An opportunity to work in one of Canada's sunniest Cities!

Shortgrass Library System is looking for a Manager of Library Technology Services to join our innovative, collaborative and highly motivated team.


This position reports to the CEO and is responsible for the provision of high quality technology services in the demanding environment of a regional library system.


Some of the main projects the Manager, Library Technology Services will manage include: developing an online payment/membership renewal system, the province-wide Me-Card, and an ongoing review of all technology related services offered by the regional library system.


Shortgrass Library System is one of Alberta’s seven regional library systems. Covering the south-eastern corner of Alberta, and headquartered in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Shortgrass serves a population of over 100,000 through a network of twelve autonomous public libraries. We also provide contractual services to a total of thirty-three school libraries in the Prairie Rose School Division Number 8 and Medicine Hat School District Number 76.  

Shortgrass works in partnership with Medicine Hat College Library Services on ongoing projects such as the regional One Community One Card system and the Shared Intern Librarian initiative.



The City of Medicine Hat


Located in the scenic South Saskatchewan River Valley, Medicine Hat gets 2,512 hours of sunshine per year! This makes it one of "Canada’s Sunniest Cities", and an attractive year-round playground for a wide variety of activities. 


The city is rich in local history and unique attractions, from the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District, the gaslight-themed downtown with over 200 shops and services, to the state-of-the-art Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. Low property taxes, natural gas and electricity rates in Medicine Hat are well below the North American average. The City also offers reasonable housing costs, no provincial sales tax and the lowest income taxes in the county! For more information on relocating to Medicine Hat, please visit


World-famous tourist attractions, such as Dinosaur Provincial Park, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park & the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology are just a short drive away.



Major Responsibilities 






Salary and Benefits


$67,434 to $84,913 plus generous benefits package including: extended health & dental benefits, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & Pension Plan. 


A moving allowance may be available as per Shortgrass Library System policy.


To apply


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

Petra Mauerhoff, CEO  

Shortgrass Library System

E-mail: [log in to unmask]


Review of applications will begin January 10th, 2014. The posting will remain open until the position has been filled.


Shortgrass Library System thanks all applicants for their interest in the position, but only those under consideration will be contacted.

Petra Mauerhoff, CEO
Shortgrass Library System

2375 10th Ave SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G2

Tel. (403) 529-0550 ext 101    Toll Free Number 1-866-529-0550 ext 101
Fax (403) 528-2473

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