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Summer Student (Library Assistant)



Competition # : 35486 

Department: Natural Resources & Renewables

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Student

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/26/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Natural Resources and Renewables manages and promotes energy and mineral resources to achieve optimum economic, social, and environmental value from these sectors. We bring together all of the province’s experts in subsurface resources together in one department and provide opportunities for the energy and mining components to explore and better promote the province’s energy and mineral resources.

About Our Opportunity


The Geological Survey Division requires a library assistant for the summer of 2022. You will answer to the manager of Geoscience Information Services and will work closely with staff of the Natural Sciences Library (Information Management and Support Services Division). The Geological Survey Division has an extensive collection of publications (e.g. reports, maps) that need to be inventoried. This involves gathering data such as available formats, storage location, and number of copies, as well some bibliographic data. These will be recorded in a spreadsheet with the intention of being transferred to a professional database. Other tasks related to metadata collection and collection management may be assigned. This position is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Qualifications and Experience


To be successful in this role, you must be returning to a library-related program (e.g. MI, MLIS, or LIT) full time in the fall of 2022. A cover letter must be submitted with the application. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet applications is required. Experience with, or a course in, archival techniques is an asset. A background in geology or an allied science, including research experience, is an asset.


You must be a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision, and you are detail oriented. You should have good writing skills.


You must be able to lift boxes of documents weighing up to 22 kg.



We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


Additional Information


This is a student position which is expected to be 12 weeks in length



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $16.75 - $27.30 Hourly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to