On-Call Library Technician

School District #38 (Richmond)

On-Call Library Technician Recognized for its diversity, dedication to inclusion, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a long history of providing high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to be The Best Place to Learn and Lead. Richmond School District operates 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, alternate programs, continuing education and a number of additional facilities.

The district enrolls approximately 21,000 students (K-12) and employs over 3000 dedicated staff. This position provides library services to students and staff such as assisting with research, demonstrating systems and equipment and retrieving materials. The incumbent uses and maintains a web-based integrated automated library circulation system to catalogue, find, and circulate library materials.

The incumbent assists with supervision duties, reinforcing school guidelines and behavioural standards for students to ensure a safe environment. This position is under the supervision of the school Administrator and receives instructions from the Teacher Librarian, but work is performed independently and with minimal direction. Successful candidates will be offered a casual, on-call position where they will fill in on an as-needed-basis.

Once hired, On-Call Library Technicians have the opportunity to apply to internal permanent positions when they become available. Major Duties and Responsibilities Assists students and staff in research and other requests by providing information on learning resources and reference services, demonstrating the use of library equipment and cataloguing systems, assisting with research, and retrieving library materials. Uses a web-based integrated automated library system to check in and out print and non-print items, maintain circulation records and data bases, locate resources, conduct bibliographic searches, and enter prepared data and information.

Generates reports such as inventory lists or lost materials as required. In the absence of a teacher, monitors student behaviour in the library and maintains a positive, respectful environment. Assigns, directs and trains student monitors.

Shelves and files print and non-print library materials. Sets up displays of library materials, resources and special events. Receives, unpacks, verifies order, catalogues, barcodes and prepares new library materials for shelving and circulation.

Performs minor repairs on library materials as required. May assist in the purchasing of library materials. Produces and distributes overdue book lists to teachers, parents and administrator.

Collects overdue fines and handles according to school procedures. Monitors student use of the library when Teacher Librarian is unavailable. Makes arrangements for the booking of educational materials from the District Resource Centre.

Performs other job-related and clerical duties of comparable importance, difficulty and responsibility as required. Required Qualifications Grade 12 or equivalent plus a Library Technician Diploma from a recognized institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive knowledge of computer library cataloguing software used in School libraries.

Ability to use Educational Software and the Internet. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with school staff and to assist students. Ability to perform physical activities, such as lifting, moving and unpacking boxes of books and other library materials and pushing or pulling a loaded book trolley.

Ability to organize workload and perform duties with minimum supervision. Ability to operate standard office equipment. This position is in the bargaining unit, with an hourly rate of pay of $30.25.

For more information about Richmond School District 38, please visit or our website at www.sd38.bc.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, however ONLY those being considered for interviews will be contacted. Richmond School District is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve.

Our ability to provide the best education for our student population relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead.