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Please apply for all positions to:                                                                                         

Ruth Barker                                                                                                                                

Personnel and Community Services Manager

49 Bison Ave

Weyburn, SK.  S4H 0H9

306-848-3102

rbarker@southeastlibrary.ca

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Library Branch Manager - Estevan Public Library Branch

Southeast Regional Library, with headquarters in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, seek a Library Branch Manager for their Estevan Public Library Branch.  The Estevan Library Branch Manager is in a leadership role responsible for the effective administration and management of the Estevan Branch Library within the context of sound library principles and regional policies. The Library Branch Manager applies professional library skills and expertise in the management of the branch acting under the direction of the Library Director or designate. The Library Branch Manager is responsible for collection development, local staff development and supervision, and oversees library services and programs in the local community.  The Library Branch Manager is part of the regional management team and assists in development of regional services and initiatives. The Library Branch Manager acts as secretary to the local library board and to all committees of the local library board. The Library Branch Manager will perform public library service duties as needed. 

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Manage the local library branch under the supervision of the Library Director or designate.

  • Assist in the development of regional and local objectives, services and policies to maximize library services.

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, discipline and dismiss staff as would be appropriate.

  • Build, promote and weed collections of library materials that are appropriate to the needs of the local community.

  • Manage the branch’s finances, banking activities and financial reporting on behalf of the Local Library Board.

  • Work with the local library board in areas of their responsibility as per the Library Act and current regional policies.

  • Build and develop relationships and partnerships in the local community. 

  • Under the advice of the local library board, ensure that programming addresses community needs and interests.

  • Promote library services in the local community and respond to local community needs in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Assist the public in the use of the library and its automated functions.

  • Manage the library facility in cooperation with the local municipality.

  • Implement OHS standards for safety and security of library facility.

  • Participate in regional and provincial library committees as assigned by the Library Director or designate.

  • Attend approved workshops, conferences and seminars to maintain professional skills.

  • Other public library service duties as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Library Director or designate.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution; or a business or related degree and enrolment in a MLIS program or commitment to work toward an MLIS is required; previous library experience of a progressively more responsible nature is desired; strong management, fiduciary and supervisory skills; sound understanding of library principles and the ability to apply these principles in a practical way to develop quality library service; a working knowledge of library practices and procedures; superior interpersonal, time management and problem-solving skills; superior oral and written communication skills; ability to sustain cooperative, productive relationships with staff, trustees and the general public; demonstrated ability to do basic accounting; demonstrated ability to operate office equipment including a variety of electronic devises and automated systems; possession of a valid drivers license; must provide a criminal record check; physical fitness allowing the lifting and moving of boxes of library materials (up to 20 kg).


SALARY & BENEFITS

The Salary and benefit package will be based on management experience, qualifications and scope of starting responsibilities. The benefits package includes ASO health plan, group life insurance, LTD, EAP and a matching pension plan.

 

APPLICATIONS

Those wishing to apply should email a cover letter and a resume including the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Ruth Barker

Personnel and Community Services Manager

Southeast Regional Library

Email:  rbarker@southeastlibrary.ca

Closing Date:   open until a suitable applicant is found

We thank everyone for their interest, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

ABOUT ESTEVAN

Estevan, Saskatchewan is a small city of almost 11,483 people situated 200 km southeast of Regina and 20 km north of the border with the US. The area’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and petroleum. Estevan has a very dynamic population, excellent schools, and ample recreational opportunities within easy driving distance. For a closer look at the city, visit the city’s web site at http://estevan.ca.

 

ABOUT SOUTHEAST REGIONAL LIBRARY

Southeast Regional Library is one of ten library systems in Saskatchewan’s one-province library system. We are a public library system covering 49,000 square kilometres and 90,000 people with 50 service points in southeast Saskatchewan. The region serves the residents of southeastern Saskatchewan with public library services through 2 full service city public library branches, 44 rural public library branches, one integrated school/public library branch, and 3 community delivery sites.  Southeast Regional Library takes pride in their innovative and progressive program and delivery services and are constantly seeking to improve services to library users and community members in their region.

