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Evening/Weekend Circulation Supervisor

(Part-time NSGEU Position – 20 Hours 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 two other Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisors during vacation and occasional time-off.  This position reports to the Manager of Access Services.


Schedule: 20 hours per week.  Some weekend hours required.  Schedule varies during academic term & summer months.          


DUTIES:  The primary responsibilities of this position include providing 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.  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 Evening & Weekend Supervisor may be assigned other duties, such as reference services, assisting with the preparation of instructional material, organizing displays, working with the Outreach and Promotion Librarian to monitor the Library’s social media channels, and working in the area of services to distance students as required.


While serving as Evening & Weekend Circulation Supervisor, duties may also include maintaining the physical collection, working with the Acquisitions Assistant, Technical Services Technician, Collections Librarian, Systems Librarian, and Scholarly Communication and Archives Librarian to receive, catalogue, index and maintain library and archival resources.   


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’s Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience (preferably in an academic environment).  Cataloguing and reference experience 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 be adaptable to constant change in activity.  Experience with an automated library system, word processing and keyboard skills as well as internet searching are required. 

Classification:              NSGEU – Level 6

Starting Salary:            $36,005 to $42,995 (pro-rated to reflect hours worked)

Start date:                     May 1, 2015


To apply for this position, please forward a letter of application, resume and 3 references to [log in to unmask].  This competition will close at 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015.

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.