Library Technician

Job description

Do you have a library technician’s diploma and an interest in health and safety? Our corporate library maintains an extensive collection of material on workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, physical and vocational rehabilitation, medicine, law, and related subjects. In this role, you’ll support the collection, patrons, and library operations to provide information services that assist our research and strategic objectives.


What you’ll do

As a library technician you will:

  • Acquire library materials on the integrated library management system, including print books, eBooks, standards, online databases, annuals, etc.
  • Coordinate renewals, claiming, routing, and maintenance of print and online journals and database subscriptions
  • Provide assistance and information to patrons in response to reference questions, utilizing the collection, online library catalogues or databases, or other sources
  • Prepare and enter cataloguing records on the library’s system for pamphlets, engineering standards, and related documents that don’t require subject classification
  • Maintain electronic and non-electronic library bulletin boards and prepare a monthly bulletin advertising new library acquisitions


Is this a good fit for you?

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Prioritize multiple tasks, complete work and follow up on outstanding items in a timely manner
  • Communicate capably, both verbally and in writing, clarifying information as required
  • Provide good customer service by providing prompt and enthusiastic information and assistance to patrons
  • Work effectively in a small team and with other internal and external people, demonstrating good interpersonal skills
  • Accurately interpret written instructions, policies, and procedures
  • Type a minimum of 25 words per minute
  • Proficiently use MS Office products, with good working knowledge of Excel


Your experience and educational background:

  • A library technician diploma is required
  • A minimum of one year of related work experience with knowledge of library catalogue practices and how to use online catalogues and databases
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system
  • General knowledge of the basic functions of eBooks and copyright regulations

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