Government Library & IM Professionals Network

Building the Canadian library and information community

  • About this site

    This website is managed by the Government Library and Information Management Professionals Network, a unit of the Canadian Library Association / Association canadienne des bibliothèques.
  • Subscribe

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Twitter @CLAGovt

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

Career Opportunity: The Parliamentary Librarian, Library of Parliament

Posted by Govt Library and Info Mgmt Professionals Network on 2011-11-25

Holding a special place in Canadian history, the Library of Parliament is the last remaining part of the original Parliament building, the Centre Block, on Parliament Hill. It is a fully-functioning library whose collection and services support the activities and decisions of Canada’s democratic Parliament. The control and management of the Library rests with the Parliamentary Librarian, who is appointed by the Governor in Council.

The Parliamentary Librarian, Library of Parliament

The Parliamentary Librarian reports in to both the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Commons.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational and effective leader with a graduate degree in Library and Information Science or a combination of experience and education in a related field. S/he will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a collaborative leadership style. Proficiency in both official languages is essential.

Experience will include: significant leadership experience at a senior executive level, preferably in a public sector context, including managing human and financial resources; experience in fostering and developing a leading-edge research and information management environment; experience building and sustaining effective relationships with clients and diverse stakeholders; and, experience working in a parliamentary or legislative environment would be an asset.

This is a exceptional opportunity which requires a unique and dynamic leader who brings sound judgement, impeccable integrity and impartiality, coupled with tact, diplomacy and flexibility.

Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please visit for the full job specification. To apply in confidence, please forward your CV and a letter of introduction to or All submissions will be acknowledged.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 909 other followers

%d bloggers like this: