Public Services Librarian - Youth Services Surrey , BC

Description

Surrey Libraries is an innovative and award-winning library system that provides a wide range of materials, programs and information services to the community. We are a growing library system, recognized for our ability to respond creatively to our active and diverse community through outreach to community groups and partnerships with agencies. In addition to our collections, progressive use of technology and a wide variety of online resources, we specialize in genealogical materials and multilingual collections in 16 languages. Our 9 branches, together with our website www.surreylibraries.ca generated over 4.5 million visits last year, offering a wide range of publications, programs and services to people of all ages and interests.


Overview

Surrey Libraries invites applications for the position of Casual Public Services Librarian -Youth Services. This position is responsible for the planning, organizing, leading, staffing, delivering and promoting of a range of public library services, in accordance with the Library’s vision, mission, values and strategic plan. The position coordinates and provides services related to a branch, community or department, providing assistance to the branch or department manager.

Hours of work vary, and most shifts will be on Saturdays, Sundays and weekday evenings. This is an on-call casual position, working up to 35 hours per week.


Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Acts for the Branch/Department Manager when they are absent or unavailable to coordinate, direct and represent the branch/department.
  • Directs the day to day activities and workflow of the branch/department. Assists in the day to day operation of the physical facility.
  • Directs, supervises and co-ordinates employees reporting to this position.
  • Administers and provides a broad range of public services in the branch and in the community.
  • Develops and recommends policy, methods, procedures and practices for public services.
  • Participates in the recruitment and training of employees reporting to this position. Reviews employee performance on a continuing basis and prepares appraisals. Recommends and ensures work standards are met.
  • Participates in the planning, promoting, leading, delivery and evaluation of branch and system initiatives, services and programs.
  • Publicly represents the library in various civic activities. Engages and liaises with community organizations in and out of branch to promote library use and increase community engagement.
  • Manages and maintains library collections, including online resources.
  • Leads or participates in committees and special projects as requested.
  • Prepares reports, service plans, budgets, presentations and other documents as requested.
  • Performs other related duties.
  • Masters of Library Science from an accredited program or equivalent.
  • Minimum one-year experience working in a library environment or equivalent public service experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in public library services and youth services.
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer hardware and software applications, and online resources related to the work performed.
  • Thorough understanding of library services, collections, technologies and resources.
  • Ability to assess community interests and needs, and to plan services accordingly.
  • Excellent skills in customer service, organization, communication, public speaking, and technology.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, outside organizations and community partners.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, problem solving and decision making under minimal direction.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies, including the ability to lead, coach, supervise and develop others.
  • Ability to carry out job functions with flexibility, creativity, initiative, and accountability.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous development and growth.
  • Basic budget management skills.
  • Ability to work positively in a fast paced and challenging environment.


Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Masters of Library Science from an accredited program or equivalent.Minimum one-year experience working in a library environment or equivalent public service experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in public library services and youth services.
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer hardware and software applications, and online resources related to the work performed.
  • Thorough understanding of library services, collections, technologies and resources.
  • Ability to assess community interests and needs, and to plan services accordingly.
  • Excellent skills in customer service, organization, communication, public speaking, and technology.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, outside organizations and community partners.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, problem solving and decision making under minimal direction.
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies, including the ability to lead, coach, supervise and develop others.
  • Ability to carry out job functions with flexibility, creativity, initiative, and accountability.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous development and growth.
  • Basic budget management skills.
  • Ability to work positively in a fast paced and challenging environment.


How to apply
A criminal record check is a condition of employment. If you are interested in this opportunity, send your cover letter and resume with the subject “Casual Librarian” to SPLEmployment@surrey.ca. The deadline is 9am on November 20, 2019.

We thank in advance all applicants who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closes: 20 November, 2019

Surrey Libraries
Surrey , BC