Chief Librarian

Canadian Space Agency - Longueuil, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Canadian Space Agency - Information Management
Longueuil (Québec), Saint-Hubert (Québec)
$78,851 to $88,981

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Space Agency

Closing date: 25 May 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

You must clearly demonstrate in your answers to the screening questions HOW you meet the essential education and experience and any applicable asset experience factors listed.

It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. The answers to the screening questions will be the main source of information used by the assessment board to determine whether you meet the essential and asset education and experience factors. Your answers to the screening questions should be supported by your résumé. CANDIDATES WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FOR INCOMPLETE OR MISSING INFORMATION. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in the rejection of your application.

Please note the following change under education: addition of Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Information Science.


As Chief Librarian, you will be responsible for managing and delivering library, research, lending and information services to Canadian Space Agency (CSA) employees and external clients, including libraries in federal and provincial departments, public, academic and private organizations, industry partners and the general public.

You will be called upon, among tasks, to:
Manage the activities of a specialized and dynamic customer service team.

Deliver innovative services related to bibliometrics, research, information monitoring and other services.

Make innovative recommendations and coordinate operational and technological improvements to the library by monitoring trends in federal and/or scientific libraries.

Develop and analyze evaluation tools, services and products offered and take the necessary measures to meet client needs.

Promote the library's expertise and services to internal and external clients and develop promotional materials. Focus on the political context surrounding the CSA to add value to library services.

Partner with colleagues and professionals from other government departments, academia, industry and the private sector to share leading-edge knowledge in the areas of library and information science.

Interesting, isn't it?

If the answer is yes, we encourage you to submit your application.

Work environment

Looking for a stimulating work environment? The Canadian Space Agency needs you! Here are some benefits of working at the CSA:
  • Free parking
  • Free access to the CSA gym (changing room and showers available free of charge)
  • Located near the Promenades St-Bruno and the Longueuil Public Market
  • Cafeteria offering a wide variety of quality meals at reasonable cost
  • Outdoor terrace with tables and umbrellas
  • Early childhood center "La Voie Lactée" located next to the CSA
  • Larkin-Kerwin Library located in the CSA
Intent of the process

This process will be used to staff 1 permanent position. A pool of qualified candidates will be established and could be used to staff similar positions whose length, linguistic profiles and security profiles may vary.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a master's degree in library science or in library and information science or in information science;
  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a bachelor’s degree in library science or in library and information science or in information science for which another bachelor’s degree was a prerequisite.
Degree equivalency


  • Recent* and extensive** experience in providing library services and responding to client enquiries;
  • Recent* experience in developing or promoting quality library services that meet the needs of clients;
  • Experience in supervising subordinate employees, including the following: assigning tasks, setting priorities, reviewing work performed and evaluating performance.
  • Recent: This experience can normally be demonstrated by working in the field within the last three (3) to five (5) years;
**Extensive experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience that would normally be acquired by a person in a position where the performance of these duties are/were the main function over a period of at least two (2) years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

  • Experience in providing information research and information monitoring services.
  • Experience in the use of bibliometrics as a tool for evaluating performance measures in science.
  • Experience in the management and delivery of library services in a scientific library.
  • Experience in acquiring and maintaining electronic products and services such as databases and electronic bibliographic resources.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBB/CBB)

Information on language requirements


  • Knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in library services.

  • Customer Service orientation;
  • Create Vision and Strategy;
  • Mobilize people;
  • Collaborate with partners and stakeholders;
  • Promote innovation and ability to guide change;
  • Achieve results.
Key Leadership competency:

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required.
Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Note: Those selected must meet this condition on appointment and maintain it throughout their tenure in the position.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Please note that any information provided through this selection process may be considered in the assessment of any of the essential and asset qualifications from the time of application until the end of the process.

Several methods of assessment may be used to assess potential candidates (achievement record, interview, reference check, etc.).

Candidates are expected to make a reasonable effort to make themselves available for assessments as scheduled.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

A top down or random approach on assessment results may be invoked at any stage in this process to limit numbers of candidates, or for appointment purposes.

Assets qualifications (others qualifications) could be used at the preselection phase.

Only the applications submitted via the GC Jobs Website will be considered as part of this appointment process. All requests presented otherwise will not be accepted.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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