​Youth Services Librarian Amherst , NS


Youth Services Librarian

Cumberland Public Libraries

Amherst, Nova Scotia


Under the supervision of the Chief Librarian/Deputy Chief Librarian, the Youth Services Librarian creates, coordinates, organizes, publicizes and supervises branch programming for children and young adults for the Cumberland Public Libraries.


∙MLIS degree from an accredited library school

∙Computer Experience in a Windows based environment

∙Experience working with children and young adults

∙Library experience preferred


∙In consultation with each branch, organizes programs of interest to children and young adults.

∙Publicizes programs by writing press releases, creating signs and flyers, brochures, and contacting local schools and interest groups.

∙Organizes author visits and guest speakers.

∙Periodically visits branches to conduct programming.

∙Creates resources for branch staff to use with children’s programming.

∙Give presentations and demonstrations on library services.

∙Visits daycares, schools, community groups, etc. promoting library services.

∙Develops partnerships with external agencies.

∙Applies for external funding for programming by preparing grant proposals.

∙Plans, promotes and oversees the Summer Reading Program and Teen Summer Reading Program; manages associated staff.

∙Prepares booklists to highlight collections.

∙Assists with management of social media.


∙Supervises branch staff and students in areas concerning children’s and young adult program planning.

∙Serves as Acting Chief Librarian in the absence of the Chief and Deputy Chief Librarian.

∙Assists the Chief Librarian and Deputy Chief Librarian in the management of library branches.

∙May be asked to assist with interviewing, selecting and training staff.

Collection Development

∙In consultation with Chief Librarian develops children’s collection, young adult collection, and participates in all areas of collection development.

∙Reads reviews and catalogues in order to suggest appropriate materials.

∙Selects material of both print and non-print versions of children’s fiction, non-fiction, magazines and videos.

∙Weeds collection.


∙Works assigned shifts in the Amherst branch.

∙Checks out and checks in library materials.

∙Inputs patron records into computer database.

∙Offers general reference and reader’s advisory.

∙Places holds on books.

∙Ensures that library rules are maintained and order is kept in the library.

Library Representative

∙Serves as a liaison between community interest groups and the regional library when applicable.

∙Serves on various Provincial Library committees including the Youth Services Committee.

Other Duties

∙May be assigned other duties and projects as required which may supersede regular tasks.Other duties may include but are not limited to: fund raising, conference work and any other tasks assigned by the Chief or Deputy Chief.

∙Some evening and weekend hours will be required.


$37,698- $42,430 annually and a benefit package.

Term: Permanent full time with a sixth month probationary period.

Start date: As soon as possible.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume with three references including their email addresses and phone numbers to:

Denise Corey, Chief Librarian

Cumberland Public Libraries

PO Box 220

Amherst, NS B4H 3Z2

Fax: (902) 667-1360

Email: information@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

Closing date for this competition is May 30, 2019.

We thank all who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closes: 30 May, 2019

Cumberland Public Libraries
Amherst , NS