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Reference Services Library Technician
John L. Haar Library

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.

MacEwan University Library is seeking a Reference Services Library Technician to provide reference services at the John L. Haar Library located at the City Centre Campus. This 8-month recurring term position extends from September to April each year. The successful candidate will have a wide range of responsibilities including overseeing reference desk scheduling, assisting librarians with the delivery of library instruction, conducting library tours, assisting with the development of social media content and part-time reference staff training.

The ideal candidate will have a strong customer and public services orientation, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Applicants must be flexible, comfortable working in a team environment, and have strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Experience working with academic databases and the Symphony Integrated Library System is a definite asset.

Applicants must possess a library technician diploma from an accredited program and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing reference assistance in a post-secondary (or large public) library. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

• Competitive base pay
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca. Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Recurring Term
Salary $25.38 to $36.91 per hour
Closing Date December 10, 2017
Competition No. 17.11.256

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