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 and Information Studies to work on a 10-week special cataloguing project. Previous library experience and a background in visual arts will be considered an asset. The candidate will assist with a project cataloguing a collection of artists' books and exhibition catalogues. The candidate must have some experience or training in bibliographic cataloguing practices and must have a demonstrated interest in visual art. The candidate should already be familiar with online database research and have strong computer skills.


The NSCAD University Library has a rich and varied special collection of artist's books, exhibition catalogues and rare books. Our special collections receive interest and attention from scholars and curators around the world. Most of the specialized items are discoverable through our catalogue, however there are many items that remain to be catalogued and appropriate preservation care.

The main objective of the project position is to facilitate access and discovery of the NSCAD Library's collection of rare and special artists' books to NSCAD's immediate community and to the wider scope of art scholars.

Working with the supervising cataloguer, the incumbent will be given an orientation to the Library's cataloguing system and practices.The candidate will create bibliographic records, including description 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 collection of artists' books and exhibition catalogues. 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 supervisor will oversee training and use of the cataloguing module of the Library's collection management system.


The candidate will be supervised by the Library's Supervisor of Technical Services for most of the project, and the Director of the Library for the orientation and part of training. Due to the location and organization of the Library's office, the candidate will have daily interaction with most or all Library staff.

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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