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Library Technician (Seasonal) (Evenings)

University of Ottawa

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 18, 2020.

Salary (Grade: 06) Hiring salary range $46107$58,240

Position Purpose

Provides front-line service by furnishing information and customer service to Resource Centre users, including students, professors, researchers and external users, to support their academic success, teaching mission, research activities or other knowledge enquiries. Helps clients in using the Centre’s printed and electronic resources to meet their needs. Supports various projects and activities related to the Resource Centre’s user experience. Assists in managing the Centre’s printed and electronic collections, and in opening and closing the Centre.

Essential Qualifications

Postsecondary education in a relevant field, or equivalent professional experience
At least one year’s experience in customer service
Knowledge of university libraries and of the bibliographic elements required to conduct documentary research
Knowledge of integrated library system management
Knowledge of current computer systems and applications, including word processing software, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, email and the internet
Ability to handle and interpret electronic data and to accurately calculate, verify and record data
Ability to make presentations to groups in French or English
Ability to interact and communicate well with a variety of clients (students, professors, support staff, managers, members of the public) both orally and in writing
Ability to analyse and identify customer needs, pinpoint the source of problems and suggest solutions
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work well as a team member
Available to work on a flexible schedule that varies to meet the needs of the service and may include evenings and weekends.
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written) suitable for a front-line position

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).