Digitization Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Digitization Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : Guelph Public Library
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Guelph, Ontario
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-05-08 à 2017-08-25 (16 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 13,00 $

Join the Guelph Public Library this summer as we celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

GPL seeks a Digitization Assistant for an exciting & rewarding summer position through the Young Canada Works Program.

The Digitization Assistant will be responsible for helping to highlight our great history and heritage, and digitizing photographic and newspaper records in the Guelph Public Library Archives. Tasks will include assisting in the development of community stories to celebrate our nation’s 150th, and scanning materials, recording descriptions and archival information, uploading, and aiding in proper storage and indexing of content.

May 8 - August 25, 2017


The Ideal Candidate will have:

• The ability to work accurately with attention to detail

• Excellent organizational skills

• An ability to work competently on their own and cooperatively with others

• Enthusiasm and passion for history and heritage

• Strong computer skills

• Ability to learn new technologies and software

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong work-ethic and time management skills

• The ability to multitask

• An interest or background in history, genealogy, research, library science, archival/information management and/or photography

• A willingness to take initiative and make a difference in the community

Previous experience in a library or archives is preferred.

Candidates must meet Young Canada Works eligibility criteria.

If you think you have what it takes, please submit a cover letter, current resume, and two references by 12pm Monday April 10 to:

Guelph Public Library

Human Resources

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. 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 effectively 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 10th 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 and archival information 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 nearly 3,000 people who enter our doors every day seeking the learning tools necessary to enrich, improve, and transform their lives.

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