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Northern Lights Library System, headquarters in Elk Point, Alberta, is looking for a Public Services Consultant

Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is currently seeking innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual for the position of Consultant in the area of Public Services.

NLLS is located in Elk Point, Alberta and serves a population of 173,205 people through a network of 47 public libraries NLLS and our partners, The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) shares Polaris; a leading edge library software that brings numerous new possibilities to the way services are delivered to members.

Elk Point is only two hours from Edmonton in a beautiful rural setting and surrounded by several larger centers within half an hour’s drive. There may also be the opportunity to work from home depending on home location.

Reporting to the Manager of Public Services, the Consultant is responsible for assisting in the supervision of services to the member libraries. The most critical role is to help make each library be successful in serving its patrons.

Primary responsibilities are in the areas of consultation, training, collection development and communication. This person will also work closely with staff of the TRAC partners and other library systems.

The successful candidate will possess an MLIS/MLS from an ALA accredited program with a thorough understanding of automated library systems and network management. Experience in implementing new services in an ever changing environment of technology; excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to deliver excellent customer service. New MLIS graduates are welcome to apply. A valid/clean Alberta driver’s license is mandatory.

This position offers a comprehensive benefit package and a regular work week consisting of 35 hours along with a generous vacation allowance. The salary range for this position is $62,096 to $78,959 and will commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position will be open until filled; interested parties to email resume and cover letter to:

Julie Walker
Executive Director
Northern Lights Library System
Postal Bag 8, Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0
Email: jwalker@nlls.ab.ca
Phone: 780.724.2596 ext.2112
Fax 780.724.2597


We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Northern Lights Library System, headquartered in Elk Point, Alberta, is looking for Two Summer Positions


Date: April 2019

Position Title: I.T. Summer Student
Supervisor: Kelly McGrath
Term: May 6, 2019 – August 23, 2019

Do you enjoy working with computers? Are you tech savvy? If so then we want to hear from you. Northern Lights Library System is currently looking for a full-time Summer Student to assist the I.T. Department.

Your responsibilities may include but not be limited to:

  • Taking inventory
  • Installing operating systems and software
  • Creating/updating maintenance documents
  • Assisting on site visits
Position Title: Summer Student at Northern Lights Library System
Supervisor: Julie Walker
Term: May 6, 2019 – August 23, 2019


Are you an energetic and enthusiastic team player who is excited to learn new things? If so, then we want to hear from you! The Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is currently looking for a full-time Summer Student to assist with our day to day operations.

Your responsibilities may include but not be limited to:
  • Receptionist and Clerk duties
  • Delivery Driver for Interlibrary Loan service
  • IT duties
  • Pop-up library service on Reserve
  • Assisting with Summer Reading Program
  • Supporting where needed to cover staff holidays and increased summer workload
Both positions:


A class 5 Alberta Drivers License with a clean record is required

The work atmosphere at NLLS is fun, fast paced and dynamic. We value creativity, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor.

Closing date for this position is April 26, 2019. Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Julie Walker
Executive Director
Northern Lights Library System
Postal Bag 8, Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0
Email: jwalker@nlls.ab.ca

We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Northern Lights Library System, headquartered in Elk Point, Alberta, is looking for a Manager, Public Services

Reporting to the Director, the Manager of Public Services is responsible for the supervision of services to our 48 member libraries. The most critical role is to help make each member library successful in serving its customers.

As Manager of Public Services, you will be responsible for building a cohesive team of consultants through effective training, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Public Services Staff and system services. This will ensure that member libraries meet the goals of providing support for programs and recreation in their communities.

At headquarters, the Public Services Manager is part of the Management Team and is expected to take a leadership role in articulating the requirements of public services and integrating them into the overall mandate of the library system.

The Manager of Public Services also has supervisory responsibility for the branch Library Clerk.

The Manager of Public Services will be responsible for the reporting on the Indigenous Grant.

Elk Point is only two hours from Edmonton in a beautiful rural setting and surrounded by several larger centers within half an hour’s drive.

Requirements:

  • A complete ALA accredited MLIS is required
  • Minimum of five years supervisory/management skills
  • Flexibility, ability to work within tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with others
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Superior computer skills
  • Polaris ILS trained preferred
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of bibliographic services is beneficial
  • Understanding of the role of the public library in rural communities
  • A valid driver’s license is required as the position entails travel throughout the region

We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

Please forward resumes, including the name of three references to:

Ms. Julie Walker – Executive Director

Northern Lights Library System

5615 – 48 Street, Postal Bag 8

Elk Point, ABT0A 1A0

Email: jwalker@nlls.ab.ca

Northern Lights Library System, headquartered in Elk Point, Alberta, is looking for a Manager, Bibliographic Services


Reporting to the Director, the Manager of Bibliographic Services is accountable for overseeing all aspects of bibliographic service activities within NLLS and participates in appropriate province wide activities as the NLLS representative. This position is also responsible for acting as a consultant to member libraries, working in cooperation with other members of the management team and their respective departments.

The Manager of the Bibliographic Services Department is expected to take a leadership role in articulating the requirements of Bibliographic Services and integrating them into the overall mandate of the library system. The position has a large number of staff reporting to it, and will maintain important interaction with all Northern Lights staff and Library Members for the purpose of problem solving, troubleshooting, training and input.

Elk Point is only two hours from Edmonton in a beautiful rural setting and surrounded by several larger centers within half an hour’s drive.

Requirements:

  • A complete ALA accredited MLIS is required
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience/management skills
  • Cataloguing courses in RDA and MARC21 preferred
  • Polaris ILS is advantageous
  • Flexibility, ability to work within tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with others
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Superior computer skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of bibliographic services is beneficial
  • Understanding of the role of the public library in rural communities
  • A valid driver’s license is required as the position entails travel throughout the region

We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found

Please forward resumes, including the name of three references to:

Ms. Julie Walker – Executive Director

Northern Lights Library System

5615 – 48 Street, Postal Bag 8

Elk Point, ABT0A 1A0

Email: jwalker@nlls.ab.ca