The Prince George Public Library is looking for a dedicated, reliable, and self-motivated individual with strong analytical and communication skills and an eagerness to improve the quality of public library services offered to Aboriginal people.
The Aboriginal Perspectives Intern is a dynamic and multi-faceted role that seeks to address a representation gap that exists in Prince George Public Library with respect to the participation of Aboriginal voices in the development and delivery of public services, programs, and collections.
The intern would actively participate in the selection of library materials (e.g. books) in all facets of the collection to ensure that the information offered to the community also reflected the values, beliefs, and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples. The intern would engage with Library staff assigned the task of ordering for different parts of the collection to ensure that an Aboriginal perspective was reflected in the implementation of all spending plans.
The intern would also actively participate in the delivery of public information services by providing direct customer service to patrons of the public library at both the Adult and Youth Information Desks during regular business hours. This would entail responding to directional questions; handling general inquiries about library policies, procedures, and programming; and answering basic reference questions that patrons may have about how best to find the information they seek. This could be a task as simple as locating a book on our shelves or as complicated as helping a patron locate items in the library’s collection that could help guide their research on a topic they need to investigate.
Additionally, the intern would engage with the library’s Program Coordinator and the Community Outreach Librarian to advise the public library on how to more effectively develop and deliver public programs, events, and outreach services that cater to the needs and interests of Aboriginal peoples living within Prince George Public Library’s service area. This would entail observing, analyzing, and evaluating the Library’s current approach to programming and outreach services while also actively looking for and engaging with outside partners to develop new ideas for extending the Library’s reach among Aboriginal people in Prince George.
Finally, the intern would be asked to provide a final report to the Public Service Manager analyzing and evaluating the current state of operations in terms of their effectiveness at serving the needs and interests of Aboriginal people in its service area and providing a recommendation for steps the Library could take to make improvements as to how it serves this strategically important patron population.
Careers at PGPL
The Prince George Public Library is looking for a dedicated, reliable, and self-motivated individual with strong analytical and communication skills and an eagerness to improve the quality of public library services offered to Aboriginal people.Closing Date:Friday, May 25, 2018
The Prince George Public Library is looking for a reliable, empathetic, and self-motivated individual with strong analytical and communication skills and an eagerness to help customers that may need help with emergency shelter and housing, social assistance, employment, counseling, mental health programs and services, health care information, and more. The position would serve as a resource and model to library staff when it comes to working effectively with customers facing these sorts of challenges. This position may include evening and weekend hours.Closing Date:Friday, May 25, 2018