To assist the Archivist/Supervisor in organizing the Lambton County Archives collection and in providing genealogical and local history research and guidance to the public.
The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Listen to personal genealogical accounts to determine how best to assist the patron
• Assist with research by directing patrons to specific records, teaching how to use records, and providing detailed instructions on how to use equipment
• Receptionist duties such as answering telephone calls, greeting patrons; directing calls or people, and taking payments and photocopier fees
• Cataloguing new materials, and maintaining documents and materials
• Keep daily statistics
• Shelve and repair materials as needed
• Preserve all archival materials using conservation techniques as directed by the Archivist
• Prepare request for interlibrary loans
• Research local history and/or genealogy as requested by patrons using census, vital statistics, land, municipal records and other genealogical and local history records
• Prepare the research, provide explanations and respond via email/mail to the patron
• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed
• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands Analysis
These describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.
Direct Supervision: None
Indirect Supervision: None
Functional Authority: Provide guidance and direction to students on instruction from Supervisor
Minimum Formal Education:
• Completion of 2 year community college diploma in Library Archives/Technician
• Six months of on the job experience to become familiar with County processes and procedures relating to this position and ability to multi-task
• Demonstrated experience in historical and/or genealogical research and knowledge of local history
A valid Ontario driver's license and use of a vehicle.
Please submit resume and cover letter for Job # J0718-0034 on our website at the WebLink provided