Library Technician, Visual Resources Collection, Halifax

April 16, 2007
NSCAD University
Halifax, NS Canada

POSITION:               Library Technician, Visual Resources Collection
SALARY RANGE:   RANK 0 Minimum of $32,363.53   UNION: FUNSCAD Unit II
DEPARTMENT:     Library – Visual Resources Collection
HOURS OF WORK:  Regular Full-Time, 35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Library Technician, Visual Resources Collection, is responsible for assisting in the delivery of library services in a dynamic environment.  Reporting to the Director of Visual Resources, the Library Technician performs duties related to reference, circulation, cataloguing and processing materials in both analog and digital formats.  The Library Technician provides instruction in the use of the Visual Resources Collection and also ensures the implementation and application of adequate health and safety policies and practices.  The Library Technician supervises the area in the Director’s absence.

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Technician will maintain the Collection , including preserving and repairing  materials, photographing materials as needed, processing borrowed materials,  and advising patrons on the use of materials.

A Librarian Technician  diploma, an undergraduate degree, and a minimum of one year of employment experience in a library required.  (Preference will be given to applicants who have taken courses in Art History or Fine Arts.)

The following skills are required:
Proficiency in database and word processing applications.
Knowledge of contemporary cataloguing standards and practices (e.g. AACR2 and CCO).
Research skills using print and electronic resources.
Awareness of current and emerging new technologies including digital imaging.
Interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are absolutely essential to this position.
This position requires constant attention to detail and accuracy.  These standards must be maintained in an environment of frequent interruptions.

The NSCAD University Visual Resources Collection is comprised of over 140,000 slides, a growing collection of films, videos and DVDs, as well as sound media.  The Collection supports all teaching areas of NSCAD and is expanding to include digital resources.

Applications from FUNSCAD Unit II will be given priority consideration until April 20, 2007.

Interested candidates may submit applications to the Director of Human Resources, NSCAD University, 5163 Duke Street, Halifax, NS, CANADA B3J 3J6.  Deadline for all applications:  April 27, 2007.

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