Job Opportunity

Executive Director

The Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) Executive Committee is currently recruiting an Executive Director.

ABOUT US

Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is in Elk Point, Alberta, and serves, along with a population of 174,483 people within 54 Municipalities, 7 First Nations, and 4 Metis Settlements through a network of 47 public libraries (including school-housed libraries). NLLS and our partners, The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) share Polaris; a leading-edge library software that brings numerous new possibilities to the way services are delivered to members. Elk Point is two hours from Edmonton in a beautiful rural setting and surrounded by several larger centers within half an hour’s drive. Further information is available at www.nlls.ab.ca

POSITION

Currently seeking a dynamic leader to continue to transform the Library’s facilities and culture and to champion the evolving and increasingly important role of the library in the region. The Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Committee of the NLLS Board. Responsible for 19 staff, all library services along with strong oversight and development of an annual budget of approx. $3,000,000.

CORE COMPETENCIES

· Be able to provide library services to rural and urban areas

· All internal function of NLLS

· Leadership

· Human Resources

· System Operations

· Advocacy on various levels including Provincial and Federal Government bodies

· Team building environment, safe/respectful workspace, building relationships

· Public image of the organization/Diplomacy/Integrity/Accountability

· Excellent customer service skills

· Collaboration/Effective Communication/Presentation

· Knowledge base for current trends, library-related issues and events, emerging technologies, and the willingness to remain current and relevant

· SWOT / Strategic Planning

· Role Model in Time Management /Preparedness/Mentoring

· Knowledge of the Libraries Act and Libraries Regulations

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess strong managerial and business acumen. Bachelor of Business Administration or Commerce Degree is ideal. An MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited program and progressive library management experience is beneficial.

COMPENSATION

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary is negotiable and will correspond with experience and qualifications. Northern Lights Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

APPLY

This position will close Oct 16, 2020, interested parties to email resume and cover letter to Vicky Lefebvre

NLLS Board Chair via email: [email protected] We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Consultant, Public Services

Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is currently seeking an 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 174,461 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 the 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 benefits package and a regular workweek 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: Terri Hampson

Interim Acting Director Northern Lights Library System Postal Bag 8, Elk Point, AB T0A 1A0 Email: [email protected] Phone: 780.724.2596 ext.2110 We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.