New Job Library Assistant 3 - Technical Services In British Columbia

Library Assistant 3 - Technical Services
Library Assistant 3 - Technical Services

Library Assistant 3 - Technical Services

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $48,121–$56,485 a year
Location : British Columbia

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Library Assistant 3 - Technical Services
New Westminster, British Columbia

Number of Openings: 1
Hours per Week: 35 hours per week.
Employee Group: CUPE, Local 387
Location: Public Library: 716 Sixth Ave
Competition #: 236
Additional Details:

About New Westminster Public Library
The City of New Westminster is a socially, economically and culturally diverse community of approximately 82,000 residents. As a core civic service, New Westminster Public Library aims to engage, strengthen and connect the community by inspiring exploration, imagination, creativity and lifelong learning. We emphasize the development and delivery of innovative programs and services that reflect our commitment to the principles of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, delivered through the lens of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice. We are committed to reconciliation with our First Nations and urban indigenous community, constantly learning, evolving and adapting our practice to the changing needs of our community, seeking always to identify and remove barriers to service.

Who we are looking for:

Reporting to the Librarian 2 in Technical Services, this position trouble-shoots technical issues related to catalogue records, vendor orders, and day-to-day workflow in the department by consulting with department staff, the department manager, or staff in other departments as appropriate. The LA3 also supervises the work of clerical staff in the department, works at library service desks helping customers find and borrow materials, use library computers or other library technology, and supports the information and lifelong learning needs of a diverse clientele.

What you need to do:

  • Perform original and copy cataloguing of materials in various formats; input on-order records; revise, update, and delete catalogue records as required; verify existing information and perform editing to industry and NWPL standards. Identify appropriate bibliographic records using online and other sources and then export them into the local system. Occasionally perform original cataloguing as needed.
  • Coordinate the library’s periodicals including collection maintenance, ordering, processing, and claiming under the supervision of the Librarian 2.
  • Perform routine checks to ensure the integrity of bibliographic and customer databases and take action on problems found. Place orders for books and non-book material that have been chosen by selectors; create, maintain and order vendor records in the automated system. Verify shipments, process invoices and resolve shipping and invoice problems with vendors. Claim outstanding orders and maintain serial records on automated system.
  • Participate in database management and quality control of library bibliographic records as well as import and manipulate MARC records.
  • Participate in creating efficient systems to manage the workflows and priorities in Technical Services.
  • Generate reports and statistics as required.
  • Troubleshoot basic integrated library database (ILS) issues and act as a resource for library staff, patrons and vendors.
  • Regularly communicate with vendors to resolve acquisition and cataloguing matters. Coordinate with other libraries’ inter-library loan departments as necessary. Customer/Public Service.
  • Manage leased collections and coordinate automatic release plans with vendors.
  • Assist library users with questions about their accounts, memberships, basic information and reader’s advisory assistance, and assist people with public technology questions.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and other NWPL staff and departments to ensure efficient and effective service to the public, including providing staff support for special projects.
  • Participate in programs, attend workshops and courses which foster professional or technical development where applicable and approved.
  • Follow all Health & Safety policies and procedures and report any non-compliance or any possible safety risks.
  • Participate in cross training in various departments and provide some regularly scheduled public service shifts at the Main Branch of the library.
  • Demonstrated ability and confidence using a wide range of computer hardware including PCs, tablets, laptops, and software, including MS Office Suite products, Adobe Suite, digital conversion and creation equipment/software, and library databases; Horizon and BiblioCommons experience also desirable.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with good attention to detail and ability to work independently while asking for help as needed.
  • Demonstrated a genuine interest in growing your career with the Library and keeping current with library, cataloguing, and professional trends.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Library Technician diploma
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, either in a library setting, or elsewhere that help you guide and coach staff
  • Speak a language other than English

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years of public library experience, preferably in both technical and customer services.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with RDA, BIBFRAME, LC Subject Headings, and AACR2 Standards desirable.
  • Experience using cataloguing tools and bibliographic utilities, preferably in a SirsiDynix environment
  • Must be able to perform various physical tasks such as pushing book carts weighing approximately 50 lbs, and lifting, bending and twisting (along with other repeated physical movements).

Details (hours of work):

  • This is a full-time 35 hour a week position that requires evening and weekend work
Recruitment Process:

  • All applications will be reviewed beginning June 2023 and those selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone or email.
  • Interview questions will be submitted in advance of the interview.
  • Interviews will be conducted in-person led by the Manager of Technology and Technical Services and two other members of Library staff.

NOTE: Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation(s) for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence [email protected]

This opportunity is open to City of New Westminster employees only

To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.

New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. It is acknowledged by the City that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land.
We are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.