Work & Volunteer
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Work & Volunteer
At the heart of a vibrant urban/rural
community of over 96,000, Strathcona County Library (SCL) encourages
literacy and lifelong learning, fosters community connections, and
offers programs and services that inform, engage, and entertain. SCL
provides excellent and accessible services from its Central Library in
the Strathcona County Community Centre, its award-winning Bookmobile,
and satellite book returns throughout the community.
Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be
contacted. The library keeps all applications received on file for a
period of 3 months.
Learn more about
Are You Page Material?
Are you interested in working
at the library? Do you have a keen eye for details? Come
join our Page team where you will work evenings and weekends
through the school year to help us shelve materials.
Pages shelve each and every
item that gets returned to the library and help us monitor
the organization of materials on our shelves to ensure
everything is locatable.
The minimum job
requirements are: 15 years of age and a high school student.
Please fill out the
Job Application Form
(also available at the library) and return it to the front
This is a permanent, part-time, 15 hour/week position.
Anticipated starting date is July 18, 2017. This
position involves mornings, afternoons, evenings and
Hourly Rate is: $23.12 - $28.89 paid on a bi-weekly
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for the following duties and
reports to the Assistant Manager, Customer Service
- Provide materials
handling and maintain efficient and routine circulation
services by processing items that come through the
sorter and smart chutes.
- Check in materials
using Horizon software in order to determine items on
hold for customers.
- Sort materials by
Dewey Decimal System and by collection on appropriate
- Send damaged materials
to the Check Out desk for evaluation.
- Transfer ILL material
and non-library material to appropriate staff.
- Forward items to
Materials Management & IT for repair or re-labeling.
- Forward RFID tag
problem items to the Circulation Specialist for
- Shelve materials in
all areas of the library.
- Pack materials in bins
for the courier and keep statistics on number of items
- Assist customers to
locate materials in the stacks or use the catalogue;
refer them to the Information Desk for further help.
- Shelf read collections
to ensure both staff and customers can locate items
- Clear the book return
on statutory holidays.
- Collect material from
the P1 parkade return bin.
- Keep equipment in the
sorter room clean (vacuums bins, cleans keyboards, mice,
- Maintain a log book to
indicate problems with the sorter or smart chutes.
- Assist in sorting
- May be required to
sort donated materials and manage on-going Book Sale
High School Diploma or GED and 1 year related experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
- Understanding of the
Dewey Decimal System.
- Ability to prioritize
- Attention to detail,
especially for checking AV material.
- Good interpersonal
skills to interact with co-workers.
communication skills, both oral and written.
- Knowledge of the
various collections and where they live in the library
is an asset.
By 9:00 am. July 3, 2017
Attn: Lee Moore
Customer Service Department
Please Note: only
applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Our Friends of the Library groups is always
interested in new volunteers! Learn more.
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Muriel Abdurahman Volunteer Award
The Muriel Abdurahman Volunteer Award
is presented each year to a deserving Strathcona County
Library volunteer or volunteer group. Recipients may not
necessarily be the most widely known volunteers at the
library, or the longest-serving volunteers, but the
recipients will be volunteers with passion and
commitment for the work that they do.
Next nomination will happen in March 2018.