Employment

The Edson and District Public Library is looking for a Librarian! 

We’re looking for someone to join our great team in this lively community hub. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Deadline to apply is April 30th, so don’t delay!

Resumes may be emailed to robertacorser@gmail.com  Or mail to the Edson and District Public Library at 4726 8th Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1E3.

Library Manager

Edson and District Public Library, Edson AB

Our Library is a lively community hub, that is inclusive and diverse.

The Librarian is responsible for implementing the Board’s Plan of Service through consistent operations for all areas of library service and operation in coordination with Library staff as necessary. This involves planning, developing, managing, organizing, evaluating, and actively engaging in the day-to-day functioning of the Library. The Librarian will operate within the framework of the Edson Library Board’s goals and objectives, policies, directives, budget, and the Libraries Act and Regulation. The Librarian is committed to upholding the Canadian Federation of Library Association’s position statements on Intellectual Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion.

Position Reports to: The Edson Library Board.  The Board Chair shall serve as the liaison between the Board and the Librarian between Board meetings.

Reports to Position:  All other library employees and library volunteers report to the Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day operation of the library
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Board’s Plan of Service
  • Manage finances, banking activities and financial reporting
  • Proactively manage the provision of all services
  • Ensure library programming addresses community needs and interests
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, coach, evaluate and discipline staff
  • Build and develop relationships in the community
  • Promote library services
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the Library Board

Qualifications:  Master’s in Library and/or Information Sciences (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution

Salary and Benefits:

The salary and benefit package will be based on management experience and qualifications. 

The successful applicant must have a current drivers’ license, access to a vehicle and be available to work up to 40 hours per week. A thorough knowledge of computer operations is required. Job description is available upon request.  For more information on our Library visit: http://www.edsonlibrary.ca/about-us/board to see, among other things, our new Plan of Service.

Deadline for applications (resume with references) is Friday, April 30, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Resumes may be emailed to robertacorser@gmail.com Or mailed to the Edson and District Public Library at 4726 8th Avenue, Edson, AB. T7E 1E3

Edson is a vibrant and diverse community ideally placed halfway between the city of Edmonton (the capital of Alberta) and Jasper National Park, making it a wonderful location to enjoy nature and the benefits of a rural community.  All services and interests are close at hand.  We have a beautiful new hospital, excellent schools, excellent accommodation for seniors, and a vibrant sports community. More details can be found at www.edson.ca/community.