Under the direction of the Manager of Communications & Engagement, the Community Engagement Librarian seeks, creates, and develops opportunities for engaging with community members to expand the Library’s reach in the community. The goal is to understand and respond to the specific needs and interests of community members of all backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, as well as immigrants and those facing accessibility barriers. The Community Engagement Librarian nurtures on-going relationships with anchor institutions, including civic agencies, non-profit and other organizations that play a vital role in supporting well-being and in advancing the socio-economic development of the community. The incumbent may also participate in the hiring, supervising, and training of support staff whose primary tasks include assisting with the activities described above. This individual takes a leadership role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of Home Service.
This individual is also expected to regularly provide reference, readers’ advisory, referral, and basic customer account and circulation services to patrons, in person at public-facing service points and by telephone or virtually; and adhere to established quality standards.
The Library is a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. This position includes both evening and weekend shifts.
The incumbent contributes to the maintenance of a respectful and inclusionary workplace, meeting expectations that adhere to BC Privacy Guidelines, and the Library’s quality standards, policies and procedures.
We are looking for:
- A Masters degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
- Two years pertinent library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate a substantive knowledge about practical and philosophical approaches to building community networks and establishing relationships with outside organizations and historically marginalized populations (particularly BIPOC, immigrant audiences, and people facing accessibility barriers), and the development, delivery, and evaluation of library programs, events, and initiatives.
- Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership skills.
- Knowledge of computer software and hardware as it applies to library and information services, and proven keyboarding skills.
- Knowledge of any language in addition to English is considered an asset.
- Demonstrated experience with budgeting.
At the Prince George Public Library, we are proud of our record of innovation, leadership, and service within our community and among libraries in British Columbia, and embrace our mission to “connect people and ideas, inspiring the community to Read, Learn and Discover.”
This position works 37.5 hours per week and offers a competitive starting wage ($33.04/hr.).
Please send your detailed résumé in confidence by Thursday, August 5th, 2021.
Prince George Public Library
888 Canada Games Way
Prince George BC, V2L 5T6
Applications are to be marked “Private and Confidential.” The Management Team thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Your application must be true and correct. Disqualification or termination of employment will result if there are any misstatements or omissions of material facts in the application or hiring process.