Reference Specialist

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Job Description

Job Number: 1804799
Faculty / Division: Central Library System
Department: Music Library
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)  
Position Summary:
Provides reference services and circulation desk services to library patrons, including faculty, staff, students and members of the external community. Responsibilities may include: assisting in collection maintenance and creation of reference tools; providing support to special collections; providing training to patrons or to other staff and/or providing administrative support to training activities; assisting with the creation, updating and distribution of library publications; booking material; cataloguing; and providing basic technical support for public workstations. May also perform a wide range of other duties and provide back-up for other staff.


EDUCATION:  University graduation required; Music degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years related experience required; public service experience in an academic library and an advanced knowledge of the university library’s online catalogue required; knowledge of the University structure, library’s local system and library web pages required; knowledge of various cataloguing formats may be required; experience providing instruction and staff training desirable. Extensive musical training preferred.

SKILLS: Working knowledge of word processing and e-mail software required; experience with spreadsheet software and web design preferred; may also require familiarity with presentation software, scheduling software, graphics software, scanning software, relational database software and other applications. Working knowledge of languages other than English, or of cataloguing a particular subject area or format, may be required; may be required to operate TV and A/V equipment; may require some knowledge of computer LANs and hardware for troubleshooting basic problems

OTHER: Experience working with music library special collections preferred:  sound recordings in all formats, musical scores and sheet music.

Travel: None
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30, with occasional evenings and Saturdays (12-5) worked on a rotating schedule.
Employee Group: CUPE Local 1230
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: CUPE 1230 (4U) – Step 1: $62,673 – Step 2: $65,126 – Step 3: $67,695 

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