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Hospital Toronto Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Manager, Health Sciences Library & Corporate Archives 

CategoryManagement Req NumberMAN-20-00006 DepartmentHealth Sciences Library and Archives 
Work typeRegular Full-time 
GradeGrade 8 ($44.72/hr to $56.04/hr) 
FTE 1.0 
Posting Close Date10/30/2020 

Reporting to the VP, Medicine and Academic Affairs, the successful applicant will provide leadership for the overall operation and administration of the Health Sciences Library & Corporate Archives. The Manager is responsible for providing high quality, integrated and evidence-based health information to all hospital staff to enable informed decision making in patient care, research and education, consistent with hospital wide strategic priorities. The Manager is also responsible for the appraisal, preservation and use of corporate records of permanent value, as well as maintaining an effective integrated records management program for administrative records in print format.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • Prepare and maintain annual operating budget for Library & Archives Services.
  • Develop and maintain an adequate, up-to-date library collection pertinent to the needs of users.
  • Supervise staff including library / archives coordinator, volunteers, casual help and co-op students.
  • Oversee and evaluate all aspects of library/ archival operations to achieve highest possible quality services and standards of practice.
  • Conduct in-depth reference and research consultations with clinicians, scientists, researchers and students, utilizing a variety of bibliographic databases.
  • Assist with systematic reviews and other knowledge syntheses in health sciences and other subject areas as required.
  • Develop and deliver library user education programs, group and one-on-one instruction on research skills, critical appraisal, bibliographic management and scholarly publishing, etc.
  • Appraise and dispose of corporate records, in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirement, and Record Retention & Disposal Schedule.
  • Undertake the arrangement and description of archival records in all formats, and maintain lnMagic DB/TextWorks databases for the management of archival holdings and administrative records kept at both on-site and off-site storage locations.
  • Keep abreast of professional knowledge and new trends in information technology and their application to teaching and learning.
  • Participate in internal / external committees and professional organizations.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with the University of Toronto Libraries, Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) hospital libraries, Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT) and other community libraries to facilitate sharing of resources, information and expertise.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Studies from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or acceptable equivalent.
  • Five or more years of professional experience with progressive responsibility at management level, preferably in a health-related academic setting.
  • Competence in organizational and financial management, evidence-based information seeking practices and effective teaching and presentation skills.
  • High level of competence in the use of Ovid databases, PubMed, EBSCO databases and EndNote.
  • Knowledge of records management principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong decision-making and problem solving abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with clinicians, scientists, researchers and students.
  • Familiarity with the National Library of Medicine classification system, lnMagic DB/TextWorks software and the Ex Libris Alma library platform would be an asset
 About the OrganizationJoin a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220. 

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