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Assistant Librarian – Programming & Outreach Services

Closes on Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Western Manitoba Regional Library
Brandon, MB
Full Time

WESTERN MANITOBA REGIONAL LIBRARY

 JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:                          ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN–PROGRAMMING AND OUTREACH SERVICES

JOB CODE:                          Full-Time

WORK LOCATION:          Brandon Branch

REPORTS TO:                     Director of Library Services

SUPERVISES:                         Brandon Branch Support Staff and Volunteers

DATE OF LAST UPDATE:     May 21, 2019

JOB SUMMARY: 

Under the general direction and supervision of the Director, the Assistant Librarian will:

  • Oversee programming, outreach, and marketing initiatives at WMRL, with a focus on Brandon
  • Perform managerial duties related to personnel, library operations, collections and IT
  • Oversee all functions of the Children’s Department at the Brandon Branch
  • Direct/administer the WMRL system in the absence of the Director

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

PROGRAMMING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • Promote the Library through marketing strategies and promotional activities
  • Liaise with community groups to build effective partnerships, identify collaborative opportunities, and create more diverse programs
  • Initiate, coordinate, and deliver programs and outreach activities for all demographics
  • Evaluate programming and outreach initiatives; use results to improve future initiatives
  • Coordinate the maintenance of the Library’s electronic presence, including social media and the WMRL website

ADMINISTRATION

  • Assist in planning, implementing and evaluating library services
  • Assist in developing and administering operational policies and procedures
  • Assist the Director with human resource functions including analysis of positions, hiring, evaluation of staff, and staff scheduling, all in accordance with the Collective Agreement
  • Supervise direct reports; recruit and supervise library volunteers
  • Provide budgeting input; research, write, and apply for grants on behalf of the Library

LEADERSHIP

  • Actively participate in Staff meetings and Branch Supervisor meetings
  • Attend Regional Board meetings and provide information to the Board as requested by the Director; participate in Board committees as required
  • Represent Management interests in scheduled Labour/Management Committee and Workplace Health and Safety meetings and Contract Negotiations
  • Serve as the Library’s Privacy Officer

TECHNICAL SERVICES

  • Assist in managing the Library’s physical and digital collections: selecting materials, weeding, and making budgetary decisions
  • Perform basic troubleshooting on computers and other equipment
  • Work collaboratively to evaluate and implement the Library’s ever-evolving technology needs

 

PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Provide daily circulation services as required
  • Assist library users with general technology questions
  • Manage daily problem-solving and conflict resolution

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Remain up-to-date on public library trends and practices
  • Cultivate and maintain professional networks
  • Participate in library conferences and other professional development opportunities
  • Assist with informal/formal training opportunities for staff

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited university
  • Recent experience initiating, developing, and facilitating successful public programs
  • Minimum of three years library experience in a management role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency with computer hardware and software including library specific software, internet and digital communications
  • Ability to take initiative and to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible, personable, and outgoing approach

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 5 hours per week; 7.5 hours per day; 1 Saturday/month on a rotating basis
  • As per “Board Meeting Policy,” attendance at Regional Board meetings is a job requirement of all administrative positions. The Assistant Librarian may not be required to attend all Board meetings

REQUIREMENTS

  • Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle

DIRECT REPORTS:

  • Library Assistant III – Circulation Services (Brandon Branch)
  • Library Assistant II’s – Brandon Branch
  • Student Assistants – Brandon Branch
  • Library volunteers

Application deadline: Tuesday, June 11

Application process: Send a cover letter and resume via email to Danielle Hubbard, Director of Library Services, at Danielle@WMRL.ca

Salary range: $50,000 to $55,000, or commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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