Banff Centre Library Technician 1

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff, AB
$20.80–$21.84 an hour - Full-time

Job details

$20.80–$21.84 an hour
Job type
Shift & schedule
Rotating shift
Library Technician 1
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. In the spirit of respect and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Banff area, known as “Minhrpa” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “the waterfalls”) and the Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney First Nations – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play, help us steward this land, and honour and celebrate this place.

The Opportunity
The Banff Centre Library and Archives is looking for a highly organized Library Technician l to work closely with the Manager, Library and Archives. The position is responsible for the purchasing and acquisition functions of the library as well as the maintenance of serial materials and e-resource subscriptions and coordination of inter-library loans.

The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives has an extensive collection that includes music scores, books, periodicals, audio and video recordings, digital resources, artists’ books and a lending library for Banff Centre Participants, Artists, Faculty and Staff.

Roles and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager, Library & Archives, below are some of the key accountabilities:

Front line customer service:

Assisting patrons looking for materials on the shelves, or needing assistance with technology, such as the Online Public Access Catalogues, computer workstations, audio/visual equipment, and online databases.
Providing reference assistance to library users.
Circulation desk duties, including creating patron records, checking items in and out, opening and closing the library, and re-shelving.

Administration and updating of library Access database which includes tracking and issuing reports on serial subscriptions, e-resource subscriptions, and memberships.
Administration of all library records regarding periodical subscriptions, vendor catalogues, purchase inquiries, and binding.
Acquisition and control of all serial subscriptions using Access database, including tracking renewal deadlines, issuing payments, and tracking receipt of subscription material.
Tracking of missing materials, notification of overdue accounts, initiating billing for missing/lost items.

Purchasing of library and archive materials, book acquisitions, and contacting vendors directly to deal with purchases, returns, credits and disputes.
Regularly reviewing, creating purchase orders, and validating all purchases through purchasing card system and retaining accurate, detailed records for all monthly transactions.
Compiling the appropriate paperwork (receipts, paid invoices, way bill and packing slips if available) for all transactions.
Supervise the shipping and receiving of all library purchases in cooperation with the Shipping and Receiving Department.
Use specialized library reference tools to verify vendor websites and research purchasing information.
Inter-Library Loans:

Coordination and fulfillment of all incoming and outgoing inter-library loan requests, approximately 250 annually.
Tracking of payments and invoices pertaining to inter-library loan transactions and maintaining loan forms and records.
Compiling quarterly and annual inter-library loan statistics.
Communication with libraries throughout Canada to fulfill requests.
Qualification and Educational Requirements
Preference will be given to those candidates with more than one year experience in a library environment and a demonstrated knowledge in the visual and performing arts.
Two years post-secondary education or certification in Library Information Technology and Technical studies is desired.
Proficient with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel and Outlook)
Have exceptional customer service skills, strong time management skills, organizational skills, flexibility and a high level of adaptability.
Must be able to lift boxes weighting 30-50 lbs.
Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, hourly support staff position, subject to a 500 hour probationary period.
This position pays between $20.80 and $21.84 per hour depending on experience, working up to 37.5 hours per week on a rotating schedule.
This is a term position until March 31, 2024 with the possibility of extension.
Benefits of working at Banff Centre are:
Professional development opportunities
Staff cafeteria and restaurant discounts
Onsite fitness facility at a discounted rate – first month free for new staff!
Application Process
We are accepting applications for the Library Technician 1 position until a suitable candidate has been found.
Candidates offered a position with Banff Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
Visa Requirements: Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Banff Centre is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.
Commitment to Diversity

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Guided by our values, Banff Centre is rooted in Alberta with provincial, national and global impact. Our strength arises from inclusion; the diversity of people, ideas, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds in our work and team. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply.

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