Job Posting: Children’s Services Coordinator 

We’re in search of a superhero, and when we say superhero, we mean it! MPL is on the lookout for an outgoing, dynamic, energetic and creative person to take the lead role in our Children’s Department as the Children’s Services Coordinator. The person who steps into this role should be able to create a variety of programming for children from babies to tweens, making them all feel welcome & excited to be a part of the Library – all while having a great time!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assessing, with the Community Programs Supervisor, the Head of Adult & Teen Services and the Library Assistant I (the “programming team), the programming needs of the community and library.
  • Prepares program plans for and implements a regular series of programming which may include, but is not limited to, story time, craft programs, baby programming, reading clubs, Family Literacy Day, seasonal events etc.
  • Develops, maintains and weeds the children’s collection including reference materials, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, music, etc.
  • Promotes the use of library by children.
  • Provides statistics and reports as required.
  • Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful.
  • Assists with the planning, research and implementation of new initiatives as required.
  • Responsible for the supervision and task assignments of the Library Assistant I (Programming)
  • Represents the Library on cross functional committees and at workshops as required.
  • Performs other duties as required to support library operations including assisting on the information desk and circulation desk as needed.

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • Grade 12 high school diploma. Early Childhood Education, Library Technician Diploma, an MLIS or other related education would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in public libraries or in a similar environment providing programming to children.
  • A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community.
  • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to project a positive, helpful image to the public.
  • A commitment to professional development that will model lifelong learning to the community and your co-workers.
  • Thorough knowledge of procedures and skills applicable to collection development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associated, community groups, external agencies and the general public.
  • Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite, social media. Experience with WordPress and other technologies would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • Effective and creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.

Offers of employment will be conditional on the successful candidate providing at their own expense, a satisfactory criminal reference check, with vulnerable sector clearance, prior to commencing employment.

Pay Band:
Comprehensive pay & benefits package, commensurate with education & experience.

Note: This positions consists of varied shifts – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total Hours per Week: 35 hours (Full time, Permanent) evening & weekend work will be required.

Posting Date: February 15th, 2019

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin March 1st, 2019, posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply before 5:00pm on the closing date, by submitting your resume via email, or by dropping your resume off at the library to:

Crystal Bergstrome

CEO & Chief Librarian

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

* Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted* NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

 Job Posting: Summer Community Support Programmer

MPL is growing for the summer! We’re expanding our services and collections and are looking for someone who is versatile, creative and friendly who wants to make a difference in their community. A dedication to compassionate community service and a strong commitment to helping others is a must.  We’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping those in our community, and is excited about reaching out to populations at risk.

Position Summary

A Community Support Programmer is someone who is able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.   This includes creating programming for all ages, including reaching out to various community groups, shelters and populations at risk. In addition, assisting other staff as needed and other tasks related to providing library services to the community. Evening and weekend work is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and lead educational workshops for community members involved in high-risk situations and behaviours
  • Engage street-involved or at-risk library patrons in discussing and learning about information and communications technologies, building their confidence and independence
  • Liaise with local service providers and community workers, including outreach workers, shelters, and food banks, promoting the library as a safe and supportive learning center.
  • Capture programming successes and opportunities with multimedia and written reports
  • Assist with other library duties as required, including circulation and providing service on the information desks.

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years (Canada Summer Jobs funding requirement)
  • Minimum of Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12.
  • Education or experience related to social services or social work would be preferred, and considered an asset to this role.
  • Familiarity with computer software and the Internet.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to project a positive, helpful image to the public.
  • Ability to cooperate with other staff to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library service.
  • Effective and creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • A commitment to professional development that will model lifelong learning to the community and your co-workers.
  • Physical requirements: This position will include periods of frequent standing, bending, walking (inside and out in the community), lifting and moving library book carts of materials.

Pay Band:
$20.00 per hour

Note:

This positions consists of varied shifts – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total Hours per Week: 30                              Timeline:  May/June through August, 2019.

Posting Date: February 13th, 2019              Closing Date: March 8th, 2019.

