Community Engagement Librarian - Youth Services (Parental Leave - 16 Month Contract)

Phase 4 of the library's Reopening Plan has now been launched. Due to COVID-19, the Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) is open for limited service Monday-Friday 10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-4 pm. The Nechako Branch (Hart) is open Monday-Friday 10 am-6pm.

Both branches will be closed on Wednesday, May 19th for staff training. 

The Prince George Public Library is looking for an energetic, empathetic and community focused Community Engagement Librarian – Youth Services. Under the direction of the Manager of Communications & Engagement, the Community Engagement Librarian seeks, creates, and develops opportunities for engaging with children, youth, and families to expand the Library’s reach in the community. The goal is to understand and respond to the specific needs and interests of children, youth and families of all backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, as well as immigrants and those facing accessibility barriers. Community engagement includes the development and delivery of in-person and virtual programs, events, and initiatives designed to educate, entertain, and enrich patrons’ lives. It may also include the use of surveys, focus groups, research, and special committee work that increase staff awareness of the changing demands and expectations of different patron groups. The Community Engagement Librarian – Youth Services nurtures on-going relationships with anchor institutions, including schools, 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 position plays an important role in the provision of literacy enhancing library services by delivering high quality reference and support to library patrons. This individual will regularly provide readers’ advisory, referral, and basic customer account services to patrons, in person at 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.

Skills: 

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.
  • Familiarity with gaming systems is an asset.
  • Knowledge of tools and standards of website maintenance and development is preferred.
  • Knowledge of any language in addition to English is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience with budgeting.
Time Commitment: 
Contract
Additional Information: 

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.) and benefits package.

Compensation: 
$33.04
Contact Information: 

Please send your detailed résumé in confidence by Friday, May 21st @ 5:00 pm to:

 Human Resources

Prince George Public Library

888 Canada Games Way

Prince George BC, V2L 5T6

E-mail: hr@pgpl.ca

 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.

Closing Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021