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Library Partnerships Officer, Federal Science Library Network

City: Within a National Research Council Office across Canada 

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: LS-4

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB 

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Library Parternships Officer, Federal Science Library Network to support our Knowledge, Information and Technology Services Branch. The Library Partnerships Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
The Federal Science Library Network (FSLN) is a collaborative initiative between seven science-based departments, including the NRC.  FSLN is an integrated library model which provides collaborative partner-based library services to members of participating departments. NRC is the technical lead for the FSLN initiative and is the named employer of the FSLN operational team.
The Library Partnerships Officer is responsible for the development and delivery of efficient, client-focused, and innovative services to the FSLN partners. This includes: managing horizontal activities and services; administering contracts, agreements and budgets; and maintaining collaborations and relationships with federal government libraries and the broader Canadian Library and information communities. 

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a master's degree in library science or in library and information science.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  1. Significant experience in the management, design and delivery of library services (reference/client services, collections management, and/or systems).
  2. Experience in the management of financial resources.
  3. Experience leading collaborative projects involving multiple stakeholders.
  4. Experience in the delivery of outreach/stakeholder relationship activities.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  1. Knowledge of principles and practices of partnerships and collaborations. 
  2. Knowledge of/experience with issues, trends, best practices and solutions supporting the delivery of, or impacting the delivery of library services.
  3. Demonstrated ability to build collaborative networks and to develop and sustain stakeholder relationships.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Client focus (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Partnering (Level 3)
  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $88,379 to $104,312 per annum.

In addition, the incumbent will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Candidates who have Second Language Evaluation (SLE) test results with the Public Service Commission should include these results with their application.
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the education and experience factors listed on the poster. Candidates must use the education/experience criteria as a header and then write one or two paragraphs demonstrating how they meet them by providing concrete examples. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how he/she gained the experience. Failure to provide an appropriate cover letter will result in the rejection of your application. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants. 
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (15027) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4498 

Closing Date: 1 November 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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