The Centre for Addition and Mental Health is looking for a librarian

Position: Librarian, CAMH Library (Full-Time, 12-month contract)
Closing Date for Applications – April 19th, 5 pm

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. As a valued service and resource within Canada’s largest mental health and addictions teaching hospital the Library at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health supports the education, research, and clinical activities of CAMH and provides information services to healthcare professionals, patients, families, and communities across the province. As an academic health sciences centre, the CAMH Library’s clientele includes hospital staff, both clinical and administrative, as well as researchers and a broad range of students. With a provincial mandate to educate the public of Ontario, the library also serves and supports patients, their families, members of the public, and professionals from across the province.

We are currently seeking a Fulltime, Temporary (12 months) Librarian who is an enthusiastic individual to join a small but dedicated team of librarians and library technicians. The successful candidate will be an advocate for mental health, conducting reference, research, instruction, and outreach services with a commitment to evidence-based practice and public service.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Interim Manager, Library Services, the Librarian will work as part of a team delivering information services and supporting evidence-based practice in patient care, health education, and clinical and health systems research by:

  • providing quick and in-depth reference services in person or by phone/email,
  • conducting systematic literature searches to support client care, scholarly publications, and program and policy development by CAMH researchers and clinicians
  • delivering group instruction and one-on-one training on research skills and critical appraisal,
  • participating in the selection and evaluation of library resources,
  • contributing to marketing and promotion initiatives for library, its services and the collection, and
  • taking an active role in the activities of professional associations and consortia


The successful candidate will have: a Masters-level degree in information or library studies from an ALA-accredited institution; a minimum of two years’ work experience providing reference, research, and instruction in a library services environment; and demonstrated experience contributing to knowledge synthesis initiatives including but not limited to research consultations and conducting and documenting expert literature searches. Knowledge of and practical experience with health-related literature is preferred; an understanding of mental health and addictions issues is an asset.

Strong analytical and planning skills and the ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external partners are required. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication (oral/written) and creative problem-solving abilities are required. Excellent organization skills are required to effectively deal with competing priorities and deadlines. You will have the ability for self-directed learning/working, as well as collaboration and teamwork. Sensitivity, skills and experience working with a diverse workforce and communities is required. Proficiency in the use of computer applications and web technologies is essential. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at 33 Russell Street.

Please Note:               This full-time temporary position (12 months) is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:              $29.24 to $39.44 per hour

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