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Job ID SUPP-EXT-19/20-142

Location: Kingston

Deadline: November 13 / 2019

Job Type: Support

Start Date: Immediately
Department: Student Services

Number of Positions: 1

Duration: Full-time


Library Technicians are responsible for library services, collections, and learning spaces to support academic excellence and student engagement at St. Lawrence College. Provides frontline Library services to faculty, students, staff, and community members including but not limited to circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, and instruction in the use of the Library collections and equipment. Responsible for one or more of the following: acquisitions, cataloguing, processing, collection maintenance, eresources administration, resource sharing, serials administration, and web development; data collection and reporting using library and college systems (SIRSI and PeopleSoft); participation in the delivery of library orientation, tours, and workshops. Provides customer service and policy enforcement. Participates in library projects, programs, policy development, and committee work.


We are seeking a detail-oriented and responsible team player to occupy the position of Library Technician for our St. Lawrence College Kingston Campus.   Minimum 2-year Community College Diploma as a Library Technician is required along with a minimum 2 years of experience in an academic library, providing direct customer service and using research and reference tools and sources. Experience with a computerized library system (SIRSI) an asset.  Our ideal candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of standard library processes and procedures, wide general knowledge and an awareness of current affairs, excellent communication and presentation skills (written/oral). This position requires an understanding of eresources and resource sharing trends in libraries, ideally gained through experience in library systems and database administration (SIRSI, EBSCO Discovery and Collections Manager preferred).The successful candidate will also possess strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, advanced computer literacy (word processing, spreadsheet, database, email and internet applications) including familiarity with financial/student information system (PeopleSoft preferred). Proficiency in library research, information analysis and evaluation, including knowledge of local/remote reference tools and sources; resources available locally and at other Colleges; advanced database searching techniques including Boolean logic, keyword searching, truncation, etc. Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills. Strong human relations/interpersonal and listening skills are a requirement of this position with a solid understanding of the customer service ethic.

Salary and Terms

Payband E / 35 hours per week
Start: $24.88 per hour 
Range: $24.88 - $28.84 per hour  

Start Date: Immediately 
Posted Date: November 7, 2019 
Closing Date: November 13, 2019 (4:00 p.m.) 

Send Cover Letter & Resume To: quoting the Competition Number in the subject line: SUPP-EXT-19/20-142 Library Technician 

Note: Your cover letter and resume must be attached as one document only. Your document should be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format. e.g. in Adobe Acrobat - Portable Document Format or Microsoft Word Format and saved as LastName, FirstName.  

This competition will be processed in accordance with College policy and the Support Staff Collective Agreement. The College is committed to employment equity. We encourage members of the designated groups to apply and self-identify. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact our Human Resources Consultants. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be addressed confidentially.

                                                               This is a Full-Time Bargaining Unit Position


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