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Library Assistant - Reserves

(Full-time NSGEU Position)

Mount Saint Vincent University is committed to a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens. It is our esteemed 142 year history and blend of passion and individuality that attracts outstanding faculty, staff and 4,000 students from across the world.

Recognized as a leader in innovative education, Mount Saint Vincent University provides a dynamic and supportive working environment with a reputation for a personal approach.  The Mount Library values innovation in teaching, research, and scholarly communication, encourages critical thinking, fosters campus engagement and is dedicated to furthering the Mount'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 operating the Library's Reserve services.  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 the Library's audio-visual equipment and mobile devices, stack maintenance, 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 University degree and a minimum of one year of previous work experience in a library, preferably in an academic environment.  A Library Technician's Diploma will be 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 learning management systems, proficiency in the use of scholarly research databases, skills in using word processing, spreadsheet and database software (e.g. MS Word, Excel and Access), and experience with the digitization of materials are considered assets.  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 quickly and easily.  Technical skills and experience with an automated Library system (preferably ExLibris' Aleph) is essential.

Classification:                       NSGEU - Level 5

Starting Salary:          $31, 218 per annum (Range: $31,218 - $37,273)

Start date:                   ASAP

To apply for this position, please forward a letter of application, resume and 3 references to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.   This competition will close at 4:00 p.m. on June 1, 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.