Library Service Assistant 1/2 – Circulation Assistant (SJAS) needed at City of Winnipeg Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Apply now

May 24
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Recruitment Details

Library Service Assistant 1/2 – Circulation Assistant

Department: Community Services Department, Library Services Division

Designated Work Location: St James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Avenue, On-Site

Position Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.26 to $27.10 hourly as per the Library Service Assistant 1/2 classification

Posting No: 123443

Closing Date: June 9th, 2023

Providing a wide range of services to over half of all Manitobans, The City of Winnipeg is one of the largest employers in Manitoba. We provide a comprehensive range of benefits and career opportunities to our employees. These include competitive salaries, employer-paid benefits, dental and vision care, pension plans, and maternity/parental leave programs. Additionally, we offer education, training, and staff development opportunities to ensure that our employees are equipped with the necessary skills to advance in their careers.

Our Benefits web page provides detailed information about the benefits we offer, and we encourage you to visit it for further information at City of Winnipeg Benefits . We take pride in fostering a , diverse , safe, and healthy workplace where our employees can thrive and achieve their full potential.

The City is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse skilled workforce that is representative and reflective of the community we serve. Applications are encouraged from equity groups that have been and continue to be underrepresented at the City; Indigenous Peoples, Women, Racialized Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples and Newcomers are encouraged to self-declare.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

Preference to internal applicants may be applied.

Job Profile

As part of the library team, you will interact with customers of all ages to help create a positive and welcoming library experience for all. Your primary responsibilities will be assisting customers with memberships and accounts as well as physical library materials.

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As The Circulation Assistant You Will

  • Check in and check out library materials at the public desk and respond to patron questions and concerns in-person and by phone.
  • Register, update, and renew library memberships.
  • Assess, collect, and record fees for patron records.
  • Handle and process requests and Holds for the public.
  • Ensure reports for patron requests are processed and completed daily.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of daily cash and bank deposits as assigned.
  • Share responsibility for the physical processing and maintenance of library materials and the handling of items removed from the collection.
  • Ensure materials are sent through the delivery system in a correct and timely manner.
  • Maintain library equipment needed for the work of the section.
  • Ensure materials are sorted on carts for shelving.
  • Shelve materials and maintain shelves in order as assigned.
  • Assist in training circulation staff as assigned.
  • Perform other duties consistent with the classification as assigned

Your Education And Qualifications Include

  • High school graduation or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Successful completion of a Library Technician program an asset.
  • Previous work experience with the public an asset.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public in a variety of situations.
  • Ability to work with other staff as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate library equipment.
  • Keyboarding skills an asset.
  • Ability to handle cash accurately.
  • IMPORTANT: Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to the minimum qualification in Canada. Applicants submitting foreign credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service at application.
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Conditions Of Employment

  • The successful candidate must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful candidate possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. To obtain Police Information Check information please visit
  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (i.e., Must be able to lift boxes and equipment weighing 20-25 pounds, and set up tables and chairs in meeting rooms)

How To Apply

APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:

  • Current resume AND/OR Application Form (Required).
  • Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.
  • Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*


Online applications can be submitted in PeopleSoft through the Careers tile on the Employee Self Service homepage.

Hours of Work and Location:

St James-Assiniboia Library, 1910 Portage Avenue (SJAS04)

Summer Hours

Monday 10am-2pm

Tuesday 1-5pm

Thursday 5-8pm

Winter Hours

Monday 10am-2pm

Tuesday 1-5pm

Wednesday 9:30am-5pm (1 in 3)

Thursday 5-8pm

Saturday 9:30am-5pm (1 in 3) / 10am-5pm (1 in 3)


  • (1 in 2) – employee works the assigned hours 1 out of 2 weeks;
  • (1 in 3) – employee works the assigned hours 1 out of 3 weeks;
  • (2 in 3) – employee works the assigned hours 2 out of 3 weeks.
  • Winter hours are Labour Day – Victoria Day.

Employee Group: C.U.P.E

Position Reports To: Branch Head Librarian

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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