Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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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.

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board invites resumes with cover letter for the following position:

  • Library Clerk - Part Time (River John)

Library Clerk - Part Time (River John)

Position Scope:

Under the supervision of the River John Library Branch Assistant and Branch Manager, to provide friendly and efficient public library service at the River John Library.

Hours: Part Time - 13-14 hours biweekly

  • Tuesdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm (2hrs)
  • alternating Wednesdays - 9:30am - 10:30am (1hr)
  • Thursdays - 6:00pm - 8:00pm (2hrs)
  • alternating Saturdays - 10:00am - 3:00pm (5hrs)

Anticipated start date: To be determined

Outline of Typical Duties:

  • Circulation duties which include checking materials in and out, assisting the public, shelving and any other matters relating to the provision of service.
  • Provision of reference service by answering quick and in-depth questions from the public, and
    by showing patrons how to find relevant information using both print and electronic resources.
  • Assistance with special and regular library programs, including programs for children, youth,
  • Must be familiar with workings of the online catalogue; must be able to assist patrons with
    using the Internet.
  • Must be adaptable to emerging library technologies and be able to provide basic assistance
    and troubleshooting with downloadable books and eBook readers, mobile devices, scanning,
  • May be called upon to give library orientation sessions to small groups.
  • Works according to a predetermined schedule.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Grade 12 is required.


  • Previous library experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of computer and Internet applications.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Aptitude for working with all ages, and good knowledge of the local community.

Deadline for applications:
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 8, 2019 to:

Trecia Schell, Community Service Librarian
Email: tschell@nsngp.library.ns.ca
Mail: Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters,
182 Dalhousie Street, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 4M3
Fax: 902-755-6775
In person during regular business hours:
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters,
182 Dalhousie Street, New Glasgow

We thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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