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CIS Ontario Member School: St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

Library Technician

Full-time Permanent Position

Education:  Post Secondary Education: Communication, Library Services or English 


  • 2+ years of library/education experience  
  • Experience in Independent Schools (asset)
  • Experience with Follet Destiny 

Computer Skills:       

  • Comfort with Mac Applications, Google Suite
  • Comfort with emergent Technology (software, applications, etc)

Working Conditions: 

  • School/Office Environment
  • Classroom Environment

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.

Role Overview

The Learning Commons at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is the heart of our school, it is a student-centred gathering and learning space that brings programs, services, resources and educational technology to support 21st century learning. Our vision is to create an exciting future-oriented hub of learning, innovation and knowledge creation. An inspiring place to discover, learn and connect with others.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School has an opening for a dynamic and forward thinking Library Technician who demonstrates a genuine appreciation and understanding for how young and adolescent girls learn best. A passion for working with young people, a good sense of humor, strong organizational skills, and a love of learning. The Library Technician is a leader in the field of library science, technology and 21st century teaching and learning.

The Library Technician is a member of the Learning Commons team whose primary role is to support innovative and forward-thinking approaches to teaching and learning in our school. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment where value is placed on the skills and passions of each discipline within a larger context of our school mission, vision and values. Primary responsibilities include: providing instruction in, and access to, information resources; collaborating with faculty to cultivate and support usage of the collection of library, information, and curriculum resources; and collaborating on school-wide programming for our Junior, Middle, and Senior School learners.

The Library Technician is a member of the Learning Commons team whose primary role is to support the overall and continual operations and supervision of the Learning Commons and provide assistance to students and staff.  Responsibilities include providing instruction in, and access to, information resources; collaborating with faculty to cultivate and support usage of the collection of library, information, and curriculum resources.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update the Learning Commons collection by cataloging all new materials and weeding outdated ones
  • Manage the overall circulation of all library material, including loans and returns

  • Track the arrival of all periodical subscriptions and provide table of contents service

  • Supervise students while in the Learning Commons

  • Track and report overdue materials; manage patron records

  • Maintain physical condition of the Learning Commons resources

  • Provide on-going support and assistance to students and staff when locating resources, searching catalogues and accessing electronic resources

  • Coordinate parent and student volunteers in the Learning Commons

  • Ability to support the school mission, vision and values in all aspects of the Learning Commons experience 

  • Create a learning environment where students feel safe and welcome, including supervision

  • Develop and implement a shared vision, including the library collection (physical and online), the physical space and the Learning Commons programs

  • Attend and participate in Junior, Middle, and Senior School meetings, when required

  • Support students and teachers on skills related to reading, research, production of materials, and the use of information and resources

  • Support student learning experiences where inquiry, curiosity, thinking skills and student agency are valued

  • As part of the Learning Commons team, help foster students’ passion for reading through an evolving and diverse collection

SMLS Values

Respect:  We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.

Integrity:  Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Innovation:  We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.

Commitment:  We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.

Courage:  We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring.  We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action.

If you are interested in this opportunity to join our school, please apply online at

We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. We will begin reaching out to candidates when applications are received and until the role is filled.

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please contact People & Culture with any needs. 


  • Day School
  • Full-Time
  • Oakville
  • Permanent
  • Staff
  • St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School