Collections Services Technician (2 positions)

Mount Royal University | Calgary, Alberta

Full-Time Permanent

Requisition #: 998638.2

Job Type: Permanent (for any group)

Location: MRU Main Campus – Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)

About MRU

Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 32 majors. 

We invest in the wellness and development of our employees, knowing that it benefits both the individual and the university as a whole. Our culture, along with many services, resources and programs, encourages a healthy, productive workplace. As we strive to enhance our culture of innovation and excellence, we support faculty, staff and management to be innovative in their work — in our classrooms and across our campus. This is a place where employees feel a sense of community and belonging. Where people feel supported in their work and enjoy the friendliness and familiarity that only a small campus can provide.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

About the Library

Housed in the Riddell Library and Learning Centre, the University Library is an integral part of the MRU experience.   The Library values a healthy inclusive workplace, encourages a culture of innovation and teamwork, and provides support for professional development. Employees also enjoy a strong benefits program, access to recreation facilities and support for parental leave, among other benefits.  The Library team consists of approximately 60 employees.

The services, facilities, collections, programming and expertise available in the Library support innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship across campus. The Library includes the Archives and Special Collections, and specialized and technology-enriched teaching and learning spaces, including information literacy classrooms, a Maker Studio, audio production rooms, and a range of visualization, simulation, and immersive spaces.  

About the Role

We are currently hiring two (2) Collections Services Technicians reporting to the Head, Collections and Content. The primary responsibilities of these positions relate to the acquisitions, cataloguing, and metadata functions in the Collections Services unit. They play a vital role in the mission of the Library, helping to ensure that materials needed to support university programming are ordered and received in a timely manner and made findable and accessible for those who need them. The successful candidate will have a collaborative and user focused approach to library collections work and will actively support and contribute to MRU Library’s ongoing efforts towards Indigenous reconciliation and diversity, equity, justice, inclusion and accessibility.

 These positions are full-time, permanent roles working 35 hours per week. 


  • Enters, verifies and receives library collections orders
  • Reconciles and processes invoices and credit card statements for payment
  • Catalogues and classifies multiple formats into the library’s collection adhering to national and international standards and local practices and procedures
  • Participates in all stages of the e-resources lifecycle, including batch record enrichment and loading to support the maintenance of the catalogue
  • Maintain an awareness of and participates in projects to review, update and/or replace inappropriate language and classifications that may appear in Library metadata or resource descriptions introduced through legacy cataloguing practices
  • Contributes to developing and refining workflows to effectively and efficiently utilize ALMA LSP functionality
  • Deliver point of need services to Library users at the Service Desk, including working with students and staff to facilitate use of library resources
  • Assists with digitization and format-shifting of print and visual media as needed
  • Contributes to the Library’s ongoing efforts to decolonize the collection


  • Minimum qualifications are a two-year post-secondary diploma in Library and Information Technology in combination with 3 – 5 years of experience in academic Libraries, preferably in collection services.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or a Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Familiarity with recording of financial information and reconciling statements and invoices
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in library metadata standards
  • Comfort with integrated library systems, discovery layers, spreadsheets,  acquisitions software, and other metadata tools
  • Experience with Alma LSP, Primo discovery layer, Google Docs/Sheets, Excel, GOBI, MARCEdit, OpenRefine,  or Springshare products would be an asset
  • Exercise effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Proven written and oral communication skills with the ability to work effectively within a team
  • Understanding of and familiarity with the post-secondary environment and the needs of academic Library users.

What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre. 

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.

MRU supports full immunization as the best way to protect yourself and our campus community and strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19.

Union:                      MRSA

Position Class:       SLB07 Library Assistant VII       

Salary:                     Starting at $55,154.00+ per annum

Closing Date:           June 4, 2023

A cover letter and resume should be submitted in one .pdf document. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number], [Document Title].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).

To apply, please follow this link:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Recent Mount Royal graduates who are foreign nationals may be eligible to work on campus.  Please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website under Post-Graduation Employment at

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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