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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
research, readers’ advisory, and technical assistance to
customers of all ages in person, online, and by phone.
Technician Diploma or degree in a related field.
- Two years’
library experience with demonstrated skills in preschool
programming, reference services, and collection
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
skills to design, execute, and evaluate age appropriate
early literacy activities for children and caregivers.
early literacy practices and developmental stages of
youth literature and resources.
readers’ advisory, technical assistance, and information
related to using ILS systems, online resources, MS
Office, e-technology, and office equipment.
Ability to work
effectively in a team environment.
Please apply by submitting:
a cover letter
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
A criminal record check will be required for the successful
Youth Services Manager
Strathcona County Library
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Telephone: (780) 410-8638
Fax: (780) 467-6861