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Technology Services and Infrastructure Manager

TSI Manager Job Ad

ABOUT US

Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) serves 48 member public libraries in Northeast Alberta. Our services range from the provision of a sophisticated digital network to library material delivery and professional consulting. Our staff of 24 strive to provide professional library services to all our members and enhance the many communities we serve.

A position at Northern Lights Library System in Elk Point, Alberta, brings you the opportunity to positively impact 54 municipalities and 10 First Nations communities and Métis Settlements.

Meaningful work made better by the lack of a long commute; instead of being stuck in traffic, get to work within minutes. Time, the most valuable resource, is back in your control. Enjoy a more relaxed way of life and take advantage of your proximity to trails, lakes, wildlife, and outdoor hobbies. Choose between an acreage's quiet beauty or stay in a town where everything is just a short walk or a quick drive away. Enjoy community spirit and connectedness by participating in wholesome local community events. Find a hub of local economic activity and amenities - local businesses, banks, grocery store, library, school, hospital, and pharmacy. Within the region of Northern Lights Library System, you will discover that you are surrounded by the equally engaging towns of St. Paul, Bonnyville, and Vermilion that offer an expansive range of shopping choices, medical services, dining, social activities, and more. Seek novel experiences to pursue a life well lived away from the high cost of living and the city's hustle and bustle.

POSITION

The manager of Technology Services and Infrastructure is a member of our leadership team with responsibility for the delivery and development of our technology services and the infrastructure that supports it. They lead a team that currently includes a Microsoft Systems Administrator, Network Analyst, Desktop Support Technician, and a Web Development Specialist. Working together, this team ensures the smooth operation and delivery of internet services throughout the system over a fiber optic Supernet infrastructure. We support over 450 desktop computers, 49 public facing websites, and operate in a Microsoft Server environment.

This position represents NLLS on provincial technology committees and with The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC). TRAC is a consortium of 4 of the 7 regional public systems in Alberta. Together we share a single library services platform, Polaris, and share and deliver physical and electronic collections across more than 200 public libraries. The manager is integral to building strong relationships with these partners, other library systems, and third-party technology vendors. The position has budget responsibility and is expected to seek funding opportunities through granting agencies locally, provincially, and nationally.

CORE COMPENTENCIES

The successful candidate will:

  • possess superior social skills with an ability to translate and communicate complex technical concepts to stakeholders with varying degrees of technical expertise
  • have a thorough understanding of library services and the ethos of public libraries
  • be trained and interested in sound principles and practices of people management
  • have an aptitude for and interest in deploying technologies in a public library
  • have a vision and understanding of how technology connects with and enhances library services
  • have a robust understanding of privacy, copyright, and intellectual property laws
  • have superior written and verbal communication skills in the English

QUALIFICATION

  • Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS, MIS) from an ALA accredited institution
  • An undergraduate degree in computer science or another technical field is preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in a library setting, preferably with management responsibilities
  • Experience in the acquisition, deployment, and maintenance of complex technical solutions in a library setting

COMPENSATION

This position is a level 6 (manager) with a salary range of $77,700 to $95,514. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skill. We offer a competitive benefits package.

APPLY

Interested parties may direct inquiries, resume and cover letter, to James MacDonald, Executive Director, Northern Lights Library System: [email protected]

Northern Lights Library System is an equal opportunity employer, celebrates diversity, and strives to ensure our staff reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Web Development Specialist

Web Development Specialist Posting - PDF

ABOUT US

Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) serves 48 member public libraries in Northeast Alberta. Our services range from the provision of a sophisticated digital network to library material delivery and professional consulting. Our staff of 24 strive to provide professional library services to all our members and enhance the many communities we serve.

