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The Canmore Public Library is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Librarian. 

We are seeking applicants for a permanent, full-time position. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, interest in children’s librarianship and be a collaborative team player.

Required tasks:
  • Manages library operations in absence of the Library Director, including scheduling, payroll and benefits.
  • Assist in the interviewing, selection, training and supervision of library staff.
  • Coordinate staff in the delivery of library programs and outreach for all ages.
  • Coordinate and oversee internal and external PR and the library’s website.
  • Organize and compile annual in-house surveys, reports, monthly statistics and maintain/update associated spreadsheets.
  • Represent the library at community functions.
  • Attend and take minutes at the monthly Library Board Meeting.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development through attendance at library conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Provide patron service at the front desk.
  • Assist with general library operations as needed.
  • Serve on the Library’s Health and Safety Committee.
  • Keep up-to-date on library procedures and policies.
Children’s Services Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the delivery of programming events for children and young adults.
  • Coordinate summer programs for children, including interviewing, hiring and supervising summer staff.
  • Evaluate, weed and maintain the juvenile collections.
  • Select and order children’s materials in response to community needs and as budget allows.
  • Serve as liaison with other local providers of children’s services, including schools, day cares, preschools, and the health unit.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement appropriate service enhancements to continually improve the effective and efficient delivery of services to children and young adults.
  • Participate in community and professional activities directly related to Children’s and Young Adult Services.

Salary Range: $57,666-$72,076, commensurate with experience. Canmore Public Library provides an excellent benefit package that commences after 3 months of employment.

Qualifications:
  • M.L.I.S./M.L.S. from an accredited university.
  • Some public library experience preferred.
  • Some experience in children’s and/or young adult library services preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills mandatory.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with at least 2 professional references by 5pm, Friday, April 7th to:

Michelle Preston, Library Director
Canmore Public Library
101-700 Railway Avenue
TIW 1P4

Email: mpreston@canmorelibrary.ab.ca

All candidates are thanked for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering for the Library. We currently have no volunteer opportunities available, but feel free to fill out the Volunteer Application Form and we will keep your application on file.

Library Volunteers will also need to complete COVID-19 waiver form. Find the printable PDF below.