Library Assistant (Casual)

Department: Natural Resources
Competition #5016SB-CB

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when
applying.  In the cover letter, please quote competition number,
department and competition name.

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


Under the direction of the Librarian, the Library Assistant
participates in the provision of specialized support information
services to departmental staff, staff of other provincial departments as
well as representatives of all other levels of government, business &
industry, academic community, institutions and the general public.
Complex duties include the cataloguing and classifying of library
materials while maintaining and troubleshooting the library's online
catalogue; circulation of journals for head office and satellite
offices; assisting with reference; copying reports and maps, daily
financial operations of the unit - invoicing, ordering, deposit reports,
tracking invoices and other duties as required.  The variety and scope
of these functions require specialized skills and training.


Grade XII plus Community College diploma in Library Technology or
equivalent experience.  Candidates must be able to provide high quality
client services and be willing to work as part of a team.  Applicants
must be highly motivated, possess a very high level of accuracy, have
strong organizational and analytical skills and be able to work
independently.  Must have a demonstrated ability to use tools necessary
to provide technical services. Knowledge of MARC cataloguing formats and
familiarity with standard library bibliographic systems is essential. 
Must have excellent online searching skills, basic computer skills, and
knowledge of office procedures.

Please Note: This is a casual position for approximately six months.

Salary: $15.00/hour
Closing Date: February 13, 2007

Applications/resumes can be sent to: 

Human Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 698
1701 Hollis Street, 2nd Floor, Founders Square Building
Halifax, NS  B3J 2T9
Fax: (902) 424-3222
Email: [log in to unmask] 

Submissions must be received by mail or delivery by 4:30 P.M. on the
closing date.  Submissions must be received by fax or email by midnight
on the closing date. 

Tracy Lenfesty
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 698, 1701 Hollis Street, 3rd floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3J 2T9

phone: (902) 424 1290
fax: (902) 424 7735
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