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 invites applications for the following position(s):

  • Branch Assistant - New Glasgow Library

Branch Assistant – New Glasgow Library

Location: New Glasgow Library

Hours: Permanent, Part-Time position with a two-week, alternating schedule.

Week 1:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (September to May only)

Week 2:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm


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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Rate of Pay:

This position currently pays $15.30/hour, +4% Vacation Pay is accrued. In addition, employees
earn Sick Leave per month.

How to Apply:

Deadline to Apply: 24 May 2024

Submit your application to:

Mansi Nishit Trivedi, Technical Services Librarian & Branch Manager of New Glasgow Library

Email: mntrivedi@parl.ns.ca

By 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.

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

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