Bibliographic Services Manager Elk Point , AB


Northern Lights Library System, headquartered in Elk Point, Alberta, is looking for a Manager, Bibliographic Services

Reporting to the Director, the Manager of Bibliographic Services is accountable for overseeing all aspects of bibliographic service activities within the Northern Lights Library System (NLLS) and participates in appropriate province wide activities as the NLLS representative.This position is also responsible for acting as a consultant to member libraries, working in cooperation with other members of the management team and their respective departments.

The Manager of the Bibliographic Services Department is expected to take a leadership role in articulating the requirements of Bibliographic Services and integrating them into the overall mandate of the library system.The position has a large number of staff reporting to it, and will maintain important interaction with all Northern Lights staff and Library Members for the purpose of problem solving, troubleshooting, training and input.

Elk Point is only two hours from Edmonton in a beautiful rural setting and surrounded by several larger centers within half an hour’s drive.


  • An complete ALA accredited MLIS is required
  • Candidate must be proficient in RDA and MARC 21 cataloguing standards
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience/management skills
  • Flexibility, ability to work within tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with others
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Superior computer skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of bibliographic services is beneficial
  • Understanding of the role of the public library in rural communities
  • A valid driver’s license is required as the position entails travel throughout the region

We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please forward resumes, including the name of three references to:

Ms. Julie Walker – Executive Director

Northern Lights Library System

5615 – 48 Street, Postal Bag 8

Elk Point, ABT0A 1A0


Closes: 22 May, 2019

Northern Lights Library System
Elk Point , AB