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The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board employs over 55 people in both full-time and part-time positions throughout both counties. Our staff comprises people from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including those with Masters of Library and Information Science degrees, educational programs, library technician diplomas, and more. The Board also prides itself on supporting the professional growth of its employees into other areas such as community development and technology.

During the year the Board also provides employment opportunities to youth through grants. These short term positions allow young people to enhance their skills, create meaningful community projects, and work in rural areas.

 

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library invites applications for the following position(s):

  • Virtual Health Support Technician
  • Digital Collections Project Manager
  • Regional Back-up Library Assistants (Pictou County)

Virtual Health Support Technician (Contract Position)

Location: Pictou & Antigonish Counties; based in Pictou County.

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week.

Summary:

Under the direction of the Community Technology Manager and working out of Pictou County, the position supports public access to approved Nova Scotia Virtual Care applications, including one-on-one training to residents in Pictou and Antigonish Counties. This includes support and training for regional library staff and the public in the use of health applications and resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trains and assists staff on how to support the public in the technical needs of approved Nova Scotia Virtual Care applications.
  • Provides telephone or online support for staff in situations where they need help in assisting a member of the public.
  • Coordinates and carries out one-on-one training for those who require a greater level of introduction or support for Virtual Care.
  • Regularly communicates with regional library staff to gather feedback and improvements.
  • Working with the regional library technical support, ensures all software and equipment is up-to-date and working at all times.
  • Provision of small group orientation sessions in using the applications if appropriate.
  • Ensures feedback and statistics are gathered and reported to support research efforts.
  • Works directly with the Community Technology Manager, and liaises with the assigned contact at Nova Scotia Health and IWK Virtual Care.
  • May be asked to assist in promotion of the service to appropriate users.
  • Stays current with technology trends and participates in training as assigned.
  • Participates in regular meetings with Community Technology Manager and Virtual Care staff.
  • Other duties as required.

Education: Minimum Grade 12

Experience: Experience supporting and training others in technology applications. Excellent communication skills in-person, over the telephone, and online. Aptitude for communicating ideas and concepts to others. Well organized and with good attention to detail. A health care background will be considered an asset.

Hourly rate: $16.75/hour

The end date of this contract is March 31st, 2023

Please send resume and cover letter no later than Friday, December 9, 2022 to:

Attn: Melanie Pauls, Community Technology Manager
Antigonish People’s Place Library
283 Main Street
Antigonish, NS
B2G 2C3

Fax: 902-863-9318

Or email: mpauls@parl.ns.ca


We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Digital Collections Project Manager (Contract Position)

Full Job Ad & Description [PDF]

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is seeking a Digital Collections Project Manager. The Manager will redevelop the regional library’s local history site, NovaStory.ca, and train select staff in the addition of content.

This is a short-term part-time contract position (approximately 21 hours per week, 20 weeks) with an hourly rate of $25 plus mandatory benefits. It is suitable for working from a remote location and computer equipment / software will be provided.

Location: Suitable for remote work, but on-location workspace also available.

Hours: Part Time, Contract. Approximately 21 hours/week, 20 week term.

Summary:

Under the direction of the Chief Librarian the Digital Collections Project Manager will redevelop the
regional library’s local history site, NovaStory.ca, and train select staff in the addition of content. This
position works in cooperation with the Community Technology Manager and New Glasgow Heritage
Clerk.

Outline of Typical Duties:

  • Review training and support materials for OCLC’s ContentDM application.
  • Make improvements to our current NovaStory.ca public interface using ContentDM integrated features.
  • Update and develop digitization work-flow plans for various types of local history content (book, photo, audio, video, etc.). Review these plans with the New Glasgow Heritage Clerk and Community Technology Manager so they can assume long term control and development of NovaStory.ca.
  • Working with staff, determine a digitization plan of what materials should be digitized, their priority, and what complexities each would have (ie: copyright, special digitization requirements, etc.)
  • With PARL public relations staff create and implement a promotional plan for the local public, and those from away, interested in Antigonish and Pictou heritage and culture. This would involve working with local tourism authorities.
  • As time allows, digitize select materials for inclusion in NovaStory.ca.
  • Other duties as required.

Education:

Enrollment in, or completion of, a library technician, library and/or archival studies program considered an asset.

Experience:

Knowledge of ContentDM is not a requirement, however, a good knowledge of technology is essential. Aptitude for learning from online resources. Good organizational, communication, and time
management skills are required.

Hourly rate: $25/hour, plus mandatory benefits

This is a 20-week contract position.

Please send resume and cover letter no later than Friday, December 9, 2022 to:

Attn: Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
182 Dalhousie St.
New Glasgow, NS B2H 4M3

Or email: estackhouse@parl.ns.ca


We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Regional Back-up Library Assistants

Full Job Ad [PDF]

Location: Pictou County Library Branches

Hours:

  • This position is on an on-call basis (filling in for sickness, vacation, short-term leave, etc.).
  • Hours may include weekdays, evenings, Saturdays, or Sundays.

Outline of Typical Duties:

  • Regular library duties including circulation, shelving, various clerical duties, and helping patrons locate materials.
  • Position may also require answering reference questions, assisting patrons with computer questions, assisting with library programming, or other duties.
  • A successful candidate will be comfortable working with limited supervision.

Education:

  • Grade 12;
  • ability to work well with the public and staff;
  • ability to work well with minimal supervision;
  • basic computer skills;
  • efficient work habits;
  • good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Please send resume and cover letter no later than Wednesday, January 11, 2023 to:

Attn: Trecia Schell, Community Services Librarian
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
182 Dalhousie St.
New Glasgow, NS B2H 4M3

Email: tschell@parl.ns.ca
Fax: 902-755-6775
In person: submit printed copies at any of our seven libraries.


We thank everyone who applies, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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