Library Assistant
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB
  • This posting will be used to fill 3 positions.*
One position will work 0-8 hours/week and two will work 0-11 hours/week.

Fall/Winter Term: Monday - Thursday evenings up 11pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 12pm-8pm

Spring Term: Monday - Thursday evenings up 10pm, and Saturday 9am-5pm

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.
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.
Responds to routine inquiries by users of the Library, referring more complex questions to senior staff.
Assists Library users in the use of library tools, services, and equipment.
Accepts payments, credits borrowers’ accounts using a data terminal, and issues receipts for fines, lost books, microform copies, and photocopies, and may handle a petty cash.
Deals directly with patrons concerning circulation issues, resolves issues and explains Library policies, and refers complaints and broader administrative concerns to an appropriate supervisor.
Provides basic maintenance for Library photocopiers and printers, such as supplying paper/toner, and troubleshooting paper jams, referring complex problems as needed.
Performs minor mending, referring more complex repairs to mending specialist.
Carries out Library opening and/or closing procedures.
Collects, sorts and re-shelves resources, including Reserve materials, placing them in their proper location.
Performs shelf reading and searches for missing materials.
Works on Library related projects under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor and/or the Public 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.

Completion of a High School Diploma or acceptable equivalent.
Minimum 1 year of directly related Library experience, using procedures and systems appropriate to the area.
General experience with standard Windows and Internet software environments.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to apply automated and manual procedures.
Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively with staff and faculty.
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends.

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 employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, first preference must be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.