CBC/Radio-Canada Media Librarian (English Services) Part Time in Calgary, AB


Branch Calgary AB CA

Media Librarian (English Services)
Calgary, AB

Technical knowledge of recording media. As a Media Librarian, you will be employing your. Libraries + Archives in Calgary is seeking a Media Librarian to…

What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

Whether on-air or behind the scenes, here you join a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians. So, if you’ve got the ability to keep up with the pace of our ever-changing industry, the passion to make the next great idea even better and the drive to make things happen, this is the place for you.

Libraries + Archives in Calgary is seeking a Media Librarian to catalogue and archive locally produced CBC content.

As a Media Librarian, you will be employing your
skills as an information professional by cataloguing CBC radio content in
accordance with CBC’s corporate and departmental standards and policies.
Expertise with metadata standards, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies
is essential. An MLS degree and/or strong knowledge of CBC cataloguing
standards and workflows are an asset. 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

Key Tasks:
Maintain cataloguing standards and system to manage
library materials and ensure their discoverability

Prepare detailed summaries of the content of programs
and/or library holdings

Catalogue and classify content using metadata
standards and controlled vocabularies

Assigns subject headings to library records

Provide 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

Advise program production personnel on the
availability of broadcast materials and assists them in obtaining items not
available in the library

Research information using local resources

Ensure the safety, security, preservation, maintenance
and availability of broadcast materials and related documents or photographs;
recommends replacement and/or new purchases

Manage the disposition and removal of broadcast
materials when authorized to do so

Operate equipment required to perform library tasks

Screen broadcast material and select stock footage,
prepare shot lists


You possess the following:
University degree in library science or the equivalent. A Masters in Library Science (MLS) is considered a very strong asset

Two years of comparable and relevant experience

Fluent in English

Able to rapidly and accurately summarize/describe audio/video materials

Good knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Access

Knowledge of recent Canadian history, current events, and personalities in the province Advanced knowledge of metadata standards, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies

Knowledge of or experience cataloging digital collections

Experience creating archive descriptions or original document cataloguing projects

Technical knowledge of recording media

Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming policies and journalistic standards and practices

Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming

Proven ability to work without supervision

Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment

Highly organized and detail-oriented

Able to work in a tight-deadline environment

Self-motivated and self-sufficient

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting our country’s diversity.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster.

For more information, visit the

Talent and Diversity

section of our corporate website.

If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Job Posting

Jan 23, 2017, 9:11:52 AM

Unposting Date

Feb 6, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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