Library Technician, Junior School
Library Technician, Junior School
Employment Terms: Part Time (60%), Permanent
Start Date: January 2023
Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of wellbeing, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders who give back to their communities. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.
Branksome Hall is seeking an experienced Library Technician to work in our Junior School Resource Centre. With strong organizational skills and a proven ability to build a caring rapport with students, the successful candidate will join the Library team providing a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Supporting circulation, preparing and sending overdue notices and student charges, shelving resources;
- Troubleshooting, providing support and answering questions for faculty, staff and students with regards to reference, library materials and technology;
- Cataloguing and processing new library materials with assistance from the teacher-librarian;
- Promotion of print and online materials;
- Performing inventory and shelf reading;
- Reviewing and purchasing materials with guidance and discussion with teacher-librarian;
- Regularly communicating with booksellers and other community members
As the ideal candidate you hold a Library Technician Diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years of related experience, preferably in an educational setting. Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.
Tech savvy, collaborative, highly adaptable and organized, you enjoy working with primary and junior aged students and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment that is mission-driven, and values based. With a keen eye to detail, you have the knowledge and understanding of standard library procedures, reference skills, cataloguing using the Dewey Decimal system; and understanding of the philosophy of the school library as a classroom and place of learning rather than as a reference library.
You have experience with integrated library systems and familiarity working with online databases and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to exercise a high level of discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism in your work. You bring a positive and can-do approach Strong technology skills, as well as proficiency in MS office applications and Google Suite complete your profile.
How to Apply:
If you would like to join a leading educational institution and dynamic team, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter by January 17, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. This posting will remain active until the position has been filled.
Applications (resume and cover letter) can also be sent to:
Branksome Hall – Human Resources
10 Elm Avenue
Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.
As an educational institution, with the health and safety of our community as a priority, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about working at Branksome Hall, please visit www.thinkerswanted.ca or visit our website at www.branksome.on.ca.
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