Operational Support Library Assistant (Continuing, Full-time Position) (Commencing approximately July 16, 2007) Metro Campuses - Dartmouth and Halifax, NS Competition No. 2007-181 This competition is designated for African Canadians, other members of the visible minority community and Aboriginal people. 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: Under the general direction of the Campus and/or Regional Librarians, you will provide assistance for the day-to-day operations of the Metro Campuses libraries. You will open and sort mail, check in periodicals, provide a document delivery service, prepare orders, assist with displays, signage and documents and circulate library materials. You will register patrons into Novanet. You will respond to routine reference questions and provide assistance to users in finding items using the online catalogue or other library resources, including the Internet. YOUR CREDENTIALS/QUALIFICATONS: *You have a high school diploma, combined with a minimum of two years experience in a library environment (preferably post-secondary), or recognized equivalencies. *Experience with the Aleph Integrated Library System (ILS) would be an asset. *You are experienced in using the complete suite of Microsoft applications, including MS Word and Excel. *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: In keeping with our commitment to diversity, the College is proud to support competitions that are specific to members of designated groups; in particular, the African Canadian community, other members of a visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and women in non-traditional roles. This opportunity is a designated competition and is open only to African Canadians, other members of the visible minority community and Aboriginal people and women. Future designated competitions will be selected and conducted in all of our designated groups. Applicants for this position should self identify in their cover letters. Application deadline is June 7, 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.