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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 Page Application Form (pdf) (also available at the Library) and return it to the Check Out Desk.

Current Postings

Library Services Specialist, Youth Services Department

This is a permanent, full-time, 35 hour/week position starting October 10, 2017, or a date to be determined in consultation with the successful applicant. This position involves working a variety of shifts including weekdays, evenings and weekends. Pay range is $30.26 - $37.83 per hour with benefits, paid on a bi-weekly basis. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager but receives day-to-day direction from the Early Literacy Librarian.

Library Services Specialists in Youth Services provide programs and services to a wide range of ages including: preschool and elementary children, teens and supporting adults. The current emphasis for this position will be on programs, services, and collections for preschool children and families. Within established guidelines and under the direction of the Youth Services Manager, this position:

  • Develops and implements a variety of creative and engaging programs for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their caregivers. Additional programming assignments may include but are not limited to: community outreach, group tours, summer reading games, Grade One Reading Kits, library contests, and special events.
  • Builds proactive and responsive library print or media collections so that patrons will have a choice of reading, viewing, and listening resources to support their learning, literacy and leisure needs.
  • Creates publicity and publications by researching, developing and maintaining booklists, brochures, and other Library resources. Writes promotional content for programs and services suitable for print, electronic, or online publicity.
  • Provides research, readers’ advisory, and technical assistance to customers of all ages in person, online, and by phone.


  • Library Technician Diploma or degree in a related field.
  • Two years’ library experience with demonstrated skills in preschool programming, reference services, and collection development.


  • Programming skills to design, execute, and evaluate age appropriate early literacy activities for children and caregivers.
  • Knowledge of early literacy practices and developmental stages of youth.
  • Knowledge of youth literature and resources.
  • Collection management skills.
  • Research, readers’ advisory, technical assistance, and information fluency skills.
  • Technical skills related to using ILS systems, online resources, MS Office, e-technology, and office equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Please apply by submitting:

  • a cover letter and résumé
  • a sample storytime program

Deadline: 9:00 am Monday, September 18, 2017 or until the position is filled.
Email preferred at
Please note: only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
A criminal record check will be required for the successful candidate.

Kerry Vandenhengel
Youth Services Manager
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Telephone: (780) 410-8638
Fax: (780) 467-6861

Muriel Abdurahman Volunteer Award

Volunteer award glass artThe Muriel Abdurahman Volunteer Award is presented each 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.

Next nomination will happen in March 2018.

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401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada T8A 5P7

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