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New Job Librarian 1 - Information Services Librarian In Manitoba

Librarian 1 - Information Services Librarian
Librarian 1 - Information Services Librarian

Librarian 1 - Information Services Librarian

Company : City of Winnipeg
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

As part of the Information Services team you will be responsible for planning, delivery, evaluation and promotion of effective and responsive library services. Information Services Librarians provide information and reader’s advisory services, help customers use the library’s physical and digital services, participate in programming and outreach, train and supervise staff, and assist in the maintenance of the collections.


As the
Information Services Librarian, you will:

  • Provide and ensure the provision of information and readers’ advisory services to diverse customers of all ages.
  • Supervise the Information Services Section as required, directing the workflow, establishing priorities, handling contentious issues, etc.
  • Provide orientations, job training and provide feedback to Information Services staff as required.
  • Plan, organize, deliver and supervise the delivery of programming, tours, and user instruction sessions.
  • Participate in the planning, delivery, promotion and evaluation of the specialized services and programs in the Section.
  • Participate in collection maintenance as required.
  • May be responsible for a specialized area of service and serve as a system resource person as required.
  • Contribute to public awareness of the Section by making public presentations, developing promotional materials, and creating displays.
  • Participate in outreach initiatives for the Section.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in information technologies and library services.
  • Participate on system committees, manages special projects, compiles statistics and prepares reports and grant proposals as assigned.
  • Perform other duties consistent with the classification, as required.

Your education and qualifications include:

  • A Master of Library & Information Sciences (MLIS/MLS) degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). An MLIS degree (or equivalent) obtained internationally through a formally accredited institution may also be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent client-centred customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and supervise the work of others and to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their applications in libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and provide quality programs, tours, user instruction and public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of staff and customers.
  • Must possess a good general knowledge of popular literature and of a variety of subject areas as well as knowledge of current affairs and trends.
  • Must possess good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively promote the library and its services, programs and collections.
  • Must have demonstrated acceptable attendance and job performance relevant to this position.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the occupational hazards, safety precautions, regulations and procedures that are applicable to the area of work.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization, external contacts and the public, in accordance with the Respectful Workplace Policy.
  • Must have successfully completed the following courses or be prepared to complete within one year.
    • “Foundations of Supervisory Development or Workplace Leader”
    • “Safety Responsibilities for Supervisors/Managers”
    • “Diversity in the Workplace-The role of the Supervisor/Manager”

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • A Police Information Check (Vulnerable Sector) Satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidates(s), at their expense. To obtain a Police Information Check please visit www.winnipeg.ca/police.
  • Applicants are required to include a current Resume with their application. Failure to include a Resume may result in the application being disqualified.
  • Flexibility and availability are required to fill in for vacations, meetings and illness.
  • Prior to commencement of employment, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by providing a Government of Manitoba issued QR code and photo identification or providing proof of an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Government of Manitoba.

CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF WINNIPEG:

  • Citizen & Customer Focus
  • Respecting Diversity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Results Oriented