Library Technician, Learning Commons, Faculty of Qatar
University of Calgary
Qatar, Canada
منذ 6 يوم

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 Director, Academic Development and Support.

  • Please note that the regular shift of this position will be from 12 noon to 7 pm, Sunday through Thursday (35 work hours per week);
  • however, some flexibility will be required to work in different shifts if needed, e.g., mornings and weekends.

    Also, work experience in a library setting is highly preferred, but not mandatory. A formal job description will be provide prior to the interview.

    Qualifications / Expertise Required :

  • An undergraduate degree, preferably with experience in or familiar with the provision of library reference and information service in an academic setting.
  • 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
  • Formal Library Technician training and Arabic language skills are definite assets.
  • Application Deadline :

    If you are qualified and interested in applying, we would like you to invite you to submit your cover letter and resume (one document) online.

    This job advertisement will remain open until September 20, 2018.

    Please note that there is preferred candidate identified for this vacancy .

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