Part-Time Reference Assistant

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presently looking for a Part-Time Reference Assistant


Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist patrons with location of library material
  • Perform bibliographic searching
  • Respond to reference questions while at the reference desk
  • Answer directional questions related to library programs and services
  • Assist users with technology questions regarding e-books and audiobooks
  • Aid in the creation of bibliographies, handouts and displays
  • Assist at library programs
  • Perform various technical tasks related to the updating of bibliographic data
  • Help with adding content to Local History web page
  • Provide assistance to librarians in maintenance of collections of books, periodicals, newspapers, audiovisual and other materials including shelf reading
  • Facilitate the acquisition of books or other material by verifying availability and prices 
  • Provide basic troubleshooting and assistance with library equipment including printers, photocopiers, laptops

Reporting Relationships: The candidate reports to the Reference & Reader Services Coordinator



  • Completion of second year in Library Technician diploma program (DEC) or first year of MLIS
  • Work week days and/or weekends
  • Basic knowledge of information services technology including the ability to use the Internet and standard electronic reference resources.
  • Basic knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems, applications software and interfaces.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and work in a fast paced-environment
  • Ability to work independently with some supervision.
  • Excellent customer service and teamwork skills
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Excellent oral communications in both English and French

Duration: This is a part-time 30hr/wk position that will run from June 12, 2017 to July 21, 2017.


Application Procedure: Interested applicants should email their resume to the contact below by May 22, 2017.

Jennifer Eisman

Manager of Digital learning and Resource Discovery

Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact those under consideration.

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