Position:                   Library Clerk IV (NSGEU, Local 79)


Department:            Acquisition Services, Patrick Power Library


Salary:                      $29,041 - $32,939 (Group 5)


The Patrick Power Library seeks a Library Clerk IV in our Acquisition Services Department. Reporting to the Manager, Acquisition Services, the Library Clerk IV orders serials and periodicals, monitors print and electronic subscriptions and carries out associated administrative procedures.


The Library Clerk IV contacts serial subscription vendors, publishers and distributors on matters relating to the collection; receives subscription invoices, verifies costs, taxes, and past receipt of issues, recommends payment; submits claims to vendors as required; ensures subscription costs are applied to the correct internal accounts; monitors and troubleshoots access problems for electronic subscriptions.


We require an individual with a high school diploma plus a minimum of two year’s related experience in an automated library system, The successful applicant must be mature and knowledgeable with good interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency with MS Word and Excel; demonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealing with vendors and publishers; willing to learn new library technologies; have effective time management and organizational skills plus the ability to multi-task in a high-volume team environment with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Experience with ordering and/or invoicing and a related Library Technician diploma would be an asset.


Apply in writing with the names of three references to:

Human Resources

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax, NS, B3H 3C3

E-mail: [log in to unmask] or fax 902-496-8116


Please merge your cover letter, resume and references into one document when applying. Submissions must be received by 4:30 P.M. on the closing date. No telephone calls please.


Competition Opens: March 27, 2008       Competition Closes: April 4, 2008          



Saint Mary's University is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Terri G. Winchcombe

Manager, Acquisition Services

Patrick Power Library

Saint Mary's University

923 Robie Street

Halifax  NS  B3H 3C3



902-420-5561 (fax)


An unexamined life isn’t worth living.”—Socrates, (469 BC - 399 BC)