The OISE Library seeks an OISE graduate or undergraduate Work Study Student to provide accessibility support and to continue work on an ongoing inventory project.
A) The successful candidate will receive training on the use of Kurzweil (see http://www.kurzweiledu.com/default.html), adaptive technology
software used to translate text into speech for students with visual impairments, dyslexia, and other learning challenges. The position involves scanning documents into Kurzweil, making necessary corrections, saving them as Word files and PDFs, and forwarding them to students with accessibility needs. (approximately 2.5 hours / week)
B) The OISE Library contains a specialized collection of activity kits, appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms. The Kit Inventory Project involves reviewing the contents of each kit and making a detailed list of missing items. This project will be of particular interest to students
enrolled in an education program and / or interested in pursuing a career in education. The Work Study student will gain an excellent knowledge of the types of manipulatives, kits, and other resources available for K-12 students. (approximately 2.5 hours / week)
The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills. Basic computer skills are essential.
Dates of Employment
September 2011 to March 3, 2012
5 hours per week, on average. Shifts are flexible, but must be completed during the Library’s opening hours (see http://uoft.me/oiselibraryhours)
Rate of Pay
$10.25/hour plus 4% vacation pay
Student MUST have qualified for OSAP for 2011-2012 and be registered in at least 3.0 credits (60% course load). Students with disabilities must be registered in at least 2.0 credits (40% course load). Students who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they are able to demonstrate financial need to the Office of Admissions and Awards.
Additional information about the Work Study Program is available at http://apply.utoronto.ca/adm-awards/html/financial%20aid/workstudy.htm
Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Public Services and Instructional Librarian
Application deadline is September 26, 2011 or until suitable candidate found.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.