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Posting number 2017.143
Position Cataloguer
Department Library
Location Abbotsford
Contract type Staff, part-time, Temporary - variable hours as needed
Contract timeline As soon as possible after closing date - December 15, 2017 (with possible extension)
Start date As soon as possible after closing date
End date December 15, 2017 (with possible extension)
Salary scale $21.07 - $24.91 per hour (Staff pay group 4)
Closing date October 6, 2017

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching excellence, community relevance, and Indigenization. With over 100 programs, from graduate and undergraduate arts, science, and professional degrees, to trades and technical education, university preparation, and continuing education UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students.

Posting details

The UFV Library has two branches located on the Abbotsford and Chilliwack (Canada Education Park) campuses, and provides services to students, faculty and staff at all UFV campuses and online. The Technical Services unit is located in the Abbotsford Library, and supports the Library’s mission and goals through the acquisition and cataloguing/access of library materials and collections in all formats.


Duties & Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Library Technician-in-Charge, Cataloguing, the Cataloguer will perform cataloguing tasks as assigned. Responsibilities include cataloguing, classifying and providing subject analysis for library materials in multiple formats using specialized knowledge of international metadata standards and bibliographic organization. The Cataloguer will also perform derived cataloguing: researching, analysing, editing, and importing metadata into local bibliographic databases; create original catalogue records; and process library materials (e.g. printing and affixing spine labels).


A two year diploma in Library and Information Technology from a recognized institution with a minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience, including recent cataloguing experience using Resource Description and Access (RDA) OR one year of post-secondary education and a minimum of three (3) years of recent cataloguing experience using RDA. Demonstrated knowledge of international cataloguing standards, authority guidelines, and current best practices. Attention to detail and accuracy.  Experience with the cataloguing module of an integrated library system preferred.  Experience in derived cataloguing of all formats of materials preferred. Experience with original cataloguing of all formats of materials preferred.

How to apply

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by October 6, 2017, referring to Posting #2017.143 to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554        Fax: (604) 854-1538       Website:
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Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

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

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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