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Job Order #: 5599728

Employer Name:
John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
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Starting at $17.20/hr
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
Technical/Applied Science Diploma
0-6 Months
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Employer Name:
John M. Cuelenaere Public Library

Employer Address:
125 12TH ST E

Contact Name:
Greg Elliott

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This position is a permanent continuing position. A library technician diploma is required.

-Supervise service area & staff as necessary
-Provides reference service
-Responsible for original & copy cataloguing of materials
-Responsible for maintaining & editing existing item & bibliographic records
-Responsible for assigned collection development & maintenance duties
-Reconciles & prepares weekly cash deposits
-Performs additional tasks as required

Required Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Must have library technician diploma
- Proven ability to accurately catalogue using MARC & AACR2; thorough knowledge of DDC, standard subject cataloguing, & authority control
-Proven ability to provide courteous & friendly public service
-Proven ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, or independently
-Ability to effectively instruct, organize, motivate & supervise staff
-Ability to organize time and activities, to exercise independent judgment & initiative within established guidelines, & to meet deadlines, & assume responsibility
-Above average verbal & written communication skills, ability to provide instruction to the public
-Thorough knowledge of public library policies, routines & procedures, & the ability to communicate them to patrons & staff members
-Training in library resources & collections, current affairs, public library philosophy, & the provincial library network; & the ability to promote the Library
-Skilled in the use of electronic resources, including library & office software

Desirable Qualifications & Experience:
-Some experience/training in public speaking & with development & delivery of programming
-Work experience with automated library systems
-Technical or commercial courses in office software, desktop publishing, & the Internet
-Some supervisory experience or courses.
-Knowledge of, or background in a specific subject or topic
-Valid drivers license


Skills and Abilities

Knowledge - Cataloguing and Classification
 - Dewey classification
 - Development and updating of authority files
 - Library of Congress (LC) subject headings
 - Online cataloguing techniques
 - Sears subject headings
Work Setting
 - Public library
Type of Materials
 - Electronic media (e.g., CD-ROM, disks, electronic Hansard, etc.)
 - Monographs
 - Serials or newspapers
 - Special materials (e.g., audio-cassettes, videos, maps, microform, educational kits, etc.)
Specific Skills
 - Answer reference questions
 - Assist clients in locating and using resources
 - Handle and maintain library equipment (e.g., microfilm/microfiche readers, large print readers, etc.)
 - Use indexing techniques
 - Use Cataloguing techniques
 - Verify bibliographic references
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Computer Applications
 - Computer terminal
 - Internet
 - Library cataloguing system
 - Spreadsheet or statistical software
 - Word processing package
 - Windows
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not required
Additional Skills
 - Perform office duties (e.g. mail handling, photocopying, faxing and maintenance of machines)


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