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Electronic Library Assistant, Summer Student , Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse

Start Date: As soon as possible. Contract until September 2, 2006.

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

The Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (OPC) is a 20 year old bilingual
non-profit information and resource service for prevention and health
promotion practitioners. OPC has five programs (general health
promotion, maternal and child health, a collaboration of 22 health
promotion organizations, a provincial stroke prevention initiative and
national health promotion online information), using electronic and
print collections to serve their clients (see Setting up an online catalogue
of the extensive internal electronic resources will be the focus of the
summer 2006 library assistant position.

The student will report to the health promotion information specialist.
The successful student will gain valuable experience in information
retrieval and organization, cataloguing and digital library 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 2006
  • 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 the health promotion information specialist on
    reviewing and organizing the electronic resources collection. This will
    involve defining priority content areas, setting up a checklist for
    reviewing current resources, etc.
  • Conduct online health promotion information searches, retrieval and organization;
  • Support electronic resource organization of in-house and externally based resources;
  • List and categorize electronic resources in program databases, on
    the Intranet, on the OPC network, and those 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.
  • Experience with organizing digital resources and/or print materials, and with Access DB.
  • Demonstrated reliability, ability to work semi-independently, initiative and ability to plan, prioritize and organize work.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail

Deadline & Contact Information

Interested candidates should send in a resume and cover letter
detailing relevant qualifications, eligibility and experience to reach
OPC by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2006.  

By email: with Subject: Student Library Assistant
By fax: 416-408-2122
By post: 180 Dundas St. W., Suite 1900, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8
Email applications preferred. No telephone calls, please.

We thank all applicants but only those under consideration 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.