volunteer (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – May 9, 2013
For a six month period at the Maria A. Shchuka location, paired with a student, as a tutor, I teach her basic sight and emergency words, math skills, as well as reading and writing. I give weekly homework, and use various methods to make teaching simple, as well as comfortable. Because illiteracy is a very delicate and personal issue, I put a lot of – more... effort into making the lesson a safe environment, where the student feels free to discuss anything she wishes. She usually brings mail and forms that we read and fill together. This is an experience that has fulfilled me in some ways. In the future, I plan to volunteer at the library for the other programs that they offer if time and circumstances work on my favor – less
Library Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto – March 10, 2013
I've been working at the Toronto Public Library since I was 14 years old. The staff there became my family and I truly enjoy working there. My coworkers are all wonderful and it's great to have people from different backgrounds, culture to work with, they share the most amazing stories.
My main responsibilities include shelving books,magazines and – more... CDs. I learned great organizational and communication skills from working at the library. Working from a young age taught me wealth management skills and interpersonal skills. – less
Youth advisory group (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – January 25, 2013
While volunteering here there was always something new whether it be hosting puppet shows for children or just bakesales. The best part of my volunteering experience was meeting new people and building a family amoung them.
Page (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – January 15, 2013
Pros: constant work hours per week, does not interfere with day-to-day life
Cons: restricted to many things, not enough freedom to make own choices
I go to work on the same days every week. I would go in and check the schedule to see what I am doing for the day. Usually, they are the same tasks. I do not learn or experience much at the library as I do tasks anybody can do, with little to no skill. However, frequently, I would have to answer directional questions from patrons. Most of the co-workers – more... are friendly, but some do not greet you. For the most part, everybody has a smile to their faces! The hardest part of the job is doing the same thing over and over again. Shelving, Shelving, Shelving. Although in the job description, I hoped to have had some freedom in choice when it comes to some things. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the little kids after school is over. – less
It was both enjoyable and a learning experience. The overall rating would be an A.
Human Resources Clerk (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 21, 2012
Pros: always have free candy and great people to help.
Cons: the job was co-op so it was only for four months.
A typical day at work begins around the coffee pot,everyone discussing what the day will bring,Everyone hoping today will go smooth and all are ready to get the day started. We talk about what each did or what we'll do after the shift ends,especially when it comes to the long weekend or any vacation for that matter. I enjoy my day very much ,people – more... take the time to see if you need anything or if you want anything if your too busy to get it yourself. And you can always have a laugh or two. The people are very friendly,especially the co-workers,they will go oout of their way to see that the job gets done. Of course the most enjoyable part of the day is the end but all said and done it was a fabulous place to work. – less