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Virtual Services Librarian (Adult Services)
Deadline:
Mon Aug 29

Digital Literacy Librarian (Adult Services)
Deadline:
Mon Aug 29


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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.

Learn more about SCL

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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


Virtual Services Librarian

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position, with benefits, working 28 hours/week from September 19, 2016 to October 13, 2017. This position involves daytime hours (plus some evenings and weekends).
Hourly Rate is: $37.47 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for the following duties and reports to the Manager, Adult Services.

  1. Leads the provision of virtual services for Adult Services department to ensure that SCLís virtual services meet the information and leisure needs of adults in Strathcona County
  2. In collaboration with the Web Development Committee, creates and maintains various webpages through which the library provides online information, tools, and services for patrons, staff and Board members. Designs, maintains and assigned sections of the website to ensure that users have access to current, relevant and dynamic resources and information.
  3. Manages SCLís e-resources and leads the e-book selection team; builds proactive and responsive E collections (databases, ebooks, , etc. ) so that adults will have a choice of reading, viewing and listening resources to support their learning, literacy and leisure needs.
  4. Provides support and troubleshooting for the libraryís digital resources and e collections for both staff and library patrons; provides online and print support materials for library patrons and staff.
  5. Provides excellent service and provides research, readerís advisory and technical assistance to the public in person, online and by phone so that patrons have answers to their questions on a wide array of topics, develop their information fluency skills, and have support for their learning, literacy and leisure needs.
  6. Promotes library programs and services so that members of the larger community and library patrons will be aware of the programs and services available to them from the library.
  7. Contributes to staff development: departmental and cross departmental.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Masters in Library & Information Studies
Two years of related library experience including leadership functions

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Professional knowledge of public library philosophies, principles, roles, values and procedures.
  • Team leadership skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with computers, including web design, mobile devices, and social media applications.
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and digital resources.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting virtual services, and proposing, implementing and evaluating new e-services.
  • Wide range of technical skills in the areas of web design, social media, image editing, econtent, databases, and related software. Experience with Drupal, Wordpress, HTML 4 or 5, CSS, Javascript and Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.
  • Experience with database/electronic vendor negotiations.
  • Able to assess community needs, analyze trends, create responsive service.
  • Analytical skills to evaluate services and make innovative recommendations.
  • Collection Management experience.
  • High level of research, readersí advisory and information fluency skills.
  • Marketing and promotion skills.
  • Able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS office.
  • Committed to life-long learning.

APPLICATION DETAILS

By 9:00 AM, Monday, August 29, 2016.
E-mail preferred.

Please Note: only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Angela Kublik, Manager Adult Services
Telephone: (780) 410-8647
Fax: (780) 467-6861
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
e-mail: akublik@sclibrary.ca


Digital Literacy Librarian (Adult Services)

EMPLOYMENT TERMS

This is a permanent position, with benefits, working 28 hours/week, beginning September 19, 2016. This position involves daytime hours (plus some evenings and weekends).
Hourly Rate is: $37.47-$46.83 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for the following duties and reports to the Manager, Adult Services.

  1. Leads the implementation of the Libraryís Digital Literacy Strategy for the Adult Services department as well as across the organization as required; develops new programs and services to meet the objectives identified in the Strategy.
  2. Leads the provision of information services for the public and training of the public so that patrons develop their information fluency skills and have answers to their questions on a wide array of topics.
  3. Develops and coordinates a sustainable and responsive computer, internet, and e-book training program for the public.
  4. Builds proactive and responsive e-media and print collections for adults in assigned areas so that patrons will have a choice of reading, viewing and listening resources.
  5. Provides excellent customer service and provides research, readerís advisory and technical assistance to the public in person, online and by phone so that patrons have answers to their questions on a wide array of topics, develop their information fluency skills, and have support for their learning, literacy and leisure needs.
  6. Promotes library programs and services so that members of the larger community and library patrons will be aware of the programs and services available to them from the library.
  7. Contributes to staff development: departmental and cross departmental.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Library & Information Studies
  • Two years of related library experience including leadership functions

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Professional knowledge of public library philosophies, principles, roles, values and procedures.
  • Team leadership skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with computers, including web design, mobile devices, and social media applications.
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and digital resources.
  • Expertise in troubleshooting virtual services, and proposing, implementing and evaluating new e-services.
  • Demonstrated technical skills in the areas of web design, social media, image editing, econtent, databases, and related software.
  • Able to assess community needs, analyze trends, create responsive service.
  • Ability to design and deliver programs and training sessions for staff and public.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles; able to develop, deliver and evaluate learning experiences for adults learners.
  • Analytical skills to evaluate services and make innovative recommendations.
  • Collection Management experience.
  • High level of research, readersí advisory and information fluency skills.
  • Marketing and promotion skills.
  • Able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS office.
  • Committed to life-long learning.

APPLICATION DETAILS

By 9:00 AM, Monday, August 29, 2016.
E-mail preferred.

Please Note: only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Angela Kublik, Manager Adult Services
Telephone: (780) 410-8647
Fax: (780) 467-6861
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
e-mail: akublik@sclibrary.ca
 


Closed Postings - last 6 months

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

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

Interlibrary Loan Specialist (Customer Service Department)
Position closed:  May 24, 2016

Manager, Youth Services (Youth Services)
Position closed: May 23, 2016

Summer Game Assistant (Bookmobile)
Position closed: May 2, 2016

Summer Reading Game Assistant (Youth Services)
Position closed: Apr 29, 2016

Library Services Specialist (Youth Services)
Position closed: Apr 26, 2016

Circulation Clerk (Customer Service)
Position Closed: Mar 28, 2016

Library Services Specialist (Youth Services)
Position Closed: Feb 22 2016

Seasonal Library Assistant (Adult Services)
Position Closed: Feb 22 2016

Seasonal Community Ambassador (Bookmobile)
Position Closed: Feb 22 2016

Seasonal Library Assistant (Bookmobile)
Position Closed: Feb 22 2016

Seasonal Library Assistant (Customer Service)
Position Closed: Feb 22 2016

Seasonal Library Assistant (Materials Management & IT)
Position Closed: Feb 22 2016

Seasonal Library Assistant (Youth Services)
Position Closed: Feb 22 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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