Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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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.

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board invites resumes with cover letter for the following positions:

  • Technology Support Technician
  • Regional Backup Library Clerk (Pictou County)

Technology Support Technician

Position Scope

Under the direction of the Chief Librarian the Technology Support Technician is responsible for the support of all technology in the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library. This position works in cooperation with the Community Technology Manager.

This is a full time permanent position, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with some off-hour on-call support duties.

Outline of Typical Duties

  • Maintains and troubleshoots hardware and software in all seven regional library branches, headquarters, and designated community partner sites. Includes both standalone computers as well as thin client systems (working in a Microsoft operating system environment although Apple OS and devices are in use).
  • Provides software and hardware support to staff by email, text, telephone, and site visits.
  • Regular travel to all locations for scheduled maintenance.
  • Provides support to all technology used by the regional library including file servers, printers, scanners, 3D printers, mobile devices, etc. Does not include regional library webservers.
  • Works with government support personnel to maintain internet connections and wireless services in regional library branches and headquarters.
  • Communicates on a regular basis to the Chief Librarian and Community Technology Manager on any hardware and software needs.
  • Participates in planning and costing for equipment replacement, software upgrades, new technologies, and other aspects related to technology.
  • Provides instruction to staff as required in maintaining software and hardware and when introducing new pieces of technology.
  • Makes regular monthly reports to the Chief Librarian and Community Technology Manager as to activities, as well as suggestions for repair, replacement, and improvement. Communicates urgent needs in a timely manner and reports to staff on status of any issues.
  • Other duties as required.

Education Required

Successful completion of a recognized computer or information technology program.

Other Requirements

Experience providing computer hardware and software support an asset. Good communications skills. Must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver's license. A successful Child Abuse Registry Check is a condition of employment.

Submit resume and cover letter no later than March 8, 2019 to:

Eric Stackhouse
Regional Library Headquarters
192 Dalhousie Street
New Glasgow, NS B2H 4M3
Fax: (902) 755-6775
Email: estackho@nsngp.library.ns.ca

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Regional Back-Up Clerk

Hours: This position is on an on-call basis (filling in for sickness, vacation, short-term leave, etc.). Hours may include weekdays, evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays.


  • Regular library duties including circulation, shelving, various clerical duties, and helping patrons locate materials.
  • Position may also require answering reference questions, assisting patrons with computer questions, assisting with library programming, or other duties.
  • A successful candidate will be comfortable working with limited supervision.


  • Grade 12;
  • ability to work well with the public and staff;
  • ability to work well with minimal supervision;
  • basic computer skills;
  • efficient work habits;
  • good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.


Submit resume and cover letter to:

Trecia Schell, Community Services Librarian
Mail: Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
P.O. Box 276,
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 5E3
Fax: (902) 755 - 6775
In person: submit printed copies, at any of our seven libraries.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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