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:

  • Emerging Technologies Assistant

Emerging Technologies Assistant

Under the direction of the New Glasgow Branch Manager, the Emerging Technologies Assistant is responsible for the development and delivery of support for Technology-related programs for library users and staff for library branches within the Pictou County area.

Hours: Full Time, permanent - 35 hours per week
Anticipated start date: To be determined

Outline of Typical Duties:

  • Provides instruction for the public and library staff on emerging technologies.
  • Assists patrons with accessing the libraries digital content.
  • Assists with the development and arrangements for special and regular library programs, in particular – supporting technology-related programming in all Pictou County branches.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of maker spaces in Pictou County branches and a mobile maker lab for outreach and promotion events.
  • Assists with the promotion of library services through supporting the library's social media (including maintaining the online events calendar, and preparation of print materials).
  • 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.
  • Works closely with the branch assistants at all branches on programming related to technology.
  • May be called upon to give library orientation sessions to small groups.
  • Works according to a predetermined schedule.
  • Some evenings/weekends will be required.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and Experience:
Grade 12 minimum but coursework in the area of instruction and technology will be considered an asset. Good technology and communication skills, willingness to keep up with emerging technologies, and a proven aptitude working with the public essential.

Deadline for applications:
Please submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, November 23, 2018, 4:00PM to:

Greg Hayward, New Glasgow Library Branch Manager
Email: ghayward@nsngp.library.ns.ca
Mail: PO Box 276, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5E3
Fax: 902-755-6775
In person during regular business hours:
Regional Library HQ, 2nd Floor
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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