Assistant Librarian

Canmore Public Library | Canmore, Alberta

Full-Time Permanent

We are seeking applicants for a permanent, full-time position.  The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, interest in children’s librarianship and be a collaborative team player.

Required tasks:

  • Manages library operations in absence of the Library Director, including scheduling, payroll and benefits.
  • Assist in the interviewing, selection, training and supervision of library staff.
  • Coordinate staff in the delivery of library programs and outreach for all ages.
  • Coordinate and oversee internal and external PR and the library’s website.
  • Organize and compile annual in-house surveys, reports, monthly statistics and maintain/update associated spreadsheets.
  • Represent the library at community functions.
  • Attend and take minutes at the monthly Library Board Meeting.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development through attendance at library conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Provide patron service at the front desk.
  • Assist with general library operations as needed.
  • Serve on the Library’s Health and Safety Committee.
  • Keep up-to-date on library procedures and policies.

Children’s Services Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the delivery of programming events for children and young adults.
  • Coordinate summer programs for children, including interviewing, hiring and supervising summer staff.
  • Evaluate, weed and maintain the juvenile collections. 
  • Select and order children’s materials in response to community needs and as budget allows.
  • Serve as liaison with other local providers of children’s services, including schools, day cares, preschools, and the health unit.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement appropriate service enhancements to continually improve the effective and efficient delivery of services to children and young adults.
  • Participate in community and professional activities directly related to Children’s and Young Adult Services.

Salary Range: $57,666-$72,076, commensurate with experience.  Canmore Public Library provides an excellent benefit package that commences after 3 months of employment.


  • M.L.I.S./M.L.S. from an accredited university.
  • Some public library experience preferred.
  • Some experience in children’s and/or young adult library services preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills mandatory

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with at least 2 professional references by 5pm, Friday, April 7th to:

Michelle Preston, Library Director

Canmore Public Library

101-700 Railway Avenue



All candidates are thanked for their interest in the position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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