Library Floater (Elementary Library Technician)

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Location: Peel & Dufferin, ON
Experience: 2 years

Contract: $17/hr

Our client, a top School Board in Peel and Dufferin, is seeking an analytical, organized, and multitasking Library Floater to be part of their team on a contract basis. Long term potential!

Under the direction of the Supervisor/Designate, this position is responsible for providing administrative, technical, reference and clerical services to support the library function in an assigned number of elementary schools. Maintaining confidentiality is a requirement for this position. This description is a summary of the typical functions of the job and is not to be considered an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.


Provide library administrative services at assigned schools45%
·        Develop and update schools’ library procedures as per Board standards in conjunction with the teacher-librarian for efficient use of library resources
·        Generate and analyze administrative and statistical reports that reflect library holdings and activities and distribute to teacher-librarian and/or supervisor
·        Generate overdue notices and distribute to classroom teachers
·        Assist teacher-librarian in identifying resources to be purchased including following-up with Board staff and vendors to resolve any discrepancies
·        Staff the circulation desk in the charging and discharging of resources
·        Assist the teacher-librarian with collection maintenance
·        Assist teacher-librarian with instructing, training and supervising library volunteers such as students, parents and supply teachers, in shelving and repairing resources
·        Monitor the condition of library resources and repair as necessary
·        Shelve resources as needed
·        Provide technical and computer services at assigned schools40%
·        Search the integrated library system for bibliographic records in order to add new materials
·        Report any discrepancies in bibliographic records to the supervisor
·        Maintain accurate records for periodicals
·        Conduct inventory on a timely basis
·        Generate class barcode lists for circulation using the integrated library system and Excel
·        In consultation with Supervisor and other ICT staff, assist with troubleshooting of hardware and software problems related to the integrated library system
Provide reference services at assigned schools15%
·        Research and prepare resources for staff as requested
·        Provide instruction to students/staff using electronic resources, i.e. library catalogue, electronic databases and Internet
·        In conjunction with the teacher-librarian, create reports and lists of resources related to themes being explored by teachers and students
·        Respond to reference questions from students and staff
·        Create timely educational displays of learning resources
·        Other responsibilities, tasks and/or duties can be assigned.


  • Hours of the position are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST


  • A minimum of 2 years of recent relevant office experience
  • 2 years Diploma in Library and Information Technology from a recognized college/university
  • Experience working in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Proficient in the use of Board provided computer-based technologies to create, manipulate, store and retrieve information, and communicate with others
  • Preferred experience in an educational setting
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian Subject Headings (CSH), Dewey Decimal System, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2R), Sears List of Subject Headings, and MARC bibliographic and authorities format an asset
  • First Aid Certification an asset
  • Knowledge in Accounting an asset
  • Effective communication skills


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task effectively.
  • High level of professionalism with and familiar with working with confidential information
  • Proficient time management and organizational skills attributes.
  • High-level customer service and people skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently while understanding the importance of engaging appropriate members of the senior team for awareness or guidance and/or escalating issues as appropriate

If you feel that you would be a great addition to the team, you can apply by either clicking the “Apply Now” button or by sending your resume to, along with a concise explanation on why you would be a good fit!

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