The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Library and Archives
$25.05 - $30.43 / hour

Under the supervision of the Director of NSCAD Library Services (University Librarian), the Library Technician is responsible for providing access to library materials including print, digital, archival and media formats. The technician catalogues print material, archival and media items and digital resources for discovery in the Library's catalogue and other collection management systems. Provides professional assistance to patrons in the use of library collections and facilities

What you'll do


  • Performs cataloguing and editing for print, digital and media resource access, description, and management in Ex Libris' AlmaParticipates in the planning and development of workflows for digitization, digital preservation and other metadata-dependent projects within the Library.
  • Maintains knowledge of the integrated library system and repository systems.
  • Maintains and updates authority records
  • Identifies need for re-cataloguing of published materials
  • Provides reference and instructional support to faculty, students and visiting researchers
  • Hires, trains, and supervises 1-2 student assistants
  • Reports and records withdrawals of print and digital items to the appropriate division of Novanet
  • Regularly analyses and evaluates cataloguing and metadata workflows; adapts standards and practices to localized needs.
  • Advises Library staff and others on current standards and practices and recommend changes when needed.
  • Represent the NSCAD Library on relevant Novanet groups and committees
  • Inventories and reports technical services supply needs
  • Maintains and analyses statistics to support collection development
  • Other duties as assigned

What you'll need


Undergraduate degree or Library technician diploma and 2 years related experience or (an equivalent combination of education and experience). Knowledge of RDA cataloguing rules and MARC coding. Knowledge of AACR 2 is an asset. Experience in describing analogue and digital resources using the MARC format is required. Knowledge of current metadata best practices, standards, methods, services, applications, data and file formats is required. Experience in an academic library setting is an asset.

A little bit about us

NSCAD University

NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) is one of Canada's oldest independent cultural institutions and regarded as a principal center for education and research in visual culture in North America. NSCAD University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in fine and media arts, craft, design, art history, art education and critical studies, as well as an ambitious array of Extended Studies courses. NSCAD University alumni are among the world's most highly regarded artists, gallery directors, designers, curators and art educators.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Applications should be sent via the CareerBeacon website. Applications should include a cover letter and detailed CV.

Deadline for applications: The University will begin considering applicants on May 23rd, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. This position is being advertised internally and externally concurrently. Bargaining unit employees for FUNSCAD Unit II are given first consideration. We appreciate all applicants, however only those selected to move forward in the competition will be contacted. Please note this position is temporary and expected to work 35 hours per week until approximatly March 31, 2024.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in this search. NSCAD university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.