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The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board employs over 55 people in both full-time and part-time positions throughout both counties. Our staff comprises people from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including those with Masters of Library and Information Science degrees, educational programs, library technician diplomas, and more. The Board also prides itself on supporting the professional growth of its employees into other areas such as community development and technology.

During the year the Board also provides employment opportunities to youth through grants. These short term positions allow young people to enhance their skills, create meaningful community projects, and work in rural areas.

 

Reference and Heritage Clerk (New Glasgow)

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board invites written applications with resume and references for a full-time permanent position- 35 hours/week, Monday through Friday with one evening [PDF].

Under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, the Heritage Services Clerk is responsible for providing general reference services and specialized genealogical services to the public.

See below for a detailed job description and requirements.

Deadline: May 12, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

A full resume with cover letter can be submitted to:
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
ATTN Heritage Services Clerk
P.O. Box 276
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3
FAX: 902-755-6775
info@parl.ns.ca

For more information contact:
Greg Hayward, Technical Services Librarian
(902) 755-6031

Job Description & Requirements [PDF]

NAME OF POSITION
Reference and Heritage Clerk – New Glasgow Library

CLASSIFICATION
Library Clerk I

POSITION SCOPE
Under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, this position is responsible for providing general reference services and specialized genealogical services to the public. Other duties include providing efficient services in circulation and programming at the New Glasgow Library.

OUTLINE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for providing general reference services to library patrons using a variety of resources
  • Under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian, helps to develop and maintain regional reference services
  • Promotes and provides instruction on the use of all library materials
  • Responsible for providing specialized genealogical services to the public
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of reference materials, including local history and genealogical resources
  • Assists in digital projects and other special projects related to local history and genealogy
  • Works with technology to engage the public in regard to reference and genealogy services available through the library
  • Acts as a liaison with the Pictou County Roots Society and other local historical societies to facilitate cooperation between PARL and these groups
  • Provides basic assistance with emerging library technologies such as e-readers, tablets, etc.
  • Assists with special and regular library programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Library Technician degree and/or a Bachelor of Arts degree will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge and interest in local history and related resources will be considered and asset

EXPERIENCE: An aptitude for and experience working with technology

 

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