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Resource Collections/Library Assistant, Summer Student, Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

Closing Date: Friday, July 8, 2005

Start Date: As soon as possible (contract until August 26, 2005)

Location: Toronto

This is a full time position (35 hours per week) paying $10.00 an hour.

The Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (OPC) is Ontario's longest standing prevention and health promotion organization, providing information, education, consultation and networking services in French and English province-wide.

The resources collections include the existing in-house resources of two programs, online health promotion databases managed by OPC (for example, and health promotion resources held by staff and partner agencies.

The student will report to a health promotion consultant. The successful student will gain valuable experience in information retrieval and organization, document management, and team work within OPC and between multiple organizations.


* Must be a full-time student returning to full-time studies in the fall of 2005

* Must be between 15 and 30 years of age on the first day of employment

* Must not be attending full-time classes or be employed in any other full-time (over 30 hours) position while carrying out this job

* Must be legally entitled to work in Ontario

Job responsibilities

* Work with assigned OPC staff review French language resource collection. This will involve defining priority content areas, setting up a checklist for reviewing current resources, etc.

* List and categorize all resources (reports, books, journals, guides etc.) held by individual staff

* In consultation with staff, identify resources for deletion or archiving

* Catalogue and maintain existing documents and resources (scanning documents, compiling resource lists, data entry, etc.).

* Undertake other administrative duties as required.


* Minimum High School diploma. University or college programs in information sciences, library technician, health informatics, or other health field with information experience preferred

* Bilingual (English) with strong oral and written skill in French

* Demonstrated reliability, ability to work semi-independently, initiative and ability to plan, prioritize and organize work

*Ability to pay attention to detail

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, July 8, 2005, to

Manager, Health Promotion Resource Centre

c/o Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1900

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

Fax: (416) 408-2122

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about OPC, visit OPC is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.