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Branch Librarian - Fillmore Public Library Branch

Closing Date: January 23rd, 2020

  • Permanent, Part-Time
  • Approximately 10 hours per week
  • Starting Salary: $15.60/hr

Branch Librarian - Pangman Public Library Branch

Closing Date: February 3rd, 2020

  • Permanent, Part-Time
  • Approximately 10 hours per week
  • Starting Salary: $15.60/hr

DESCRIPTION:

The Branch Librarian oversees the daily operations of the Branch and general circulation of materials. They coordinate and implement a wide variety of community programs, services, and promotions in collaboration with the Local Library Board. The Branch Librarian is supervised and reports to the management team of Southeast Regional Library while working with considerable independence. 

This person should be innovative and able to align with the motto, “Not the Library you remember”.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

-              Carry out all aspects of prescribed circulation, and registration procedures using computer equipment.

-              Assist patrons in the use of library resources and equipment.

-              Shelve library materials and maintain orderly shelves and storage areas.

-              Carry out procedures for the regular exchange and transfer of library resources.

-              Under the direction of branch supervisor or designate, hire and supervise assistants.

-              Supervise the use of the public library computers.

-              Keep all necessary statistics and desk receipts and provide reports to HQ and/or the local library board as required.

-              Supervise the use of the library space, equipment and furnishings.

-              Maintain orderly and safe branch library service.

-              Act as secretary (non-voting) of the local library board.

-              Assist the local library board in organizing and running library programs within scheduled work times on a time availability basis.

-              Assist the local library board in promoting the library within scheduled work times.

-              In consultation with the local library board and as directed by HQ, select appropriate paperbacks and periodicals for the branch collection.

-              Other duties as assigned by their branch supervisor or designate.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Grade XII or equivalent; accuracy in keeping records; good organizational skills; minimum typing ability of 30 wpm with a maximum error rate of 2%; functional literacy skills, interest in using library resources, along with demonstrated oral and written communication skills; good working knowledge of spelling, composition and arithmetic; ability to work independently; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, trustees, and the general public; maintain the confidence and support of the local library board; the ability to display judgment and tact when dealing with the general public; ability to operate library and computer equipment; physical fitness allowing the lifting and moving of boxes/bins of library materials (up to 50 pounds); must be bondable; ability and willingness to attend and participate in workshop inservice and training sessions.

Starting Salary $15.60 per hour.

NOTE:  Library trustees (local and/or regional) are ineligible to hold this position.

 

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Branch Assistant - None available at this time

Salary $14.25 per hour

Must be available to fill in for all branch hours.

  

DESCRIPTION:

Branch Assistants support the branch librarian in the operation of the local library branch.  They perform a variety of clerical tasks requiring knowledge of branch library procedures as established by the regional library headquarters.  They circulate library materials and maintain appropriate records.  They assist patrons in finding resources/information.  They receive direction and training from the branch librarian and work with considerable independence.  Throughout their work, and particularly in serving the public, they are required to exercise judgement based on a knowledge of the organization of the regional library and its policies and procedures.  They report to their branch librarian or designate.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Assist in carrying out circulation and registration procedures.

Assist patrons in the use of library resources and equipment.

Shelve library materials and maintain orderly shelves and storage areas.

Carry out procedures for the regular exchange and transfer of library resources.

Supervise the use of the public library computers.

Keep all necessary statistics and desk receipts.

Supervise the use of the library space, equipment and furnishings.

Maintain orderly and safe branch library service.

Assist in running programs and promoting the library within scheduled work times on a time availability basis.

Fill in for Branch Librarian as required.

Other duties as assigned by the Branch Librarian or designate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Grade XII or equivalent; accuracy in keeping records; good organizational skills; minimum typing ability of 20 wpm with a maximum error rate of 2%; functional literacy skills, interest in using library resources, along with demonstrated oral and written communication skills; good working knowledge of spelling, composition and arithmetic; ability to work independently; ability to establish and maintain co‑operative working relationships with staff, trustees and the general public; the ability to display judgment and tact when dealing with the general public; ability to operate library equipment and computer equipment; physical fitness allowing the lifting and moving of boxes/bins of library materials (up to 50 pounds); must be bondable.

NOTE:  Library trustees (local and/or regional) are ineligible to hold this position.