LIBRARY ASSISTANT 1-2 NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL LIBRARIES DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE (HALIFAX) Competition #551503-CB Please Quote Competition #551503-CB in your resume or cover letter when applying. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This is a permanent position. Duties: Nova Scotia Provincial Library is seeking a Library Assistant 1-2 to be part of a team providing centralized cataloguing to an external client base of regional public libraries and other client libraries. The successful candidate must be able to work quickly and consistently with a minimum of supervision in a web-based cataloguing environment, producing high quality MARC cataloguing records for a variety of material formats using AACR2 Rev. cataloguing standards, LC Subject Headings, Canadian Subject Headings, Répertoire de vedettes-matière and Dewey Decimal Classification. Cataloguers perform their duties using SirsiDynix's Symphony integrated library system. Responsibilities include selecting bibliographic and authority records from a variety of commercial and non commercial sources using Z39.50 software, editing downloaded records to meet local standards, and creating some original records. The successful candidate will be a strong and flexible team player with an interest in supporting public libraries. Qualifications: Grade 12 plus completion of a Library Technician Program. Preference will be given to candidates with Grade 12 plus completion of a Library Technician Program plus 2 years related experience after course completion or an acceptable equivalent combination of training and experience. Demonstrated experience with MARC coding, AACR2 Rev., Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, bibliographic record structures, online searching of bibliographic utilities such as AG Canada (Agent), and cataloguing using an integrated library system is required. Candidates must demonstrate excellent data entry and computer skills with exceptional attention to detail. Candidates must have good written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work with minimum supervision is required. Reading knowledge of French is an asset. Classification: TE 10-13 Salary Range: $32,176 - $37,857 Closing Date: October 11, 2011 Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date. For more information, or to apply, please go to: http://www.careerbeacon.com/search/en/-1/-1/-1/-1/0/-1/-1/-1/-1/0/3/MB1109270638 Dyan Perley Bader Manager, Systems & Collections Access Nova Scotia Provincial Library, Dept of Communities, Culture & Heritage 2021 Brunswick Street Halifax NS B3K 2Y5 Phone: (902) 424-2458 Fax: (902) 424-0633 www.library.ns.ca This message may contain privileged and/or confidential information. If you have received this e-mail in error or are not the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, disseminate, or distribute it. Do not open any attachments. Delete the message immediately from your system and notify the sender by e-mail or telephone that you have done so. Thank you.