Department/Division: Planning, Development & Legislative Services/Cultural Services
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Union: Management/Management Support
Salary/Wage: $66,066.00 - $82,573.40 per annum
Location: Elmira Library – 65 Arthur St. S., Elmira
Closing Date: February 13, 2020
Description of Duties:
Supervises the operation of branch libraries in rural townships, providing public library services to the community and surrounding area, to further the library’s mission of fostering literacy and inspiring lifelong learning.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•Knowledge of arts, literature, and familiarity with library collections; public library services methods, information, and referral services; classification and cataloguing methods; the publishing industry and research skills, normally acquired through a related diploma/degree plus training in library management (EXCEL certificate) –OR– a Library Technician Diploma, –OR– a Master of Library and Information Science degree. In any case, must have progressively responsible related experience.
•Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, collective agreements, and related legislation (e.g., health and safety, privacy).
•Organizational, problem solving, and continuous improvement skills to plan and organize the work of staff; compile and report program data and work independently and make decisions/take action in emergency situations when Manager is unavailable.
•Leadership, human relations, public relations, and communication skills to supervise, train, develop, motivate, and support staff; communicate and promote library services and programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, local service organizations, and businesses; respond to inquiries and requests; present information at meetings and to groups; and participate as an effective team member.
•Ability to read books and periodicals, book reviews, websites, catalogues, data, and correspondence. Ability to write memos, correspondence, applications, and reports.
•Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Office, a library management system, databases, the internet, and web based tools. Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software.
•Ability to work varied hours, including evenings and Saturdays.
•Ability to travel within Waterloo Region.
•Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
Please apply online, by the closing date Feb 13, 2020 quoting competition number 2020-1093, or drop off your resume to the Region of Waterloo, Information Desk located on the main floor at 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.
The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
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