Digital Literacy Assistant (permanent, full-time) Aurora , ON


POSITION SUMMARY: The Digital Literacy Assistant is responsible for identifying emerging technologies and digital literacy services that will enhance the technological service levels offered by the Library. The incumbent contributes to the planning and implementation of new technologies and delivers technology-related programs to the community. In addition to identifying and mastering new technologies, the DLA is responsible for the development and maintenance of applications and reports that will optimize operations and Library’s online presence. The DLA is expected to be a strong team player with a user-centric orientation to library services; focused on meeting the needs of the community and inspired by a proactive commitment to the Library’s Vision and Strategic Plan.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works 70 hours per two week period, including evenings, weekends.


  • University degree in related discipline (computer science, information technology, interactive multimedia and design) or post-secondary diploma in computer programming or information technology
  • Additional formal certifications in computer programming and/or database administration are assets
  • Demonstrated experience in programming languages (Python, Java, VBScript, JavaScript, C, C++, etc.) and content management software (Drupal, PHP, CSS)
  • Demonstrated engagement with new technologies (augmented reality, virtual reality, makerspace technologies, DIY hacks, etc.)
  • Proficiency in office automation – MS Office and Apple products
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and a commitment to instruct others
  • Demonstrated experience with mobile devices and current technologies
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
  • Strong analytical skills using statistics and data
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and deliver programs to all ages, using a combination of online resources and public library technologies
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service
  • Public library experience an asset
  • Ability to meet or exceed technical competencies outlined in Position Profile
  • Change orientation and positive demeanour

STARTING SALARY: $25.06 per hour

APPLICATION: Email your resume (Word DOC) to:

Human Resources
Aurora Public Library
15145 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON L4G 1M1

The Library will require a current Vulnerable Sector Screening from the successful applicant as a condition of employment.

DEADLINE: Friday, December 22, 2017 by 04:00 p.m.

The Library thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Aurora Public Library is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator or email of accommodation measures you may require during the selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Closes: 22 December, 2017

Aurora Public Library
Aurora , ON