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Posting Number: YUSA-7280
Position Title: Reference Assistant (Map & GIS/Science)
Department: Steacie Science Library
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 10
Salary: $51,440
Duration: Continuing Full-Time
Hours: Fall/Winter (Sept to April): Mon. to Fri.; 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Required to work a 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. shift one day per week. May be required to work an occasional weekend shift.
 
Purpose:
The Reference Assistant provides information and assists with reference and data inquiries for library users in both the Map Library and in the Steacie Science & Engineering Library. This position is also responsible for the maintenance and set up of web pages on both the Map Library and Steacie Library websites. In addition, this position assists with acquisition, processing, promoting, and maintenance of the print and digital collection at the Map Library.
 
Education:
University degree in Science, Geography or Environmental Studies. Specialized courses in Geographic Information Systems and Science.
 
Experience:
One to two years recent related experience in providing front-line public services in a reference environment or in another high volume public service area. Online database searching and Geographic Information System experience required. Some academic research experience preferred.
 
Skills:
Typing 40-45 w.p.m. accuracy essential; knowledge of general and science related bibliographic searching tools essential; knowledge and experience using geospatial data and GIS software, preferably ArcGIS; knowledge and experience reading and interpreting cartographic information; demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas; intermediate word processing, spreadsheet and database skills preferably in MS Office (Word, Excel, MS Access), knowledge and experience using web based coding and web authoring software; ability to maintain accurate records and work with data to compile reports; use of an online records system; working accurately with figures; working independently; excellent customer service skills including the ability to deal effectively, courteously and diplomatically with people; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience answer general enquires, and enquires related to science, maps and GIS in a clear and concise manner, specifically in a reference oriented environment; excellent organizational abilities including setting priorities, multi-tasking, and working under high volume pressure; problem solving skills and good judgment.
 
Cover Letter Required: Yes
 
Dates:
Internal Posting Date: April 13, 2011
Internal Application Deadline: April 20, 2011
 
Extended Posting Date: April 25, 2011
Extended Application Deadline: May 2, 2011
 
External Posting Date: April 25, 2011
External Application Deadline: May 2, 2011

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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