MTS Level 5 - Interlibrary Loans Technician - Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2014
Date of Posting: 
May 2, 2014
Robertson Library
MTS Level 5 - Interlibrary Loans Technician
Permanent Full Time
Hours of Work: 

33.75 hours per week
(May be required to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, if and when required.)

$40,890 to $44,995 per annum as per CUPE 1870

The Robertson Library is seeking applications for a qualified individual to work under the general direction of the Research and Data Services Librarian to provide interlibrary loan services to University students, faculty and staff.


• bibliographic searching, determining an appropriate lending library, and requesting items using the interlibrary loan system (RELAIS and DOCLINE)
• receiving and distributing incoming material to clients; returning borrowed materials to lending libraries and providing materials to fill requests received from other libraries
• overseeing processing of invoices and reviewing financial statements
• reviewing and updating procedures on a regular basis
• maintaining appropriate training documentation/materials for use by other staff
• collecting statistics and preparing reports
• communicating with individual clients and staff at UPEI and external libraries
• participating in regional interlibrary loan meetings
• to staff a regular shift on the Circulation and Reference Desks
• to work with Library staff on special projects as required


Applicants must have:
• 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.
• at least two years experience in an automated library environment
• an in-depth knowledge of bibliographic databases and strong searching skills
• the ability to communicate effectively with University students, faculty, and staff
• excellent organizational and collaborative skills
• the ability to work well independently and as a member of both the Library and regional interlibrary loan teams
• strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to clients
• strong technology skills plus an open attitude toward new technology
• effective writing skills and proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing programs
• a flexible approach, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to effectively respond to issues

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 below. You can also apply in person 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): 

C. MacLauchlan

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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