Collection Services Technician

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
0 other recent jobs
Salary: $2,269.71 semi-monthly
Created: January 18, 2022


We are currently hiring two Collections Services Technicians reporting to the Head, Collections and Content. This position comprises the acquisitions, cataloguing, and metadata functions in the Collections Services unit.  The incumbent carries out cataloguing and metadata creation activities in a timely fashion in order to promote user access to the library’s collection. The Technicians will also contribute to developing and modifying workflows in response to ongoing developments in the Acquisitions and Resource Management functionality of the ALMA LSP work environment.



  • Process orders for book and non-book materials, adhering to annual ordering and receiving deadlines
  • Liaise with subject selectors during the order process and provides information and advice regarding format and licensing options
  • Reconcile and process invoices and credit card statements for payment
  • Catalogue and classify multiple formats into the library’s collection adhering to national and international standards and local practices and procedures
  • Contribute to developing and refining workflows to effectively and efficiently utilize the Acquisitions and Resources functionality in the ALMA LSP
  • Deliver point of need services via the library Service Desk to students, staff, faculty, and community users within the MRU Library in order to facilitate use of library resources
  • Assist with activities related to in-kind library donations, including arranging logistical details with the donor and coordinating the issue of tax receipts
  • Assist with digitization and format-shifting of print and visual media



  • Two-year post-secondary diploma in Library and Information Technology in combination with 3 – 5 years of experience in library collection services
  • A Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Experience in accounting and reconciling statements and invoices
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in library metadata standards
  • Comfort with integrated library systems, discovery layers, word processing, spreadsheets,  acquisitions software, and other metadata tools
  • Experience with Alma LSP, Primo discovery layer, Google Docs/Sheets, Excel, GOBI, MARCEdit, OpenRefine,  or Springshare products would be an asset
  • Exercise effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Proven written and oral communication skills with the ability to work effectively within a team


Please apply through the URL


Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 23:47 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 23:47 UTC