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Stewiacke Library - Acting Branch Manager

Closing Date: August 25, 2017
Posting Date: August 10, 2017
Employer: Colchester - East Hants Pulic Library
Contact: Lesley Brann
Address: 754 Prince Street, Truro, NS B2N 1G9
Phone: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Terms of Employment:Part time, Term
Other: This is a Part Time, Term position to cover a maternity leave.
Start Date:Approx. October 7th, 2017
Additional Information:Under the general supervision of the Administrator, Adult and Outreach Services, provides library service to users of the Stewiacke library by assisting people using the branch and the wider services of the regional system; manages day-to-day branch operations, including supervision and scheduling of staff. The regular work schedule is: Tuesdays 4-8:30 pm; three Wednesdays per month (two 6 hour daytime shifts and one 7 hour daytime shift); Thursdays 9:30 am – 12 noon, 1-3 pm; Fridays 9:30 am – noon and 1-5:30 pm; and every second Saturday 12:30-5:30pm.
Responsibilities:Oversees the day-to-day operations of the branch Performs branch opening and closing duties; circulation desk duties, including registering and updating patron files, lending and receiving materials, answering the telephone, and collecting fines Answers reference and directional questions, referring and /or consulting with other library staff when necessary; also provides readers’ advisory by recommending authors and series Supervises the branch assistant and circulation desk clerks, including scheduling and assigning tasks; also, student workers and volunteers if assigned to the branch Liaises with the Town Office, in consultation with the Administrator of Adult and Outreach Services, on matters relating to facility maintenance, janitorial and security needs; deals with emergency cleanups until professional staff arrives Oversees the development and delivery of children’s programs, in consultation with the Administrator of Youth Services; includes attending Youth Services meetings in Truro Oversees the development and delivery of adult programs, in consultation with the Administrator of Adult and Outreach Services Keeps records of branch operation, i.e. circulation statistics, quarterly reports, etc, submitting them to HQ as required Locates and prepares patron requests for transfer to other libraries Assists patrons using the library’s computers and wireless network Monitors and troubleshoots problems with the computer system, reporting issues to the Systems Administrator; enforces internet use policies and procedures Prepares displays and other promotional projects Represents the branch at community activities as required Performs other related tasks as required.
Essential Skills:Other: University degree plus work experience OR relevant post-secondary academic studies plus work (preferably library) experience Solid technical skills and the willingness to learn new technologies such as 3D printing, Arduino, etc. A willingness to explore a variety of library programming, from book clubs to crafting Strong client service orientation Superior interpersonal, organizational, communication, and teamwork skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, patiently, courteously, and discreetly with people from a wide variety of cultural, social, and educational backgrounds Ability and willingness to work with children and teens. Ability to adapt to changing needs of clientele and procedures, including the ability to adjust programs to suit the audience Knowledge of the community an asset Ability to carry, push and pull heavy loads Ability to work evening and weekend shifts on a regular rotation Valid driver’s licence; ability and willingness to drive own vehicle (kilometrage paid) to regional headquarters in Truro when required
How to apply:Please submit résumé with cover letter to: Lesley Brann, Administrator, Adult and Outreach Services Colchester-East Hants Public Library 754 Prince Street Truro, NS B2N 1G9 Or apply by e-mail: [email protected]

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