Volunteering & Employment

Employment

The Town of Strathmore Library Board is seeking an ambitious individual to temporarily fill the position of Director of Library Services. The expected start date is March 1, 2019, with an approximate end date of April 15, 2020, although exact dates and length of the term are dependent on the consequences of the leave being covered.

The Director of Library Services manages the Strathmore Municipal Library in accordance with the Alberta Libraries Act and Regulations, which includesadministering and overseeing all operations of the Strathmore Municipal Library in order to meet the goals of the Library Board. The Director of Library Services is accountable to the Library Board and reports to the Board Chair.

Terms of employment: This is a temporary full time position, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with some Saturdays or evenings required based on need.

Start date: Approximately March 1, 2019

End date: Approximately April 15, 2020

Qualifications:

  • A Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, or the equivalent from an American Library Association accredited institution, is required.
  • Personal characteristics that would facilitate working with the general public are required.
  • Demonstration of leadership skills is required.
  • Proficiency with computers and library software is required.
  • A criminal record check, including consent to a Vulnerable Sector Search, to the satisfaction of the Library Board Hiring Committee is required.
  • Supervisory and budget management experience would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with the Alberta Libraries Act would be an asset.

The successful candidate will have strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The Strathmore Municipal Library is a pillar of the community and maintaining strong societal bonds is of utmost importance to the Board.
Please submit applications to:            Geoff Ball, Library Board Chair
                                                            85 Lakeside Blvd
                                                            Strathmore, AB T1P 1A1
                                                            board@strathmorelibrary.ca

This posting will remain open until January 11, 2019.

 

Volunteering

Do you enjoy working with people?  Have you always wanted to share your talent or hobby with the community?  The library is looking for new volunteers!  Our volunteers help us with many tasks around the library and we are always looking for people to help out.  Currently we are opening up our volunteer opportunities to include programming!


We are open to many programming ideas, but here are a few to think about:

  • Put on a knitting or quilting class.
  • Host a book club.
  • Instruct a class on Genealogy.
  • Host a Multi-cultural Storytime.
  • Teach a basic drawing/art class.


Ongoing Volunteer opportunities includes duties such as:

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading.
  • Assembling membership packages.
  • Folding brochures.
  • Craft preparation.
  • Assisting with special events such as booksales and author visits.
  • Dusting shelves, cutting cardboard, and sorting labels.


If you are interested in volunteering at the library, stop on by, fill our Volunteer Application (attached below) and join our team!  We'd love to hear from you!

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