Adult and Community Librarian Medicine Hat , AB


Medicine Hat Public Library is seeking a dynamic professional librarian to join us in the new role of Adult and Community Librarian I.This is a one-year, full-time temporary opportunity working 37.5 hours per week.

The Adult and Community Librarian’s primary responsibility is to increase awareness and use of the Medicine Hat Public Library within the community.This outcome will be realized through three major activities: programming, collection development, and community engagement.The position will lead and support program development, delivery, and evaluation.The position will be involved in all aspects of collection development including selection, acquisition, evaluation, and disposition of materials.The position will also focus on outward facing library services in the community, finding new ways to engage with non-library users, and increasing the profile of the Medicine Hat Public Library.

This position may work at any of the library’s service points. The Adult Services Librarian should be able to assist and instruct users with both the library's catalogue and online databases, register new members, and perform circulation duties.It is the responsibility of the Adult Services Librarian to keep their library skills current and to familiarize themselves with new print and electronic resources in order to better serve the public’s information needs. This position is people-focused, outgoing, and works outside the library with different groups or in the community.The Adult Services Librarian finds creative and innovative ways to further the Library’s Plan of Service.


A Master of Library Science/Studies degree or equivalent from an ALA accredited University program


A Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License


A clear Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector.


This position is within the Collective Agreement between The Medicine Hat Library Board and CUPE Local 46.The start rate is $27.25/hour; upon successful completion of the probationary period the job rate is $30.28/hour.

About Us:


The Medicine Hat Public Library serves as a community hub, providing equitable and convenient access to books, media, information, and Programs that help to educate, enrich, entertain, and inform.


That the Medicine Hat Public Library is a valued resource, fostering lifelong learning and enhancing the vitality of the community now and into the future.


  • Equitable access and inclusion
  • Freedom of information
  • Lifelong learning
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Connecting community

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Medicine Hat Public Library Administrative Team

Applications submitted by Sunday, December 15 will receive first consideration; this position will remain open until filled.

Closes: 31 December, 2019

Medicine Hat Public Library
Medicine Hat , AB