Library Assistant, University Archives and Special Collections
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Library Assistant, University Archives and Special Collections (req4990)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Library
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Term, up to 24 months, with the possibility of extension
Employment Group: CUPE 1975
Shift: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with EDO every third Friday
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $20.12 - 24.15 per hour (Operational Services/Phase 3). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 9/18/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled.
Number of Openings: 1

Primary Purpose: To provide support within the University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) unit of the University Library, focused on assisting with preparations for the relocation of UASC to the 5th floor of the Murray Library.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Supervisor, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), the incumbent performs varied tasks of moderate complexity, involving frequent moderate physical demands. Work performed requires a high level of attention to detail. This position involves working with known methods and practices, solving problems independently with assistance from the supervisor or senior colleagues for the resolution of more complex issues. The ability to work effectively in an evolving and innovative environment and balance competing deadlines, priorities and tasks is essential.

Assists with move preparations, focusing on archival and library collections through activities including rehousing, physical processing, and internal shifting
Provides reference service at the general/directional level, including on-demand patron copying and scanning
Digitizes material from UASC collections, using equipment at the reference desk
Performs other tasks relating to UASC collections and services, primarily during reference desk shifts, such as checking in newly catalogued material

Education: Library Technician Diploma or an undergraduate degree with previous experience working within a library or archives. An equivalent combination of relevant post-secondary education and experience/education relevant to the position may be considered.

Relevant public and/or technical services experience
Experience working in a library or archives would be an asset
Experience with digitization equipment and software would be an asset

Aptitude to learn and apply archival practices
Sensitivity to the need for careful handling of rare, fragile and valuable collections
Demonstrated flexibility to adapt to change
Effective interpersonal skills and effective written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to use judgment and apply effective investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, work independently, use initiative, and effectively handle disruptions
Reliable, dependable, and self-motivated
Excellent attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others in a team environment
Possesses a tactful, responsive, pleasant and effective manner in all personal interactions
Possesses the physical ability to perform moderately heavy lifting
Proficient and accurate keyboarding skills

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.