- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Technology Assistant
- Organization name: Guelph Public Library
- Job location: Guelph, Ontario
- Length of assignment: 2017-11-06 to 2018-03-30 (18 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $15.00
GPL seeks a Technology Assistant for an exciting & rewarding position through the Young Canada Works Program.
The Technology Assistant will serve as a valuable member of GPL’s eForce team, helping to facilitate community usage of the library’s technological platform. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing end-user technological training, offering front-line service at the GPL Tech Bar, leading Technology-based programs, and helping to further establish GPL technology parameters.
November 6, 2017 – March 30, 2018
The Ideal Candidate will have:
• an interest or background in computers, technology, library science, and/or teaching
• the ability to work competently on their own and cooperatively with others
• comfort developing and leading technology based programs and workshops for public and staff
• the ability to teach and share information with various ages and abilities
• strong interpersonal skills
• exceptional front line customer service capabilities
• excellent leadership abilities
• experience and comfort with public speaking
• existing knowledge of computers, technology, and GPL eResources
• the ability and desire to learn and work with new technologies and software
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• strong work-ethic and time-management skills
• the ability to multitask
• critical thinking and problem solving abilities
• a willingness to take initiative and make a difference in the community we serve
Previous experience in a library is preferred.
Candidates must meet Young Canada Works eligibility criteria and may apply through www.youngcanadaworks.ca
Applications (including a cover letter, current resume, and two references) may also be submitted by mail, email, or in-person to:
Guelph Public Library
100 Norfolk Street
Guelph | ON | N1H 4J6
Guelph Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and encourages participation and applications from all individuals and groups. Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada
For more information, visit www.youngcanadaworks.ca
ABOUT GUELPH: The beautiful and historic city of Guelph (named after one of the British royal families and often referred to as ‘The Royal City’) is located in the rolling hills of south western Ontario. Guelph is considered to be one of the first planned towns in Canada. With a population of 121,668 it is the fifth fastest growing city in Canada and expected to be home to 144,500 by 2021.
Because of its low crime rates, clean environment, and generally high standard of living, Guelph is consistently rated as one of Canada’s best places to live, and was recently rated as one of the best to invest in. Guelph offers visitors and residents critically-acclaimed restaurants and accommodations, and a wide array of entertaining and educational activities while boasting a vibrant historically-minded community rich in history, art, and culture. Guelph is proud to contain three National Historic Sites of Canada: The Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, McCrae House (home of Colonel John McCrae, author of ‘In Flanders Fields’), and Old City Hall. It also features many beautiful and historic downtown streets lined with Victorian era buildings well over a century old which are a product of talented local architects, builders, and stone carvers who once used Guelph’s locally quarried limestone which today gives a visual unity to the older parts of the city. In addition, the city boasts many outdoor attractions (such as the Speed River and Eramosa River which pass inside the city, Guelph Lake, the Arboretum, Riverside Park, and Preservation Park to name a few), arts and culture facilities (Guelph Civic Museum, The Art Gallery of Guelph, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, River Run Centre, and Guelph Youth Music Centre), entertainment venues and festivals (such as Sleeman Centre and the ever popular Hillside Festival), and sports teams. Finally, Guelph is also home to the University of Guelph - renowned for its veterinary and agricultural colleges.
The City of Guelph was the first in Ontario to take advantage of the Free Libraries Act, founding the Guelph Public Library on February 10 1883 – over 130 years ago. To date, the Guelph Public Library has grown to include its main library, five branch locations, and its Bookmobile service, and circulates over 2.2 million resources each year. As our city continues to blend old with new, both the demand for traditional library resources as well as access to innovative technologies are significant and continue to grow. As such, usage of the Guelph Public Library and its services has been steadily rising, attested to by the nearly 3,500 people who enter our doors each day seeking the learning tools necessary to enrich, improve, and transform their lives.
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