Jobs at the High River Library

Program Co-ordinator (Adults)
10-12 hours/week
If you are outgoing, flexible, creative, and have a strong interest in new technology join us at the High River Library. The Program Coordinator plans and delivers programming for adults designed to develop various literacies and promotes the library and its resources.

The program coordinator works in conjunction with the Director and the Assistant Director in program development, implementation and assessment/evaluation. This position also works collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that service delivery, programming and community development are aligned with organizational priorities.

Assesses programming based on library and community resources and needs.
Plans, delivers and/ or performs programs for adults, including liaising with community groups, contacting speakers/ performers, organizing program details. May deliver programs outside the library. 
Responsible for program evaluations as well as regular reporting on program successes, maintaining attendance statistics, tracking program budget, and making recommendations for improvement.
Books meeting rooms and maintains schedule of programming for library staff and members of the public.
Promotes the library’s collection and services through planning, creating and/or setting up displays, resource lists and other means as appropriate. May conduct promotions to outside organizations.
Creates marketing materials including posters, flyers, newsletters, calendars, listings for community program guides and distributes publicity items in the community.
Maintains order in programming areas including office and program rooms including set-up and teardown after program events and cleaning equipment and materials as required.
Publicizes library services and programs on the library’s website, social media feeds, and via newspaper articles, radio station appearances, and other physical and virtual locations as required.
Proactive in participating in marketing, public relations, outreach, and fundraising including such activities as arranging class visits, liaising with community groups, library tours, trade show participation, and attendance at other relevant events.
Uses technology in program development (introductory coding, iPad, Arduino, digital conversion equipment, etc.) and troubleshoots equipment as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
A background in community programming, library and information studies, education, music, art, drama, or computer science would be an asset. Qualifications include a college or university education or a combination of education and experience;
Satisfactory background screening including a vulnerable sector criminal record check;
Driver’s license, in good standing, and access to a reliable vehicle;
Must be able to have a very flexible work schedule and be available to work days, evenings, and weekends. 

Have proven knowledge of, and experience with, emerging technology. Feel competent in using new technologies to design and deliver programs;
Are competent in using Microsoft Office programs including Publisher;
Work independently and take initiative;
Are able to prepare and present programs that support literacy and learning.  Can translate the needs and interests of various groups of adults into effective programs and services;
Provide excellent customer service; 
Possess effective time management skills;
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Deal courteously, effectively and tactfully with colleagues, the public, community groups, agencies/organizations, and all levels of government.
This is a 44 week renewable position (typically extending from the beginning of August to the end of May each year). 
Please note that there may occasionally be some crossover between adult and children’s programming depending on organizational needs.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by August 20, 2017 with a résumé and cover letter to:

Mary Zazelenchuk
High River Library
909 1 St SW
High River, AB  T1V 1A5


Community Librarian
(30 hours/week, 32 weeks)
Please note that this position is for a recent (within 24 months) graduate of a post-secondary institution who is between the ages of 16 and 30 years old. 
If you are outgoing, flexible, self-directed, and have an interest community engagement join us at the High River Library. The High River Library is a public library providing a variety of programs and services to residents of High River and the surrounding area. The Community Librarian fosters relationships with new Canadians, plans and delivers programming for children and teens, performs outreach functions with community groups and assists with strategic planning. 
High River is a beautiful small community (population 13,420) in southern Alberta located 68 kilometres south of Calgary and less than an hour east of the Rocky Mountains. The town is rich in arts and culture, notable residents have included the writer, W.O. Mitchell and former Prime Minister Joe Clark. High River has small town friendliness, a historic downtown, parks, a farmer’s market and festivals and events throughout the year. Visit the Town’s website at:

Duties and Responsibilities:
to develop activity plans and schedules for various age groups;
to engage new Canadians with the library through programs, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and outreach;
to create and conduct programs with a focus Canada's culture and heritage for children and teens so that they will learn about their country and experience the library as a place where they have fun, explore various literacies, and develop skills through exposure to books, reading, and related activities;
to partner with schools and other community groups and participate in community outreach activities offering information and promoting library programs and resources;
to promote the library within the community and at events;
to develop promotional materials, including posters, flyers, and social networking and writing a column for the newspaper;
To work with the library director on strategic planning initiatives including community consultation;
to track and report successes and failures with recommendations for the future;
to perform other duties as assigned.

A background in Library and Information Studies, Elementary or Secondary Education, or Community Development is an asset;
Must be a recent (within 24 months) graduate of a post-secondary institution who is between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment and legally entitled to work in Canada;
Must unemployed or underemployed, that is, not employed full-time;
Satisfactory background screening including a Criminal Record Check;
Possession of a valid driver’s license;
Must be available to work day, evening and weekend shifts.

Work independently and take initiative;
Possess effective time management skills;
Feel comfortable with a variety of technologies;
Provide excellent customer service;
Are enthusiastic about community connections.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply by August 31, 2017 with a résumé and cover letter to:
Mary Zazelenchuk
High River Library
1 St SW
High River, AB
T1V 1A5