Library Technician, Junior School

  • Branksome Hall
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Mar 28, 2024
Part-Time, Contract Administrative Support Faculty and Research

Job Description

Library Technician, Junior School
Employment Terms: Part Time (70%), Permanent
Start Date: August 2024
                   

Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of well-being, outstanding academics and international-mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders who give back to their communities. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills. 



The Opportunity:

Branksome Hall is seeking an experienced Library Technician to work in our Junior School Library. With strong organizational skills and a proven ability to build a caring rapport with students, the successful candidate will join the Library team providing a welcoming and inclusive environment. 

The position follows the academic calendar and is part-time, where the Library Technician will work Tuesday to Thursday, weekly between September and June. The hours of work are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (3 days per week - 23.25 hours per week) in person and on campus. 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting circulation, preparing and sending overdue notices and student charges, shelving resources;

  • Troubleshooting, providing support and answering questions for faculty, staff and students with regards to reference, library materials and technology;

  • Cataloguing and processing new library materials with assistance from the teacher-librarian;

  • Promotion of print and online materials; 

  • Performing inventory and shelf reading;

  • Reviewing and purchasing materials  with guidance and discussion with teacher-librarian;

  • Supervising students during Study Hall; 

  • Regularly communicating with booksellers and other community members. 



Candidate Profile

As the ideal candidate you hold a Library Technician Diploma or equivalent and 1-2 years of related experience, preferably in an educational setting. Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered. 

Tech savvy, collaborative, highly adaptable and organized, you enjoy working with primary and junior aged students and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment that is mission-driven, and values based. With a keen eye to detail, you have the knowledge and understanding of standard library procedures, reference skills, cataloguing using the Dewey Decimal system; and understanding of the philosophy of the school library as a classroom and place of learning rather than as a reference library. 

You have experience with integrated library systems and familiarity working with online databases and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to exercise a high level of discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism in your work. You bring a positive and can-do approach Strong technology skills, as well as proficiency in MS office applications and Google Suite complete your profile.



Why Join Branksome Hall: 

  • Competitive salary and benefits including pension matching for eligible employees; 

  • Access to perks such as taxable benefit lunches and generous time off policies;

  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support wellness, innovation and entrepreneurship such as the fitness center, swimming pools, and iHub; 

  • A collaborative community with a commitment to the growth and development of employees with ongoing professional development and mentorship.



Target Hiring Range: $45,100 - $56,300 (salary is prorated based on the part-time, 10-month status of the role)

How to Apply:

To join a leading educational institution and dynamic team, please submit your resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the posting will remain active until filled.

 

Applications (resume and cover letter) will also be received by mail and can be sent to:   


Branksome Hall Human Resources

10 Elm Avenue

Toronto

Ontario

M4W 1N4   


Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall. 

We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about working at Branksome Hall, please visit our website at www.branksome.on.ca.

Position Start Date

August 2024