Library Technician, Learning Commons
University Of Calgary
Doha, Qatar
منذ 31 يوم
source : Forus

Position Overview :

Under the general guidance of the Public Services and Systems Librarian and working as part of the Learning Commons team, the Library Technician's primary purpose is to provide Learning Commons desk service to clientele, assisting them with the use of Learning Commons services and resources (including equipment and minor computer troubleshooting), circulation of library materials, and maintaining an environment conducive to learning.

In addition to opening and / or closing responsibilities of the Learning Commons, the Library Technician works closely with the Instructional and Collections Librarian in the acquisition, cataloguing, and processing of library materials.

The Library Technician also works closely with the Writing Specialists with projects connected to the Writing Centre. Flexibility is required to successfully attend to issues in this public space.

Main work area is the Learning Commons, a social learning space for students, so a high level of concentration is required to complete assigned duties when not responding to user needs.

During peak hours, stress can be high due to high demand for Learning Commons materials and services. There is a moderate impact of error when working with the University of Calgary library system circulation, acquisition, cataloguing and processing records.

Priorities are set by the Learning Commons team leads. Projects and assignments are carried out to support the operations of the Learning Commons as an integrated unit.

Some lifting (under 10 kg) is required. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning.

The successful candidate will work Sunday through Thursday (35 work hours per week). Flexibility will be required to work in different shifts if needed, e.

g., mornings (7 : 30 am 3 : 30 pm), afternoon / evening (12 : 00 pm 7 : 00 pm) and weekends.

Also, work experience in a library setting is highly preferred. A formal job description will be provide to candidates who will be interviewed by the selection committee.

Skills and Qualifications

Qualifications / Expertise Required :

  • An undergraduate degree; candidates who has experience in or familiar with the provision of library reference and information service in an academic setting will be given preference.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, customer service and team skills are required for dealing with staff and clients, internal and external, to the Learning Commons.
  • An ability to work in a busy environment, where interruptions occur frequently and priorities are often modified.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a multi-task workload
  • Flexibility to work on afternoon shifts or weekend, if deemed necessary.
  • Formal Library Technician training and Arabic language skills are definite assets.
  • Application Deadline :

    If you are qualified and interested in applying, we encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume (one document) online as soon as possible.

    This job advertisement closes as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

    Please note :

  • Applications submitted through the general inquiries e-mail address will not be considered;
  • Priority will be given to Qatari Nationals and candidates who have valid Qatar Residence Permit and are under family or spouse sponsorship, and can start as soon as possible; and,
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Job Details

  • Company Industry : Educational & Training Centers
  • Requirements : Employer (Private Sector)
  • Job Role : Teaching and Academics
  • Employment Status : Full time
  • Employment Type : Employee
  • Number of Vacancies : 1
  • Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level : Entry Level
  • Residence Location : Qatar
  • Gender : Female
  • Degree : Bachelor's degree
  • Company Profile

    UCalgary offers students a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for success in life, as well as research that addresses society’s most persistent challenges.

    Our creation and transfer of knowledge contributes every day to our country’s global competitive advantage and makes the world a better place.

    We do this in Calgary - Canada’s most enterprising and caring city, where the Western can-do spirit, sense of family, and youthful energy permeate everything we do.

    We're pioneers at heart, innovators by necessity and desire, community-builders because it’s in our DNA. We see potential where others balk at challenge and we know how to cooperate to "git’er done."

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