Librarian 1- Youth Services Librarian (Full-Time)

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Youth Services Librarian 1

Department: Community Services – Library Administration
Designated Work Location: 3rd floor-251 Donald St, Millennium Library
Position Type: Full-time
Salary: $2,328.31 – $2,714.62 bi-weekly as per the Librarian 1 classification

Posting No: 123393

Closing Date: May 31st, 2023

Providing a wide range of services to over half of all Manitobans, The City of Winnipeg is one of the largest employers in Manitoba. We provide a comprehensive range of benefits and career opportunities to our employees. These include competitive salaries, employer-paid benefits, dental and vision care, pension plans, and maternity/parental leave programs. Additionally, we offer education, training, and staff development opportunities to ensure that our employees are equipped with the necessary skills to advance in their careers.

Our Benefits web page provides detailed information about the benefits we offer, and we encourage you to visit it for further information at City of Winnipeg Benefits. We take pride in fostering a respectful, diverse, safe, and healthy workplace where our employees can thrive and achieve their full potential.

Flexible work arrangements, which may include flexible hours, remote work, or a hybrid of remote work may be available, subject to review and approval. Please note that Employees who are approved to work remotely are responsible for and must demonstrate that they are available to return to their Designated Work Location and/or other work location to attend meetings or attend other tasks that occur in person.

The City is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse skilled workforce that is representative and reflective of the community we serve. Applications are encouraged from equity groups that have been and continue to be underrepresented at the City; Indigenous Peoples, Women, Racialized Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples and Newcomers are encouraged to self-declare.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

Preference to internal applicants may be applied.

Job Profile

As a Youth Services Librarian, you will work with library staff to develop and support programming and other services based on best practices and community demand. You will engage with customers by making presentations about the library, participating in outreach events and collaborating with like-minded organizations.

As the Youth Services Librarian you will:

• Assist with planning, organizing, promoting, conducting, monitoring and evaluating system-wide and site-specific programs and services for children, young adults, parents and adults who work with youth.
• Support policy development by conducting research, preparing reports and drafting recommendations.
• Meet with Youth Services staff through a schedule of regular branch visits.
• Develop and deliver staff training to develop skills in program design/delivery and reference/reader’s advisory work, including training in the use of current and emerging technologies, in consultation with Information and Virtual Services.
• Develop new programs and services in response to needs assessment and in support of best practices.
• Provide assistance and support, for special projects involving children’s and young adult programs and services as a result of new initiatives, grants, sponsorship and donations.
• Write grant proposals, produce documentation for grant projects and prepare the final report for the funder.
• Assist in preparing recommended system goals for children’s and young adult programs and services.
• Contribute to public awareness of programs and services for children and young adults by making public presentations and responding to media requests as appropriate and in consultation with Community Outreach and Marketing.
• Conduct off-site presentations and provide outreach support outside the regular schedule (occasional evening and weekend)

Your education and qualifications include:

1. 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.
2. Knowledge of best practices and current trends in library services and programs for children and young adults.
3. Knowledge of Children’s and Young Adult literature.
4. Basic knowledge of child and adolescent development including milestones of literacy skill acquisition.
5. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and evaluate.
6. Well-developed problem-solving and human relations skills.
7. Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.
8. Ability to make presentations and to promote library programs, services and collections.
9. Ability to do basic math.
10. Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook.
11. 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

*IMPORTANT: Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have education which is comparable to the minimum qualification in Canada. Applicants submitting foreign credentials require an official academic assessment report issued by a recognized Canadian assessment service at application.

Conditions of employment:

• The successful candidate must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful candidate possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
• A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the successful candidate, at their expense. To obtain Police Information Check information please visit
• Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position (i.e. Must be able to lift boxes and equipment weighing 20-25 pounds, and set up tables and chairs in meeting rooms)

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:

  • Current resume AND/OR Application Form (Required).
  • Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.

*Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*

Online applications can be submitted in PeopleSoft through the Careers tile on the Employee Self Service homepage.


Online applications can be submitted at

For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ’s or contact 311.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (evenings and weekends as required)

*Flexible work arrangements may be available under Administrative Standard AS-018 – Flexible Workplace

Employee Group: C.U.P.E.

Position Reports To: Administrative Coordinator of Youth Services

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary: $2,328.31 – $2,714.62 bi-weekly as per the Librarian 1 classification

Closes: 31 May, 2023

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