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Library Assistant - Acquisitions
(Continuing, Full-Time Position)
(Commencing February 1, 2007 - approximate)
Truro Campus - Truro, NS
Competition No. 2007-012

Nova Scotia Community College is at a pivotal time in our history.  On
the heels of a comprehensive development plan where our campuses
experienced some dramatic changes with vibrant new learning spaces, NSCC
is launching a new five-year Strategic Plan. Already at the forefront of
education innovation in Canada, this plan uses that foundation to
deliver on our goal to be a national-calibre college.

OUR OPPORTUNITY:  The Library Assistant, Acquisitions, has overall
responsibility for ordering and maintaining financial control of
monographs and serials acquired for all Nova Scotia Community College
Libraries.  Under the direction of the Technical Services Librarian you
will:
*verify bibliographic details and publication availability when ordering
information is incomplete, 
*search the online ordering system and input appropriate ordering
details,
*communicate with librarians, vendors, publishers and distributors to
investigate problematic orders, 
*maintain a financial control system of committals and expenditures and
prepare financial reports, 
*reconcile invoices for shipments received with orders placed, 
*investigate and resolve situations related to incomplete or incorrect
shipments, 
*order, renew and cancel print serial subscriptions for all NSCC campus
libraries.

YOUR CREDENTIALS:  You have a high school diploma, combined with a
minimum of two years experience in a library environment, or recognized
equivalencies.  Bookkeeping training and/or experience is desirable.
You are experienced in using the complete suite of Microsoft
applications, including MS Word and Excel.  Ideally, you have experience
in working in an electronic environment with library management systems,
vendors and suppliers. You thrive in a demanding, fast-paced
environment.  You are a creative self-starter with a strong work ethic
and a commitment to excellence.

CULTIVATING DIVERSITY:  The College values diversity in the workplace
and strongly encourages applications from African Nova Scotians and
other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples,
persons with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles.
Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self identify may do
so in their cover letters or by filling out the attached questionnaire
on Cultivating Diversity at the end of the application process.

Application deadline is January 25, 2007 at 4 pm

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits
package.  As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities
for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner.

Finalist candidates will be expected to provide recent, relevant
references.  The successful candidate will be expected to provide
official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.