Job Post: Fine Arts Librarian, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatchewan

Full-time, Permanent position
Department or Branch:
Fine Arts, Frances Morrison Central Library

Under the supervision of the Fine Arts Coordinator, provides a wide range of information and circulation services. Responsible for system selection of materials, as assigned

  • Utilizes library and community resources to locate and provide information requested by users, performing complex bibliographic searching and research work as required.
  • Instructs and advises library users in the effective use of library resources.
  • Performs a complete range of duties related to the circulation of library materials and the registration of borrowers.
  • Acts as the supervisor of the area, in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Assists in the training, supervision and scheduling of staff in Fine Arts.
  • May be called upon to be a presenter or trainer for staff training (e.g. assist in training Casuals; to train other staff in the system on Librarianship principles; training on Fine Arts subject matters)
  • Responsible for the selection, development, organization and maintenance of sheet music scores, print books in the subject areas of music, theatre, film, television, crafts and decorative arts at the Central Branch.
  • Responsible for the preparation of bibliographies, discographies, booklists and brochures in print or on the SPL website.
  • Responsible for programming, preparing publicity, and participating in community outreach activities for Fine Arts.
  • Chairs the Library’s Permanent Art Collection Committee and Gallery Curatorial Committee, and coordinates activities related to these committees.
  • Responsible for the preparation of Program Guide content for Fine Arts, the Gallery and programs.
  • Participates in committee work and special projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Masters degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited library school, with an undergraduate or graduate degree majoring in fine arts; i.e. music or art.
  • At least six months of library experience or job experience relevant to the position.
  • Broad understanding of library principles and theories. (e.g. classification of library materials, intellectual freedom, access to information).
  • Knowledge of collection development and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to explain and implement library procedures, policies and regulations, according to Saskatoon Public Library values and practice.
  • Awareness of current trends in libraries, especially in the areas of information, music, fine and performing arts, i.e. music, art, film.
  • Good knowledge of the provision of information services and the methods used to locate information from library collections and digital resources.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and problem solve in a diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • Ability to motivate and direct staff in the performance of their duties, in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 9.1 kg. (20 lbs.)
  • Proven ability to provide effective public service.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of technology including Polaris, Microsoft Office, internet tools, electronic resources and social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercisesound judgement and initiative.
  • Demonstrated reliability, including punctuality and attendance.
  • Must be well organized in planning daily work and accurately perform detail-oriented work.
  • Must be adaptable to change.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills in the English language.
  • Acceptable current Criminal Records check is required.
  •  Knowledge of languages other than English is desirable.
Hours of Work:
36.25 hours per week.
Pay Band 11: $52,770.48 – $63,105.72 per annum.
All applications must be received on line by 4:30 p.m., April 29, 2016.

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