Library Technician

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Closing date: Dec 18, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Aurora College

Job Code: 16324

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Aurora College is focused on student success and is committed to supporting the development of our Northern society through excellence in education, training and research that is culturally sensitive and responsive to the people we serve.


Job Information

The Library Technician is located at the Yellowknife/North Slave Campus of Aurora College, and reports to the Manager, Library and Information Services.  The position contributes to the campus by providing technical library support, and assistance in the delivery of library services to all faculty and students.  The provision of these services has a profound impact on student academic success, as well as on the ability of faculty to develop and deliver instruction and conduct independent research.  The library also serves external organizations and members of the public.
The Library Technician is 1 of 2 fulltime positions within the unit which also includes 4 part-time student positions for evenings and weekends.. The library averages well over 20,000 visits by students, faculty and others annually, and circulates more than 2,000 items per year. The Library Technician is responsible for cataloguing approximately 1,000 items per year.



  • Sound knowledge of cataloguing principles and procedures
  • Working knowledge current cataloguing rules and standards, including LC classification schedules, LCSH, AACR2 rev, and MARC formats
  • Understands the concepts of subject and name authorities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Competency in technical applications as they apply to library services


  • Ability to solve problems, prioritize tasks, and organize personal work routines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Understand of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations


Completion of a Library Technician diploma or certificate.

More Information

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16324         

Closing Date: December 18, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.



Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $34.67 per hour to $41.38 per hour (approximately $67,607 - $80,691) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.