The University of New Brunswick Fredericton welcomes applications for the position of Library Assistant PL5 with UNB Libraries. This is a 6-month term (leave replacement), part-time (18.25 hours per week) position. The position is funded by the University Budget with a salary range of $21.86 - $26.05 per hour.
Under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services, this position is responsible for cataloguing material across all disciplines in a variety of formats/languages and is responsible for the quality/quantity of work performed. The Library Assistant PL5 uses initiative and judgement to create and modify bibliographic records by applying international standards and rules and local policies. Under the cooperative direction of the Manager of Technical Services and the UNB Libraries' Manager of Copyright & Digital Delivery and Copyright Officer, this position assists in the provision of the Course Reserve Service to students, faculty, and staff at UNB Libraries.
- Catalogue original and copy material across all disciplines in a variety of formats and languages in the WorldCat Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) database.
- Perform subject analysis, classification, and name authority checking on bibliographic records.
- Assist in receiving, organizing, and processing course material lists from instructors and faculty members to ensure materials are available in a timely and accessible manner through the online and physical course reserve system.
- Support subject librarians and faculty in reviewing and submitting course reserves and initiating copyright clearance requests.
- Troubleshoot problems with electronic resources on the library website and on the course reserves module, such as inaccurate citation data, missing/incorrect information, and broken links or other access problems.
- Process physical material for shelving, lift boxes, carry books, and other related duties as required.
- A university degree or a library technician diploma, and at least two years of cataloguing experience.
- Knowledge of Cataloguing Tools including MARC21 formats, Resource Description and Access (RDA), RDA Toolkit, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2 Rev.), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Canadian Subject Headings (CSH), Library of Congress Classification (LCC).
- Experience using and working with bibliographic data and related software.
- Ability to work effectively in an online environment, including experience searching library catalogues, databases, and digital resources.
- Proficient with office software including Microsoft Excel & Word.
- Experience with various web browsers, downloading/uploading files, etc. Adapting to new technologies is a constant part of this work.
- Must be able to perform work requiring close attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent keyboarding skills.
- Must have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, and be able to work independently and as a team player.
- Working knowledge of a language other than English would be an asset.
Closing date for applications is October 28, 2021 4:30PM. 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.