Shortgrass Library System

Manager, Library Technology Services


The Position


The Shortgrass Library System (SLS) seeks an innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual for the position of Manager, Library Technology Services. 


This position will report to the SLS Assistant Director, Technical Services, and is primarily responsible for the provision of high quality technology services in the demanding and substantially automated environment at the Shortgrass Library System. 


Some of the current projects the Manager, Library Technology Services will be directly involved in include: wireless access for users at all eleven of our member public libraries; revitalization of our System website; inclusion of federated searching software into our ILS; and the development of system training opportunities through the use of our new videoconferencing network.


Located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Shortgrass Library System serves a population of over 100,000 through a network of eleven autonomous public libraries. We also provide contractual services to a total of thirty-five school libraries in the Prairie Rose School Division Number 8 and Medicine Hat School District Number 76.  Our System website is located at



The City of Medicine Hat


A thriving and prosperous, major urban centre, Canada’s sunniest city boasts a growing population of over 60,000 residents.  Located in the beautiful valley of the South Saskatchewan River in southeastern Alberta, Medicine Hat is a dynamic city with a rich history, a vibrant arts and cultural community and is well known for an affordable cost of living. 


Medicine Hat is a friendly, outgoing community with many active service organizations and offers its residents a diverse range of restaurants and shopping as well as a college, an airport and access to all of the modern amenities of a big city.


With the Cypress Hills a half hour to the southeast, Montana’s Sweetgrass Hills two hours to the south, Alberta’s badlands an hour to the north and the Rocky Mountains just a short day trip west, Medicine Hat is centrally located for anyone who loves adventure in the great outdoors.  Taking a trip to larger centres such as Lethbridge or Calgary can also be done easily in a day. 


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Major Responsibilities  

o    Publicly accessible online services including the ILS, the System website, online databases, federated search software, and authentication software

o    Technology development and support services to member and contracted partners including the optimization of the ILS for staff use; creation of reports within the ILS

o    Technology training of System and member library employees as well as contracted partners

o    ILS, network, and other network services troubleshooting

·         This position is one of the first points of contact during after-hours for any technology related issues and occasionally requires work to be completed outside regular office hours






Salary and Benefits


$55,212 to $72,017 plus benefits package including: extended health & dental benefits, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & Pension Plan. 

A moving allowance may be negotiated.





Friday, February 16, 2011


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Petra Mauerhoff, CEO  

Shortgrass Library System

2375 10th Ave. S.W.

Medicine Hat, AB                

T1A 8G2


Fax: (403) 528-2473        

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