The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Library Assistant PL3 with UNB Libraries. This is an 8-month renewable (August - April), full-time (36.25 hours per week) position with the SALAC employee group. The position is funded by the University Budget with a salary range of $18.59 - $22.02 per hour.
Reporting to the Head of Reference and Circulation Services, this position supports a wide variety of service desk activities in the unit, as required by changing needs during the academic year. A key area of responsibility will be providing frontline customer service at the Welcome/Service Desk, Harriet Irving Library.
- Provide exemplary customer service to an academically and culturally diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who use the library.
- Navigate the library catalogue (UNB WorldCat) and the library circulation system (WorldShare Management System) with accuracy and discretion.
- Handle financial transactions, such as payment of fines and/or library fees, using the cash register and debit/credit machines.
- Sort and shelve a large number of library items as required. May be required to assist with collections-based projects. Shelf read sections of the library stacks. Search for missing items.
- Provide service at any of the three library locations on the Fredericton campus, and assist with opening and closing the library, as required.
- Assist other units with projects as time permits.
- May be required to work evenings and weekends.
- Perform other duties as required.
- An undergraduate degree, or relevant combination of course work and experience with searching library catalogues, databases, and other library resources.
- Demonstrated experience providing library service, preferably in an academic environment. Must possess the interpersonal skills to work with faculty, staff, students, colleagues, and the public with tact, discretion, and courtesy.
- Supervisory experience is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently.
- Physical stamina for lifting, standing, and bending is required.
- Ability to work independently with accuracy and careful attention to detail.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
Closing date for applications is August 17, 2021 4:00PM. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.