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Summer Student Position (Youth Services)
Summer Student: 2 Positions (Adult Services)
Seasonal Library Assistant (MMIT)
Seasonal Library Assistant (Customer Service)
Seasonal Library Assistant (Bookmobile)
Seasonal Community Ambassador (Bookmobile)
 

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About Us

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


Summer Student Position
Youth Services


EMPLOYMENT TERMS
This is a temporary, full-time, 35 hours/week position starting May 8, 2017 and ending August 25, 2017. It involves day, evening and weekend shifts.

Start Date: May 8, 2017

Hourly Rate: $27.38 per hour paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for the following duties and reports to the Assistant Manager in Youth Services.
  • Provide reference and readerís advisory service for patrons of all ages by assisting patrons in their searches for information, using both print and electronic sources, instructing patrons in the use of specialized electronic and print resources, helping patrons choose materials, distributing Grade One Reading Kits, and registering children for summer programs
  • Ability to instruct customers in the use of e-content and personal devices
  • Assist with the panning and delivering of summer programs for children
  • Assist in weeding and re-ordering materials to provide a current and attractive collection
  • Assist with processing and relabelling of collections
  • Assist with the Libraryís annual book sale.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of the first year of a post-secondary degree or diploma program in Library and Information Science or Library Technology is necessary.
  • Completion of a reference course is required.
  • Completion of a childrenís literature course and experience working with children are assets.
  • Experience working with the public, preferably in a busy library setting is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of literacy theories, developmental stages of youth, learning styles and instructional techniques for youth
  • Presentation skills
  • 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

APPLICATION DETAILS
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. February 23, 2017
By email to:
Michele Feser
mfeser@sclibrary.ca


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


Summer Student: 2 Positions
Adult Services

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
These are temporary, full-time, 35 hour/week positions starting May 8, 2017 and ending August 25, 2017. They involve daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Hourly rate is $27.38 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for the following duties and reports to the Assistant Manager in the Adult Services Department.

  • Answer reference, research and readersí advisory questions from patrons of all ages.
  • Assist and instruct patrons in the use of Library computers, equipment, e-content, personal devices and software.
  • Provide patron instruction in library databases, online research and e-technologies through one-on-one, and group instruction.
  • Assist with the management and merchandising of adult collections.
  • Provide programming support for Adult programming, including the Adult Summer Reading Game, both in-house and in the community.
  • Assist with preparing materials for, and working at the annual book sale.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of the first year of a post -secondary degree or diploma program in Library and Information Science, or Library and Information Technology is necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Completion of a Reference course is required.
  • Completion of a Collection Management course is desirable.
  • Experience working in a public library is an asset.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. February 23, 2017
By email to:
Anna-Marie Klassen, Assistant Manager, Adult Services
aklassen@sclibrary.ca

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to students returning to their educational institutions in the fall of 2017.


Seasonal Library Assistant
MMIT

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
This is a temporary 35 hours/week position for 16 weeks starting May 8, 2017. This position involves daytime hours from Monday to Friday.
Hourly Rate is: $27.38 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is responsible for the following duties and reports to the Assistant Manager, Materials Management & IT.

  • Catalogue library material
  • Update and maintain authority records on the libraryís integrated library system (Horizon)
  • Re-catalogue and re-label specific collections. Update RFID tags as required
  • Assist with unpacking shipments, processing, and receiving library materials as required
  • Assist with the annual library book sale and other summer projects as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of one year of a library-related post-secondary program is required. Computer and word processing skills are required.

To meet eligibility requirements for summer employment grants, preference may be given to applicants that were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Experience working in a library setting is desirable.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Deadline: 9:00 a.m. February 23, 2017
By email to:
Barrie Deatcher, Assistant Manager, MMIT
bdeatcher@sclibrary.ca

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Seasonal Library Assistant
Customer Service

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
This is a temporary full-time (35hr/wk) position working under the supervision of the Assistant Manager of Customer Service for a period of 16 weeks beginning May 8, 2017 to late August 2017. This position involves day, evening and weekend shifts.

Hourly rate is $ 27.38 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as inventory lead (May and June).
  • Will oversee the daily inventory process.
  • Acts as a resource for 3 Pages selected for the inventory process.
  • Works with and updates both the Assistant Manager and Manager on inventory progress.
  • 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
  • Assists with the annual book sale

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of one year of related post-secondary program
To meet eligibility requirements for summer employment grants, preference will be given to applicants that were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year; intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working in a library setting is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with both the public and staff
  • Ability to instruct patrons in the use of e-resources is desirable
  • Customer service skills and experience
  • Ability to lead a small team

APPLICATION DETAILS
Deadline: 9 a.m. on February 23, 2017
email preferred to:
Lee Moore
Assistant Manager, Customer Service
lmoore@sclibrary.ca
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7

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


Seasonal Library Assistant
Bookmobile

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
This is a temporary, full-time (16 weeks, 35 hrs/week) position under the direction of the Manager of Bookmobile Services. The position starts May 8, 2017 and ends August 25, 2017. This position involves varied shifts (days, evenings and weekends). Hourly rate is $27.38 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Bookmobile staff with planning and delivery of summer programs
  • Assist in promotion of summer programs
  • Provide readerís advisory, reference and circulation services to Bookmobile patrons
  • Instruct customers in the use of e-content and personal devices
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Bookmobile collections
  • Assist with other library tasks such as special events as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of one year of a related post-secondary program
  • Ability to instruct customers in the use of e-content and personal devices is required.
  • Good communication skills and outgoing personality are required.
  • Good computer and word processing skills are required.
  • Graphic skills are desirable.
  • Experience working in a library setting is desirable.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. February 23, 2017
Attn: Diana Balbar, Manager, Bookmobile Services
Email: dbalbar@sclibrary.ca
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-410-8616
Fax: 780-467-6861

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
To meet eligibility requirements for summer employment grants, preference will be given to applicants that intend to return to post-secondary education on a full-time basis during the next academic year.

Seasonal Community Ambassador
Bookmobile

EMPLOYMENT TERMS
This is a temporary, full-time (16 weeks, 35 hrs/week) position under the direction of the Manager of Bookmobile Services. The position starts May 8, 2017 and ends August 25, 2017. This position involves varied shifts (days, evenings and weekends). Hourly rate is $27.38 paid on a bi-weekly basis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend meetings and maintain communications with community groups and organizers to plan events and programs.
  • Assist communities and Bookmobile with photos and videos to promote community awareness.
  • Maintain FOIP files
  • Assist with planning and delivery of summer programs
  • Assist in promotion of summer programs
  • Provide readerís advisory, reference and circulation services to Bookmobile patrons
  • Instruct customers in the use of e-content and personal devices
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Bookmobile collections
  • Assist with other library tasks, such as special events as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of one year of a related post-secondary program
  • Good communication skills and outgoing personality are required.
  • Good computer and word processing skills are required.
  • Valid Class 5 driverís licence and vehicle required.
  • Experience in a leadership role is desirable.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. February 23, 2017
Attn: Diana Balbar, Manager, Bookmobile Services
Email: dbalbar@sclibrary.ca
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-410-8616
Fax: 780-467-6861

Please note: Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Closed Postings - last 6 months

Library Services Specialist (Youth Services - Permanent)
Position closed: Mon Jan 2
3

Library Services Specialist (Youth Services - Permanent)
Position closed: Fri Dec 2
3

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


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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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