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MTS Level 5 - Library Technician - Archives and Special Collections - Robertson Library

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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Robertson Library
MTS Level 5 - Library Technician - Archives and Special Collections
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
33.75 hours per week

$47,039 to $51,795 per annum, as per CUPE 1870


As soon as possible to December 31, 2022 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)

The Robertson Library is seeking a qualified Library Technician to fill a term position in the University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) area, providing services to students, staff, and faculty of the University and to the general public. The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate judgment, flexibility, and initiative, to implement policies and procedures set by the Library, and to work cooperatively with Library staff.     


Reporting to the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, the tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

University Archives and Special Collections duties:

  • Processing of UASC materials
  • Shelving, arranging and moving UASC materials
  • Assisting with the preparation and/or maintenance of UASC-related content for the Library Web site, research guides, finding aids, PEI Periodicals Articles Database, PEI Online Documents collection, and public displays of UASC resources
  • Provision of patron access to UASC materials
  • Under the direction of the UASC Librarian, responding to patron inquiries, in-person and via telephone / e-mail
  • Assisting with tasks and workflows for the preservation, digitization, and storage of UASC materials
  • Assisting with the monitoring and assessment of all policies and procedures guiding the operation of the UASC unit

Service Desk duties:

  • Working regular shifts on the Library’s Service Desk
  • Assisting library users locating and using library materials, services, and technology (eg. copiers, printers, scanners, common software applications)
  • Providing information/reference service in-person, by telephone, and online via the Library’s virtual chat service
  • Circulate and check-in library resources, laptops, etc.
  • Helping supervise student assistants
  • Conducting introductory Library tours
  • Other duties as required


  • A Library Technician Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience
  • At least two years’ experience in an automated library environment
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation
  • Effective technology skills including proficiency with MS Office/Google Workspace applications
  • Able to perform bending/lifting tasks, and to safely handle/shelve heavy items
  • Able to work day, evening, and weekend shifts as scheduled


  • Bachelor's degree from a recognized post- secondary institution
  • Work experience in a university library
  • Work experience in an archive, special collection, and/or museum
  • Knowledge of the history of PEI and/or of UPEI
  • Experience editing web content
  • An open attitude towards new technology
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, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

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.