Head of Children's Services - New Brunswick Public Library Service - Edmundston, NB



(up to one year)

Edmundston, NB

The New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS) is searching for a creative and dynamic individual with demonstrated enthusiasm towards the mission of public libraries for the casual opportunity of Head of Children’s Services working in the Mgr W. J. Conway Public Library in Edmundston.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the children’s services unit and overseeing services for children in the library region. This will include planning, promoting, delivering and evaluating library programs and services for children, including outreach initiatives and services for special needs populations; providing reader’s advisory and complex level reference service through traditional and electronic resources; orienting and assisting patrons in information technology and information literacy; engaging in public, community and media relations; conducting research, writing reports and compiling statistics; developing, managing, and preserving the unit’s collections and participating in the development of children’s collections for the region; shelving of materials and shelf reading; participating in providing circulation services; and completing other duties as assigned.  The Head of Children’s Services  participates in provincial and regional initiatives and committees.

He/she will supervise and evaluate permanent and casual staff as well as volunteers in the unit; schedule hours of work, participate in the hiring process, budget preparation and grant management; development and communication of operational plans, policies and procedures. He/she will develop and implement staff training in children’s services.

The following operational requirements are also required:  This position requires travel as well as daytime, evening and weekend shifts (based on work schedules).  Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector.

Candidates must possess a Masters degree in Library and/or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited program and two (2) years of related experience. Experience using e-mail, the Internet and MS-Word is necessary. Written and spoken competence in English and French is required.  Please state your language capability.

The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential.

Please submit your application (letter and up to date curriculum vitae) and certificate confirming completion of the level of education required (copy) by e-mail, mail or fax to the attention of the Administrative Assistant at the address indicated below.    

The deadline for applications is: October 20, 2017.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

We promote a scent-reduced environment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postal Address:
Administrative Assistant
HSJ Library Region
15 de l’Église Street, Suite 102
Edmundston, NB
E3V 1J3
Fax: (506) 735-2193
Email: NBPLS-SBPNB.HSJ@gnb.ca