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Library and Information Technician
$29.12 - $33.80 per hour
35 hours per week
ASAP – June 7, 2013
Performs special library-related technical project work at a senior level related to collections development, management support systems, statistical reporting, web-content management, etc. by
Provides advice and guidance to the technicians involved in the acquisitions process.
Troubleshoots complex acquisition problems and inconsistencies.
Liaises with commercial service providers (e.g., EBSCO and Coutts) in regards to service requirements, performance, and complaints resolution.
Develops acquisition procedures and guidelines.
Updates the list of available serial publications on the local drive and the online serial search platform.
Attends consortium-wide acquisition/cataloguing meetings to discuss acquisition issues and best practices.
Acts as a resource person for the Sirsi Acquisition module.
Performs in-house derived and original cataloguing, and resolves complex problems.
Develops and manages the guidelines and procedures for in-house cataloguing.
Provides training in cataloguing and processing procedures.
Liaises with the Manager and external service providers, such as Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) and Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) to resolve cataloguing-related issues.
E-Resource & Website Management:
Develops and manages the processes for e-journals, databases and other Web 2.0 tools.
Liaises with the commercial service providers and OCLS to set up new e-journal and database connections, update existing connections, and trouble-shoot access problems.
Resolves complex e-resource issues referred by librarians and other technicians.
Creates procedures and guidelines for the use of new web tools and provides training to staff (including librarians and technicians) when necessary.
Statistics and Reporting:
Coordinates the collection and maintenance of departmental statistics including: circulation, in-library material use, gate counts, remote access, library instruction, reference service, acquisition and order tracking, etc.
Liaises with the Manager, Director and Liaison Librarians on statistical requirements, and designs standardized and customized reports to meet their needs.
Reference (in-house & online)
Provides reference information and research assistance to those requiring a more detailed search.
Performs roving reference, IM, and Virtual Reference services.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Two year diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in Library and Information Technician, Library Techniques or equivalent.
Additional educational/coursework requirements: intermediate courses in Web-related programming, such as HTML, CSS for web content management; intermediate courses in Excel and Database Design for statistics and various library projects; and intermediate to advanced courses in Cataloguing and Subject Analysis for cataloguing-related duties.
Minimum five years’ experience in an academic library environment; in-depth knowledge in every functional area of an academic library and the ability to apply library principles and standards.
In-depth knowledge of Library Information Systems and office productivity software, e.g., Sirsi, SnagIt!, Photoshop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, etc.
Demonstrated experience in supporting users in complex research and reference using electronic databases and other e-resources.
Demonstrated ability to develop Library web content using web editing tools, database software, Dreamweaver, HTML, XML and CSS.
Advanced oral and written English communication, interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills; technical writing experience is preferred.
Experience with planning, coordinating, monitoring and analysis.
Experience in staff development, including advising, guiding and training others.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Familiarity with American Sign Language (ASL) is an asset.
Ability to lift up to 44 lbs (e.g., box of books).
Ability to work in an environment where diversity of people and situations are encountered.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.