requires a


Part-time Backup Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisor

(20 hours per week)


Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to providing the best university experience for all members of our community and to developing thoughtful, engaged citizens who make a positive impact on their world. It is our esteemed 135 year history and blend of passion and individuality that attract outstanding faculty, staff and 4,000 students from around the world.

The Mount Library is a service-oriented research centre committed to providing the highest level of support for, and encouragement of, learning, teaching, research, the production of knowledge, and scholarly communication.  The Library provides a full range of services to a community of 4,000 students and 500 employees, with a current staff of 5 professional librarians and 14 staff. The Library has a mission to serve both on-campus students and those studying from a distance, and is a member of the Novanet consortium of 12 post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia.  Please visit us at


The Mount Library is seeking a reliable, flexible, knowledgeable, motivated, organized and mature person to work evening/weekends in a service, training and supervisory role. Flexibility in schedule is essential in this position and the schedule will vary on a two-week rotation. The position provides shift coverage for the two evening/weekend circulation supervisors during vacation and occasional time off.  This position reports to the Systems Librarian and works closely with the Circulation Coordinator.


Schedule (will vary):    Sept.-June: Sat. 9am-6pm or Sun. 12-9pm; Mon./Tue. or Wed./Thurs. 5-11pm (20 hrs)

July-August: shifts vary (20 hrs)


DUTIES:  The primary responsibilities include providing backup evening and weekend circulation services to library users, carrying out all functions of the Novanet circulation module, processing circulation notices, handling financial transactions, care and control of library AV equipment, and supervising stack maintenance.  In the absence of the two regular Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisors, the incumbent supervises student assistants and advises them on an on-going basis, and is responsible for problem resolution or referral, Library opening and closing procedures, maintenance of Library security, and providing access to Library resources. The Backup Evening/Weekend Supervisor may be assigned other duties (assisting in preparing instructional material, organizing displays, etc.) as required. 


When not serving as Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisor, duties also include maintaining the Library’s e-resources, working with the Acquisitions Assistant, Bibliographic Services Librarian, Collections Librarian, Systems Librarian and others to receive, catalogue and index e-resources in Novanet and Link Resolver.   


QUALIFICATIONS:  This position requires at least one year previous work experience in a library. Supervisory and training experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have an undergraduate degree and/or Library technician diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must be able to exercise good judgement, organize work and work conscientiously without supervision.  The incumbent must have excellent communication skills and adaptability to constant change in activity. Experience with an automated library system, Word and internet searching are required, as well as good keyboarding skills.


Classification:  NSGEU – Level 6

Salary:              $33,509 per annum (pro rated for hours worked)

Start date:        January 17, 2011


To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter by 4:00 p.m. on January 7, 2011 to

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Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, aboriginal persons, other racially visible persons, and persons with disabilities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.   We thank you for your interest in employment at the Mount and advise that only those candidates invited to an interview will be contacted.



Donna Bourne-Tyson
University Librarian
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS  B3M 2J6
(902) 457-6108 
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