requires a


Part-time backup evening and weekend Circulation supervisor

(part-time NSGEU Position – 20 hrs per week)



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 4,000 students from across Canada and around the globe.  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 encourages critical thinking, fosters campus engagement and is dedicated to furthering the University’s mission toward the pursuit of academic excellence. 


The Mount Library is seeking a reliable, flexible, knowledgeable, motivated, organized, and mature person to work evening and weekends in a service, training and supervisory role.  Flexibility in scheduling is essential for this position and varies 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 includes duties related to the Library’s e-resources and reports to the Systems Librarian while working closely with the Manager of Access Services.


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

                                    July-August: shifts vary (20 hrs.)


DUTIES:  The primary responsibilities of this position 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 equipment for loan and supervising stack maintenance.  In the absence of the two regular Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisors, the incumbent supervises and advises student assistants 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, such as assisting in preparing instructional material, organizing displays, etc., as required.


While not serving as Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisor, duties also include maintaining the Library’s e-resources, working with the Acquisitions Assistant, Bibliographic Services Technician, Collections Librarian and 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 a Library Technician’s Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience (preferably in an academic environment).  An undergraduate degree will be considered an asset.  Candidates must be able to exercise good judgment, 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 processing and keyboard skills as well as and internet searching are required. 

Classification:                       NSGEU – Level 6

Salary Range:                        $34,179 – $40,815 per annum (pro-rated for hours worked)

Start date:                               ASAP


To apply for this position, please forward a letter of application, resume and 3 references to Shelagh Legere, Manager of Access Services at [log in to unmask].   This competition will close at 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2013.

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.