Public Services Manager Elk Point , AB


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

Reporting to the Director, the Manager of Public Services is responsible for the supervision of services to our 48 member libraries. The most critical role is to help make each member library successful in serving its customers.

As Manager of Public Services, you will be responsible for building a cohesive team of consultants through effective training, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Public Services Staff and system services. This will ensure that member libraries meet the goals of providing support for programs and recreation in their communities.

At headquarters, the Public Services Manager is part of the Management Team and is expected to take a leadership role in articulating the requirements of public services and integrating them into the overall mandate of the library system.

The Manager of Public Services also has supervisory responsibility for the branch Library Clerk.

The Manager of Public Services will be responsible for the reporting on the Indigenous Grant.

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.


  • A complete ALA accredited MLIS is required
  • Minimum of five years supervisory/management skills
  • Flexibility, ability to work within tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • 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
  • Polaris ILS trained preferred
  • 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