Library Technician or Director Mississauga , ON


Master’s College & Seminary (MCS) invites applications for a full-time Library Technician or Library Director (negotiable to 80% time, if the applicant desires). The individual is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MCS’s library which houses around 40,000 volumes and facilitates patron access to the online Digital Theological Library. As the main employee of the library, it is essential that the incumbent is self-motivated and disciplined to take initiative in continually improving resources and services provided by the library as well as participating in the success and collaborative work of MCS as a whole. The incumbent will work largely independently, though in periodic collaboration with the offsite Library Technician from Horizon College & Seminary (Saskatoon). If the individual has a MLIS degree and appropriate experience, the individual may serve as the Library Director. If hired as a Library Technician, then the individual will serve with guidance from a part-time and offsite Library Director. This is an on-campus appointment that will begin in August of 2024.

Established in 1939, MCS continues to prepare graduates to take their place with thousands of alumni who have served or are currently serving in vocational and lay ministry in Canada and around the world. In November 2023, MCS and Horizon College & Seminary signed a partnership letter of intent to share curriculum, resources, faculty, and staff cross-provincially in a lean and sustainable collaborative operating model. This summer, MCS is moving to a new campus in Mississauga while also establishing church-based learning hubs across Eastern Canada to prepare competent Christian leaders with the church, for the church.


The ideal candidate will have

  • experience and formal education (Diploma or MLIS) in providing library services.
  • experience with Dewey Decimal cataloging.
  • proficiency in MS-Office applications and Zoom, with the aptitude for learning new software systems.
  • excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • excellent time management and organizational skills, with an aptitude for detailed work.
  • ability to work independently, along with a willingness to be part of a team and part of the MCS faith community.
  • commitment to a local church and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada’s statement of faith, while also supportive of the PAOC’s Statement of Essential Truths and Positions and Practices (articles 5-6 in the General Constitution and By-Laws, p. 4-8).
  • familiarity with the library needs of a post-secondary educational institution.
  • familiarity with theological libraries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Institutional – Support MCS’s mission to create a learning community that provides programs and services that equip Pentecostal leaders for ministry; participate in regular staff and other committee meetings; regularly attend and maintain membership in a local church.
  • Library Hospitality – Create a welcoming and inviting environment (physical or otherwise) and readily assist anyone who visits the library.
  • Library Services and Patron Assistance – Register patrons and renew library cards; assist patrons with searching aids, finding materials, digital resource access, and with other inquiries.
  • Library Instruction and Guides –Deliver library orientations; develop and present instructional materials (in person and online) for library catalogue and database use, as well as research skills and Information Literacy.
  • Cataloguing and Patron Record Maintenance – Copy and original cataloguing where needed; maintenance of bibliographic and holdings records, as well as patron records.
  • Acquisitions – Purchase, process, and manage material for digital and physical collections, including journals; insert and maintain records information in the Integrated Library System (Evergreen); inform faculty of publishers’ catalogues to select material; ensure current textbooks are held in the collection.
  • Collection Management – Process all newly-catalogued items for the collection; repair damaged items in the collection or consult with the Library Director regarding professional repairs; participate in collection inventory; organize routine shifts of the collection when necessary; ensure that all library materials are shelved correctly; periodically analyze the collection regarding usage, currency, and curriculum support.
  • Access Services – Oversee and participate in the circulation of all library materials; process all overdue and suspension notices; collect and manage overdue library fine money; coordinate all reserve materials for courses and instructional use; respond to all enquiries regarding library material renewals or extended loans; keep and maintain all circulation and related statistics and records; assist with interlibrary loan requests from patrons and faculty.
  • Library Operations Administration – Assist with library budget planning; manage library mail; maintain library supplies inventory and order new supplies as needed; create and post signs, communication pieces, or social media posts as necessary regarding library hours, book sales, etc.; accept, categorize and organize donated books for the collection or for the book sale; organize annual or semi-annual book sales as needed.
  • Student Library Assistant Supervision – Advertises for, hire, train, schedule, and assign tasks for Student Library Assistants; check the accuracy of Student Library Assistant time sheets and submit them to the Finance Office; revise the Student Library Assistant manual as required.
  • IT – Ensure library computer files are always backed up; refer issues to MCS’s IT person as necessary; assist with printer usage.
  • Projects – In cooperation with the library director, provide support to projects such as weeding, inventory, programming, development of special collections, etc.
  • Policies and Procedures – Assist the library director with developing new policies and procedures.
  • Reporting and Assessment – Provide information for institutional accreditation purposes.

If the individual has an MLIS degree and the appropriate experience to serve as the Library Director, the individual will also have these additional responsibilities:

  • Direct – Develop and plan MCS library’s priorities, policies, procedures, project management, and collection development.
  • Advise Meet periodically with Horizon’s Library Technician regarding finances, projects, collection management, and policy development.
  • Develop – Apply for relevant grants or bursaries for MCS and Horizon’s libraries.


$41,400 to $64,700, dependent on experience and education.


To apply, please submit the following by July 11, 2024:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Reference information: List the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three or four references. At least one reference should be pastoral and at least one should be professional.

Applicants should submit their application package, preferably in PDF format, by email to Please note “Library Technician or Library Director Application” in the subject line.

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


$41,400 to $64,700, dependent on experience and education.

Closes: 11 July, 2024

Master's College & Seminary
Mississauga , ON