Join Our Library Team!

We’ll have plenty more to come here on the blog soon, but for now, the CCLA presents the following job posting:

Reference Librarian

The County of Carleton Law Association is a non-profit professional organization for the legal community in Ottawa, Ontario.  We operate a library for lawyers, students-at-law, and the judiciary in the Ottawa Courthouse.   We are currently seeking a Reference Librarian to join our team in a full-time and permanent capacity.

Reporting to the Head Librarian, this position offers a broad range of opportunities to further shape our reference services, create and lead training sessions, and work with a wide segment of the legal community.  The successful candidate will also be involved in the continuing development of our website and web presence.  As an independent body, we are always working on new and exciting projects, and we welcome someone who is innovative, enthusiastic, dynamic, and client-services oriented.

Key Responsibilities

o Providing legal research and reference assistance to our library clients

o Developing and promoting library activities and outreach or training sessions

o Updating the CCLA Website and CCLA Library Blog

Competencies and Strengths

o Excellent legal research skills

o A customer-service oriented approach to library services

o Experience or interest in the development of training programs, library programming outreach, and library marketing

o Experience in updating content management systems and website maintenance

o Very strong oral and written communication skills

o Excellent interpersonal skills, time management, and organizational skills

o Proficiency with Inmagic DB/Text and Microsoft SharePoint is an asset


o Masters in Library and Information Studies (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution

o One to two years library experience, preferably in a law library

o One to two years of experience performing legal research

o Bilingual (French / English) is a strong asset

Please submit electronically a covering letter and resume to:

Jennifer Walker
Head Librarian
County of Carleton Law Association
2004 – 161 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2K1

Application Deadline:  August 24, 2011 at 5:00 PM

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.