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Library Staff

Library Manager

Connie Hargreaves

 

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Town of Edson

For more information about the Town of Edson, please visit their website https://www.edson.ca/

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Yellowhead County

For more information about Yellowhead County, please visit their webpage https://yhcounty.ca/

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Mission & Philosophy

Mission Statement: Reflecting the needs of the community.

Vision: Where everyone feels welcome, valued, and empowered, through diverse resources, programming, and partnerships. 

Our Values: 

  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Inclusive and Barrier Free
  • Community Focused
  • More than Books

The Edson & District Public Library is an invaluable community resource! We are a gathering space to learn, grow, and play. With our participation in the Yellowhead Regional Library System, our library is a single point access to millions of resources. We share e-Resources (eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines, etc.), books, AV, magazines, games and provide printing and photocopying, exam invigilation, programs for all ages, Wi-Fi, public internet, and computer support.

We can help you find exactly what you are looking for!

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The Town of Edson Library Board

The Library Board has full legislative authority for the management and provision of library service in the municipality. The Board approves annual budgets and has financial oversight of library operations. In addition, the Board determines service objectives for the library that are appropriate to the needs of the community and re-examines them periodically. The Board also develops policies governing the library in consultation with the library's director.

2023 Annual Report:

Plan of Service:

Library Board Meeting Minutes: 

Board Members:

Robin Corser, Board Chair

Sheila Buckle, Vice-Chair

Peter Taylor, Municipal Representative

Chad MacDonald-Winsor

Denise Martin

Donna Williams

Kristy Williamson

Ed Ogloza

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Employment

Current Postings

Library Manager

 

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The Manager has overall responsibility for the operation of the library and for providing innovative leadership, direction and focus for the Board and staff. The Manager is responsible to and is supervised by the Library Board.

The Edson and District Public Library is an active hub that is engaged with its community and supportive to its patrons. See our website: edsonlibrary.ca.

 You will work in a beautiful, newly renovated and expanded library ready for your enthusiasm and vision to create exciting programming and learning opportunities for the community.

 Areas of Responsibility:

The successful candidate should be prepared to:

  • Work with the board to provide leadership and vision for the staff and community.
  • Oversee financial processes, accurate financial control procedures and budget forecasting.
  • Provide leadership, development, and oversight of staff, including a bookkeeper in a unionized environment.
  • Maintain a viable succession framework for staff.
  • Manage, evaluate, and report on library operations.
  • Recommend policies and procedures, strategy, and services to the Board, reflective of community and organizational needs.
  • Build and maintain exceptional working relationships with strategic partners including the Town administration, Yellowhead County, community agencies and other partners.
  • Ensure communication processes are in place to provide accurate and timely information to the community, staff, Board, and other stakeholders and partners.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and in professional associations.
  • More details may be found in the Job Description below.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Library and/or Information Sciences (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution with background in management, finance, and administration preferred.
  • LIT Diploma with relevant and directly applicable background and experience will be considered.
  • Professionals in marketing, sales, communications and/or experience in the government or not-for-profit sector will be considered, with relevant and directly applicable background and experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of prior experience in a leadership or library management role.
  • 5 years of prior budget and forecast experience is an asset.
  • Public library experience in a variety of roles is considered an asset.
  • Experience in working with a volunteer board is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated success in working with and leading teams.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategic and visionary thinking and analysis.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Effective change management skills.
  • Stay up to date on relevant trends, industry, technology, tools, and best practices for library services.

Satisfactory background screening is required for this position including a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a 35 hour/week position. Will require some evenings and weekends.

The Library Board offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package. The salary range for this position is between $63,700 ($35 per hour) and $81,900 ($45 per hour) annually, dependent on experience.

Generous benefits package including 4 weeks of vacation time. The Manager will have the discretion to flex time as needed for meetings or community events.

Interested individuals: please submit a resume and cover letter, attention Hiring Committee to : robertacorser@gmail.com.

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Deadline for applications is June 18, 2024 at 4 p.m.

 

Target Start Date is August 2024.  Posting will stay open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted; we thank everyone who has considered this position as part of their career trajectory.

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Thank You to Our Donors

We sincerely appreciate the vision and generosity of our donors! 

As of July 11, 2024 

Corporate Donors 

Platinum: $50,000 +

Cenovus (in-kind donation of temporary library space)

Gold: $25,000 - $49,999

Silver: $10,000 - $24,999

Vermilion Energy

Tourmaline Oil Corp.

Bonnie and Bob Pillage

Bronze: $3,000 - $9,999

Order of the Eastern Star

Repsol

100 Women Who Care

Edson Forest Products 

Royal Canadian Legion #51 

Brian Janish Enterprises

Johnson & Herbert Construction 

TC Energy 

Canlin Energy

H2 Solutions

Anonymous (in memory of loved ones)

Supporter: $500 - $2,999

Cech Industries 

Edson Family Dentistry

Hidden Creek Taxidermy Studio

WPW Inc. 

Kinette Club of Edson

Ranger Oilfield Group LTD.

Range Helicopters Inc. 

Jesse Bowman Logging Inc.

Urbina Enterprises Inc. 

Steve's Trucking Edson LTD.

Jensen's Lifestyle Clothing

JRF Oilfield Services LTD.

Happy Camper RV 2017 LTD.

Grimshaw Trucking L.P. 

PKE Water Store & More

Foothills Radiography & Inspection Services LTD.

Boisvert Law Group 

Contour Contracting LTD.

Riderz

Friends Of The Edson Public Library Society

Octane Controls 

Yellowhead Wood Products Inc.

Edson Lions Club

RALCOMM

Highmark HVAC Inc.

Techmation Electric & Controls Ltd. 

Erith Inc. 

Elevated Industrial Inc.

Norther Lights Shrine Club

Anonymous (2)

Individual Donors

Platinum: $5,000 +

Ken Kadutski & Sheila Buckle (in memory of George and Liz Buckle)

Craig Corser & Kelly Gardiner 

Gold: $2,500 - $4,999

Jaye & George Mah

Silver: $1,000 - $2,499

Grad Class of 1989

Doug & Jean Ahlf

Charles Ahlf 

Bronze: $500 - $999

Shari Boisvert (in memory of Dennis Leo Boisvert)

Melissa & Trevor Gagné

Helena Kwantes

Supporter: $250 - $499

Rosemary Moore

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