MTS Level 5 - Library Technician - Acquisitions and Monograph Collections - Robertson Library

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Robertson Library
MTS Level 5 - Library Technician - Acquisitions and Monograph Collections
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work:
33.75 hours per week

$45,224 to $49,769 per annum as per CUPE 1870

The Robertson Library is seeking applicants to work with the Library’s Collections Unit.  Reporting to the Collections Librarian, the successful candidate processes orders and tracks resources for the Library’s collection and works with the Collections Librarian to report on and promote the Library’s collections.  They will also provide public service to students, staff, and faculty of the University and the general public. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate good communication ability, sound judgement, flexibility, and initiative.


Provide acquisitions support:

  • Place, process, and track orders for library materials including one-time purchases and subscriptions
  • Maintain internal records of all invoices paid for library materials
  • Process invoices/orders with the UPEI accounting office as required by them
  • Reconcile purchases with UPEI’s accounting system and work with Financial Services to resolve issues
  • Coordinate the Library’s Textbook Access Project
  • Add stub records to the Library’s catalogue for books on-order
  • Maintain and analyze book lists for possible purchase
  • Undertake special projects, for example analyzing ebook purchase models, maintaining curated selection lists, and other types of collections analysis
  • Process in-kind donations
  • Develop displays and other promotional activities related to monographs
  • Work with Interlibrary Loan Library Technician to facilitate book loan/purchase options

Provide public service:

  • Assist library users in accessing and locating library resources
  • Provide information/reference service both in-person and online via the Library’s virtual chat service
  • Assists in giving tours and providing support for other outreach activities
  • Circulate and check-in library resources, laptops, etc.
  • Help train and supervise student assistants

Successful candidates will work day shifts and may also be scheduled evenings and weekends depending on the Library’s requirements; will 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
  • Work experience in a university library would be an asset
  • At least two years’ experience in an automated library environment
  • Experience working with financial/accounting systems would be an asset
  • Very strong attention to detail/ability to follow workflow steps precisely
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong financial math skills
  • Effective technology skills including proficiency with spreadsheets and word processing programs
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with external stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to Library users
  • An open attitude towards new technology
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • A flexible approach, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to effectively respond to issues
  • Ability to perform some bending/lifting, and to safely handle/shelve heavy items
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.

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.