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Requisition Number:  2339
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  One year, possibility of extension

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  January 20, 2019

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Librarian - Project Lead

Take a Central Role
Would you like to be the lead librarian for an initiative which will help the Bank’s researchers ensure that their research outputs are organized, accessible and preserved? Are you a librarian who has worked in research management support services to ensure your clients’ research has the best impact? Do you have experience working with institutional repositories and research tracking? Are you a proven leader who can coordinate complex work to deliver successful outcomes? 


The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” We are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation. Join us, and be a part of this important mandate.


Join our K&IS team
Knowledge and Information Services (K&IS) is a business line within the Corporate Services Department, an internal service department within the Bank’s Corporate Administration function. K&IS provides information resources, services, tools, systems and policies which help Bank staff effectively access, utilize, manage, and share quality information to effectively accomplish the Bank’s business goals. K&IS provides research and reference services; management of the Bank of Canada Archives; acquisition, management and, training on the use, of published data and information resources; advice and solutions on managing corporate records; and delivers support and training related to the Bank’s SharePoint document management system.


We will be undertaking an important project to support the Bank’s research community. The project is known as the Information, Preservation and Compliance Project (IPOC), which will aim to create a centralized research tracking tool. This tool will support the Bank of Canada’s research community by ensuring there is a coordinated, organized approach to managing the Bank’s research, in all formats. This work will support an ongoing feasibility evaluation for a full institutional repository.


Did you know?
The Bank is supported by a full library service which provides access to over 200 information and data resources.


About the position
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Research and Client Relations, you are a project lead for the IPOC project, a research support improvement initiative. You will be fully responsible for the planning, coordination, management and delivery of the project which will provide critical support to the Bank’s researchers. By the end of this project, the Bank’s research community will enjoy several improvements, including but not limited to, a centralized research outputs tracking tool as well as publication and research identifiers.


Your future responsibilities
You will be responsible to ensure that all elements of the project are successfully completed. You will finalize an environmental scan to help identify external benchmarks and lessons learned and you will network with peer libraries from around the world. You will lead an internal requirement gathering exercise with the Bank’s research community and you will work with the Bank’s Information Technology group to conduct an options analysis of possible tools. You will be responsible throughout the project for the integration of various internal stakeholder groups.


Your education and experience

  • master’s degree in library sciences, information management, information sciences, or related field
  • a minimum of five years of recent relevant work experience in a library or information services unit




  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered



  • business analysis certification through a recognized learning organization
  • experience as a supervisor or manager in an information services unit
  • experience as a leader or team member on an enterprise-wide project
  • general knowledge of the Bank of Canada’s research program
  • recent experience in an academic-library setting working in research management


Your knowledge and skills
As a project lead, we are looking for someone who is experienced at capturing and analyzing clients’ information requirements and conducting effective information needs assessments, and who possesses the necessary leadership skills to inspire various stakeholder groups.


You must be an effective communicator, able to deliver clear, succinct and engaging presentations to senior staff members, including short verbal briefings. You must have project management and vendor relationship management experience, know how to formulate communication and organizational change management plans, have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple complex initiatives within tight timeframes and under pressure.


Language requirement
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $87,500 to $108,100 (job grade 17)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability  
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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