Regional Director

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Following the creation of a new strategic plan and vision the Parkland Regional Library is entering a new stage of library development The Parkland Regional Library Board is seeking a dynamic and innovative Library Director to help lead its headquarters and branch staff on this exciting new journey. The Parkland Regional Library provides public library services throughout 54 branches to the cities, towns, and rural communities of east-central Saskatchewan. Headquarters is in Yorkton a dynamic and affordable community with kilometers of walking, paths, first class sporting facilities and numerous cultural events. Yorkton is home to the second longest running film festival in the world, The Yorkton Film Festival. It is located near numerous lakes for fishing, boating and kayaking in the summer In. addition there are many venues for winter sports including cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

The Library Director will be a creative problem solver with a strong background in library management, administration and budgeting. This position is responsible for the development and management of the library region and maintaining other provincial partnerships. It combines high-level planning with hands on operational work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development and long-range planning for the system.
  • Responsible for all matters relating to staffing of the region within a Collective Bargaining Agreement, including preparation of job descriptions, interviewing, evaluating, hiring and engaging and dismissing staff, staff development, staff benefits and working conditions.
  • Provides expertise in library services at headquarters, branches, workshops, seminars, and conferences, etc.
  • Responsible for regional collection development and the annual materials hierarchy.
  • Responsible, with the Business Manager, for the preparation of an annual budget for board consideration and for the implementation of the approved budget and all financial transactions.
  • Responsible to the Parkland Regional Library Board and its Executive Committee, is secretary to the Board and is responsible for the implementation of all policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of library administration methods and principles
  • Demonstrated experience with budgets and financial planning
  • Decisive leadership skills
  • Ability to strategically plan, implement, and communicate vision for the region
  • Creativity and ability to adapt to the unique challenges of a regional system

Education and Training

  • Completion of an MLIS from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum four years of progressively responsible library experience in the operations and supervision of staff or branches

Other requirements

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license
  • Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector
  • Bondable

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and letters of reference in a single PDF to Lani Best, Parkland Regional Library Chairperson, email

This job posting will be closed early if we find a successful candidate. Interviews will not wait for the posting to close.

The interest of all applicants is appreciated, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Review of applicants will begin immediately and posting will be open until position is filled.

Compensation: $115,000 – $125,000 Annual Total Compensation Package

Parkland Regional Library
Yorkton , SK

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