Coordinator, Children’s Services – Collingwood Public Library
Reporting to the Supervisor, Acquisitions & Programming, the Coordinator, Children’s Services is responsible for the delivery of public services to children on behalf of the division. The position leads and cultivates creative and educational experiences for children and families visiting the library. The Coordinator is responsible to plan, design, implement and execute ongoing and specific children’s programs and services with both formal and informal educational outcomes. The position engages and motivates readers, develops a learning environment, and connects children with library and information services, provides a creative and educational experience and motivates patrons toward lifelong learning. The position is responsible to develop and manage a comprehensive collection for children that encourages reading, viewing, listening and use of library materials and facilities. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of programming, division administration functions, collective development and maintenance, cataloguing and processing, outreach, and general library support.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Diploma in Library and Information Technology, Education, Early Childhood or related discipline.
- Three (3) years’ experience in children’s programming, preferably in a public library setting.
- Experience providing collection building, programming, outreach and communications with schools and other agencies. High level of creativity and intellectual curiosity, and ability to speak confidently in public.
- In-depth knowledge of children’s literature and strong knowledge of public library professional philosophies. Skilled in some areas of performance arts (e.g., music, theatre, storytelling) an asset.
- Excellent administrative, communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and public relations skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.
- Ability to multi-task, cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess a high degree of initiative and personal integrity.
- Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications, ILS, internet, database management software, and office equipment.
- Ability and willingness to travel within the community and out of town as required.
- Possess a current Vulnerable Sector Check with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain).