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Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
(Pay Band 3)
Open Competition


The Provincial Office provides administrative and operational support to 5 regional offices and 63 public libraries as part of the New Brunswick Public Library Service. It oversees the development of policies and procedures, provincial scope programs and partnerships, budgeting, staffing and the provision of centralized services such as automated library systems, information technologies, cataloguing, collections management, and online resources.


Reporting to the Head of Collections Management, you will ensure the ongoing development and management of public library collections across the province that meets local needs and provincial strategic priorities through your knowledge of automated library systems, library collections, library vendors, publishing, and literature. 

You will select physical and digital materials for 63 libraries. You will participate in the development of policies and standard operating procedures. You will research new products and services and prepare recommendations. You will provide collections analysis support for inventory, weeding, and relocation projects as well as manage the conservation and preservation of collections. You will be a key liaison between libraries, regional offices and the provincial office relating to collections management.

You will work directly with staff in the provincial and regional offices, as well as with library vendors. You will participate in provincial or national committees/working groups to represent the experience and interests of New Brunswick public libraries.


We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

  • Behavioural Competencies: Conceptual Thinking; Concern for Order; Effective Interactive Communication; Results Orientation; and Team Leadership.
  • Technical Competencies: Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge.
  • Language: Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. 
  • Education:   Master's degree in Library and/or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program.  Experience working with library automated systems, e-mail, the Internet and Ms-Word is necessary.

Please ensure that your preferred language for assessment (English or French) is identified on your resume. You must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration.

Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

SALARY: $48,672 to $68,042 per annum.


Apply online at eRecruitment by December 31, 2022, indicating competition number: 22-6233-003. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Post-Secondary Education,
Training and Labour
Human Resource Services
500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 100
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 506-453-8231

Thank you for applying. We will be contacting candidates who have been selected for further consideration.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection

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