Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Library Technician Position Available

Xerox Research Centre of Canada -- Library

Technical Information Assistant


Reporting to, and working closely with, the Manager, XRCC Library, the Technical Information Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Library. This is a regular part-time position (22.5 hours/week) with schedule to be determined on an individual basis. This position requires a person who can adapt to and thrive in a world of change, is quick to understand what is needed in a variety of situations, who enjoys helping people but can work alone, requires minimal supervision, and gets the job done.


§ Responsible for the daily fulfillment of information requests from all staff through the use of state-of-the-art information search and retrieval tools

§ Provide reference assistance

§ Responsible for journal check-in, obtaining interlibrary loans, copies of patents, standards, and translations in a timely and cost effective manner

§ Responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the collection (circulation, shelving, etc.)

§ Maintain Library records and statistics

§ Responsible for a number of ongoing and/or one-time projects

§ Assist and support the full time Manager, XRCC Library, all operations of the Library, and provide backup coverage during vacation periods

§ May direct one student assistant

§ Willing to become involved in local library committee and association activities

§ Maintain and update skills on a continual basis


§ Library Technician Diploma from community college or a strong desire to formally pursue a career in the library and information sciences field

§ 1-2 years relevant (sci/tech -- chemistry) work experience

§ Experienced with, and very competent using, MS Office software and able to quickly learn new computer applications. Experience with Endeavor’s Voyager library system is an asset

§ Familiar with, and able to do, basic Web design and HTML coding

§ Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

§ Strong interpersonal, customer service and conflict resolution skills

§ Effective time management including the ability to prioritize tasks in a fast, challenging environment.

§ Exceptional attention to detail.

§ Ability to work independently, with people individually, and as a team.

§ Must be physically able to carry out the requirements of the position (lifting boxes, shelving books, climbing step ladders, etc.)

Reports to: Carolyne Sidey, Mgr. XRCC Library

The start date for this position is September 1, 2004. Resumes and mandatory cover letter listing three professional references will not be accepted after August 27, 2004. Interviews begin August 23, 2004.

Forward application to:


FAX (905) 822-7022

Address Xerox Research Centre of Canada, 2660 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2L1

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