Parliamentary Libraries as Workplaces

In parliamentary libraries the pace can be fast, the skills utilized and developed are wide and deep, and the opportunity to use new tools and resources is exciting. Yet, the core work remains constant: offering a confidential and non-partisan service that provides parliamentarians with accurate and timely information.

Library staff need to be nimble and innovative to find, curate and make discoverable authoritative information; super-sleuths to answer questions; adept at creating information products on a myriad of subjects; and able to provide training on tools and resources.  Staff anticipate client needs by staying informed of Chamber proceedings and current events, and acquiring and maintaining materials in physical and electronic collections. Individual libraries are supported by the cross-Canada APLIC community and are key players in the democratic process.

Parliamentary libraries need staff that have good technical and search skills, familiarity with the latest technologies, experience in customer service and a willingness to learn.  If you want to build your skills and knowledge in areas such as reference services, catalogue and classification, collection development, government documents, records management and online retrieval, you will find working at a parliamentary library engaging and rewarding.

Open Competitions

(Alberta) Information and Records Management Advisor

Information and Records Management Advisor
Legislative Assembly Office


Job Profile

(New Brunswick) Government Documents and Reference Librarian

Government Documents and Reference Librarian

The Legislative Library provides information, reference and research services in an impartial manner to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, as well as government departments and the public. The Library is also the official depository for New Brunswick government documents. Reporting to the Legislative Librarian, the Government Documents and Reference Librarian should be a dynamic, client-oriented individual.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Managing Government Documents branch;
  • Supervising government documents library assistant;
  • Collecting, organizing and maintaining various collections of government documents ;
  • Providing reference services at the main reference desk to the library‚Äôs various patrons using traditional and electronic resources;
  • Issuing the annual checklist of New Brunswick government publications;
  • Coordinating the ISBN program for government documents.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master's degree in Library and/or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of four (4) years of related experience including some supervisory experience.

  • Superior research skills and experience;
  • Knowledge of the CODOC classification system;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be a highly motivated self-starter with strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to serve a varied client group with changing priorities and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement, tact, discretion and sensitivity to functioning in a political environment.

Subject to the response to this competition, an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered, or the required years of experience may be increased.

Written and spoken competence in English is required.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working with government documents. Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate a familiarity with the New Brunswick culture and context and an understanding of the structure and operation of the Government of New Brunswick.

Salary: $1,862 to $2,604 bi-weekly, depending on qualifications.

Applicants may apply on-line at, by e-mail to, or by mail at the following address by December 21, 2018, indicating competition number: OLA-LIB-2018-05

Finance and Human Resources Office
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000, 706 Queen St.
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.