Hi All,
Could you please share this exciting job opportunity with colleagues you
feel might be interested?
Thank you.

*South Shore Public Libraries*

*With gorgeous coastlines, working ports, fishing, farms, businesses,
woods, lakes and some of the nicest towns and villages in the province, the
South Shore has become known as one of the best places to live in the
Atlantic Provinces.*

*Chief Librarian/CEO*

South Shore Public Libraries

South Shore Public Libraries (SSPL) is the library service provider in
Lunenburg and Queens Counties, Nova Scotia.  SSPL is a vital part of the
community – we strive to be an inclusive, welcoming hub with activities and
services for all ages. It’s a community where everyone is welcome and which
supports life-long learning and literacy.  It’s a place where we celebrate
reading, discovering, learning and sharing. There are branches in
Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Liverpool, and Greenfield. SSPL also provides
excellent rural service via a mobile library.

The Chief Librarian/CEO will work out of the flagship branch and library
system headquarters in the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in
Bridgewater. The CEO will be expected to further the vision and mission of
the system, find ways to grow membership, promote diversity and
inclusiveness and provide positive welcoming environments for all. The
library system has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan, within which
we function. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are looking for candidates who are:

·       Confident, with a strong character and good public relations skills

·       Positive, friendly, with excellent people skills and high levels of
energy and enthusiasm relative to library patrons, staff, board members,
volunteers and the general public

·       Able to demonstrate analytical skills and problem-solving, with the
ability to think strategically and creatively.

·       In possession of financial and resource management acuity and

·       In possession of excellent technology skills and an ability to
navigate social media

·       In possession of a sense of community and a passion for libraries
and their role in the community

·       Equipped with excellent communication, negotiation and speaking

·       Innovative, with the ability to promote and grow the system

 Minimum requirement: Master’s degree in Librarianship and five years
previous administrative experience. Public library experience is preferred.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However,
reviews of applicants will begin in March 2022. Applicants will be
interviewed by the Library Board Search Committee via Zoom.

More information about the system can be found at

Applications and questions can be directed to [log in to unmask]

Christina Pottie
Engagement Lead
South Shore Public Libraries
Bridgewater, NS

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