Nova Scotia Department of Education
Please Quote Competition #210288CB


Nova Scotia Provincial Library is seeking a Library Assistant I-II to
be part of a team providing centralized cataloguing for eight regional
public libraries. The successful candidate must be able to work quickly
and consistently with a minimum of supervision, producing high quality
MARC cataloguing records for a variety of material formats using AACR2
Rev. cataloguing standards and LC Subject Headings. Cataloguers perform
their duties using Sirsi's Unicorn integrated library system.
Responsibilities include selecting bibliographic and authority records
from a variety of commercial and non commercial sources using Z39.50
software and editing downloaded records to meet local standards, as well
as creating some original records. The successful candidate will be a
strong and flexible team player with an interest in supporting public


Grade 12 plus a Library Technician's Diploma, a preference will be
given to candidates with two years related experience. Demonstrated
experience in MARC coding, AACR2 Rev., Dewey Decimal Classification,
Library of Congress Subject Headings, bibliographic record structures
and online searching of bibliographic utilities such as AG Canada
(AGent) is required. Candidates must have an accurate data inputting
speed of 35 to 40 wpm and excellent attention to detail. Good written
and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work with minimum
supervision are required. Reading knowledge of French and experience
with cataloguing using an integrated library system are assets. 

Classification Range: TE 10-13 

Salary Range:  $27,313 - $34,061

Closing Date:   November 16, 2006

Notes: This is a full-time, term employment opportunity for
approximately 11 months. Please merge your cover letter and resume into
one document when applying. In the cover letter, please quote department
and competition number. Please quote the competition number in the
subject line.

This is a bargaining unit position restricted to current civil service
employees represented by Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. All
current bargaining unit employees applying for job competitions are
required to include their employee ID number in order to be considered
as a bargaining unit applicant. External applicants will be considered
if there are no qualified bargaining unit applicants.

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

Applications/resumes can be sent to:
             Human Resources Division 
             Department of Education 
             PO Box 578
             Halifax, NS B3J 2S9 or fax (902)424-0657 
             Email Contact: [log in to unmask] 

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date.