Reference Services Coordinator NORTH BATTLEFORD , SK


Job Classification: Library Technician 1

Supervisor: Head Librarian – North Battleford Public Library

Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Head Librarian, North Battleford Public Library, the Reference Services Coordinator is responsible for the provision of reference and reader’s advisory services and acts as a resource person for library staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees work in reference area
  • In conjunction with North Battleford Public Library team members, plans and implements ongoing library and resource marketing and promotion
  • Provides reader’s advisory services to patrons (book selection and recommendations)
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the adult, local history, reference, and audio-visual (DVD/CD) collections
  • Helps plan and host adult and outreach programming and services
  • Provides circulation and reference services
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Education:

  • Library Technician diploma or equivalent education
  • Library work experience, preferably in a public library setting, or equivalent public service experience
  • Ability or organize work and plan effectively
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff and members of the public
  • Strong desire to serve the public
  • Knowledge of library procedures, principles, and practices
  • Experience using MS Office
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and electronic resources preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry library materials weighing up to 15 kilograms on a daily basis
  • Ability to reach a range of shelves between 5 cm and 200 cm above floor
  • Travel around the city of North Battleford

Other Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check current within 2 years
  • Valid Saskatchewan Driver's License

Hours of Work: Average of 37.5 hours per week (75 hours biweekly), Tuesday to Saturday, with some evening shifts.

Starting Wage: $18.05/hour (as of April 1, 2019), per CUPE #3077 collective agreement

Job Status: Permanent, Full-time

Job Location: The City of North Battleford

Posted: June 26, 2020

Closes: Open until filled

To Apply: Please complete Application for Employment and send cover letter/resume to: Caroline Popadick, Head Librarian, North Battleford Public Library, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, S9A 1A2; email:

Closes: 23 September, 2020

Lakeland Library Region