Librarian, Information Services Kitchener , ON


To inspire and enrich for life

Librarian, Information Services
Contract position working full-time hours anticipated to November 2021
Central Library

Kitchener Public Library welcomes our community to engaging spaces where people connect, ideas flourish, and lives are transformed. Our goals are to work together, foster belonging, ignite community conversation and provide bold leadership. We are offering an opportunity for a Professional Librarian who is interested in supporting these goals through the development, planning and delivery of engaging high quality programs and services that are responsive to all members of our community.

Reporting directly to the Manager, Information Services you will provide an advanced level of reference and readers’ advisory and technology support services at the Central Library for all members of the community in a way that meets their unique needs, regardless of their age, background, or ability level. This includes customers that may be living with addiction, mental illness or experiencing homelessness. You are current with the issues and trends of the profession and capable of supporting and developing partnership opportunities and representing the library within the community. As a Professional Librarian at Kitchener Public Library, you will exercise your supervisory skills to support the department and act as the scheduled Person-in-Charge (PIC) to ensure the smooth operation of the library system.

We invite you to apply if you are comfortable working with customers of all ages and backgrounds, have a strong aptitude and interest in serving a diverse customer base including customers with complex needs, enjoy creating innovative programs, and are interested in leading and supporting current initiatives such as Newcomers services and the Library Immigration Partnership. Our ideal candidate will also possess excellent communication and instructional skills, teamwork and organizational abilities; a familiarity with new and emerging technologies; an interest in developing technological resources in order to further the provision of Information Services; and experience in creating and maintaining partnerships with community agencies and organizations. Excellent public service skills to interact positively and build relationships with customers in a way that meets their unique needs, regardless of their age, background, or ability level are also essential. An MLS, MIS, or MLIS is also a requirement of this position.

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Posting open until filled. Review of applications begins Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Please quote Contract Librarian, Information Services in the subject line.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and résumé to
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen Street North
Kitchener ONN2H 2H1

Fax: 519-743-1261

TTY: 1-877-614-4832

Salary range $57,866 - $67,109

No telephone calls please.

Kitchener Public Library is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where our behaviours and actions reflect our values of trust, mutual respect and dignity for all individuals.

Accommodations are available upon request for applicants with a disability. Please contact Human Resources Staff by phone 519-743-0271 ext. 239 or TTY 1-877-614-4832, or by email at

We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A police information check may be required as a condition of employment depending on the nature of the position. We will retain your application for a period of six months. Personal information on your résumé is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990 and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. For questions, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Closes: 30 November, 2019

Kitchener Public Library
Kitchener , ON