Circulation Assistant
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
  • Hours:
Monday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checks out and checks in circulating resources (including Reserves material) to authorized patrons and renews materials for library users as appropriate using the Integrated Library System (ILS) and associated support systems
Answers general technical and directional questions for Library users
Provides ready reference assistance to Library users when appropriate
Creates, updates, and revises Library patron records as required in the ILS, resets patron PIN and changes, extends expiry dates on patron records when appropriate documentation is provided
Deals directly with patrons concerning circulation and account issues, including collecting monies for fines or lost/damaged books; resolves issues and explains Library policies; and refers complaints and broader administrative concerns to an appropriate supervisor
Provides assistance with and basic maintenance of Library technology, such as photocopiers and printers
Carries out Library opening and/or closing procedures
Provides assistance with booking materials, such as videos
Assists with the mending and repair of library resources;
Collects, sorts, and re-shelves resources, including Reserve materials, placing them in their proper location
Sorts and shelves Library resources according to location and classification number
Retrieves microfilm requests when primary designated retriever is away
Assists with shelf-reading
Assists with general stack maintenance, including tidying, shifting, and picking up browsed materials
Works on Library related projects under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor or the Access Services Librarian
Attends Circulation and Library wide meetings
Attends meetings and takes part in Library Committees as appropriate
Performs other related duties as required or assigned

High School Completion or acceptable equivalent
Two year diploma from a recognized Library technician’s program (or equivalent) would be an asset
Two years of directly related library experience using procedures, standards, and systems appropriate to the area
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with faculty, staff, students, and the public
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others
Ability to apply and allocate automated and manual procedures
Ability to do detailed work
Accurate keyboard skills and the ability to use software packages currently in use.

The Collective Agreement between The University of Winnipeg and The Association of Employees Supporting Education Services (AESES), Clause 6.3, Selection for Vacancy, states: The Employer agrees that Employees with seniority shall have preference in connection with appointments so far as it is practicable to do so, provided that their qualifications are relatively equal.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.