Please note that this is a temporary position (7 Months)
When you work at CBC/Radio-Canada, you're part of an inspiring, entertaining, truly Canadian organization. Each day, some of the industry's most creative minds come to work for a world leader in public broadcasting that fuels the Canadian dream, making our national broadcaster one of the country's largest cultural institutions.
As a Media Librarian, you will be employing your skills as an information professional by providing library and information services to program and administrative clients. Work is governed by CBC programming and journalistic policies as well as various agreements governing the possible use of these materials. There is little latitude for independent action but some opportunity for initiative and judgement. Advice and guidance are available.
Establishes and maintains a cataloguing system to manage library material and the circulation of materials.
Prepares detailed summaries of the content of news, programs, stockshot material, and other library holdings.
Creates shot-lists; classifies, indexes, and codes library holdings; applies terms drawn from in-house thesauri and authority lists.
Coordinates and validates data exchange between multiple databases and information systems.
Provides program material and/or research information on demand and assists Producers, Researchers, on-air personnel and others in the selection of material and the use of the library.
Advises program production personnel on the availability of broadcast materials and assists them in obtaining items not available in the library.
Ensures the safety, security, preservation, maintenance and availability of broadcast materials and related documents or photographs; recommends replacement and/or new purchases.
Manages the disposition and removal of broadcast materials when authorized to do so.
Operates equipment required to perform library tasks.
Records and reports operational statistics
Job requires a University degree in library science or the equivalent. A Masters in Library Science (MLS) is considered a very strong asset.
Position requires two years of comparable and relevant experience.
Familiarity with local current affairs, history, arts and cultural events.
Strong command of MS Office software
A strong understanding of computer/information technology, including databases, media asset management and storage systems
Familiarity with, or ability to learn, CBC internal systems including iNews, Prolog, SVP, Medoc-Eureka, TVNLS
Strong writing skills.
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.
Flexibility to work shifts and weekends.
Ability to work independently, and collaboratively, as part of a team of library professionals.
Ability to initiate, plan, prioritize and organize tasks and workflow.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to train clients in use of library tools.
Understanding of copyright issues is considered an asset.
Knowledge of radio and television production is considered an asset.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting the country's diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from people of any wealth of cultures, linguistic and ethnocultural communities, gender, sexual orientations, ages, religions and those with different abilities.
For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our corporate website:
If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.