Library Director

Website New Brunswick Public Library Service

Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

LIBRARY DIRECTOR
(Pay Band 3)

Open Competition

Grand Falls, NB

WHO WE ARE:

The Grand Falls Public Library is one of 63 public libraries that make up the New Brunswick Public Library Service. The library aims to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather while they pursue their educational, social, and recreational needs.

THE POSITION:

As the Library Director, you will be responsible for the provision of quality library service to the community and surrounding area. You are responsible for managing the library in accordance with provincial guidelines. As a librarian, the Director is expected to be a key support to the Regional Director in developing service in the region; in recommending and assisting in the implementation of regional and provincial programs, priorities, policies and guidelines; in taking part in regional and provincial committees; in leading special projects; and in using your expertise to mentor and guide staff of the library region via the development of training and other activities. 

You will be responsible for the recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of staff; scheduling hours of work; providing loan service through an automated circulation system; providing complex level reference service through traditional and electronic resources; assisting patrons in the use of information technology and library services; providing reader’s advisory service; planning and implementing library programs for children, youth and adults; performing community analysis; engaging in public, community and media relations; participating in the selection of library collections; serving as secretary to the library board; managing the library budget provided by the municipality; working with the board and municipality to maintain the library facility; developing partnerships; and assuming other duties as assigned. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of the library’s collections, the shelving of materials and shelf reading.

Working with us will require daytime, evening, and weekend shifts (based on work schedules). Some travel may also be required. Library work will involve lifting. You will have full-time, part-time, and on-call employees, as well as volunteers reporting to you. You will report to the Regional Director. 

TO BE SUCCESSFUL:

We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

·     Behavioural Competencies: Client Service Orientation; Effective Interactive Communication; Relationship and Network Building; Strategic Thinking; Team Leadership.

·     Technical Competencies: Specialized Subject Matter Expertise & Knowledge; Written Communication.

·     Language: Written and spoken competence in French is required.

·     Education: Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited program. Experience using email, the Internet and MS-Word is necessary.

Please ensure that your preferred language for assessment (English or French) is identified on your resume. You must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. 

Prior to appointment, you will be required to obtain a criminal record check for work with the vulnerable sector. 

Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment. 

SALARY: $48,178 to $67,366 per annum.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at eRecruitment by June 30, 2022 indicating competition number: 22-6237-002. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Post-Secondary Education,

Training and Labour

Human Resource Services

500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 100

P.O. Box 6000

Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1

Telephone: 506-453-8231

PETL-HR.EPFT-RH@gnb.ca

Thank you for applying. We will be contacting candidates who have been selected for further consideration.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

The New Brunswick Public Service: Improving the lives of New Brunswickers every day!

To apply for this job please visit www.ere.gnb.ca.