Student Assistant - Print and E-Resources Analysis - Robertson Library

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Robertson Library
Student Assistant - Print and E-Resources Analysis
Hours of Work:
Up to 30 hours per week
$11.70 per hour (vacation pay included)

January 15, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Robertson Library has made significant shifts towards electronic books and journals, and using new electronic resource management tools to manage access to that as well as traditional print format content. For the Winter 2018 semester, Robertson Library seeks a student who will work closely with the Collections Librarian to update and analyze the journals and ebooks recordkeeping and usage data, along with work related to a collections maintenance project.


  • Review and update the holdings of print and electronic journals in RL’s new “Holdings Management” system to make sure the data is correct and links are properly configured.  This will involve substantial time working on a computer but will also require moving around RL’s physical periodical collections to verify holdings, but not any heavy lifting
  • Test and provide feedback regarding the display and access of these holdings on a wide range of licensed platforms to help the librarians improve the user experience
  • Combine cost and usage data from various vendors for purchased electronic books and analyze the cost-effectiveness of such purchases under multiple purchase models offered by the different vendors
  • Work with the Collections Librarian and library staff to review and update information about print collections – relocation data, deaccessioning materials, and holdings updates


This opportunity has been made available through Young Canada Works (YCW). In accordance with YCW’s requirements, the candidate must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible) are legally entitled to work in Canada.

Must be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.

Are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.

Will not have another full time job (over 30 hours a week) during the YCW work assignment.

Have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment

Intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW assignment.

  • The ideal candidate will preferably be or have been enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of studies, in library/information skills would be considered an asset
  • Must have strong quantitative skills with experience working with text and numeric data, and great attention to detail
  • Must have experience working with basic spreadsheet software (Excel or Google Sheets) and an interest in learning more advanced spreadsheet skills
  • Must be physically present within the Charlottetown, PEI region
  • Must have academic-level proficiency with English
  • Prior experience working or interning in a university library would be considered an asset

Please include one academic reference in your application (e.g. reference from a professor)

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.


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 accepted 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, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit 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.

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.