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Circulation Desk Student Assistant - Robertson Library

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 15, 2015
Robertson Library
Circulation Desk Student Assistant
Hours of Work: 

Approximately 8-10 hours per week throughout the Fall/Winter semesters.
Library is open until 11p.m. Sunday – Thursday;
8 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Shifts will range from 1-7 hours. Hours may fluctuate with Library requirements.

$10.92 per hour (vacation pay included)

Academic year 2015-16 with possible renewal for subsequent terms, based on job performance and employment eligibility.

The Robertson Library is seeking applications for student positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. This competition will also create a list for possible future openings that will remain in effect until September 30, 2016. Some evening and weekend work will be required.


Successful candidates will learn how an academic library’s Circulation Desk operates through involvement in a wide range of library routines and workflows, including: signing resources out and in, interactions with patrons, re-shelving of returned items, responding to routine library-related questions, and other related duties, as required.


• Demonstrates: an open and willing attitude.
• Punctuality and initiative.
• Ability to take direction.
• Ability to perform repetitive work while retaining careful attention to detail.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Physical ability to handle heavy library materials, book carts, etc. and to stand for extended periods of time.
• Experience working with computers is required of all Library student assistants.
• Experience working in an academic library, or related public service experience, and working with cash would be assets.

Priority 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 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.

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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