting our core values: integrity, inclusiveness, collaboration and excellence.

Research Librarian (Health and Education Policy)

(Twelve Month Contract)

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario seeks a Research Librarian to work as a part of our reference team, primarily in the areas of health and education policy. This twelve-month contract position will appeal to someone who can demonstrate personal initiative and success in delivering high quality services involving a range of policy areas, rapidly changing priorities and tight deadlines. If a fast-paced environment, engaging work and a positive workplace culture motivates you, you are encouraged to apply to this position, based out of Queen’s Park in Toronto, ON.

What You’ll Do

You’ll act with integrity to:

  • Provide confidential, non-partisan reference services to Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and their staff, Legislative Committees and staff of the Legislative Assembly
  • Conduct research in the areas of health, education policy, and government information
  • Prepare clear, concise and accessible written responses to reference questions
  • Act as a resource for the Library’s print and digital collections related to health and education materials, providing training and guidance on core research tools and strategies
  • Contribute to the production and development of web-based publications and resources for core clients, primarily but not exclusively in policy areas related to health and education
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, tact, discretion, and sensitivity to the political environment, often under situations of considerable pressure

You’ll support our collaboration as you:

  • Work daily with a team of Librarians, Library Technicians, and Research Officers to provide tailored information services and products

How You Qualify

You demonstrate excellence through your:

  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information studies (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited library/information school
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience as a professional librarian, preferably in a government or special library environment
  • Experience working with legislation, parliamentary papers and government information.
  • Knowledge of Ontario and Canadian politics and legislative and governmental structures and processes
  • Experience working with LibGuides
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in education, political science or public administration (would be an asset)
  • Proficiency in French (would be an asset)

If you join our team, you can expect:

  • A dynamic work environment
  • To work with a team of dedicated professionals

Salary Range: $66,716 – $96,133 per annum

File No.: LA-2020-69

Closing Date: November 2, 2020

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The Legislative Assembly of Ontario embraces diversity and as an equal opportunity employer is committed to creating an inclusive workplace while establishing a diversified qualified workforce. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your contact information to

While we appreciate your interest in obtaining employment with the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closes: 2 November, 2020

Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Toronto , ON