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Job Posting: Library Assistant in Mabou

Eastern Counties Regional Library needs someone who enjoys helping people and has excellent computer skills to work part-time (36 hours biweekly) at the Alexander Doyle Public Library in Mabou, Nova Scotia.

The successful candidate will have a set schedule consisting of 6 hour shifts on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays each week. This schedule is subject to change.

Duties to include (but not limited to): 

  • Responsible for providing a welcoming and inclusive library environment, offering equal services to everyone, and respecting the privacy of library users.
  • Responsible for communicating with the public about library services and branch-specific information.
  • Responsible for administrative tasks including operating a cashless payment system, scheduling patron appointments, recording and reporting of statistics, communicating branch supply requests, shelving, and maintaining library collection.
  • Responsible for planning and delivering programming for children and adults (e.g., storytimes, author readings, technology lessons).
  • Responsible for providing a variety of library services in a manner that complies with all COVID-19 related protocols as they evolve over the course of the pandemic.

Notable Physical and Mental Demands

Physical demands:
  • Lifting and moving boxes weighing up to 20 lbs
  • Frequently required to walk, reach, bend, and lift items
Mental demands:
  • Particular attention to detail and accuracy required. Must continuously follow safety procedures
  • Brief and long periods in front of a computer monitor
  • Becoming familiar with a continually expanding and changing collection and retaining ability to use a wide variety of resources
  • Particular sensitivity to nature of reference work and requirement to maintain confidentiality


The successful candidate will:

  • Report honestly and reliably, exercising sound judgement in bringing issues to the attention of supervisor.
  • Maintain a professional attitude in interactions with public and other ECRL staff.
  • Engage in continuous self-directed learning to improve skills, with an emphasis on computer, software, and other technology skills.
  • Understand that everyone is entitled to equal treatment and equal service.
  • Organize workload efficiently with attention to detail.


  • Post-secondary education an asset.
  • Bilingualism considered an asset.
  • Library experience or Library diploma an asset.
  • Cultural knowledge or lived experience an asset.


Posted: June 8, 2021

Closing date: June 25, 2021

Wage: $18.00 per hour

Job Classification: Library Assistant

Reports to: Branch Manager

Eastern Counties Regional Library is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at 

Only those applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Eastern Counties Regional Library reserves the right to withdraw the competition if a suitable candidate cannot be found.

Please submit by email a cover letter stating your qualifications and interest in the position with a resume and three work references to:

Amanda Campbell
Branch Manager
Eastern Counties Regional Library

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