Library Assistant

  • Volet de programme : Jeunesse Canada au travail dans les établissements du patrimoine
  • Titre de l'emploi : Library Assistant
  • Nom de l’organisme : NSCAD University
  • Lieu de l’emploi : Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse
  • Durée de l'emploi : 2017-06-12 à 2017-08-18 (10 semaines)
  • Salaire horaire : 15,00 $

NSCAD University Library

5163 Duke Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3J 3J6

Summer Employment Opportunity

Postion: Library Assistant

Availability: June 12 2017 - August 18 2017

Hourly wage: $15.00 / hour for 35 hours / week


We are seeking a motivated candidate who is currently enrolled in a graduate or college program in Library studies or fine art. Previous library experience and a background in visual arts will be considered an asset. The candidate will assist with digitization, upload and description of graduate theses and archival materials to NSCAD's institutional repository. The candidate must have experience or training in bibliographic or archival cataloguing practices and must have a demonstrated interest in visual art. The candidate should already be skilled with digital imaging and must have experience using spreadsheet or database programs.


The NSCAD University Library has a rich and varied collection of print monographs, journals, media and archival materials. Our collections are used by NSCAD's community and have received inquiries from researchers and scholars internationally.

The main objective of the project position is to facilitate access and discovery of NSCAD's graduate theses and exhibition statements and archival collections housed in the Library and the Anna Leonowens Gallery.

Working with the Director of the Library the incumbent will be given an orientation to the Library's collections and provided with instruction and support to digitize, upload and describe materials in the institutional repository. The candidate will create descriptive records and subject access points.

Orientation and Training:

The successful applicant will receive an orientation to the NSCAD Library's collections, with a focus on the Library's special collections and archives. An overview of the project will be given to the candidate in the first week, with a hands-on introduction to the materials to be described.


The candidate will be supervised by the Director of Library Services for the orientation and training and for the extent of the job.

Please submit a C.V. and letter by May 31, 2017 to:

Rebecca Young

Director of Library Services

NSCAD University


Characteristics of the University and City:

NSCAD University is a vibrant and active centre for the visual arts in Nova Scotia. The NSCAD Library is the largest dedicated collection for the visual arts in the Atlantic Region, and holds over 50,000 books and periodicals focused on art, design, craft and film studies.

Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is a busy harbour city steeped in arts and culture. The NSCAD University Library is located in the Fountain Campus in the downtown core, close to the city's Historic Properties.

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