To inspire and enrich for life
Librarian, Children’s Services
Kitchener Public Library is seeking applications for the position of Librarian, Children’s Services. In taking on this rewarding opportunity, you will take a vital role in the development, planning and delivery of services and programs, including outreach programming and events, for children and families. You will have a solid understanding of early literacy and children’s literature, be capable of supporting and developing partnership opportunities and representing the library within the community. You will provide an advanced level of reference, readers’ advisory and technology support services and services related to the circulation of materials. As a professional librarian at Kitchener Public Library, you will exercise your supervisory skills to support the department and act as the scheduled Person-in-Charge to ensure the smooth operation of the Library system.
We invite you to apply if you are comfortable working independently, are able to demonstrate initiative in the development of new projects and are interested in being a member of the Kitchener Public Library’s Children’s & Teen Services team. Our ideal candidate will also possess demonstrated experience working with children; interpersonal and communication skills including group presentation skills; teamwork, organizational and problem solving abilities; experience in creating and maintaining partnerships with community agencies and organizations; and have the ability to create innovative library programs for children. An MLS, MIS, or MLIS is also a requirement of this position.
Kitchener Public Library welcomes our community to engaging spaces where people connect, ideas flourish, and lives are transformed. Our goals are to work together, foster belonging, ignite community conversation and provide bold leadership. We are the largest and busiest public library system within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Canada’s most dynamic high-tech hub. We serve our community with five locations, including our spectacular Central Library.
For more information about responsibilities and qualifications, go to www.kpl.org/jobs.
Posting open until filled. Review of applications begins Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and résumé to
Manager, Human Resources
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener ON N2H 2H1
Please quote Librarian, Children’s Services in the subject line.
Salary range $57,866 – $67,109
Kitchener Public Library is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where our behaviours and actions reflect our values of trust, mutual respect and dignity for all individuals.
Accommodations are available upon request for applicants with a disability. Please contact Human Resources Staff by phone 519-743-0271 ext. 239 or TTY 1-877-614-4832, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A police information check may be required as a condition of employment depending on the nature of the position. We will retain your application for a period of six months. Personal information on your résumé is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990 and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. For questions, please contact the Human Resources Department.