MTS Level 5 - Library Technician - Cataloguing and Metadata - Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017
Date of Posting: 
September 29, 2017
Robertson Library
MTS Level 5 - Library Technician - Cataloguing & Metadata
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week 

$43,480 to $47,849 per annum as per CUPE 1870

The Robertson Library is seeking applications for a qualified individual to work under the general direction of the Digital Infrastructure and Discovery Librarian in providing metadata creation and maintenance for the Robertson Library. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate judgment, flexibility, superior technical skills, and initiative.



• Assist librarians in cataloguing the library’s collection using established classification schemes, subject headings, and formats for bibliographic and authority data
• Conduct database and online searches for vendor, publisher, and holdings information
• Search databases in order to verify, update, and import suitable catalogue records into the library system
• Extract, interpret, and integrate information from a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional resources
• Create, edit, and delete bibliographic and related records
• Create, edit, and ensure quality of metadata records for digital objects described using a variety of metadata schema
• Participate in testing library system software upgrades
• Update and maintain links to online resources
• Review package title lists, batch processing and loading and deletion of records
• Support the original cataloguing of unique local materials
• Public service support including:
o Provide a welcoming, student-focused environment at the public service desk
o Assist library users in accessing and locating library resources
o Assist in giving tours and providing support for other outreach activities
o Provide information/reference service both in person and online
o Circulate and check-in library resources, laptops, etc.
o Provide technical support as needed
• Other duties as required

Successful candidates will be expected to: work day, evening, and weekend shifts; implement library policies and directions set by the Library; positively contribute to the Library’s overall work environment and projects, and; work in cooperation with library colleagues.  Responsibilities will shift and alter as Library needs and demands change.


● A Library Technician Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience
● Bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution would be an asset
● Strong customer service orientation
● At least two (2) years cataloguing/metadata experience in an automated academic library environment
● The ability to work independently as well as within a team
● Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to Library users
● Strong technology skills including use of tools like MarcEdit, Google Sheets, Excel, OpenRefine, and similar technologies
● Experience using MARC, LCSH, AACR2, RDA, Z39.50
● Knowledge of Dublin Core, MODS, RAD, and other descriptive metadata schema an asset
● Effective communication and writing skills
● A flexible approach, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to effectively respond to issues
● The ability to perform some bending/lifting, and to safely handle heavy items including large volumes and laden book carts

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accpeted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

J. MacNeil

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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