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Assistant Chief Librarian for Powell River Public Library


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Position:Assistant Chief Librarian
Employer:Powell River Public Library
Closing Date:2023-Apr-07
Salary or Wage:To
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:To be determined
Contact:Rebecca Burbank at
EmailPlease send cover letter and resume by 5 pm, Friday, April 7, 2023 to the Chief Librarian Rebecca Burbank


- A masterís degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution;
- Two years of work experience in a library setting;
- Two years of experience in a management or supervisory role in a unionized setting;
- Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and motivate staff;
- Knowledge of current trends and best practices in collection development and library services;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff and external partners;
Excellent communication, conflict resolution and public relations skills to deal tactfully with the public and staff;
- A high level of flexibility, self-motivation and ingenuity;
- The ability to manage a variety of projects at once;
- Enthusiasm, sense of humour, ability to work well with colleagues and the public and strong service ethic;
- Knowledge of computer software and hardware applicable to the job (Microsoft Office,Outlook, Adobe, WordPress, SD Symphony);
- A clear criminal record check and proof of job credentials required

Duties and Responsibilities

- Accomplish goals for service and program delivery through planning, direction and supervision of the Coordinators responsible for programming;
- Collection development including all functions of selection, acquisition and assessment of print and digital collections. Includes negotiating contracts with vendors and managing budgets;
- As a part of the leadership team, collaborate on long-term planning, provide input on policies and procedures, administrative tasks as required;
- Representing the Library at community events, on committees and in ongoing partnerships;
- Promotion of Library programs and services to the public, including overseeing website, social media and advertising;
- Training staff as needed, specific responsibility for health and safety orientations, participates in hiring process as required;
- Manages other ongoing projects as required; Performing all the duties of the Chief Librarian in their absence.

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