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At the heart of a vibrant urban/rural community of over 96,000, Strathcona County Library (SCL) encourages literacy and lifelong learning, fosters community connections, and offers programs and services that inform, engage, and entertain. SCL provides excellent and accessible services from its Central Library in the Strathcona County Community Centre, its award-winning Bookmobile, and  satellite book returns throughout the community.

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. The library keeps all applications received on file for a period of 3 months.

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Are You Page Material?
Are you interested in working at the library? Do you have a keen eye for details? Come join our Page team where you will work evenings and weekends through the school year to help us shelve materials.

Pages shelve each and every item that gets returned to the library and help us monitor the organization of materials on our shelves to ensure everything is locatable.

The minimum job requirements are: 15 years of age and a high school student.

Please fill out the Job Application Form (pdf) (also available at the library) and return it to the front desk.

Current Postings

Library Services Specialist
Youth Services Department

Position: This is a permanent, part-time position, with benefits, working 28 hours

Start Date: January 16, 2017

Hourly Pay Range: $29.89 - $37.36 per hour paid on a bi-weekly basis. (2016 Salary Grid)

Reports to: Manager, Youth Services

Library Services Specialists in Youth Services may provide services to a wide range of ages including children, teens and supporting adults. However, a focus on programs, services and collections for teens will be a current emphasis for this position. This position reports to the Manager, Youth Services Department and works closely with the Teen Librarian on collaborative programs and services.

  1. Develops and delivers engaging, age-appropriate programs for teens. Works closely with Teen Librarian to deliver programs in the library and in the community. Programs may include Teen Advisory Club, special interest programs, book clubs, and summer reading programs, online activities, instructional tours, programs and information sessions in schools and in the community.
  2. Provides research, readerís advisory and e-service assistance to the public in person and indirectly (via the web, social media, by phone).
  3. Manages proactive and responsive library print, media or digital collections for assigned collections.
  4. Contributes to the Library website by creating, selecting and inputting content, supporting social media components, evaluating currency, authority and accuracy of online resources.
  5. Develops booklists, writes promotional content for programs and services and displays.

Diploma or degree in a related field
2 years of library experience


  • Research, readersí advisory, technical assistance and information fluency skills
  • Knowledge of literacy theories and models, developmental stages of youth and learning styles, and instructional techniques
  • Knowledge of literature and resources for youth; familiarity with teen resources and literature is an asset.
  • Experience and skills to design, execute and evaluate age appropriate literacy programs for youth and caregivers; emphasis on programming for teens is an asset.
  • Presentation skills
  • Collection management skills
  • Technical skills related to using ILS systems, online resources, social media, MS Office, e-technology, office equipment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Deadline: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at 9:00 am.
Email preferred.

Please submit:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • A one-page description of a teen program you would like to offer. This would be a one-time program (approximately 1-1.5 hours) based on any topic that you think would appeal to teens. Please consider the objective, resources, potential activities and presentations that might be incorporated.

Nurul Amin
Manager, Youth Services

Phone: (780) 410-8634

Please Note: only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
A criminal record check will be required for the successful candidate

Customer Service Specialist
Customer Service

Position: This is a permanent, full-time, 35 hour/week position involves daytime, evening and weekend hours.

Start Date: January 02. 2017

Hourly Pay Range: $27.04 - $33.79 paid as a salary on a bi-weekly basis. (2016 Salary Grid)

This position is responsible for the following duties and reports to the Manager, Customer Service.

  • Provide people entering the library a friendly first point of contact
  • Check out materials to borrowers while observing loan period rules and item limits
  • Register and renew borrower memberships and update borrower records
  • Answer main library switchboard inquiries and direct calls to other departments as required
  • Provide directional and basic reference assistance and perform regular roaming duties

Grade 12 diploma or GED; 1 year related library experience


  • Understanding of the Dewey Decimal System and other shelving systems used for library collections desirable
  • Proficiency with the Horizon software program including the ability to search for materials and manage patron accounts desirable
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills to deal with both the public and staff
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook

Deadline: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at 9:00 am.
Email preferred.


Jennifer Duguid
Manager, Customer Service

Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB
T8A 5P7
Phone: (780) 410-8633

Please Note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted
A criminal record check will be required for the successful candidate.  

Closed Postings - last 6 months

Library Services Specialist (Youth Services)
Position closed: Mon Nov 28

Network Technician (Materials Management & IT)
Position closed: Mon Oct 03

Virtual Services Librarian (Adult Services)
Position closed:
Mon Aug 29

Digital Literacy Librarian (Adult Services)
Position closed:
Mon Aug 29

Circulation Clerk (Customer Service Department)
Position closed: Jul 25, 2016

Circulation Clerk (Customer Service Department)
Position closed: Jul 11, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities

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Muriel Abdurahman Volunteer Award

Volunteer award glass artThe Muriel Abdurahman Volunteer Award will be presented in any given year to a deserving Strathcona County Library volunteer or volunteer group. Recipients may not necessarily be the most widely known volunteers at the library, or the longest-serving volunteers, but the recipients will be volunteers with passion and commitment for the work that they do.

Nominations for the 2016 award are now closed. Please watch for information about this award in the Spring of 2017.

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