Careers

Teen Services Librarian (maternity leave)

The Grande Prairie Public Library invites applications for the temporary full-time position of Teen Services Librarian. This position is a one-year maternity leave replacement, and will commence on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and end on Monday, May 21, 2018.

Position

The Grande Prairie Public Library is seeking an innovative, outgoing, and resourceful individual to assume the position of Teen Services Librarian.  Under the supervision of the Head of Children’s and Teen Services, the Teen Services Librarian will develop relationships with schools and community groups, create and deliver library programs for teens, perform reader’s advisory and reference duties, manage collection development of teen materials, promote teen library services in the community, and serve on the weekend supervision rotation.

The Teen Services Librarian will work 35 hours/week with some evening and weekend shifts as required.

Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited school with emphasis on teen services
  • 1-3 years public library experience, including collection development and programming
  • In-depth knowledge of literature and resources for teens
  • Skill in the use of library resources, current technologies, and preparation of bibliographies
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Competency with Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently


The Grande Prairie Public Library serves the City of Grande Prairie (pop. 68,500) and is the Resource Centre for the Peace Library System.  For more information about the Grande Prairie Public Library, please see our website at www.gppl.ca. For information about the growing city of Grande Prairie, please go to www.cityofgp.com.

Review of applications will begin Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Candidates are invited to mail or e-mail their letter of application with a detailed resume and 3 references to:

    Grande Prairie Public Library
    101, 9839-103 Ave.
    Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7
    Email: jfehr@gppl.ca
ATTN: Jacob Fehr

The Teen Services Librarian posting may be downloaded here [PDF - 535 KB], and the full job description may be downloaded here [PDF - 110 KB].

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Library Clerk – Children’s Services (maternity leave)

The Grande Prairie Public Library is seeking an individual with a strong customer service orientation and an interest in working with children.  The successful applicant will provide customer service to users of the Children’s Department, prepare new library materials for circulation, and perform other duties as assigned.

This position is a part-time, one-year maternity leave replacement, and will run from Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to Monday, April 24, 2018.

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 high school diploma.
  • Good working knowledge of and keen interest in children’s literature.
  • Good knowledge of library services.
  • Good computer and Internet skills.
  • Good communication skills with children and adults.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Completion of basic library services course is an asset.
  • Previous work experience in a library setting is an asset.

Hours of work:

Mondays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Alternate weekends (Saturday 10:00 to 5:00, Sunday 1:00 to 5:00)

Hourly wage:        $17.13

Review of applications will begin Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Applicants may submit a cover letter, resume, and up to 3 references to
    Grande Prairie Public Library
    101, 9839 – 103 Ave
    Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7
    Email: jfehr@gppl.ca
ATTN: Jacob Fehr

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

Inquiries regarding any employment at GPPL may be directed to info@gppl.ca