Nova Scotia Department of Education posting for
Library Assistant III
Location: Halifax

Department: Education, Corporate Policy
Please Quote Competition # 210526-CB

In your cover letter, please quote department and competition number. If you are applying by email, please quote the competition number in the subject line.

This job posting is initially restricted to NSGEU bargaining unit employees. Applicants must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a NS Government Civil Service employee and a member of the NSGEU.  Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued.  Prior to applying for this restricted position, you can confirm your employment status through your Employee Self-Service (ESS) access.

Applications from non-bargaining unit applicants are encouraged and 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.


Under the direction of the Librarian, the Library Assistant facilitates the provision of technical and information services within a busy and dynamic departmental library. Responsibilities include the maintenance of library and departmental databases including producing reports. The Library Assistant orders books for all divisions in the department including the processing of all related invoices, bills and the handling of all financial aspects of these transactions. The Library Assistant maintains the library‚Äôs journal collection;  corrects problems with periodical subscriptions and standing orders, manages circulation including overdues, and responds to incoming inquiries. The Library Assistant maintains the Authorized Learning Resources collection in a unique (SQL) database. This position involves the cataloguing of library materials,  including both original and copy cataloguing and provides input on various cataloguing issues. The Library Assistant assists with the provision of information and reference services to a diverse clientele of library users. Shelving, shelf reading and other tasks related to the operation of the library are also performed.


Grade 12; plus completion of a library assistant course; plus 4 years related experience after course completion; or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated competency with library databases including DB/Textworks (Inmagic Genie), and proficiency in the use of WordPerfect, Windows, Groupwise, and Internet. Excellent organization and customer service skills are required in this position. The incumbent will also demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Some heavy lifting of books and boxes of materials is required. Experience with an SQL- based end system, SAP or Excel would be an asset.

Classification Range: TE 16
Salary Range: $36,057 - $41,982

Closing Date: 9 February 2010

This is a full-time opportunity

Notes: Applications/resumes can be sent to:

Human Resources CSU
c/o Department of Education    
PO Box 578, Halifax, NS B3J 2S9
Fax: (902) 424-0657
Email Contact: [log in to unmask]

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce which is representative, at all levels, of the people of Nova Scotia. We are a welcoming workplace and welcome applications from Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, African Nova Scotians, other Racially Visible Persons, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under represented. All applicants who are members of an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.


Lynn Duquette
Nova Scotia Department of Education
2021 Brunswick Street,
P.O. Box 578
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2S9
(902) 424-5264
fax (902) 424-0519