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Career Title: Manager, Public Services
NAICS Code: Other (81)
Job Term: Full-time
Modified Date: Nov 06, 2019
Recruiter: Julie Walker
Description: 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.

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

Qualifications: 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
Salary: .
Education: MLIS
Category: Librarian
Job Expiry Date: Dec 31, 2019
Company: Northern Lights Library System
City: Elk Point, Alberta
Postal code: T0A 1A0
Country: Canada