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Library Technician

Posted on: October 6th 2021 at 8:00am
Closes on: May 31st 2022 at 4:30pm

Posting Reference Number: 
S 22 CLK 022 CAS
Commencement Date: 


Under the general direction of the Vice-Principal—Library Services or designate, the Library Technician performs library support involving assistance in the provision of circulation, reference, catalogue, resource and other services in a school library.

New assignments are accompanied by some instruction and the incumbent will be asked to perform these tasks with relative independence. Work is expected to be accurate and complete.  This position requires strong customer service and a very high level of patience.


Education & Experience:

Grade 12 diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by a Certificate or diploma from a recognized technical college (or equivalent) as a Library Assistant or Library Technician. A minimum of 2 years’ recent library experience, including recent experience working with adult learners and/or students either in a workplace or volunteer position. A Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. 

General Description/Duties:

  • Overseeing the circulation of library material including all forms of print, digital, tactile, technical, archival, fragile, and equipment.
  • Processing and circulating all forms of requests, such as holds, interlibrary loans, displays and conglomerated resources.
  • Assisting students, teachers and administrators by answering reference questions and helping them access print and online resources or conduct a search of bibliographic sources.
  • Cataloguing and processing new library materials; maintain library database and circulation records, in accordance with district standards and procedures.
  • Creating and organizing patron records at the beginning of each semester and throughout the school year.
  • Collecting, dispersing and recording fees and/or funding which is payable to the library.
  • Providing orientation/training support for new and/or established library programs, and how to use the library collection and online catalogue.
  • Assisting with the development and continuity of new and/or established library programs and events.
  • Overseeing the maintenance, repair and shelving of library material including all forms of print, digital, tactile, technical, archival, fragile, and equipment.
  • Ordering, shipping and receiving library supplies as per needed in accordance to school library budget
  • Conducting daily maintenance of library facilities and electrical/charging equipment including performing basic equipment maintenance and resolving routine hardware and software problems.
  • Conducting an on-going weeding and inventory and then an annual inventory of complete library.
  • Participating in department and staff meetings.
  • Creating and organizing library schedules, calendars, and web-based updates.
  • Moving and rearranging furniture and/or shelving upon occasion to accommodate the patrons in the library.
  • Researching and communicating the price and availability of materials, assisting in the preparation of orders and receive and unpack all new materials, ensuring that all documentation is complete and in order, in accordance with district policies and procedures.
  • Running and/or typing a variety of material including internal and external correspondence and reports, ensuring that they are completed in an accurate and timely manner: this also includes dealing with emails and phone calls pertaining to the library collection.
  • Maintaining a variety of standard office records related to the library and other office matters in accordance with district policies and procedures.
  • Providing accurate timely library reports (overdues, fines, circulation, etc.) and other related documents as requested.
  • Providing an open and inviting space during school hours for all members of the school district.
  • Providing supervision to students or non-staff members, when required or requested.
  • Maintaining a relationship and communicating with school PAC members.
  • Performing all other such duties as may be assigned by the Administrative Officer or Designate.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in all matters pertaining to the school districts.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

As well, incumbents also require the following:

  • Completion of Microsoft Office training and experience using internet and internet-based programs, with the ability to learn other software programs;
  • Proven ability to determine, judge and select appropriate courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Understanding and awareness of cultural diversity;
  • Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, self-motivate, and meet deadlines;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to provide service and relationship to the public and School District in a professional, respectful, positive and courteous manner;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive, effective work relationships in a team environment at all times;
  • Proven ability to use tact and discretion and maintain confidentiality in matters pertaining to the School District;
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafe BC occupational health and safety regulations and the demonstrated ability to work in a manner that recognizes personal safety and the safety of others;
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable and resilient to change;
  • Ability to explain complex or simple instructions or information clearly to others;
  • Ability to use library software, such as Destiny, Titlewave, Follett or other similar library software;
  • Ability to use GSuite, Google classroom, Google drive and Google docs;
  • Demonstrated ability to access and use digital databases and online services, including uploading databases to digital repositories or shared folders;
  • Ability to have a high level of patience, respect and a pleasant demeanor;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with teaching staff and assist in co-planning with teachers;

File Attachments:

Please submit your application before May 31st 2022 at 4:30pm to:

Current employees of the Abbotsford School District may apply for this job using the AMS Job Posting portal.