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New Job Librarian 1- Reader Services In Manitoba

Librarian 1- Reader Services
Librarian 1- Reader Services

Librarian 1- Reader Services

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

Full Description

The Reader Services Librarian, working under the direction of the Head of Reader Services, participates in the planning, development, delivery, evaluation and promotion of effective and responsive library services at the Millennium Library. The Reader Services Librarian provides general information and reader’s advisory services, plans and promotes programming, participates in outreach initiatives and assists in the maintenance of the collection, as required.

As the Reader Services Librarian you will:

  • Provide and ensure the provision of general information and reader’s advisory services.
  • Identify community needs and plan, deliver, promote and evaluate the programming for the Reader Services Section to meet those needs.
  • Participate in outreach initiatives for the Section.
  • Maintain daily work schedules for the Section.
  • Supervise the Reader Services Section as required, directing the workflow, establishing priorities, handling contentious issues etc.
  • Provide user instruction and staff development sessions.
  • Assist in building partnerships with other City departments, community groups and external agencies.
  • Participate in collection maintenance.
  • Participate in the development of promotional materials including booklists, posters, and displays
  • Create and maintain online Info Guides, blog content and online services for adult reader’s advisory.
  • Function as a member of various system committees including the Programming Committee
  • Prepare statistical reports and write grants.
  • Perform other related duties consistent with the classification as assigned.

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.
  • Previous library experience is an asset.
  • Must possess a broad subject knowledge and have a good general knowledge of reference materials and technologies.
  • Ability to evaluate and integrate the use of information technologies in the provision of library services.
  • Ability to plan and provide quality programs for adults.
  • Ability to make presentations and promote library materials, services and programs to the community.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and staff on a problem-solving basis.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • A strong commitment to public service and the ability to work with a diverse patronage.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • 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 candidate(s), at their expense. To obtain a Police Information Check please visit
  • Applicants are required to include a current Resume with their application. Failure to include a Resume may result in the application being disqualified.
  • Applicants may be required to undergo testing to determine their knowledge, abilities as they relate to the qualifications of the position.
  • Must have demonstrated acceptable attendance and job performance relevant to this position.
  • 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.


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