Catalogue Technician (Casual)

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Competition #: 
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Closing Date: 
Mar 9, 2018
Union Status: 
CUPE 401
Nanaimo North

HR [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca (

Job Description: 

Vancouver Island Regional Library is looking for a Catalogue Technician for a casual opportunity with our Technical Services Team located at our Nanaimo North Branch.

The Catalogue Technician is responsible for the integrity of the database records, copy and original cataloguing, editing of derived bibliographic records from vendors, and authority files maintenance. These responsibilities and tasks are carried out under the overall supervision of the System Services Manager and within the regional library’s policies, procedures, standards and resources. Troubleshooting, accuracy, organization, high productivity and independence are essential in this position.

All duties and responsibilities are directly aligned with the Mission, Vision and Values and Strategic Plan of the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

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Job Requirements: 

Required Education & Experience:

• Completion of Library Technician Diploma or completion of a post-secondary degree with at least two (2) years of directly relevant experience working in a cataloguing department.

• Practical Knowledge of RDA, MARC, LCSH, AACR2 and Dewey Classification required.

• Applied experience requiring precision and a high attention to detail.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Excellent typing/keyboarding skills with a high degree of accuracy.

• Working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office including proficiency with databases.

• Valid BC driver’s license.

• Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in an attachable file format (preferably PDF) to HR [at] virl [dot] bc [dot] ca ( quoting the Competition No.: CUPE2018-2 in the subject line of your email.

Vancouver Island Regional Library thanks all applicants for their interest in working with us however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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