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Library Technician- Part-Time

Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
Job Term:
1 Temporary Part-Time, regularly scheduled position (18.13 hours per week- September to June recurring)
Job Code:
07942 - Library Technician 2
$23.45 - $26.88 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
An exciting opportunity awaits you in the role of Library Technician at the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf in Belleville. Situated on the historic campus of the first school for the Deaf, you will work part-time to maintain and operate the school library. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students who are Deaf and/or hard of hearing? Do you have a background and experience working in a library? If so, this unique opportunity may be of interest to you.

This position is for 18.13 hours per week which could be scheduled Monday to Friday to support the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and the needs of the students. Salary indicated is based on a full-time position at 36.25 hours per week. This position is 18.13 hours per week, so salary will be prorated based on hours worked.

Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is needed to communicate fluently with the school community and engage directly with students.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:
  • Perform library support services such as circulation duties.
  • Maintain and update computerized databases.
  • Shelving, filing, and maintaining a variety of collections (i.e., books, videos, learning kits, research papers, etc.).
  • Conduct regular inventory.
  • Purchase books and learning materials and coordinate publisher sales.
  • Collaborate with the school community to provide a positive and engaging learning culture through information and digital literacy skills.

How do I qualify?

Skills and Qualifications:

Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:
  • You have a Library and Information Technician diploma and/or equivalent training or work experience in the library and information field.
  • You are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate fluently with the school community and engage directly with students.
  • You know library processes, procedures, protocols, and coding systems including the Dewey Decimal system.
  • You have knowledge of and the ability to operate library automation software and keyboarding skills.
  • You are knowledgeable with the curriculum and education system to participate in collaborative pedagogical practices that promote students' achievement.
  • You understand relevant purchasing policies and procedures.
  • You can effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • You demonstrate organizational, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • You can work independently and part of a team to exercise attention to detail.
  • You have physical dexterity/mobility and ability to lift up to 7 kg.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary - PartTime, duration up to 10 months, 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Friday, May 19, 2023
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