A position at Northern Lights Library System in Elk Point, Alberta, brings you the opportunity to positively impact 54 municipalities and 10 First Nations communities and Métis settlements. This position offers some opportunity to work from home, though preference will be given to local candidates. Either way, this is meaningful work made better by the lack of a long commute; instead of being stuck in traffic, get to work within minutes. Time, the most valuable resource, is back in your control. Enjoy a more relaxed way of life and take advantage of your proximity to trails, lakes, wildlife, and outdoor hobbies. Choose between an acreage's quiet beauty or stay in a town where everything is just a short walk or a quick drive away. Enjoy community spirit and connectedness by participating in wholesome local community events. Find a hub of local economic activity and amenities - local businesses, banks, grocery store, library, school, hospital, and pharmacy. Within the region of Northern Lights Library System, you will discover that you are surrounded by the equally engaging towns of St. Paul, Bonnyville, and Vermilion that offer an expansive range of shopping choices, medical services, dining, social activities, and more. Seek novel experiences to pursue a life well lived away from the high cost of living and the city's hustle and bustle.

POSITION

The Web Development Specialist reports to the Technology Services and Infrastructure (TSI) Manager, and is an integral part of our TSI team. This position is focused on the development of Northern Lights Library System’s web presence and ensures we are meeting the needs of our members in that space.

Northern Lights Library System hosts its own website, and websites for each of its member libraries (48). This position is critical to the maintenance, evaluation, enhancement, and development of these sites. Each of our member libraries are autonomous and are responsible for the upkeep and development of their websites. However, the Web Development Specialist works to educate member library staff on best practices in website design and maintenance; assists members with the development of their site and ensures a web presence for each member library that meets the needs of their community. The position employs sound user experience and usability design principles, and works to create an optimal online experience for our context. An enormous amount of our library resources are delivered electronically and our websites are the starting platform to access those resources. The Web Content Specialist plays an integral role in ensuring our member libraries can deliver exceptional library services.

CORE COMPENTENCIES

The successful candidate will:

  • have a thorough understanding of web design principles, user experience design, and principles of web usability
  • be proficient in HTML/XML and CSS
  • have excellent customer service skills
  • be passionate about web design and web technologies
  • be proficient in explaining complicated technical procedures to those less passionate
  • be a library user and have an acute interest in the success of public libraries
  • may have knowledge in other scripting and programming languages (i.e. PHP, Javascript)
  • understand and can apply principles of search engine optimization (SEO)
  • have above average verbal and written communication skills
  • experienced with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics
  • be an engaging trainer both one-on-one and in group settings

QUALIFICATION

  • A web development diploma or certificate from an accredited institution
  • A library technical diploma is an asset
  • 2+ years experience
  • Demonstrated portfolio of web design and development

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time position with a salary range of $47,728 to $58,670. Salary will be commensurate with experience, skill, and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package.

APPLY

Interested parties may direct inquiries, resume and cover letter, to James MacDonald, Executive Director, Northern Lights Library System: [email protected].

Northern Lights Library System is an equal opportunity employer, celebrates diversity, and strives to ensure our staff reflect the diverse communities we serve.

Summer Student 2021

Summer Student Job Ad 2021

Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) is currently seeking innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual for the summer student position of Administrative Clerk.

Reporting to the Manager of Operations & Finance, the Administrative Clerk is required to be between the ages of 15-30 and will be accountable for assisting in the administration duties within the multiple departments of Northern Lights Library System to assist with the increased summer workload and offer experience to a summer student looking to enter the Library or Education fields.

General Responsibilities may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Various Administration and Reception duties
    • Answer phone, emails and general inquires.
    • Process mail and deliveries as needed.
    • Filing and organization of system paperwork.
  • Assist alongside the Library Operation Specialist and learn the aspects of Processing and ILL Clerk duties.
    • Ensuring that materials ordered on behalf of member libraries and contracted libraries leave headquarters in acceptable condition.
    • Ensure received materials are properly identified, labelled and laminated as necessary.
    • Shelve items for shipping, packages outgoing material, creates and files packing slips.   
    • Responsible for the receiving, sorting, and directing of all intra and interlibrary loans between member libraries and other libraries by preparing the van run, government courier and mail.
    • Verify that the ordered items match the items shipped and deals with any discrepancies. 

KNOWLEDGE, ATTRIBUTES & SKILLS

  • High School Diploma or Post Secondary Enrollment
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s license with a minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Physically able to lift moderately heavy boxes (50lbs)
  • Good verbal communication and public relations skills
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced atmosphere.

This is an 8-week full time position with a regular work week consisting of 35 hours.

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

Terri Hampson, Operations & Finance Manager
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.