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Library Systems Technician

Closes on Friday, February 15, 2019
Toronto District School Board
Toronto, ON
Full Time

Library Systems Technician
3 – Permanent Positions
Teaching and Learning, Alternative and International Education
CUPE 4400 Unit C, Grade L (12 Month)
$31.14 per hour


The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices.
Reporting to the Systems Librarian, the Library Systems Technician will assist in providing
professional cataloguing and technical systems support for the day to day operations of the
department TDSB library sites. Responsibilities include: cataloguing library materials according to
current professional standards; providing technical support for maintaining the automated library
systems functions of the department; acting as a resource person and trainer for departmental and
school based staff, including teacher- librarians; providing in-school support to teacher
librarians with cataloguing and library management.

Summary of Duties:
➢ Responsible for derived and original cataloguing of library materials in various formats,
including French language materials and materials for specialized collections according to
professional bibliographic standards;
➢ Use vendor databases such as ITS-MARC and OCLC to search online and download bibliographic
cataloguing copy into the department’s union database;
➢ Edit MARC bibliographic records online according to AACR2 standards for descriptive
cataloguing, Library of Congress, Canadian and Repertoire de vedettes-matiere subject headings and
Dewey 23 classification;
➢ Generate print products used in book processing such as spine;
➢ Conduct library automation training sessions for teacher-librarians and other school based
library staff;
➢ Respond to client inquiries through the department’s help desk;
➢ Provide technical support for maintaining the computer systems functions of the online web-based
catalogue and the automated cataloguing and circulation system;
➢ Maintain computer hardware and software applications in the department, including supporting
clerical staff with troubleshooting
➢ Provide assistance to the Systems Librarian required for maintaining the automation system;
➢ Provide cataloguing and systems advice and training to all Library Technical Services staff as
required with the aim of sharing expertise across the department;
➢ Create digital and print based support materials to support Teacher-Librarian use of the library
➢ Maintain an awareness of new cataloguing trends and developments in order to improve
service and create efficiencies within the department;
➢ Keep up-to-date with relevant professional literature and taking courses and training in computer
and web-based applications;
➢ Work in schools as required to assist teacher-librarians with cataloguing, deletions, library
systems maintenance and other library tasks as determined by the Cataloguing Librarian, Systems
Librarian and the Unit Coordinator – Library Technical Services;
➢ Attend meetings of the management team of the Library Technical Services department for setting
goals and objectives, planning, priority setting and problem solving; and
➢ Other related duties as assigned.

➢ Two year Library and Information Technician Diploma with specialization in library cataloguing
with two years related experience in a Library environment or an equivalent combination of
education and experience;
➢ Proven ability to communicate effectively to library users with a customer service focus;
➢ Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work as a team player;
➢ Working knowledge of related Board and Ministry policies and procedures;
➢ Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines;
➢ Ability to conduct training sessions and assist Library and school based staff;
➢ Proficient keyboarding and computer skills which include use of e-mail, word processing, library
automation system, wide area network and web design; and
➢ Experience in library automated systems maintenance, and proficiency in derived and original
cataloguing including non-fiction monographs, serials and audio-visual materials.
Special Requirements:
➢ Ability to lift and carry boxes/equipment up to 20 kilograms; and
➢ Some travel to library sites throughout TDSB will be required
➢ Note: Two positions to be bilingual in French and English to support catalogue and system
configurations in French.

Library Systems Technician

Location: 3 Tippett Road (wheelchair accessible)
Hours: 35 hours per week (e.g.,: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m)
Work Year: 12 month

1. It is anticipated that interviews will take place within two weeks after the closing date of
this competition.
2. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will commence as soon as possible and practical.

Please note:
Applications must be submitted:
1. in résumé form with a covering letter to:
2. with competition # CUPE C-19-0030UE in the subject line
3. no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 15, 2019

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will not be acknowledged
in writing.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged
to make their needs for accommodation known in advance, during the application process.

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