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#18845 Library Associate – Community Engagement – Focus: Childrens, Youth and/or Adult Services – Three (3) permanent part-time positions - Halton Hills Public Library

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Lori Mazza Brenton

Halton Hills Public Library

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9 Church St.
Georgetown , ON
L7G2A3

905-873-2681




 

Job Description

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Halton Hills

September 01, 2022

December 31, 2022

3

24-28

Part-time Permanent


$32.47 per hour

No


Halton Hills Public Library Library Associate – Community Engagement
Focus:  Childrens, Youth and /or Adult Services
Three (3) permanent part-time positions

The Town of Halton Hills proudly acknowledges that we are located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississauga of the Credit. Halton Hills, located 45 minutes from Toronto, is a unique and vibrant community with over 61,000 people and two well-established Library Branches. HHPL welcomes more than 250,000 visitors annually and more than 400,000 website visitors. We empower our patrons to learn, read, create, innovate, and experience at our Library. We strive to remove barriers and to foster an atmosphere of learning, support, understanding and inclusion. We employ over 35 professionally trained Library staff, who go above and beyond to provide stellar service to our patrons and deliver high-quality programs and relevant events. If this excites you, we’d love to continue the conversation.

Position Summary

The Halton Hills Public Library is seeking three energetic and innovative individuals with exceptional technical skills and demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service to work as part of the Community Engagement team. Under the direction of the Childrens, Youth or Adult Services Librarians, you will design and deliver programs for our community. You will lead programming focused on creative technologies (e.g., STEAM, makerspaces), literacy, and community outreach.

As a member of the Community Engagement Team, you will work on the public service desk and help patrons of all ages and backgrounds make greatest use of the Library by providing in-depth information service and advice on print and non-print collections. You will also assist patrons with troubleshooting and learning how to use their devices, learning basic computer skills, and exploring our Creativity Centre.

These positions work out of the Georgetown and Acton Branches and report to the Childrens, Youth or Adult Services Librarians.

Position Responsibilities

These responsibilities indicate the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required by the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required and as the nature of library services evolve.

Plan, conduct and evaluate programs for children, youth or adults that are responsive to community interests, cultural trends, and new technologies

Instruct the public and staff in the use of technology at our Creativity Centre, including 3D printing, Cricut, media preservation, iMovie and Adobe Creative Cloud

Create social media promotions in collaboration with the Social Media and Communications Coordinator

Represent the Library at outside events and to community organizations

Work with community organizations to develop mutually beneficial programs and partnerships

Provide in-depth information, technology, and readers’ advisory services to the public in person, by telephone, and electronically

Instruct the public and staff in the use of new technologies and social media

Instruct the public and staff in the use of the catalogue and the Library’s other online resources e.g., website, databases

Direct and monitor Pages and Volunteers on tasks to be completed within the department

Act as the In-Charge Person (ICP) as required

Perform other job-related duties

Qualifications

Essential

Minimum education: Library Techniques diploma (2 years college) or equivalent undergraduate degree

Equivalent of two years’ experience working in a similar position

Superb customer service skills

Excellent attention to detail

Well-developed skills in information service delivery

Well-developed programming and presentation skills

Strong knowledge of popular non-fiction, fiction, and audio-visual titles

Familiarity with office software

Knowledge of an integrated library system

Able to accommodate a variable schedule

Able to organize time efficiently

Ability to interact pleasantly and courteously with the public and staff, and to promote a harmonious workplace

Strong English written and oral communication skills.

Desirable

An undergraduate university degree would be an asset

Additional training in Library techniques or related disciplines

Previous experience with automated Library system (e.g. Sierra)

Valid driver’s license

Access to a vehicle

Hours:                                             
Approximately 24 - 28 hours per week

Includes evenings and weekends in both Acton and Georgetown Branches

Salary:                                             
$32.47 per hour

Application Deadline:                
Until positions are filled

Start Date:                                  
September 2022

To Apply:                 

Qualified candidates may submit a detailed cover letter and resume in confidence to the Library. Those candidates offered an interview will be required to provide the names and contact information of three references at that time.

Please identify the title of the position that you are applying for in your cover letter and in the subject line of your email.

Please apply using only one method of application below.

Resumé Submission Portal:  https://form.hhpl.on.ca/Career-Opportunities (preferred)

Mail:
Lori Mazza Brenton, Executive Assistant
Halton Hills Public Library
9 Church Street
Georgetown, Ontario
L7G 2A3

RE: Library Associate, Community Engagement - Focus – Childrens, Youth, and/or Adult Services

We thank all those who apply, but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Halton Hills Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Library’s Administrative Assistant at 905-873-2681 Ext. 2523 of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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