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 invites applications for the following employment opportunities:

  • Branch Assistant (New Glasgow)

Branch Assistant

Location: New Glasgow Library

Hours: Permanent Part-Time, with weekly hours of 20/25 with the following schedule:

Week 1:

Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Week 2:

Thursday: 12:30pm - 8:30pm

Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm

Sunday (except Summer): 12:00pm - 4:00pm


This position is under the supervision of the Branch Assistant-in-Charge, and is responsible for providing assistance to citizens in accessing all library materials, services, and programs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Regular library duties including circulation, shelving, various clerical duties, and helping patrons locate materials.

  • As a first point of contact, provides welcoming orientation and guidance to all those wishing to access regional library materials, services, and programs.
  • While interacting with the public, promotes library materials, services, and programs to all citizens.
  • Provides efficient library service, including reader advisory, reference, referral, circulation, assistance in using library databases, and general public assistance.
  • Assists with clerical procedures such as shelving, shelf reading, and ensuring the efficient operation of library routines.
  • May be asked to lead or assist with library programs, for all ages (babies, children, youth and adult).
  • Responsible to make suggestions for materials, service improvements, and programming opportunities as well as communicate any public feedback.
  • Responsible for keeping up-to-date on basic technology to be able to provide general assistance to patrons.
  • To work with library partners as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Education & Experience:

  • 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.
  • Minimum one-year satisfactory employment, preferably in a library or other customer service-related role.

Rate of Pay:

  • This position currently pays $14.50/hour, +4% Vacation Pay is accrued. In addition, employees earn Sick Leave per month, and access to a Medical Plan Benefits and a RRSP Group Plans.

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Mansi Nishit Trivedi, Technical Services Librarian & Branch Manager of New Glasgow Library
Email: mntrivedi@parl.ns.ca
Mail: Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, P.O. Box 276, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5E3
In person: You can submit a print copy of your application at any of our seven libraries.

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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