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Library Technician

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Librarians, the Alexander College (AC) Library Technician will be responsible for providing basic library staffing and duties related to the circulation of library materials, providing reference and research services, assisting with ID card creation, as well as creating research help and social media content (e.g., research guides and blog posts). This position will require evening and weekend shifts, including the responsibility of opening and closing the library space.

Reporting Relationship

The Library Technician will report to the Librarian at the campus to which they have been assigned and Interim Library Director.

Employment Type

Full Time, Permanent

Salary Range

$46,000 per year

Work Week

The Library Technician will work 37.5 hours per week (not including a 30-minute unpaid meal break per day)

  • Hours will be assigned by the Librarian(s).
  • Evenings and Saturdays will be required.
  • There may be occasional overtime.

This schedule may be adjusted at any time by the Librarian(s) per the operational needs.

Location

Alexander College, Burnaby Campus and/or Vancouver Campus, flexibility to work at both campuses will be required along with an ability to work remote shifts as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Library Technician Diploma is required
  • A minimum of 1-year work experience is required
  • Academic library work experience is an asset
  • Experience assisting international students and/or people with limited English ability is an asset
  • Experience delivering reference services to students/patrons is an asset

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly efficient using Microsoft 365 and other tools such as Canva and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Proficiency in the use of library-related technologies such as integrated library systems and academic library databases
  • Ability to work effectively and independently, with limited supervision, and as part of a team
  • Possess knowledge of Library of Congress Classification, MARC records, and RDA standards
  • Knowledge about how to research across a variety of science and arts subjects an asset
  • Knowledge of the BC College and University system
  • Ability to practice a high degree of confidentiality for patron records

Specific Responsibilities

Primary Duties
  • Maintain the library facility
    • Provide computer hardware and printing support
    • Ensure that library users are adhering to relevant policies & behaving appropriately
    • Clean minor messes and trash
    • Maintain the print collection including shelf reading, filing books, etc.
    • Facilitate study room bookings
    • Open and close of the library space
    • Supervise student workers
  • Conduct one-on-one research help for students in person and online
    • Conduct reference interview to determine user research needs
    • Demonstrate and provide access to databases and digital assets
  • Create ID cards
    • Create physical and virtual ID cards for AC students, faculty, and staff
    • Ensure records are accurate and adhere to stated library policy
    • Maintain privacy of user data
  • Circulation
    • Use the catalogue to check print materials in and out of the library
    • Process late fee payments & fine appeals
    • Process holds requests & course reserves
  • Cataloging
    • Catalogue & sticker materials for circulation (print materials, boardgames, video games)
Secondary Duties
  • Provide reports and other content to Librarians such as
    • Prepare and submit reports in a timely manner, as requested by the Librarians
    • Assist with the maintenance of library related user accounts (e.g., Papercut, database access, OPAC, and other)
    • Notify Librarians of any emerging concerns or issues pertaining to either library
  • Participate in Library Division meetings and other staff meetings as required
  • Assist Librarians with the creation and delivery of presentations, workshops, and other programs
  • Assist Librarians with reference services in traditional and virtual contexts, including on-desk and via AskAway
  • May be required to support wider administrative functions throughout the College, including exam invigilation, as assigned by the Librarians or Interm Library Director
Other
  • Invigilate course examinations while showing reasonable flexibility with respect to scheduling during each semester’s examination period

How to Apply

If you are interested in the above position and you would like to apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume with the e-mail title being “[Your full-name]_Library Technician 2024” to hiring@alexandercollege.ca.

Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us what you would bring to the team and why you’d be perfect for this role. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Thank you!

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.