Job Posting: Reference Intern, OCAD University, Toronto

http://current.ischool.utoronto.ca/jobsite/2014/reference-intern

REFERENCE STUDENT INTERN

This temporary placement is targeted to students, with an undergraduate degree in the humanities, who are in the process of completing graduate level studies in Library and Information Science and/or Art History. The incumbent will assist with provision of reference services, on a part-time and occasional basis, within the Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD University, and under the supervision of the Head of Instructional Services.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work scheduled shifts at the Reference Desk, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
• Provide backup circulation services using Horizon ILS
• Maintain weekly schedule for Scholar’s Portal Ask a Librarian services
• May participate in other areas of Library services, including library instruction, orientations, research workshops, inter-library loans and document delivery, liaison with faculty and collection development/digital curation, under the direction of the Head of Instructional Services.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Partial completion of an ALA-accredited Masters of Information/Library Sciences or MA in Art History
• Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art & design
• Related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library
• Experience with Ask a Librarian LivePerson software an asset
• In-depth knowledge of print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences
• Technologically proficient with a strong public-service orientation
• Strength in presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students
• Demonstrable creative aptitude and capabilities in organization and problem solving
• Teaching experience or knowledge of instructional methods, as well as evidence of active contribution to the library profession, considered assets

Compensation:

HOURS OF WORK:

• Scheduled shifts, 8 – 10 hours per week for up to 30 weeks (including Reading Week) during the 2014/15 academic year

SALARY:

• $18 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)

Application deadline:

Aug 18 2014

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