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Children’s Services Coordinator

 Hours: FT – 35 hours per week

Compensation: $28.66 / hr – $ 35.83 / hr

Day, evening and weekend work is required.

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. They’re 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 and 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.
  • Offers programs in a hybrid (live / virtual) environment.
  • 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 programs and collections.
  • 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.
  • 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 partners to deliver new programs.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory services.
  • Provides assistance to library users in a manner that is warm, welcoming and respectful, including the use of library technologies, e-readers, tablets, etc.
  • 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 experience programming for children. An MLIS would be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in public libraries or in a similar environment providing programming to children.
  • 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.
  • Thorough knowledge of procedures and skills applicable to collection development.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • 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: $28.66 / hr – $ 35.83 / hr; medical benefits, EAP, retirement matching, etc.

Supervisor: Community Engagement Coordinator

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position to careers @ midlandlibrary.com by August 5. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

MPL is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

Library Assistant – Technical Services

 Hours: FT – 35 hours per week

Compensation: $20.69/hr-$25.86/hr

Reporting to the Technical Services Coordinator, the Library Assistant (Technical Services) is a reliable, energetic person with attention to detail and an ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment. This position is responsible for technical services functions including cataloging, processing, unpacking and packing shipments as well as staffing the circulation and information desks. Day, evening and weekend work is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the processing of library materials in all formats and in preparing them for circulation or for in-library use.
  • Assists in cataloguing donations and other materials in all formats as required.
  • Assists in managing and marketing the E-resource collection.
  • Responsible for delivery of inter-library loan service and serials.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, renewal and ordering of all periodicals.
  • Responsible to be proactive accomplishing the tasks in the technical services area, to assess new needs as they arise, and to suggest practical means of improving to the supervisor.
  • Coordinates room bookings for all room rentals.
  • Provides Tech One-on-One Training sessions to patrons.
  • Provides informal instruction and assistance to build skills of library users, including the use of self-check equipment, library catalogues and hand-held devices.
  • Assists patrons with discovery of library materials, library equipment and library resources including providing reader’s advisory.
  • Daily handling of regular Library materials including, but not limited to: checking in and out, sorting and re-shelving, processing holds, emptying the book drop, answering telephone calls, acquainting borrowers with library procedures, sorting items on book carts & other circulation functions such as using the photocopier & fax machine, and selling transit tickets.
  • Attempts to resolve customer service issues, within the scope of library policies, before referring them to the Senior Circulation Coordinator.
  • Assists on the information desk as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required to support library operations.

What do you need to bring to this position?

  • Grade 12 high school diploma required. Library Technician Diploma or other related training/education would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with report running and database management would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to utilize an automated library system, Microsoft Excel, and familiarity with computer software and the Internet required.
  • Proven computer hardware, software, and peripheral troubleshooting and support skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to bring a positive, helpful attitude to public 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: This position will include periods of frequent standing, sitting, bending, lifting and moving library book carts of materials.

Hours: FT – 35 hours per week

Compensation: $20.69/hr-$25.86/hr; medical benefits, EAP, pension matching, etc.

Supervisor: Technical Services Coordinator

Please email a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position to careers @ midlandlibrary.com by August 5. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

MPL is an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

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