JOB POSTING— November 13, 2018
The Cochrane Public Library is looking for a Community Outreach & Program Librarian to join its dynamic team. Cochrane, Alberta is a burgeoning and picturesque town nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a population of over 27,000. This is a unique opportunity to work with an amazing community while contributing to the growth and promotion of the Cochrane Public Library.

Job Description:
The Community Outreach & Program Librarian will have varying responsibilities related to the development and oversight of library programming, services, and collections as well as providing leadership to staff and performing other duties as required to support library operations. This role will involve reaching out to and building relationships with community organizations, schools, local government and aboriginal communities to develop programs and provide library services. The Community Outreach & Program Librarian will also take a lead role in the implementation and supervision of our volunteer services program as it relates to the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Education and Experience Required:

·Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in
library and information studies or recognized equivalent (MLIS, MIS, or MLS)
·Minimum 2 years of experience working in a public library
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
·Assisting with the professional management of all services the Library provides
·Developing and supervising the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Library programs, services and collections
·Providing leadership to Library staff including scheduling, supervision, coaching and skills development training
·Researching and advising on latest developments in the delivery of library services, policy issues and customer concerns
Organizational Relationships:
·Reporting directly to the Library Director on program development, innovation, and library services
·Acting as an advocate and/or liaison with the Library community, local schools, community partners and local businesses
Advocacy and Collaboration:
·Developing community partnerships and promoting the Library in the community
·Actively participating in library associations and allied organizations
·Staying informed about current library trends and literacy issues
·Maintaining positive relationships and working collaboratively with Town departments, library organizations and community groups and organizations
Professional & Organizational Responsibilities:
·Staying current with regard to library services, trends, changes and issues
·Demonstrating vision, innovation, creativity, and being an advocate for change when such is in the best interests of meeting the Library’s mission
·Representing the Library to the Community and presenting a positive and professional image of the organization
Abilities & Skills Required for Success:
·Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and manage organizational change and growth
·Well-developed verbal communication and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and partnerships with staff, patrons and community stakeholders
·Adaptability in a dynamic and changing environment with a strong desire to learn
·Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team setting as well as independently with minimal supervision
·Self-motivated, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing to ensure all related deadlines are met
·Understanding of basic strategic and financial planning/budgeting as it relates to libraries
·Experienced in performing research and report writing
·Technological proficiency including in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and online resources
Additional Requirements:
·Valid driver’s licence and vehicle; ability to satisfy insurance requirements
·Fluency in both verbal and written English communication
·Fluency in languages other than English an asset
·Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check from the Police Service
Compensation & Hours:
·This is a full-time position with 37.5 hours/week and will include day, evening and weekend shifts in order to accommodate meetings, Library events and programs, and community events   
·Salary range of $57,069-$65,487/year
·Comprehensive benefits plan offered
To Apply:
·If you feel you are the perfect fit for this opportunity and are interested in joining our team,
please apply via email to HR Manager hr@cochranepubliclibrary.cawith a cover letter and resume.
·Closing Date: December 7, 2018 at 4:00pm
·Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted