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Status: Interviewing

Reporting directly to the Community Engagement Coordinator, the Children’s Services Coordinator is: a fun, forward thinking and creative person; able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment; responsible for using MPL’s strategic goals to develop, plan, conduct and evaluate creative, cultural, dynamic, innovative and literacy-building services, collections, and programs for children and youth.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assesses, with the Community Engagement Coordinator, the Adult & Teen Services Coordinator, the MakerPlace coordinator, and other programming staff (the “programming team”), the programming needs of the community and library.
  • Develops, promotes, implements and evaluates children’s programs, including: early literacy programs, summer reading, STEAM programs, Family Literacy Day, Battle of the Books, seasonal events, PA day programming, and other programs as required.
  • Ability to offer programs in a virtual environment, including live programs and pre-recorded and edited video programs.
  • Assisted by the Technical Services Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordinator, develops, maintains and weeds the children’s collection including reference materials, fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, etc.
  • Prepares draft budgets as required, and monitors spending for children’s collections.
  • Responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services & reference queries.
  • Conducts outreach services to the community, involving travel to schools, day-cares, community events, etc. and delivers presentations relating to library services at various external community organizations, businesses, etc.
  • Promotes the use of library by children & families.
  • Creates a welcoming environment in the children’s department, including decorating the department seasonally.
  • Responsible for the supervision and task assignments of the Library Assistant (Programming) and summer students responsible for children’s programming.
  • With the community engagement coordinator, seeks out, prepares & submits (with CEO approval) grant applications applicable to the Library and its services & goals for children.
  • Participates in the selection and hiring of staff, determines, develops, recommends and following approval, coordinates and/or conducts staff training and development, as deemed appropriate by the CEO.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to partner with community based businesses and organizations to deliver new library-related programs.
  • Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful.
  • Raises awareness of MPL’s mission, vision and services throughout the community.
  • Assists with the planning, research and implementation of new initiatives as required.
  • Demonstrates a good working knowledge of the full range of programs and services offered by the library.
  • Provides statistics and reports as required.
  • Provides support to patrons with the use of library technologies, e-readers, tablets, etc.
  • Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful.
  • 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?

  • Library Technician Diploma, or Early Childhood Education qualification and/or programming for children. An MLIS would be considered an asset.
  • A commitment to professional development.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and adaptable to change.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially with children and families.
  • Experience with reference interview and reader advisory techniques.
  • Ability to use a wide variety of library related technology, including public access catalogues, databases, the Internet, e-Readers, etc.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in public libraries or in a similar environment providing programming to children and youth.
  • Thorough knowledge of procedures and skills applicable to collection development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, external agencies and the general public.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • The ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with others to achieve common goals. This includes staff members, external organizations and patrons of all ages, especially children and families.
  • An aptitude for collective problem solving.
  • A commitment to knowing what is happening in the community, and a willingness to get involved as a library representative.
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense.
  • Valid First Aid certification
  • Glass G driver’s license in good standing with a reliable vehicle to use on library business.

Hours: FT – 35 hours per week

Compensation: $27.34 – $34.17 hourly + full benefits package

Supervisor: Community Engagement Coordinator

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

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of resumes will begin on March 8th, 2021

Start Date: ASAP

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter via the drop box at the library or email to:

Crystal Bergstrome

CEO & Chief Librarian

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

The Library thanks all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted – no phone calls pleaseDue to the pandemic, initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment.  Please contact the library for availability of accommodations for applicants with a

Status: Accepting resumes

Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing support in all areas in relation to programs and services, as well as staffing the circulation and information desks. Evening and weekend work is required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assessing, with the Programming Team the programming needs of the community and library, with a focus on children’s and youth programming.
  • Working with the Programming Team to recommend an appropriate mix of programming, including targets, priorities, publicity, cost and assistance to implement such programs.
  • Planning, preparing and conducting regular programs.
  • Providing support to the Programming Team in the planning, preparation and conducting of their programs.
  • Planning, preparing and maintaining library displays, including bulletin boards and book displays.
  • Supporting the Programming Team in maintenance of their collections.
  • Working with the Programming Team in the purchase of program materials as set out by the budget.
  • Responsible for supporting the Programming Team in the reporting of program successes and making recommendations for improvement in the future.
  • Support the creation of marketing materials for programs being offered, including posters, brochures, calendars, etc. and distributing these in the community.
  • Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful.
  • Demonstrates a good working knowledge of the full range of programs and services offered by the library.
  • Responsible to be proactive accomplishing the tasks in the programming area, to assess new needs as they arise, and to suggest practical means of improving to the supervisor.
  • Assists on the information and circulation desks as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required to support library operations.

 

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • A high school diploma. Additional education or library experience would be considered an asset.
  • A motivated and outgoing personality with a passion for helping the community
  • A commitment to uphold the Canadian Library Association’s position statements on Intellectual Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Minimum of 18-24 months related experience in serving the public and/or delivering programs to people of all ages.
  • 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, helping 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: Able to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time. Able to push a loaded book cart. Able to perform repetitive hand, arm and body movements. Able to reach, stoop, and kneel.

Supervisor: Community Engagement Coordinator

Pay Band:
$19.74 – $24.67 per hour*

Note:

This position consists of varied schedules which include day, evening and weekend shifts.

Total Hours per Week: 17

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of resumes will begin on February 25th, 2021

Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter via email to:

Faith Roebuck Shergold

Community Engagement Coordinator

Midland Public Library

320 King Street

Midland, ON

L4R 3M6

E-mail: careers@midlandlibrary.com

The Library thanks all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted – no phone calls please.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used to determine eligibility for potential employment.  Please contact the library for availability of accommodations for applicants with a disability.