The Opportunity

Saint John, NB
Library and Archives
$20.42 - $24.64 / hour
Competition Number: 169-23.24

Closing Date: November 24, 2023 at 4:00 PM

UNB Libraries
The UNB Saint John Library is in the Hans W. Klohn Commons and is staffed by three librarians and eight full-time staff who work within the context of a larger integrated library system serving both Saint John and Fredericton campuses.


Full-time | Term Ending September 28, 2024 | Saint John | On-Campus

Standard Work Hours: Variable Hours | Evenings & Weekends| 36.25 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

  • Required to perform physical activity, such as moving heavy book trucks, bending, and stretching while shelving books and other materials, etc.
  • Must be able to adjust schedule for peak activity periods.

Salary Range: $20.42 - $24.64 per hour

Applications will be accepted from any qualified candidates including current employees who may wish to consider a temporary assignment.


Reporting to the Library Services Desk Manager, the Library Assistant - Evening & Weekend Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the Library Services Desk within the Hans W. Klohn Commons during evening and weekend hours and for ensuring that the Commons is maintained in good order during those times. The Evening & Weekend Supervisor is responsible for supervising student assistants that work at the Library Services Desk during evening and weekend hours.

  • Ensure the effective operation of the Library Services Desk during evening and weekend hours.
  • Serve library users in person and by phone and email.
  • Provide library users with basic research help and basic technology support when other staff are unavailable.
  • Supervise and assess the quality of work performed by student assistants including circulation duties, re-shelving, shelf-reading, and other related tasks.
  • Retrieve library items from closed-stack areas, such as Special Collections and storage.
  • Ensure that library equipment is monitored and adequately maintained.
  • Open and close the library.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of all records.
  • Process financial transactions, including accepting payment for overdue fines.
  • Perform Cash Deposit/Reconciliation upon closing.
  • Issue Alumni, CURBA, and Community borrower cards when appropriate.
  • Report problems to supervisors or other units on campus as appropriate (e.g., Security).
  • Perform some clerical duties within Technical Services, such as book processing (barcoding, labelling, etc.) and keeping administrative records.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • An undergraduate degree or library technology diploma.
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience is required.

Additional Strengths

  • Ability to take sole responsibility for library operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the public.
  • Able to provide supervision to students or other staff members.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to follow procedures, prioritize, and exercise good judgment in organizing work.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with word processing and other productivity applications.
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.

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University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.

This position is part of the CUPE Local 3339 and falls under the CUPE Collective Agreement.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.