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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

Manager (Youth Services)

This is a permanent, full-time, 35 hour/week position starting August 14, 2017 or a date to be determined in consultation with the successful applicant. This position involves working a variety of shifts including evenings and weekends. Annual salary range is $91,837 – $114,806 with benefits, paid on a bi-weekly basis. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Are you a proven team leader who is passionate about services for youth? Do you have a vision for the provision of services that support literacy, facilitate learning and create positive customer experiences? Do you enjoy working in a team-oriented environment where there is strong inter-departmental collaboration with excellent customer service as the goal? Then Strathcona County Library has an opportunity for you.


  • You will lead, manage and support all library services for youth across four diverse audiences: preschool, elementary, teen and supporting adults (parents, teachers and caregivers).
  • You will lead the development of customer-centred services, programs and collections for youth by drawing on the talents of a department of thirteen people who are passionate about providing great library services to youth.
  • You will be part of an eleven-member management team working collaboratively to move our library forward based on the visions set out in our strategic Plan of Service.


  • Leads, manages, and supports library services for youth (babies to 18 years) and their caregivers by assessing community needs and expectations, analyzing trends, and aligning plans with the Library’s strategic plan and with professional standards.
  • Develops plans that are supported by effective budgeting, staffing models, strategic planning, research, and evaluations.
  • Directs four Librarian Team Leaders to coordinate and evaluate programs, collections, services, and outreach for youth and caregivers.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and mentors a staff of thirteen.
  • Employs and coordinates a community development model to assess, plan and evaluate with community groups and agencies.
  • Develops the department budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Provides some direct public services.


  • Contributes to library-wide planning, development and evaluation of services as a member of the senior management team.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Library’s strategic plan and library policies.
  • Works with other departments, on a daily basis, on the delivery of services in a highly collaborative team environment.

MLIS; five years progressively responsible professional library experience including three years leadership and supervisory experience. Candidates with less than minimum experience may be considered at a lower classification level.


  • Professional knowledge of public library philosophies, principles, roles, values and procedures.
  • Specialized knowledge of theories and stages of youth development, and of theories and models related to learning, instructions, reading, curricula, and literature for youth.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills with collections, programming, and community-led services to youth in a public library.
  • Demonstrated team leadership, team building, management, supervision and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, problem solving, creative thinking and strategic planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking and to propose and implement original solutions to problems.
  • Understanding of and experience with skill building for youth in the areas of digital literacy and STEM learning.
  • Experience in developing, monitoring and evaluating budgets.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong change-management skills.
  • Comfortable working in a highly flexible environment.
  • Technical skills related to using ILS systems, online resources, MS Office, digital technology and office equipment.

By 9:00 am. June 19, 2017, or until the position is filled.
E-mail preferred at
Sharon Siga
Chief Executive Officer
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Telephone: (780) 410-8606
Fax: (780) 467-6861

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 - Temporary (Youth Services)
Position closed: Mar 2017

Summer Student Position (Youth Services)
Position closed: Feb 2017

Summer Student: 2 Positions (Adult Services)
Position closed: Feb 2017

Seasonal Library Assistant (MMIT)
Position closed: Feb 2017

Seasonal Library Assistant (Customer Service)
Position closed: Feb 2017

Seasonal Library Assistant (Bookmobile)
Position closed: Thu Feb 2

Seasonal Community Ambassador (Bookmobile)
Position closed: Feb 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

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Summer Reading Game Volunteers (Grades 7-12)

If you enjoy working with children, then we need you! Volunteer at the Children's Summer Reading Game and help kids finish this year's adventure.

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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 2017 award are now open. The nomination deadline is 4:00 PM, Monday March 6, 2017.

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