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Librarian 4 (Systems and Library Technology Manager) (Halifax)
Halifax City, Nova Scotia
Please quote Competition #WT-1236SS-CB
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova
Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form,
cover letter, or on your resume.
Reporting to the Legislative Librarian, the Systems and Library Technology Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and managing the Legislative Library's information systems and products. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall administration and strategic direction of the Legislature’s website, the day to day management of the Library’s integrated library system, and maintenance of the library’s digital collections. In addition the incumbent provides expertise and advice on database design and on the direction of information technology for the Legislative Library and the Nova Scotia Legislature as a whole.
The systems and library technology manager oversees the technical services department. He/she provides quality assurance that materials are catalogued according to international standards and local practice; develops cataloguing practices to ensure that information can be extracted for various reports, publications, and other library systems quickly and easily; and provides cataloguing and indexing advice. The systems and library technology manager is part of the managing team of the library and helps develop and analyze policies and procedures with the rest of that team. He/she will also be required to work the library reference desk.
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, and professional attributes:
- Bachelor’s Degree plus post graduate degree in Library Science and 7 years of professional library experience
- Experience with library systems (preferably Innovative Interfaces' Sierra or Millennium) and library desktop applications (MarcEdit)
- Strong understanding of circulation, serials, cataloguing, and acquisitions workflows
- Strong knowledge of relational databases, and proficiency with HTML, XML, and cascading style sheets
- Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of computer programming and web and mobile-based resources and services
- Knowledge of the MARC format for bibliographic and authority records
- Strong knowledge of best cataloguing practices (AACRII or RDA)
- Ability to master new technologies and remain current on traditional and electronic library service trends
- Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with legislative staff, MLAs, and government departments
- Demonstrated creativity and initiative
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Strong project management skills
- Strong attention to detail
In addition the successful candidate will be customer focused and possess excellent writing, organizational, and time management skills. Experience with PHP and other programming languages; query languages; macros; content management systems
(Drupal or Expression Engine) and document management systems (FileNet); database, photo-editing, and publishing software; mobile applications; and Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra would be considered assets. The ability to lift heavy boxes full of books would
also be considered an asset.
The incumbent must be prepared to work in a non-partisan politically charged environment.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of your employment.
Pay Grade: PR 15
Salary Range: $62 777 - $76 522
Closing Date: August 5, 2015
This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union. Applicants applying for this opportunity must clearly indicate in their covering letter or resume that he/she is currently a Nova Scotia Government Civil Service Employee and a member of the NSGEU and include their Employee ID. Failure to do so means that your application will not be given first consideration and will only be included if external applications are pursued. Your Employee Self-Serve access will allow you to confirm what your employment status and ID number are prior to applying for this restricted position.
External applicants and current casual Nova Scotia Government employees will only be considered if there are no qualified Nova Scotia Government Civil Service NSGEU bargaining unit candidates.
• Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the above qualifications. In your cover letter identify the competition number, position and department.
• To apply for this position, simply click on the “Apply Online Now” button. To serve you better, we are using a user-friendly on-line application system through Career Beacon. Online applications are required and will provide benefits for you, as outlined below. All submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date.
• First time users to this on-line application system simply need to complete a quick basic registration to receive a username and password. If an email is not immediately received, please check your junk mail folder to ensure that it did not get directed there. Once registered, you will be able to upload your resume and cover letter in seconds or create them using the editor option in the system. Clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button will bring you to the registration or sign on screen. If you encounter any difficulties with your registration or technical issues, simply call 1-888-878-7637 for assistance (Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30).
• If after speaking with Career Beacon you are still unable to apply using this online system (check with your local library or CAP (Community Access Program www.nscap.ca) site for free computer/internet access), please call (902) 424-4081 to make other arrangements to submit your application. It is important that you contact us prior to the closing date.
• Benefits of applying online - The system will allow us to send an immediate confirmation email that your application was received. In addition, you can store your application on the system and access a copy of it as well as the posting at a later date if needed.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.