Home to the Bluenose II tall ship, Nova Scotia's South Shore is known
for its lively festivals, mild temperatures, and great surfing.
Residents enjoy some of the most affordable housing in the country, a
relaxed pace of life and a strong sense of community.
South Shore Public Libraries
South Shore beaches South Shore Public Libraries is the primary
library service provider to 60,000 residents in Lunenburg and Queens
Counties, Nova Scotia and takes particular pride in its responsive
collections and programs. Since 2004, the board and staff have been
creating and implementing a vision of excellence in rural public
library development and delivery. Recent successes include a
rebranding of the library's look, an increase of more than 100% to its
collections budget, the replacement of the bookmobile, and the opening
of a new rural satellite branch.
The new Chief Librarian/CEO will have the opportunity to build a
flagship branch and administrative headquarters, work with more than
one community in developing a long-term vision for their library
services, and develop a comprehensive plan for collection evaluation.
In addition, Nova Scotia boasts strong working relationships amongst
its public libraries and other types of libraries in the province
through the Council of Regional Librarians and the Libraries Nova
Scotia Steering Committee. These groups have created one of the
strongest reciprocal borrowing agreements in the country and are
looking to cooperate on further projects such as joint collections and
training initiatives. The Library Board is seeking candidates who
possess the following:
* Confidence and strong character to represent the library in
external political and community arenas
* A high level of energy and enthusiasm, and a positive attitude
* Highly developed decision-making skills
* A sense of community and a willingness to represent the library
in innovative ways
* Demonstration of effective leadership, both within work
organizations and the profession
* Solid communication and negotiation skills
* An ability to seek out and develop responsive initiatives
A Master's Degree in Librarianship and previous administration
experience is required. Experience with public libraries preferred.
Applications will be accepted for the position until it is filled;
however a review will begin on March 31, 2010.
The full description is attached and more information about the
library can be found at southshorepubliclibraries.ca. Questions and
applications can be directed to [log in to unmask]