Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Library Assistant PL5

Harriet Irving Library UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#121-12.13Closing Date:February 8, 2013 4:30PM
Employment Group:S.A.L.A.C.Salary or Rate:$19.42 - $23.14 per hour
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)ContinuingFunding:University Budget

Additional Notes

A completed UNB Application Form is required (including resume):


Working under the cooperative direction of UNB Libraries’ Copyright Officer and the Head of Reference, the incumbent will have responsibilities in two complementary areas: copyright support and reference services. Reference service will be provided to students, faculty and staff at the Research Help Desk. Copyright support will be provided directly to members of the UNB community and through responsibilities for data collection, maintenance and reporting.
Representative Responsibilities
   Follow and interpret copyright laws and legislation, particularly as they apply to academic publishing and teaching.
   Advise faculty and librarians on copyright-related matters.
   Manage the tracking, collecting, and reporting of copying data as required by license agreements, tariffs or other legal proceedings.
   Manage transactional and other copyright clearance licenses.
   Advise and support librarians in reviewing course reserves and processing copyright clearance requests.
   Provide reference service to students, faculty and staff at the Research Help Desk, by email and by instant messaging; a task that presupposes knowledge of reference interview techniques, print and online collections, catalogues and other licensed electronic resources and of library policies and procedures.
   Provide library orientation and assist with information literacy instruction for class groups and individuals.
   Perform other duties as required, including the processing and shelving of reference material, serving on committees, office duties, etc.
   University degree combined with 3-4 years of progressively responsible experience providing reference service in an academic library.
   Strong public service orientation and skills in addressing patron needs with discretion, patience, and courtesy.
   Superior search skills, coupled with knowledge of library catalogues, databases, and other licensed electronic resources.
   Strong understanding of copyright legislation as it applies to higher education and academic publishing.
   Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
   Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Excel and Word, and with database management software (Access, FileMaker, or similar desktop tools).
   Ability to work alone with minimal supervision and as a team member.
   Ability to work with quick turnaround times and firm deadlines, and with close attention to detail.
   Previous experience with the publishing industry would be considered an asset.


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.