Latest Faculty of Information Jobs

Library Technician

Closes on Tuesday, January 05, 2021
John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College
Full Time
Position Title
Library TechnicianDepartment
Access and Information Services, John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College

Head of Public Services

Compensation and Hours
$1,136.73 per 35-hour week  (Evenings and Sunday)
(See USMC/Steelworkers Agreement for benefits information:

·       Sunday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. OR 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. as determined by Head of Public of Services (September – April)*
·       Monday – Friday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. (May – August)*

*see additional information below

1 Year Term Vacancy

Position Summary
The Library Technician is one of several people who provide regular service to faculty, students, and other library patrons at the Access and Information Services Desk.  They are also responsible for providing services to patrons at the desk, and other duties as assigned by Head of Public Services.

The Kelly Library is the largest federated college library at the University of Toronto. It is also one of more than 40 libraries at the university. The Collection is strong in the humanities, including Catholic theology, the Middle Ages, book history and media, Celtic Studies, and English, French, Italian, Slavic and German literature.

The Library Technician provides and supports the services and programs offered by Access and Information Services in the John M. Kelly Library. The incumbent will work with other staff members to ensure daily duties and projects are delivered in a timely manner. They should also be flexible with their work hours throughout the year.

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Circulation and Reference
– Oversees the closure of the Kelly Library and works with campus security to clear the library with the responsibility with opening the library on occasion
– Provides circulation services to library patrons, including loans, fines, overdues, and holds while enforcing library policies
– Helps patrons to find materials via the catalogue at the service desk
– Provides assistance to users of computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers
-Monitors floors
– Shelves library materials
– Assists the lead hand with work distribution for student assistants and clerks during the evening shift

2) InfoExpress & Syllabus Service
-Provides backup to the Kelly InfoExpress Team during vacations, illness, and high-demand periods
– Assists InfoExpress & Syllabus Service Team with difficult-to-locate requests

3) Other
– Other duties and projects as assigned

Skills and Qualifications
– Familiarity with Canvas or other learning management systems (preferred)
– Experience with ALMA, PRIMO, and Leganto (preferred)
– People oriented; enjoys working directly with customers and the general public
– Ability to de-escalate situations and make good decisions under pressure
– Knowledge of various electronic library databases and reference tools
– Comfortable with learning and using new technologies and applications
– Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Multimedia platforms
– Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with other employees and library patrons
– Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work
– Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to complete work assignments independently
– Strong problem-solving and analytical skills who can work collaboratively or independently
– Ability to carry 10 kg of books
– Ability to push book trucks, shelve books, lift heavy boxes, and move material
– Must be flexible with work hours and can cover day and evening shifts throughout the yearEducation
– Library and Information Technician diploma or 2 years of full-time experience in an academic library in Circulation or related areas (required)
– Bachelor’s degree in a humanities discipline (preferred)

Additional Information
This is not a remote position. However due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, both remote work and/or on-site library work during the day may be required temporarily. Protocols for work are being revised on an ongoing basis and flexibility with off-site and on-site work is required.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

The University of St. Michael’s College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, people who take a religiously informed view of human experience, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accessibility accommodation, please contact Human Resources at 416-926-7118 or

Posting Date
December 18, 2020Closing Date
January 5, 2021

Apply To
Attention: Interim Head of Public Services

(please include position title in subject line of email when submitting resume and cover letter)

Applications should address the selection criteria with a letter of interest and curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for three references. Please submit these items as a single PDF with a file name that begins with applicant’s last name.

Filed under: