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Organization Overview

The City of Port Moody is a growing community of 34,000 residents located 30 minutes east of downtown Vancouver at the head of the Burrard Inlet and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes. To achieve our mission of providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of our residents, we are looking for motivated individuals to complement our team.

Title Head, Youth Services (Re-Post)
Job ID 12-90
Job Class Temporary Full-time
Employment Group CUPE 825 (Inside)
# of Vacancies 1 (Maternity Leave Replacement)
Posting Period January 2 - January 25, 2013
Position Overview The Port Moody Public Library requires a creative and energetic Head of Youth Services committed to early childhood literacy and community outreach.
Responsibilities This position is responsible for leading the youth services team and operations including reference and reader advisory duties, managing the materials budget, planning and conducting programs, community outreach, overseeing grant programs and staff supervision.
Hours will include evenings and occasional weekends.  This is a temporary fulltime position until approximately January 2014 covering for a maternity leave.
Please note that employment with the Port Moody Public Library is subject to the receipt of a satisfactory criminal record search and also a satisfactory driver’s abstract. Please submit your online application @ by the posting close date.
Basic Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program (MLIS/MLS); plus a minimum of 2 years directly related experience
  • Extensive experience in library programming for children, including program planning
  • Demonstrated leadership and advocacy skills with a strong commitment to literacy and customer service
  • Strong knowledge of early literacy theory, and an ability to integrate this theory into practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s and teens’ literature and experience in providing information and reader’s advisory services for children and their caregivers, as well as for adults
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and review the work of one or more reporting positions
  • Demonstrated ability to select materials and manage the youth services collection program
  • Demonstrated ability to research, obtain and oversee grant and program funding
  • Considerable knowledge of library information technology as it applies to public libraries in general, and to the delivery of youth services, in particular
  • Ability to develop and maintain liaisons with various school and community groups and to conduct public presentations
  • A valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence
Date Added 11/26/2012
Branch/Location Office Library
City Port Moody
State/Province British Columbia [BC]
Compensation - Hourly $35.90
Compensation & Benefits Overview The City of Port Moody strives to be an employer of choice and offers an excellent benefits package as well as professional development opportunities.
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