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Posting No. 106

  1. Position:
    Graduate Library Assistant (GSLA)
  2. Department:
    OISE Library
  3. Period of Employment:
    July 2022 - August 2022
  4. Qualifications:

    (1) Must be a University of Toronto graduate student (Master of Teaching student or iSchool student strongly preferred); (2) Must value inclusion, diversity, and accessibility; (3) Must have a positive orientation towards technology and interest in learning new applications; (4) Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; (5) Must have strong interpersonal, collaborative, customer service, and teamwork skills; (6) Must demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills; (7) Must possess strong presentation skills; (8) Background or experience in teaching is strongly preferred.

  5. Duties:

    The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is Canada’s only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning, and research. OISE is recognized as a leader in the areas of teacher education, leadership in higher education, adult education, social justice education, and applied psychology and human development. The OISE Library is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, anti-racist space for students, staff, and faculty in OISE’s four academic departments and across U of T. Working collaboratively within the OISE Library team, you will provide reference and research support for students and faculty members in the fields of education and social sciences.

    Under the supervision of the coordinators of Library Instruction and Reference and Research Services, you will provide in-person and online instruction and research support including: supporting library research skills workshops; helping to develop asynchronous learning materials (e.g., video tutorials, learning modules, etc.); assisting library users with library research tools; creating asynchronous research and promotional materials, such as library guides, book displays, and informational blog posts; and completing special project work, such as developing lesson plans, activity kits, and library programming for graduate students and their children.

    In this role, you will be an important member of the Library Instruction and Reference and Research Services teams. We hope you will bring your own experiences as both a student and library user to your work in order to help improve library resources and services. You will also have the opportunity to build your own professional and academic skills through in-house training and learning activities.

    Skills you will develop in this role include: in-depth library research skills; experience supporting students and faculty members in a research-intensive environment; public speaking skills; experience creating library learning objects such as library guides and tutorial videos; professional skills such as customer service, communication, and time management skills; and experience working in an academic library.

    Please consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive, and rewarding workplace.

    Please note, the successful candidate may be required to work both on-site (campus) and remotely.

    Please note that during the pandemic, the University continues to monitor public health guidelines as they relate to libraries and work closely with the University's Environmental Health and Safety Office and other campus officials. As such, hours cannot be guaranteed if public health and university health and safety guidelines limit access to libraries and buildings.

  6. Hours per Week:
    Hours will vary. Minimum of 5 hours per week. Work may be scheduled between the hours of 9am-8pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am-5pm on Friday.
  7. Hourly Rate:
    $26.53, $27.32

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Applications for this position will be accepted until July 11, 2022

This position is in the CUPE Local 1230 - Student Casual Bargaining Unit