PositionSummer Student Library Assistant - Technology
The Summer Student Library Assistant – Technology will assist Library patrons with the use of technology, including personal devices and Library technology. They will offer one-on-one technology appointments as well as workshops for small groups. They will assist with other Library duties as necessary.
The position is for 35 hours/week for 10 weeks at a rate of $13.50/hour. The preferred start date is June 19, 2017. A resume and cover letter should be emailed to:
CEO, Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre
601 Reid Avenue
Fort Frances, ON P9A 0A2
- Provides informal instruction and assistance to build skills of library users
- Develops training programs to build information literacy skills and achieve stated outcomes
- Communicates effectively using a variety of methods with a variety of audiences and individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Works collaboratively in teams or groups
- Demonstrates an active commitment to service that guides work performance
- Understands and acts in accordance with the professional values and ethics of library service
- Demonstrates a strong work ethic and personal accountability
- Demonstrates loyalty and commitment to the organization
- Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful
- Pro-actively pursues opportunities to assist library users, anticipating needs and exceeding expectations
- Demonstrates comfort in assisting library users with disabilities and accommodating special needs
- Demonstrates a good working knowledge of the full range of programs and services offered by the library
- Demonstrates comfort in assisting users with the library's public access technology, peripherals, devices and networks
- Demonstrates comfort in assisting users with personal portable devices
- Applies effective techniques to address difficult situations with users
- Understands and executes the basic operations of the circulation function
- Delivers children’s programs to achieve stated outcomes
- Assists users in making the best use of the library
- The duties of this position are performed with minimal supervision.
- The Student Library Assistant reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, with other library staff providing functional direction.
- They are guided by policies and operating procedures.
Direction of Others
Revenue, Asset and Expenditure Scope
- Responsible for collecting fees and fines.
- Offer one-on-one appointments to teach patrons how to use specific pieces of technology as well as coordinate those same appointments.
- Plan and lead technology workshops to groups of 6-10 people, focusing on the use of Library technology; including our 3D Printers and eResources.
- Perform outreach in the community with other staff members, including appointments and workshops at other venues in the communities we serve.
- The Student Library Assistant provides assistance to library patrons, responding to patron enquiries and assisting individuals locate materials and information.
- Operation of the photocopier and fax machines. The incumbent makes photocopies and sends faxes for the public upon request and collects payment for the copies.
- Additional programming duties include assisting patrons in operating the computers for public use and helping staff conduct special programs.
- Library staff are obligated to protect the privacy of library patrons who may be borrowing material dealing with confidential issues.
- Circulation duties as necessary: Checking library material in and out, shelving returned material, shelf-reading, cleaning and checking audio-visual material, taking new registrations, updating registrations, taking reserve requests for materials, collecting fines for overdue materials and collecting payment for lost items.
- Currently enrolled full-time in school with plans to return in the Fall, preference will be given to those candidates in the post-secondary fields of library studies and/or teaching
- Between the ages of 15 and 30
- A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or has been conferred refugee protection
- Checking-in library material requires concentration for moderate periods. Requests from patrons for information, for photocopies, and to check out materials interrupt attention spans for short to moderate periods.
- Critical demands relate to occasional rush requirements to ensure that all material is shelved.
- Major continuous physical demands are related to combined muscular and sensory strain for moderate periods when shelf reading, shelving material and standing to provide counter service.
- The Summer Student Library Assistant - Technology will be schedule for 70 hours in a two-week period. This includes evenings and Saturdays.
- 100% of the working period is spent indoors in open areas with frequent exposure to the noise of children for moderate periods.
- Work-related hazards include exposure to germs and infectious diseases through contact with patrons. Risk of falling from heights of under 5 feet is encountered while shelving books and shelf reading.