Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Library Assistant - Young Adult/Adult Services
WHO WE ARE: The Fredericton Public Library is one of 63 public libraries that make up the New Brunswick Public Library Service. As the resource centre for the York Library Region, it serves the City of Fredericton and the surrounding area while providing support to the other libraries in the region and the rest of the library system. The library aims to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather while they pursue their educational, social, and recreational needs.
THE POSITION: As the Library Assistant, you will actively participate in preparing and presenting programs for young adults and adults; carrying out daily opening and closing procedures for the young adult/adult services unit; providing loan service through an automated circulation system; providing reader's advisory and intermediate level reference service; conducting library orientation tours; delivering library outreach services such as home library service and book deposits; orienting patrons in information technology and in information literacy; promoting the library's services for young adults and adults; developing promotional materials; maintaining positive relationships with the community; assisting in training, supervising and assessing the work performance of students, volunteers and project employees as assigned; assisting in the development and evaluation of services; keeping accurate statistics for the unit; and conducting special projects as assigned. You will also assist in the maintenance and merchandising of collections.
Working with us will require daytime, evening, and weekend shifts (based on work schedules). Library work will involve some lifting on occasion, standing for extended periods of time, and some repetitive tasks. You will report to the Head of Young Adult/Adult Services.
TO BE SUCCESSFUL: We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:
- Behavioural competencies: Client Service Orientation; Concern for Order; Effective Interactive Communication; Results Orientation; Teamwork and Cooperation
- Technical competencies: Ability to Use Office Technology, Software and Applications; Presentation Skills; Written Communication
- Language: Written and spoken competence in English and French is required.
- Education: A high school diploma supplemented by one (1) year of post-secondary courses/training and three (3) years experience working with the public including one year of relevant experience delivering programs or services; OR completion of a formal library/information study program and two (2) years experience working with the public. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
Experience using email, the Internet and MS-Word is necessary.
Please ensure that your preferred language for assessment (English or French) is identified on your resume. You must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.
Prior to appointment, you will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector.
Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.
Work With Us
SALARY: $1,625 to $1,971 bi-weekly.
HOW TO APPLY: We encourage applicants to apply on-line at eRecruitment by June 8, 2023, indicating competition number: 23-6239-004. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.
Department of Post-Secondary Education,
Training and Labour
Human Resource Services
500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 100,
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, may be given preference at the time of selection.
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