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.


Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board is accepting applications for the following position:

  • Branch Assistant - Back-up (Antigonish)
  • Regional Back-Up Library Assistant (Pictou County)

Branch Assistant - Back-up

Location: The People’s Place: Antigonish Town and County Library

Wage: $14.50 per hour

Hours: This is a back-up position with one regularly scheduled shift per week. Evenings and weekends may be required.


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

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 assist with programs including introducing and thanking guest speakers.
  • 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: Minimum grade 12

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

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter no later than March 22, 2023 to:

Kristel Fleuren-Hunter, Antigonish Librarian
Antigonish Town and County Library
283 Main Street, Antigonish, B2G 2C3

Or email to kfhunter@parl.ns.ca

We thank everyone who applies but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Regional Back-Up Library Assistant

Location: Pictou County branches.

Wage: $14.50 per hour

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

How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter no later than April 14, 2023 to:

Trecia Schell, Community Services Librarian

P.O. Box 276
New Glasgow, NS
B2G 2C3

Fax: 902-755-6775

Email: tschell@parl.ns.ca

In person: submit printed copies, at any of our seven libraries.

We thank everyone who applies but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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