Shortgrass Library System ( is looking for a Client Services Librarian to provide outstanding library support services to 14 public libraries in southeast Alberta.

If you can competently handle a diverse workload and believe in providing optimum customer service, we want to hear from you.

The successful candidate will join a small, innovative team of library service professionals and will work closely with staff in our member public libraries. You will be paid a salary commensurate with your experience level, which starts at $55,527 and includes annual step increases, as well as a generous benefits package of extended health and dental benefits, Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, and a Pension Plan. A moving allowance may also be provided.

Working out of our office in Medicine Hat, Alberta, you will use a Shortgrass vehicle to travel to the library locations and provide in-person support as needed. Our member libraries will rely on you to design and deliver training workshops about various resources available to both library staff and patrons.

Creativity is essential for this position, as you will coordinate the summer reading program and develop ideas and training sessions on relevant library programs for all age groups, while being mindful of the social, economic and cultural differences in the communities. Ideally, you will have excellent computer skills and an affinity for learning new technologies. You will design and publish the quarterly newsletter and advocacy materials, and provide assistance with writing grant applications for our regional system.

Working with our Bibliographic Services department, you will also provide backup for the Inter Library Loan Service provided to our libraries.

If you are interested in joining a team that puts customer service above everything else and where variety in duties from day to day is the norm, we want to hear from you.

You must have a Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program and at least some familiarity with working in a public library setting. Knowledge and understanding of Alberta's regional library systems is highly beneficial.

This is a full-time permanent position, which will definitely include some evening and weekend work.

If you meet the educational requirements for the position, have a clean driver's abstract, are able to pass a criminal records check (including a vulnerable sector check), and are interested in becoming part of our team, we encourage you to apply for the position.

Applications should include a resume and cover letter and should be sent via email to:

Petra Mauerhoff, CEO

Shortgrass Library System

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All applications must be received by noon on December 18th, 2015.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Shortgrass Library System thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.