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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

Position: This is a full time permanent position, with benefits, working 35 hours per week. The position involves working a variety of shifts, including weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Start Date: Feb. 13, 2017 or agreed upon date

Hourly Rate: The pay range is : $30.26 – 37.83 per hour paid on a bi-weekly basis.

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 children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will be an emphasis for this position at this time. This position reports to the Manager, Youth Services Department and also works closely with the Student Services Librarian who is team leader of the Elementary programming team.

  • Develops and delivers engaging, age-appropriate programs for elementary students. Works closely with Student Services Librarian to deliver programs in the library and in the community. Programs may include special interest programs, summer and spring reading programs, reading incentive contests, programs for homeschool families, online access and activities, instructional tours, programs in schools and in the community.
  • Provides research, reader’s advisory and e-service assistance to the public in person and indirectly (via the web, social media, by phone).
  • Builds proactive and responsive library print, media or digital collections for assigned collections.
  • Contributes to the Library website by creating, selecting and inputting content, supporting social media components, evaluating currency, authority and accuracy of online resources.
  • Develops booklists, writes promotional content for programs and services and displays.


  • Diploma or degree in a related field.
  • Two years library experience.


  • Research, readers’ 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 resources and literature for elementary students is an asset.
  • Experience and skills to design, execute and evaluate age appropriate literacy programs for youth and caregivers; emphasis on programming for elementary aged students is an asset.
  • Knowledge of literacy theories, developmental stages of youth, learning styles and instructional techniques for youth
  • Collection management skills
  • Technical skills related to using ILS systems, online resources, MS Office, e-technology, office equipment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Deadline: 9:00 a.m. Mon. Jan. 23, 2017.
Email preferred.
Please submit:

  • Cover letter and resume


Nurul Amin
Manager, Youth Services
Telephone: (780)410-8634
Strathcona County Library

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 - Permanent)
Position closed: Fri Dec 2

Customer Service Specialist (Customer Service Department)
Position closed: Tue Dec 06

Library Services Specialist (Youth Services - Temporary)
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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