Position Title: LIBRARY ASSISTANT - RESERVES
Recognized as a leader in innovative education, Mount Saint Vincent University offers a dynamic and supportive environment. Our reputation for a personal approach to education and our distinctive program offerings attracts outstanding faculty, staff, and more than 5,000 students from across Canada and around the globe. The Mount Library values innovation in teaching, research, and scholarly communication, encourages critical thinking, fosters campus engagement and is dedicated to furthering the University's mission toward the pursuit of academic excellence.
DUTIES: The primary responsibilities of this position include providing services to library patrons at the Access Services Desk, carrying out all functions of the Novanet circulation module, and maintaining the library Reserve Collection. The responsibilities of Reserve include receiving and processing print for reserves in the Aleph Circulation module and creating or linking to digital resources for access via the Mount's course management system, liaising with faculty and keeping current with Canadian copyright as it relates to higher education. Other tasks include handling financial transactions, patron notice production, care and control of library audio-visual equipment, stack maintenance, tracking held/recalled/missing items, and handling material exchanged with other Novanet libraries. Library Assistants may also carry out additional duties such as assisting with reference work, library tours, preparing instructional material and organizing displays as required. The incumbent works under the day-to-day supervision of the Manager - Access Services.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Library Technician's Diploma and a minimum of one year of previous work experience in a library, preferably in an academic environment (a University degree is considered an asset). The candidate must have an interest in, and knowledge of, the Canadian copyright landscape and its application in an academic environment, knowledge of Moodle or other forms of online course delivery systems, proficiency in the use of scholarly research databases, skilled in using word processing, spreadsheet and database software (e.g. MS Word, Excel and Access), and experience with the digitization of materials. The Mount is committed to exceptional customer service and this position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as experience working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students. The Mount Library is a busy, fast-paced environment and the incumbent must be flexible and have the ability to switch tasks easily. Technical skills and experience with an automated Library system (preferably ExLibris' Aleph) is essential.
To apply for this position, please forward a letter of application, resume and 3 references to Tanja Harrison at [log in to unmask] This competition will close at 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2013.
Classification: NSGEU - Level 5
Start Date: ASAP
Starting Salary: $29,635 - $35,383 per annum
Submission Deadline: 1/14/2013