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Title Library Operations Technician - four month contract
Program Knowledge Services
Job ID 14-0201
Organizational Overview Public Health Ontario (PHO) is Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.

PHO provides expert scientific and technical support relating to infection prevention and control; surveillance and epidemiology; health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention; environmental and occupational health; health emergency preparedness; and public health laboratory services to support health providers, the public health system and partner ministries in making informed decisions and taking informed action to improve the health and security of Ontarians.

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Position Details Position Title: Library Operations Technician (PHO Image Archiving) four month contract
Department: Knowledge Services, Library Services
Duration: Full-time Temporary
Location: 480 University Avenue
Compensation Group: AMAPCEO
Job Code: Group 2
Salary: $43,980 - $57,330
Position Status: Open
Posting Date: June 6, 2014
Closing Date: June 20, 2014

PHO uses images such as photographs and graphics for a variety of purposes including knowledge products, internal and external websites, brochures, annual reports and other communications vehicles. The images are currently stored in multiple locations, typically within program or corporate functions, with no consistent approach to storage, retrieval and use. Communications and Library Services are initiating a project to develop and implement an image archiving, storage and retrieval system to improve organization-wide access and use of images to support PHO work.

Reporting to the Manager, Library Services, and under the work direction of Director, Communications the Library Operations Technician for this particular time limited project will provide support to the management of PHO images.

Key Responsibilities For this specific time-limited project the Library Operations Technician will:

Support collection development and maintenance by:
• Reviewing existing PHO image/document management practices.
• The identification of best practices in image collections and storage.
• The creation of a consolidated inventory of current images from multiple PHO programs

Support the development of metadata for digital repository by the:
• Development of taxonomy and standardized descriptions of the images.
• Development of images metadata.

Maintain materials on SharePoint by:
• Creating SharePoint searchable database of images.
• The determination of copyright status of images.
• The description of terms of use for each image.
• The Development of criteria for PHO images and retention policy.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills • PC skills in Microsoft Office, internet applications, web-conferencing software, library cataloging systems, electronic databases and a willingness to learn new applications, software and advanced technologies and proficiency in a SharePoint environment.
• Knowledge and understanding of automated library information systems and electronic information resources.
• Cataloguing and classification skills.
• Understanding of copyright issues to ensure compliance in the provision of services.
• Familiarity with public health to respond to the needs of public health clients.
• Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external colleagues and clients.
• Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively, and ability to organize work efficiently.

Education and Experience • Bachelor’s degree and a two-year Library Technician Diploma.
• Master’s degree would be considered an asset.
• One year of related work experience in a health library setting.
• One to three (1-3) years of experience supporting applied research at an academic department, research institute, public health unit or organization related to information management would be considered an asset.

Job Status Full Time Temporary
Posting date 6/6/2014
Closing date 6/20/2014
City Toronto
Province Ontario [ON]
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