Librarian, Consulting Services Lacobme , AB


Parkland Regional Library System seeks a librarian who is passionate about developing and supporting public library services in a regional library system setting. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills who seeks to contribute to the vitality of rural and urban communities in central Alberta.

As a consulting services librarian you work directly with public library staff and library boards, develop and deliver training, contribute to local and regional collection development, support public services and programming, and provide expert consultation on public library policy and management. You adapt your workflow to respond to the needs of members as they arise, while assessing priorities and meeting deadlines. Travel and the flexibility to work evenings and weekends in service to member libraries is essential.


At a minimum, the successful candidate will possess:

  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
  • At least 2 years relevant public library experience.
  • Superior business writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyse situations and find solutions.
  • Ability to plan and deliver presentations and training sessions.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer software applications and electronic information (Microsoft Office, ILS, databases, and digital media).
  • A valid Alberta class 5 driver's license, clean driver’s abstract, and ability to drive long distances on rural highways.

Parkland Regional Library System is a municipal cooperative that provides leadership, learning, and support to 49 central Alberta public libraries, contributing to the success and sustainability of our member communities. We are headquartered in Lacombe, just north of Red Deer, with easy access to Edmonton, Calgary, and the Rocky Mountains. Find out more about Parkland at

Salary range: $64,215- $90,734 per annum with an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Colleen Schalm, Manager of Library Services at

Review of applicants will begin immediately, and the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closes: 5 January, 2021

Parkland Regional Library System
Lacobme , AB