Job Posting: Rare Books Processing Assistant, University of Toronto

The Rare Books Processing Assistant works with the Theology and Rare Books Librarian in making items from the rare books collections accessible by students, faculty and other patrons.

• Cataloguing and processing
– Adds collection codes and genre terms to rare book catalogue records
– Prepares call number slips and labels for pamphlet folders

• Digitization
– Creates digital images, and posts these to Flickr albums
– Creates PDFs, and posts these to LibGuides

• Exhibits
– Assists with the creation of exhibits based on library collections
– Maintains records about exhibit supplies and minutes of meetings of the Exhibits Committee

• Other
– Maintains some statistical and other administrative records
– Provides work direction to student assistants


• Bachelor’s degree in a humanities discipline
• At least one year’s experience in an academic library
• Bibliographic knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Latin, French, German, Italian
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Some supervisory experience
• Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work
• Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to complete work assignments independently
• Ability to communicate effectively in English in person and in writing
• Ability to use library materials in a variety of languages
• Ability to lift boxes up to 20 kg
• Ability to push book trucks, shelve books, and move material


$16.50 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay with each pay as outlined in the Employment Standards Act)
24 hours per week, September 2, 2014 to April 30, 2015

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