Library Assistant

Library Assistant

Renfrew County District School Board
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: June 23rd 2020
Salary: $18.68 to $28.31 per hour

Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley in Eastern Ontario and stretches from the outskirts of Canada's capital. The district covers an area that reaches to Deep River in the northwest, Arnprior in the east and the edges of Algonquin Park in the south.

We educate 9,400 students in 28 schools and are the third-largest employer in Renfrew County. At Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB), we celebrate the unique contributions of each individual. We cultivate an environment that values imagination and innovation. We guide and support our students as they consider the evolving opportunities of the 21st century and discover their own pathways to success. As a member of the RCDSB team, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment.

The Renfrew County District School Board is currently recruiting for a Library Assistant at Fellowes High School. This is a temporary position at 35 hours per week for the 2020-2021 school year or upon return of the incumbent.

Under the direction of the school administration, the Library Assistant will assist in organizing, and maintaining a collection of library materials by using specialized knowledge of library systems and methods. The Library Assistant will also work with and maintain manual and/or automated systems, resources and equipment required to ensure an effective library operation for the use of students and staff. The Library Assistant will provide training on library systems as needed and provide supervision of students as required.


Under the supervision of the principal or designate, duties will include:

  • Assist students and staff with using library resources and specialized equipment and ready reference questions
  • Assist students and staff in the use of online and CD-ROM programs
  • Provide supervision of students as required
  • Update and maintain electronic catalogue (verifying cataloguing information, transferring of records and editing records to reflect local holdings)
  • Maintain the circulation desk according to procedure guidelines
  • Order and maintain all library supplies
  • Library and information technician diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Successful experience in a school library setting and knowledge of secondary curriculum would be an asset
  • Must work well in a team environment with adolescents and teaching staff
  • Strong organizational, judgment and interpersonal skills are also required
Additional Information

Applications for, in electronic format, will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020.

Apply Online

Please advise the human resources department ( prior to the closing date if you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

All offers of employment are conditional upon receipt of a vulnerable sector screening criminal background check acceptable to the board.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Renfrew County District School Board
Pembroke, Ontario

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