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Library Technician (MHV) - Permanent At Elk Island Public Schools

Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Job Description

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school divisions in Alberta, serving the education needs of approximately 17,150 students in 43 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and to discover their passions in life. We pride ourselves on providing our staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programming, up-to-date resources and practical professional learning opportunities.

Mills Haven Elementary is a K-6 school with approximately 440 students, 26 teaching staff, and 15 support staff. The school is located within Sherwood Park, Alberta. In addition to the regular program, Mills Haven has a German Bilingual program in which students study German during part of their class time. Mills Haven Elementary School, through the collaboration of staff, parents, guardians, and students, provides a safe and positive learning environment for diverse students as they grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

The Library Technician assists students, teachers, and support staff in effectively utilizing the learning resources available within the library/learning commons. The library technician must understand the standardized technical procedures that exist in all libraries and must be an information specialist in all forms, including books, periodicals and online resources. The Library Technician will maintain the library/learning commons through team planning and application of standardized library policies and procedures.

  • Commencing: August 29, 2019
  • 28 hours per week (Monday to Thursday - 7 hours per day)
  • Elk Island Public Schools provides a comprehensive benefits package to all permanent employees.
  • Open to: Internal and External Candidates - Preference will be given to those candidates that possess a Library Technician Diploma. Experience working with Destiny, a strong background in technology and previous experience working in a K-6 setting would be an asset.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Input and monitor the circulation of library resources.
  • Compile overdue reports and track overdue materials.
  • Contact parents regarding overdue materials, as necessary.
  • Collect money for lost and damaged materials.
  • Shelve books and other materials in a timely fashion.
  • Facilitate the ordering and circulation of materials within the school.
  • Route periodicals to appropriate teachers.
  • Provide guidance to students in locating materials both in print and online.
  • Provide readers advisory service for students.
  • Facilitate and support individual students and classes doing research in the library.
  • Supervise and assist students with Internet usage.
  • Assist teachers in locating resources for unit planning.
  • Demonstrate the use of OPAC for staff and students.
  • Use International Cataloguing Standards to create electronic records and to modify imported and existing records in the library database.
  • Locate and import electronic library records using subscription services and/or the Internet.
  • Manage database of electronic library records through global changes, authority indexes, and individual updates.
  • Manage and circulate other resources (textbooks, novel study materials, etc.)
  • Assist students and teachers with the operation of computers (including Internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, and other applications).
  • Maintain a consideration file for future purchases. Place library materials and supply orders.
  • Process new materials (organizing, taping, covering, stamping, bar-coding, etc.).
  • Maintain a neat and organized work environment.
  • Create and maintain an inviting learning environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma
  • Library Technician Diploma (2 year) or equivalent education (new probationary employees must have or will attain within 5 years of hire date)
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTITUDES

  • Knowledge of general library operations along with a knowledge of various specific routines and practices that are common to all libraries.
  • Knowledge of library automation systems and the ability to learn new systems and software programs A comprehensive knowledge of MARC, AACR2, Dewey Decimal System, and standardized subject headings.
  • Knowledge of computers in a networked environment.
  • Knowledge of Makerspaces, assisting teachers and students with tools to enhance hands-on education and lifelong learning through experimentation and exploration.
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail applications.
  • Good troubleshooting skills and organizational skills.
  • The ability to maintain consistent routines and practices with an attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good oral and written communication skills including library advocacy.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take direction as well as be self-motivated and work independently.
  • Personal qualities such as flexibility, patience, sensitivity, tolerance, enthusiasm, creativity and imagination.
  • Ability to work successfully with students, staff, and other educational professionals.
  • Ability to coordinate activities for students and staff which enhance student learning.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Some sitting, standing, moving, lifting and bending (or a combination of these movements) and some physical effort required. They may be required to routinely lift items weighing up to 15 kilograms.


Only online applications will be accepted.

For further information contact Garry Russel, Principal at 780-467-3437.

Elk Island Public Schools appreciates and considers all applications; however, we only contact candidates who are selected for interviews.


If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email info@applytoeducation.com.