Casual Library Technician

Niagara Catholic District School Board - Welland, ON (30+ days ago)

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  • developing, organizing and maintaining a collection of diverse library materials
  • locating resource information for students, teachers and parents by performing an automated library catalogue search
  • delivering library services (i.e. adding copies, bar coding, spine labeling, stamping, jacketing, reinforcing, circulating, shelving, filing, repairing, weeding, tracking inter-library loan transactions, maintaining periodicals, maintaining inventory)
  • providing assistance in the use of the Library Information Centre and its materials; assisting students with the development of library research skills, in co-operation with the teacher
  • demonstrating proper use of resources
  • supporting teachers’ instructional programs by providing resources for students through print and non-print materials (videos, pictures, etc.), and electronic (on-line catalogs, inter-library loans, multi-media, internet, etc.) resources
  • reviewing records to compile a list of overdue books and sending overdue notices to the classroom teacher
  • processing new materials - books, kits and non-book materials, in a timely manner
  • filing various items including vertical files, picture files and study unit kits
  • keeping areas tidy, labeled and attractive
  • consulting with teachers and the principal to develop a list of new purchases to support curriculum needs and the interests of Catholic students
  • completing purchase orders following Board protocol for the acquisition of new purchases
  • informing staff and students about newly acquired resources
  • providing in-service training and support for Destiny Library Manager, MediaNet, and all electronic databases
  • maintaining up-to-date inventory records of educational materials, publications, supplies and equipment
  • preparing displays (e.g. bulletin boards, posters, charts) to generate interest and participation in assorted educational and library related activities
  • encouraging students to have an interest in reading through storytelling and book talks (elementary), film appreciation and book discussion
  • participating in Board initiated professional development and organizational meetings
  • completing requisitions for Audio Visual equipment and maintaining an inventory of A.V. equipment within the automated library program
  • submitting completed paperwork or electronic records as per visual licensing agreements
  • setting up equipment and demonstrating proper operating procedures to school personnel
  • cleaning and performing routine maintenance to equipment, or sending the equipment to the Board for repairs
  • laminating materials for staff and recording and collecting fees, when required
  • providing drop-in book talks (secondary)
  • monitoring computer usage (secondary)


  • Library Technician Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or equivalent
  • Three months experience with the Dewey Decimal Classification System, and cataloguing procedures according to AACR2 and SEARS Subject Headings, MARC records, standard library cataloging basics
  • Computer and audio-visual equipment knowledge and experience
  • Good interpersonal and artistic skills to promote library
  • Knowledge of the current automation system
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to organize time efficiently, and to work well with a variety of people.

May be called upon to perform other duties comparable to the above as the above duties describe only the typical primary features of this position (and should not be construed as describing all the duties which are part of this position).

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $15.93 /hour


  • Library: 1 year (Preferred)