Print and E-Resources Analysis Assistant
- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Print and E-Resources Analysis Assistant
- Organization name: Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island
- Job location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
- Length of assignment: 2017-12-01 to 2018-03-31 (17 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $11.70
Job title: Print and E-Resources Analysis Assistant
Organization name: Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island
Job location: Charlottetown, PEI
Length of assignment: 2018-01-15 to 2018-03-31
Hourly wage: $11.70 - up to 30 hours per week
Vacancies: 1 (one)
The University of Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s leading liberal undergraduate institutions and is the only university on Prince Edward Island. Located in Charlottetown, UPEI is a central educational, cultural and social institution in the City and the Province. With a population of over 4,000 part-time and full-time students, the University is best described as a research-intensive primarily undergraduate university, offering traditional programs as well as many unique areas of study, including professional programs such as Veterinary Medicine and Nursing, and has a strong research focus. Robertson Library is an academic library supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Prince Edward Island students, faculty and staff, and is also a resource for the wider Prince Edward Island community.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS
Robertson Library has made significant shifts towards electronic books and journals, and using new electronic resource management tools to manage access to that as well as traditional print format content. For the Winter 2018 semester, Robertson Library seeks a student who will work closely with the Collections Librarian to update and analyze the journals and ebooks recordkeeping and usage data, along with work related to a collections maintenance project.
1. Journals holdings analysis
The student will review and update the holdings of print and electronic journals in Roberts Library’s new "Holdings Management" system to make sure the data is correct and links are properly configured. This will involve substantial time working on a computer but will also require moving around RL's physical periodical collections to verify holdings, but not any heavy physical lifting.
The student will test and provide feedback regarding the display and access of these holdings on a wide range of licensed platforms to help the librarians improve the user experience.
2. Ebook cost-effectiveness analysis
The student will combine cost and usage data from various vendors for purchased electronic books and analyze the cost-effectiveness of such purchases under multiple purchase models offered by the different vendors.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS
This opportunity has been made available through Young Canada Works (YCW). In accordance with YCW’s requirements, the candidate must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible); are legally entitled to work in Canada; will be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during the YCW work assignment; have been a full-time high school, college, CEGEP or university student (as defined by their educational institution) in the semester preceding the YCW work assignment; and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW work assignment.
The ideal candidate will preferably be or have been enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program of studies, (in library/information studies would be a plus). The candidate must have strong quantitative skills with experience working with text and numeric data, and great attention to detail. The candidate must have experience working with basic spreadsheet software (Excel or Google Sheets) and an interest in learning more advanced spreadsheet skills. The candidate must be physically present within the Charlottetown, PEI region. The candidate must have academic-level proficiency with English. Prior experience working or interning in a university library would be a plus.
The candidate will typically work 20 hours per week. Work hours are very flexible, and can include day, evening, or weekend hours as suits the student. Applicants should note any planned absence time during the position duration.
Submit applications via e-mail no later than closing date, quoting the position title. Applications to include resume, names and contact information for two references (one should be an academic reference - eg. a current professor) and a cover letter. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to:
Interim University Librarian
Robertson Library, UPEI
550 University Avenue,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
CANADA, C1A 4P3
Closing date for applications is January 7, 2018.
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