Please apply before 5:00pm on the closing date, by submitting your resume via email, or by dropping your resume off at the library to:

Crystal Bergstrome

CEO & Chief Librarian

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

* Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted* NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

 Job Posting: Summer Programming Assistant (2 positions)

MPL is growing for the summer!  We’re expanding our services and collections and are looking for someone who is versatile, creative and friendly who wants to make a difference in their community. A dedication to customer service and a strong commitment to helping others is a must.  We’re looking for someone who wants to help us in our mission and who is comfortable creating programming for all ages, with a large focus on programming for children and youth.

Position Summary

A Programming Assistant is someone who is able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.   This includes creating programming for all ages, including the Summer Reading Club.   In addition, assisting other staff as needed and other tasks related to providing library services to the community, including circulation and information desk services. Evening and weekend work is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and lead daily activities that encourage children’s active learning throughout their summer vacations, as part of the library’s Summer Reading Club
  • Engage seniors in discussing and learning about technologies, sparking interest in new ideas and possibilities
  • Liaise with participants’ families/caregivers, promoting the library as the community’s central learning hub
  • Capture programming successes in pictures, videos, and written updates
  • Provide services on the information & circulation desks as needed to support library services

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 30 years (Canada Summer Jobs funding requirement)
  • Minimum of Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12.
  • Education or experience related to providing programming for children, early childhood education, child/youth studies, or Recreation & leisure studies would be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with computer software and the Internet.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to project a positive, helpful image to the public.
  • Ability to cooperate with other staff to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library service.
  • Effective and creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • A commitment to professional development that will model lifelong learning to the community and your co-workers.
  • Physical requirements: This position will include periods of frequent standing, bending, walking (inside and out in the community), lifting and moving library book carts of materials.

Pay Band:
$17.00 per hour

Note:

This positions consists of varied shifts – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total Hours per Week: 1 position: 30 hrs/week      1 position: 35 hrs/week                 Timeline:  May/June through August, 2019.

Posting Date: February 13th, 2019              Closing Date: March 8th, 2019.

Please apply before 5:00pm on the closing date, by submitting your resume via email, or by dropping your resume off at the library to:

Crystal Bergstrome

CEO & Chief Librarian

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

* Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted* NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

 

 

 Job Posting: On-Call Circulation Clerk

MPL is growing! We’re expanding our services and collections and are looking for someone who is versatile, creative and friendly who wants to make a difference in their community. A dedication to customer service and a strong commitment to helping others is a must.  We’re looking for someone who wants to help us in our mission and who sees themselves growing a career at the library.

Position Summary

An MPL Circulation Clerk is a customer service master who is able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.   This includes circulation of library materials, providing general reader advisory and information services, registering and updating of membership records, registration for library programs, the collection of overdue fines and other related library fees, and maintaining the physical appearance, safety and security of the library, assisting other staff as needed and other tasks related to providing library services to the community. Evening and weekend work is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily handling of regular Library materials including, but not limited to: checking in and out, sorting and re-shelving, processing holds, emptying the book drop, answering telephone calls, acquainting borrowers with library procedures and sorting items on book carts.
  • Identifies and withdraws materials in need of repair. Handles other circulation counter functions such as using the photocopier & fax machine, and selling transit tickets.
  • Provides informal instruction and assistance to build skills of library users, including the use of self-check equipment, library catalogues and hand held devices.
  • Assists patrons with discovery of library materials, library equipment and library resources including providing reader’s advisory.
  • Assists on the information desk as needed, which may include, but is not limited to: assisting patrons with computer related services, library computer systems and databases, personal digital devices, and other online resources.
  • Assisting with programming as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required to support library operations.

 

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community
  • Minimum of Ontario Secondary School Diploma Grade 12. Library related education or experience would be considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 18-24 months related experience in serving the public
  • Ability to utilize an automated library system and familiarity with computer software and the Internet.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to project a positive, helpful image to the public.
  • Ability to cooperate with other staff to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library service.
  • Effective and creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • A commitment to professional development that will model lifelong learning to the community and your co-workers.
  • Physical requirements: This position will include periods of frequent standing, bending, lifting and moving library book carts of materials.

Pay Band:
$17.04 – $21.30 per hour*

Note:

This positions consists of varied shifts – the successful candidate will be required to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total Hours per Week: On-call casual

Posting Date: November 30th, 2018                 Closing Date: Open until position(s) are filled

 

Please apply before 5:00pm on the closing date, by submitting your resume via email, or by dropping your resume off at the library to:

 

Amy Clennett

Senior Circulation Clerk

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

* Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted*